I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 is an indie comedic top-down twin-stick shooter developed and published by Ska Studios for the Xbox 360 (as an Xbox Live Indie Game title) on August 16, 2009.
Created by James Silva, who previously made ZP2K9 and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, I MAED A GAM3 has up to four players move around an open arena, gunning down hordes of enemies (such as zombies, blobs, and a "snake" made of ASCII characters) and collecting weapon power-ups as they aim to survive as long as they can (or until the background song, which lasts for 13 minutes and 37 seconds, ends).
The game's theme, also called I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1, is composed and sung by Silva and switches between multiple genres and styles (which also affect the game's visuals and enemy waves). The game's lyrics are comedic and tongue-in-cheek, sometimes referencing the game itself ("I made this game using XNA, it cost a dollar and I hope you pay.") Due to popular request, the song was later released as a free download on Ska Studios' website, and was also brought to Rock Band 2 via the game's Rock Band Network system.
The game later received a mobile port as part of the 2011 Windows Phone compilation Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne), including two additional modes: Time Viking (a platformer follow-up with a similar premise) and ENDL3SS Z0MB1ES!!1 (a traditional room-based shooter based on the main game's graphics and gameplay). Time Viking was later released separately as an Xbox Live Indie Game in 2014.
The game was later ported by OMNIViOLET to both the PC and Linux on November 11, 2021. Released for free on Steam, this version includes some minor updates (such as mouse-and-keyboard support and an optional mode for reducing the amount of flashing lights) with plans for online multiplayer.
The player will experience entire hordes of zombies across the game, here's a small list:
Normal Zombie - These guys walk at a normal speed and kill the player if they get too close, they are killed in one shot (from the infinite AK) .
Fat Zombie - These guys walk slowly and are almost twice the size of other zombies, they take around five to six shots (infinite AK).
Green Amorphous blob - Theses guys are giants, and they duplicate themselves into smaller blobs when shot or if left alone. They take about the same amount of damage as a Fat Zombie, but when they die a large horde of 'baby blobs' are released upon the player, these babies take one shot each.
Asteroid - Not really a zombie, but these things just fly around, usually aimed at the player. They are easy to dodge, but each time they are hit they split into smaller and faster asteroids (like the game!), making them challenging in hordes.
Bomber - These guys run quickly and have bombs strapped to them, they take a couple of shots and release a small explosion, rarely killing other enemies.
Diamond - These guys will appear out of nowhere and fly quickly at the player, they only take one shot, but when they spawn in massive hordes.
Demon square - These guys have come straight from hell and they're out to kill the player. They are just a large box with a face on it, the face alternates between red and black to white and black, usually in time to the ambient music. They move the fastest and have a small chunk of health. About three to four shots can kill them, but like the Diamond, they spawn in massive numbers, usually off screen to surprise the player.