The Tapping Dead Featured on Google Play Homepage

This is very exciting news for the Crazy Cricket team, we got nominated by Google Play to be featured on the Homepage, and after some tweaks and enhancements to the gameplay, we finally got the Green light from them!.

In the next weeks The Tapping Dead will be featured on Google Play Homepage, listed side to side with other big games from top studios tell us we are doing things very good for our First Game.

If you haven’t tried the game go give it a shot, download it here.

Thanks for all the players around the globe that are enjoying the game!.

We are also working on the first major update, adding 3 new buildings, new heroes and enemies, adding more hours of gameplay into The Tapping Dead, be sure to look for it soon!

The Tapping Dead v1.2

We officialy released our first big update, this is The Tapping Dead v1.2!

We have been closely listening and reading all of your comments, reviews, video reviews, and also we have been closely watching the metrics inside the game. After long hours of meetings with the team and analyzing all of the data. we decided it’s time for a major update to the game.

NO MORE LIVES!
The first noticeable change is that we removed entirely the LIVEs from the game, that’s right!, you now have unlimited lives to keep trying to get trough the levels in the game.

ZOINS REIMBURSEMENT
Since we removed the lives from the game, and too many of you purchased a lot of extra lifes, we decided that the only way to make up for that is to reimburse you all the zoins you used! So right from the start you will get back those zoins, so you can purchase POWERUPS.

POWERUPS
That’s right!, we added Powerups to the game, this will make it a bit easier to get trough the hardest levels of the game, the power ups are as follows:
– Zombie Blood: makes you invisible to zombies for 10 seconds.
– Mask: protects you from one hit of zombies or projectiles
– Time Warp: slows zombies and projectiles for 10 seconds.
And you can even combe them!

TUTORIAL
We added a tutorial so you can learn the ropes of these new mechanics, very straight forward and easy to learn.

SWIPE TO PAUSE
We removed the Pause button and instead changed it to a simple swipe gesture, so when you are tapping to stop the hero, you can just swipe in any direction to pause the game, and also use any powerup currently available or get new ones.

SQUASH MINI-GAME GIVES ZOINS
The mini-squash zombie game on the main map, now gives you Zoins, instead of lives, so keep squashing those zombies to get some extra zoins!.

UNLOCKED FIRST 4 BUILDINGS
Get to play on any of the first 4 buildings, we have unlocked them all except the prison, in order to unlock it, you still have to finish all the other buildings first to unlock it. If you used zoins to buy any of those buildings, you will get back those zoins.

ENDING
We added an ending to the game, you just have to finish the prison to see it… can you? :D.

Currently downloadable on Google Play

Meet the Characters of The Tapping Dead: Darren

Darren – LOL.
Ok, Darren is a super red neck. While that ain’t a problem and certainly not a set back, it’s fun to comment on. His country charm was great in his home town of Kerville, Texas, but does little to woo the Zombified girls he encounters. Darren is a hunter, so he’s quite adept at killing squirrels (which he can cook up many different ways), he can also shoot the stumbling undead with amazing accuracy. Daren loves his baseball cap (Houston Astros of course) and it is crazy what lengths he goes to protect it. This one time, in band camp… wait, that was a different story…

So Darren meets our crazy crew at a Clear Internet Store, owned by RUWireless, a San Antonio wireless company that Darren worked with. He thought he’d get a few of his co workers on board, but found out they had all become The Tapping Dead! The crew wanted to try to see if the internet was still alive and get online to find out where they could get some help. Darren, the country bumpkin, is smarter than he looks! He and Mark, actually did contact someone… who? Wait to find out!


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Meet the Characters of The Tapping Dead: Andre

Get ready to ruuummbbbllleee! Andre is an ex boxer who loves the Spurs, the San Antonio Basketball team.

Andre was born and raised in San Antonio, so he’s fluent in both Spanish and English. This helps little of course when dealing with the illiterate zombies! But… Andre is a total bad ass, and can knock the head off the living or dead! He’s a little on the ‘loco’ side, so can be a tad impulsive, to say the least.

After the first few weeks in this weird new world, literally beating the dead to ‘death’ again, he decided to seek out some new friends where his talents could be of better use. Andre, we love ya bro – tap those heads! Woot!


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Meet the Characters of The Tapping Dead: Mark

Meet Mark! Mark is our nerdy buddy who originally comes from Shiner Texas, where the great beer Shiner Bock was born.

Mark is a computer programmer who’s computer skills don’t apply in this new world he was thrown into. However, his analytical mind is a huge benefit when dealing with these rotting corpses. Mark met up with our crew in downtown San Antonio, at the Geekdom offices, were he was hoping to find other like minded survivors.

He was surprised to find Alice and Bill, who were looking for someone just like Mark, to help them calculate their options in a way that only someone like Mark could do. Mark, needless to say was happy to find a group he could be a part of while learning how to survive in this odd future. Mark lacks a bit of common sense, but he makes up for it in more ways than one! Good luck Mark! We are all rooting for ya!


Download The Tapping Dead on iOS for FREE Here.

Meet the Characters of The Tapping Dead: Alice The Cheerleader!

Wow!

Our second character fresh of the design shelf! Alice The Cheerleader is our heroin in this tapporoma flesh game!

Alice comes from Boerne, Texas – another small town just outside of San Antonio. A few months ago, Alice was cheering her home team on, when her coach tried to take a bite out of her arm! Obviously Coach James was now a part of the Flesh eating maniacial crew that Alice would have to deal with on a daily basis down the road.

Once outside the stadium, Alice lived from house to house, watching her friends and family change into stinky, nasty, hungry ass zombies. She headed to San Antonio to find more hospitable company who she could share her new exciting life with.

Alice is quite the survivor. She is physical fit, lives on hardly anything, so food wasn’t really a terrible issue for her. Most of what was left on the shelves in abandoned stores that she’d find, was exactly what she was used to eating: Granola bars, energy bars, dried fruits and all that fun diety stuff. She’s not afraid of much, has her opinions set in stone, and won’t take @#$&! from anyone.

Anyhoooo… Alice met Bill after they both got cornered by some dead beats (really dead) on Interstate 10 and Loop 1604. Bill in a smashed up police cruiser and Alice on a brand new Harley.

Suffice to say, Alice saved Bill and our heroes began their journey to so some “Tapping” of their own. 😉


Download The Tapping Dead on iOS for FREE Here.

Meet the Characters of The Tapping Dead: Bill The Sheriff

Yo yo yo! This is our first hero from The Tapping Dead!

Meet Bill, a weathered lawman in his early 40’s. Bill’s a bit on the crazy side after all he’s seen during his stretch as the town sheriff and later during his battle with the zombified town’s people.

Bill hails from Lockhart, Texas, which is famous for their BBQ. After provisions in his area dwindled, he headed to San Antonio in hopes of finding other survivors, some more grub, and maybe even a place to settle down.

Of course that is where our story starts and Bill is in for the tapping of his life!


Download The Tapping Dead on iOS for FREE Here.

Podcast of The Tapping Dead (thisismyjoystick.com)

We recently got interviewed by Neil Hickton from thisismyjoystick.com! We had a wonderful time doing this podcast!. You can listen to the Podcast at their site:

Listen to the Podcast

We talked about The Tapping Dead game, the mechanics, how we got inspired by the music for the game, and little background on who we are and this exciting adventure of becoming a Game Studio! Thanks again!, remember to follow us on Twitter: @crazycricket_ and our facebook page!

Cheers!


Download The Tapping Dead on iOS for FREE Here.