A World of Keflings, the avatar-based Xbox Live Arcade city building sim, is set to get its second DLC pack in as many weeks when ‘The Curse of the Zombiesaurus’ releases this Wednesday Oct. 17 for 320 Microsoft Points.
The Zombiesaurus DLC comes stalking on the heels of last week’s ‘Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice’ DLC, which added a new, candy-themed kingdom wherein players can explore and build a sugary city for their Keflings. Conversly, Zombiesaurus delivers a new land to the Kefling world that sits in stark contrast to the brightly colored candy peak: an eerie yet amusing graveyard town chockfull of bizarre monster-Kefling residents and plagued by the rampaging Zombiesaurus.
Yet despite the ghoulish setting players will find themselves wrapped up in the familiar Keflings humor and light-hearted gameplay that have become the signatures of the Keflings games.
Earlier this year NinjaBee, the studio behind A World of Keflings, held a contest allowing fans to vote to choose between three themes (Candy, Graveyard and Pirate) for what would be the next DLC pack the studio created. ‘The Curse of the Zombiesaurus’ came from the second-place theme and was only made because of a fortunate accident.
‘Actually, the Zombiesaurus DLC only happened because we took a gamble and lost,’ said Brent Fox, Art Director at NinjaBee. ‘Arranging the contest took a lot longer than we originally planned. We had a team ready to start working right away, so we surveyed our employees to see which they thought would win. Graveyard won in a landslide, so we bet that that’s how the fans would vote and just started working on it. When the contest finally happened Candy won instead of Graveyard so we had to stop all development and switch. Best mistake we made this year.’