The Last Stand: Aftermath Revives a Classic Flash Game

Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 14:05 | By: Robert N. Adams
Franchise Comes to Life as a Roguelite on Kickstarter

The Last Stand: Aftermath has been revealed and it's reviving a classic Flash game in a new way! What was once a 2D defense game has now evolved into what looks like a challenging 3D roguelite game — and it's live right now on Kickstarter.

If you were big on Flash games back in the day, you might have played The Last Stand (or one of its sequels). The premise of the game was simple: zombies have spread throughout the world and a handful of survivors need to hunker down and survive the night. What was once a simple web game has now evolved into a full-fledged experience with newer and more complex gameplay.

 
 

Check out The Last Stand: Aftermath trailer to see this upcoming game in action!

Much of what made The Last Stand great remains in this sequel. Much like the 2D Flash game, players will explore the land and they must carefully manage their resources if they want to survive in the long run.

That's where the similarities end, though. This new game is an isometric twin-stick shooter, putting you right in the middle of the action. You'll actually have to explore the world on foot as you search for resources and you'll have to be careful, too — one misstep or one ill-timed rifle shot could result in a zombie horde descending on your body before you know it.

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Pledge to The Last Stand: Aftermath Kickstarter and Relive a Classic

Con Artist Games will be developing this revival with Armor Games Studios handling the publishing. As with many quirky video games, this project is running a Kickstarter campaign to give the fortunate few who back it some neat goodies.

This campaign has just launched, so you might be able to snag one of the 250 Early Bird game pledges at $20. If not, you'll have to go for the $25 game pledge. Either way, these tiers will net you a Steam key for the game and your name in the credits.

If you're feeling generous, you can up your pledge to $40 and get access to The Last Stand: Aftermath beta. At $65, you'll also get to select a name for survivor name generation, and a $100 pledge will give you a somewhat different option by allowing you to select a short message to be placed in the game. As with most similar goals on Kickstarter campaigns, both of these items are subject to developer approval.

Finally, those of you willing to spend the big bucks can get some premium goodies. A pledge of $300 will let you work with the devs to design one of the random playable survivors in the game. If you want to go for broke, you can pledge $1,000 and get a special memorial shrine put into the game.

 

If you miss old-school zombie survival games or you'd just like to relive the Flash classic, you can pledge to The Last Stand: Aftermath Kickstarter right now. You have until Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM EDT. You can also add The Last Stand: Aftermath to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of The Last Stand: Aftermath? Do you like the shift in gameplay or would you have preferred for this game to stick to its 2D "defense game" roots? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!