The group behind the snowbound survival-and-murder game Challenge Winter is popping its abilities to the zombie apocalypse in The Strolling Useless: Betrayal, a brand new game by which gamers should work collectively to finish targets, keep away from the undead, and ferret out the “traitors” who for some purpose try to get everybody killed.

The Strolling Useless: Betrayal is a third-person motion game for as much as eight gamers, who discover themselves caught within the rural backwaters of Canada with no assets and a herd of walkers—The Strolling Useless’s time period for zombies—bearing down on them. The one approach to escape is to work collectively to scavenge assets, prepare dinner meals, craft weapons, and in any other case keep forward of the relentless shambling hordes pursuing them. Proximity chat will encourage gamers to stay collectively, whereas radios could allow communications between extra distant places later within the game.

However hidden amongst each group of survivors are jerks who’re decided to screw issues up for everybody else. These lurking troublemakers must mix in and earn the belief of everybody else at first, however finally all types of “inventive prospects” open up: They will poison meals or set traps, make noise to draw teams of walkers, sabotage gear, or simply straight-up homicide somebody who wandered a bit of too removed from the protection of the group. Why? As a result of deep down, underneath all the nice PR we get about being “good” and “well mannered,” Canadians are in reality an indignant, spiteful bunch. We do not actually care who wins—we simply need you to lose.

(I am Canadian, so you’ll be able to belief me on this.)

One upside to falling sufferer to a mob of zombies (or being murdered whereas in its neighborhood) is that although you are lifeless, you are not carried out: Gamers who discover themselves in a deceased state will have the ability to take management of zombies and search for some payback.

The Strolling Useless: Betrayal appears to be like so much like Challenge Winter, however with the added crucial of a mob of bloodthirsty zombies to preserve everybody on their toes. I like the concept: It means gamers will not have the ability to assume an excessive amount of earlier than they’re compelled to take motion, which opens the door to all types of funny-when-it-happens-to-someone-else outcomes.

A launch date for The Strolling Useless: Betrayal hasn’t been introduced but, however a closed beta is ready to kick off on August 10. You possibly can join a shot at entry through the TWD: Betrayal Discord server.