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New Game Engine! Greatly improved player controls, much better UI, enhanced gameplay puts more control of your items and survival party in your hands!

This version is compatible with all iPad versions, and iPhone 3GS and later, and iPod touch 3G and 4G

"For those of a certain age who loved adventure game books, it’s the perfect app to play and one that players will find themselves returning to. Not least because they’ll have to be pretty skilled to ‘win’!"

4 out of 5 stars - Jennifer Allen, 148

"I've been having a blast with this since it's essentially gameifies what runs through my head whenever I read or watch a piece of zombie content, but it's also solid production-wise. I heartily recommend this to anyone that still has an itch for zombies, or even an appreciation of primarily text-based titles."

~ 4/5 stars - Brad Nicholson, Toucharcade

"ZDAY is a 21st century text-based Simulator game that puts you the player in tough, real-world situations. The game play is easy and you can soon control it well."

~ 4/5 stars -

"4/5 Stars" - Dan Zuccarelli,

What better way to survive a full blown apocalypse than to PRACTICE? This is not a traditional shooter or an arcade style game where you poke buttons to shoot digital bullets at virtual zombies. ZDAY is a 21st century text-based Simulator that puts you the player in tough, real-world situations and says "what would YOU do?".

Created and Designed by Animator and Director Ed Anderson, and beautifully illustrated by renowned DC comics artist Matt Haley, ZDAY is an intelligent adventure game that starts you in a crowded suburb at ground zero of a full blown infection, and says "what would you do?". Faced with one scenario after another, the player has to make choices that will either lead him to escape the zombie-filled suburbs or perish like so many others. The sophisticated game engine keeps track of every decision that you make, and keeps a running tab on your survival probability based on the choices you make.
So keep your wits about you, and choose carefully, because one wrong move could have you facing a zombie horde or roving bands of trigger-happy looters.
The detailed results given after the player has completed the challenge provides very useful insight to what he may have done right and wrong. If the player wants to try again he can, and since the game engine reshuffles many of the exact events, ZDAY Survival Simulator is never exactly the same twice.

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

Enhanced features, bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Hoshi-kun ,

Issues with battle play

I understand the whole game system along with almost every people who downloaded this wonderful game. the only problem it lacked was the in depth tutorial about how much damage each weapon causes and battling issues: the battling issues are that we do not know, in depth, if we actually hit the target (zombies/bad guys). sometimes the first few battles requires more than 7 taps on the "fight " button. i couldn't kill the enemy in the end due to not knowing if the weapons or the characters aiming / hits / damage are inaccurate or weak. I am not sure about this game. there's still a lot of work to fix in the game via the battling and weaponry.

White Savior ,

No more stuff.

This game was fun at first but quickly got boring. I explored, bought story packs, and made it to level 20 in less than a month but as time went on the problems began to become more obvious. First of all, there's no real way to contact the developers. Secondly, it hasn't been updated since 2014. Thirdly, my exploration with a vehicle still costs me food. And last but not least, crafting. There's no posted crafting guide. So here I have things like powdered milk, can openers, wood saw, and HAM radio with nothing to do to them. I was hoping to maybe contact a group with the ham radio. My generator doesn't do anything. And things like a GPS do nothing. So here's a wood to developers. Update Update Update!!! Things like a gas generator and a can of gas should make a working gas generator to make a source of electricity. From there and electric fence should be possible. It doesn't take 4 things to craft some materials. Some things can take more and some can take less. Put a hell of a lot more stories! We want them. Make cars dependent on gas. And one more idea, if I search a hospital, why would I find fishing line!? I should find a vitamin. Therefore, makes available resources location based. Like a police station can have body armor. A military armory, a weapon. A parking lot, a car or car parts. You can do so much more with this game, cars, weapons, crafting, and defenses. Update it already!!!

Thepeterbread ,

Fun but combat is very frustrating

The game it self is very fun and addictive. Each choice can either save you or harm you. But, the only reason why I'm giving it 3 stars is because of its confusing combat system. It seems that the icon with the "i" on the bottom right corner is your health. Also, it makes no sense when zombies are still able to attack when you choose to "fall back". Melee weapons seem to do almost nothing when fighting against 2 zombies. When you use a gun, sometimes you randomly use 1 bullet or the whole magazine depending on how your character feels like. There is a vague explanation on combat, but we need a more elaborate explanation to this. The developers need to help us understand the system so we don't keep dying after each encounter. This is very confusing and frustrating.


Mongadillo Studios
43.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
© Ed Anderson, Mongadillo Studios Inc. 2011


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