State of Decay is a 3rd person adventure game set in a post apocalyptic open world… with zombies. The goal of the game is not unlike this year’s indie gem Don’t Starve; build a base, collect supplies, and survive for as long as humanly possible. Perma-death heightens the tension as each and every zombie battle could quickly turn you into worm food. In terms of survival horror, State of Decay does something that other titles of the genre have been trying to accomplish for years, it manages to make the losses real, and the horror truly horrifying.
We here at Nerd Appropriate love us some good chip-tune music (see our Anamanaguchi interview for proof!). What happens when you mix the raw creativity of the Mass Effect 2 soundtrack with the pure fun of 8-bit? The answer… Jimmy Hinson’s Big Giant Circles. BGC’s first full length album, Impostor Nostalgia, boasts over 75 minutes of classic 8-bit inspired music for a mere $3.99. Did we mention the album is pretty damn incredible? Do yourself a favor and head on over to the Big Giant Circles website and pick yourself up a copy… You will not be disappointed. Below you’ll find an embed of the album for your streaming enjoyment… and we maaaay be giving away a few copies to some lucky readers.