A while ago, I wrote an article about the upcoming second season of the National Geographic show “Doomsday Preppers”, which shows many of the preparations people have gone through in the interest of protecting themselves from, and preparing for, the end of the world as we know it.
From nuclear war to EMP attack to a global economic meltdown, these folks are preparing for ANY contingency and now you can too with the release of the Doomsday Preppers game for iPhone and iPad.
The Doomsday Preppers game, developed by Can’t Stop Games and distributed internationally by G5 Entertainment will challenge players to build the best survival bunker by constructing floors and assigning other preppers to outfit them and stock them with all of the good they will need in order to survive impending doom! The time and resource management game expands on many other games in the genre by adding in various features from the show by granting access to ‘bug out’ locations, including a cabin and underground school bus shelter and giving players access to over 80 different production floors, including a pigpen, a self-defense floor, a field hospital, and even a spa!
- 135 floors to build – how deep will you go?
- Six types of floors: Shelter, Security, Food and Water, Science, Workshop and Recreation
- Over 300 products to prep and store
- Over 150 male and female customizable avatars to choose from
- Regular game updates to keep you plotting and planning
- Play with other preppers, including your Facebook friends
I, for one, think this is a great idea. Being a bit of a survivalist myself, I think it is important to educate people on the how-to’s of survival. I mean, you never know when those damned zombies are going to come and fuck it up for everyone, right? I just wonder if the game gives you access to anti-zombie rounds.
Unfortunately, I won’t get a chance to play the game since I have neither an iPhone or an iPad but if NatGeo ever gets with the times and starts pumping this out for Android, I’m all over it because it looks HELLA fun.
Kick those devs in the ass, NatGeo…Make it happen!
Also, check out the trailer.
About Doomsday Preppers
National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) highest-rated series Doomsday Preppers begins its 15-episode second season with a premiere on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In season two, the series will introduce a plethora of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan. The season features a 14-year-old preparing for a global economic collapse; a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming; and a “Brady Bunch”-style prepping family with six children who anticipate a terrorist small-pox epidemic.
For more information on Doomsday Preppers, visit natgeotv.com/doomsdaypreppers.National Geographic Games are available through games.nationalgeographic.com, the Nat Geo Games online hub, or wherever online games are sold.
Doomsday Preppers is produced by Sharp Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. For Sharp Entertainment, executive producer is Matt Sharp and co-executive producer is Alan Madison. NGC’s executive producer is Kathleen Cromley; the vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons and the executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.
National Geographic Channels
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 79 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channels International is available in more than 380 million homes in 163 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.
National Geographic Games
National Geographic Games is a division of National Geographic Ventures (NGV), a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. NGV, part of the editorial group National Geographic Global Media, includes National Geographic Television production and distribution, National Geographic Television International, Digital Media (including Nationalgeographic.com) and National Geographic Interactive Platforms Group, encompassing National Geographic’s Mobile, Games, Interactive Publishing and Maps business groups. NGV creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media, providing outlets for the hundreds of scientific and expedition-based grants awarded each year. For more information: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.
About G5 Entertainment AB (publ)
G5 Entertainment AB is a developer and publisher of high quality downloadable games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablets. G5 develops and publishes games that are family-friendly, easy to learn, and targeted at the widest audience of experienced and novice players. G5 owns a number of popular game franchises like Virtual City, Special Enquiry Detail, Supermarket Mania, Stand O’Food, and Mahjongg Artifacts, and invests in creating new games and bringing established franchises to new gaming platforms.