Aspyr Issues Stubbs the Zombie System Requirements

Aspyr Media, which is publishing the PC, Mac and Xbox versions of Wideloadis tongue-in-cheek game Stubbs the Zombie, announced on Wednesday that it has set system requirements for the Mac edition. The game will require Mac OS X v10.3.9 or v10.4.2, a 1.2GHz G4 or G5 processor (1.5GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512MB recommended), 4GB hard drive space, 64MB video RAM (an ATI Radeon 9500 or NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 or better) and a DVD drive.

Development of the game was spearheaded by Bungie Studios co-founder Alex Seropian, who decided to use the Halo engine to power it. Taking a cue from many cheesy zombie horror movies, Stubbs places players in the role of the eponymous main character, a former door-to-door salesman who was murdered during the Great Depression and rises from the dead in the year 1959, determined to find out who killed him.

Stubbs wanders the city of Punchbowl, Penn., terrorizing the populace and using a variety of unique weapons against them. He can eat civiliansi brains and turn them into zombies that will follow his orders as well as turn parts of his body into weapons, such as gut grenades, toxic zombie sputum, unholy flatulence and a severed hand that can examine tight spaces and attack enemies.

Stubbs the Zombie is shipping this month for Xbox and in November for Mac and PC, with the former selling for US$49.99 and the latter priced at $39.99.

Stubbs tosses a gut grenade