Big earnings projected for zombie-fighting Putin game
Michael Smits of Belgium, who created the Snowden Run 3-D game about Edward Snowden escaping from the Moscow airport, decided to turn to the currently popular zombie apocalypse scenario. He plans to beat it in his new game titled “Don't Mess with Putin.”
“I'm a fan of Putin, and I like his tough-guy attitude, so he fits the role of a superhero," said Smits. The president will have to fight off an army of the undead attacking the Kremlin during a conference for game developers. One other character will be able to help him—his friend Mike, who is based on the programmer himself.
Smits is planning to release his new game on Halloween, which is when “Don't Mess with Putin” should be available for PC, as well as iOS and Android smart phones.
Initially, the game will be distributed free for play in the first level, but, for each subsequent level, gamers will have to pay $3.99.
The creator hopes that his game will attract at least a million players, which would earn him a profit of $10,000 in the first six months. Smits covered all development costs himself, without the help of sponsors or investors.