No way. While we at our company are big fans of good zombie fiction, we are all too aware of a lot of the crap out there.
When we did our research for Operation Z, we were amazed to find how much crappy product was out there. Tons of knockoffs of Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide and stuff like that. We felt like no one had really tackled the subject matter from a realistic perspective. We wanted to create something that could be informative with take-away, but that was entertaining as well.
Like most zombie fans, it’s fun to think about theoretical “What would I do?” type of situations. Most of what we saw out there in the marketplace was very unrealistic. We felt like the more real and relevant we could make it, the more believable the fiction would be, the more satisfying the project is.
We feel like Operation Z is a great companion to existing properties like The Walking Dead, Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, Dawn of the Dead, and others.