PROJECT NAME: Grave Mania: Pandemic Pandemonium
ROLE: Producer
DOWNLOAD FROM: PCMac
COMING SOON: iPad, iPhone, Android
AVAILABLE IN: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch
FIRST RELEASE: January 2013 on PC

DESCRIPTION (from Big Fish Games):

After containing the Great Undead Fever of 1948 across the West, Bonnie and Johnny Loca were ready to retire and take a well-earned vacation. That is, until they discovered that the zombie pandemic had spread overseas! Help them as they race across the continents to uncover the cause. Can you unmask the mastermind behind it all? The Locas really do put the fun back in funeral in Grave Mania: Pandemic Pandemonium, a hilarious Time Management game.

Travel to exotic locations!
Memorable characters will keep you laughing!
Thrilling Match-3 Chase scenes!

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Grave Mania: Pandemic Pandemonium is the sequel to the award-winning Grave Mania: Undead Fever time management game. The first game taught me and my team a lot about publishing with Big Fish Games (BFG), which was why I thought that the second installation was much better. Even the reviews over at BFG said so. I loved the side games, and I couldn’t say the same thing for its predecessor.

I remember dreading a lot of Undead Fever’s side games, especially Johnny Loca’s whack-a-mole/chase-the-zombie stages. As the producer, I took it upon myself to test these features over and over and over again and I have to admit, playing Johnny wasn’t such a pleasant task. With Pandemic Pandemonium, I experienced none of the dread.

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I actually looked forward to wrapping up a chapter because it meant I can play this match-3 chase game with this giant zombie hand.

Alas, Pandemic Pandemonium wasn’t as popular as Undead Fever. It’s a shame because this is where much of the Locas’ back story was explored. Nevertheless, I’m keeping my hopes up that this could win something by the end of 2013, even if I’m no longer part of the company that developed it.