The Jakarta Post
One of the scenes in zombie game 'Our Last Stand the Arena'. (One Last Stand the Arena/File)
What if a zombie apocalypse happened and you were part of possibly the last group on earth who survived in the outbreak? The answer can be found in action game Our Last Stand.
The game follows the lives of a group of survivors who have to struggle to stay alive amid attacks from zombies and the living evil begal (thieves).
Our Last Stand comprises several games that can be played for free. In Our Last Stand the Arena, for instance, each character has their own mission to accomplish. People are able to move from one character to another to continue the mission and fight against the zombies depending on the character’s special power. Released this year, the game is narrated in English and presented using well-made animation and graphics.
The zombies are no ordinary zombies as they are equipped with different abilities and types. One in particular, named Striker, is unbeatable thanks to its extra power. Meanwhile, weapons in the game have special Indonesian touches to them, such as the bambu runcing (traditional bamboo spear).
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A player will start as Silvia Intan, one of the survivors who become a paramedic and radio broadcaster, in 'Our Last Stand the Arena'. (One Last Stand the Arena/File)
Our Last Stand also features a zombie mode in which the player can become the zombie to attack the remaining humans. The zombies are similar to the ones in films where they attack a person in a group. They also have to eat human remains or suck human blood to revive themselves.
The game creator is Habib Abdullah Wahyudi of independent developer Nusantara Free Creative in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Habib admitted that he was not a zombie fan at first. “My interest grew after playing horror-zombie games,” Habib told Antara news agency. He created the game when he was in vocational high school, though serious development began in April 2017. Our Last Stand was released this April.
He said the game was inspired by his own experiences. The characters’ names are taken from his surroundings and the begal came from an incident that happened to him.
“The name Silvia was my junior high school friend’s name,” Habib said, giving an example. “For the begal, I tried to imitate the face of the thief who once robbed me.”
Habib said he wanted Our Last Stand to stand out from similar games. “Since 2015, I’ve seen many horror games from Indonesia. With the genre's popularity in the country, I want to present something different,” he said. (wir/wng)