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Zombie Barricades is an exciting new multiplayer aRPG!

We've been cooking it up for nearly a year now and we've reached that point in development where we really need to start getting player feedback. If you've just joined us welcome, grab a pew, you've arrived at the right time.

So we have all the technical stuff sorted, we know we're not going to have to wipe anyone's accounts in an update or two and the game has a patcher so it's easy to keep up to date.

All that remains is the exciting stuff: Injecting missions, maps, vehicles, skins and weapons. Featuring so far:

  • 800+ Zombies per map (grows as more Players join)
  • Multiplayer online (up to 24 Players per map)
  • Skill based leveling system
  • Customizable weapons
  • Ragdoll physics

So you've joined us at the right time because this is where the fun begins, you can jump into the game hopefully with a few pals and enjoy slaying Zombies and maybe give us a bit of feedback, what you liked, what you didn't and what you'd like to see more of.  

We want to create something the players have jumped on board and helped to mould.

It's a free to play game that won't break the bank, so if you like what you see support us by chucking a couple of dollars our way (not essential) and subscribe to the blog to keep up to date because those updates will be coming thick and fast!

Are you a Youtuber or Streamer who want to record Zombie Barricades?

Yes of course you have our permission (as if you have to ask!)   

Here this pack of logos and stuff might help you out. Let us know when it's done and we'll help you spread the word!



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The ZOmbie Barricades Pathcer Version 1.03 is boke this come when i start it:

Informationen über das Aufrufen von JIT-Debuggen
anstelle dieses Dialogfelds finden Sie am Ende dieser Meldung.

************** Ausnahmetext **************
System.FormatException: Die Eingabezeichenfolge hat das falsche Format.
   bei System.Number.ParseDouble(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt)
   bei Utilities.GetPatchVersionNumbers(String _uri, String _path)
   bei Zombie_Barricades_Updater.Form1.getVersions()
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   bei System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
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   bei System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

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    Win32-Version: 4.8.4121.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll.
ZB Updater
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/bychris/AppData/Local/Barricade%20Entertainment/Zombie%20Barricades/ZB%20Updater.exe.
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll.
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    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1.
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    Win32-Version: 4.8.4121.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll.
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    Win32-Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_de_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll.

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Konfigurationsdatei der Anwendung oder des Computers
(machine.config) der jitDebugging-Wert im Abschnitt system.windows.forms festgelegt werden.
Die Anwendung muss mit aktiviertem Debuggen kompiliert werden.

Zum Beispiel:

    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

Wenn das JIT-Debuggen aktiviert ist, werden alle nicht behandelten
Ausnahmen an den JIT-Debugger gesendet, der auf dem
Computer registriert ist, und nicht in diesem Dialogfeld behandelt.

i tried to launch game came up but if i tried to do anything game would crash shut! tried to reinstall and i got to main page again! And again it came up but trying anything like putting username in would crash the game again! So it's time to uninstall this game and put this mess out to pasture in the forgotten realm of games that never worked and say this game was a craptacular waste of time! I hope in the future they can make a game that actually works! I know it is very difficult! But hey at least the main page looked nice right? Good luck!

when I try to launch, it says "could not find file C:\user\###\app data\local\barricade entertainment\zombie barricades\ version Control"....... Please fix that

please please pleaaaaase add this to mac because im not buying another computer just for this.

hi guys, would like to make a german gameplay video of this game, so would like if u have a key for me, thanks.


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for some reason the game just wont load, I keep spamming play and it wont even click, I tried reseting my mouse and adjusting some settings, but it still says "Fetching patch information...", it wont even make any progress on the loading bar, just help plz

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when ever i try to launch the game its says "could not find file C:\user\###\app data\local\barricade entertainment\zombie barricades\ version Control" plz help

my Avast in sending it to quarantine each time i download game ;/ make something with it please ;/


i think this game is awesome so far! first episode wasnt much but i managed to get a feel to the game so i am looking forward to more :D great job on creating this! :D 


I can't launch it.  I've tried checking for updates, resetting my wifi, checking my storage, restarting my computer, reinstalling the game, spamming the launch button, and checking task manager... Is this thing supposed to be functional or disfunctional???


Hey, try grabbing the latest copy from here.

Were you trying a fresh install, or updating the game?

Hey, I have a question, a few times (like now) i open the game select the class etc. and I'm click play, the game load and i go to some spectate mod (?) and i have a knife, a some med kit, and a few days later i play the game and then i get all of my weapons and stuff back, so my question: Is this "spectate" mod is the part of the game? I mean some map update, build, or idk something  like this.

                                                                                                            Thanks: Mark

Hey, there's an issue which sometimes causes a connection to drop into the 'spectator mode.'

The mode doesn't yet exist in Zombie Barricade btw - but we might add it! Thanks - Jimbob

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The window for the extract keeps showing up every time I click to launch the game and I clicked to extract and still does it. 

So right now just no can't recommend that this is a proper game I mean to extract a game is already shady enough. 

If a game can't even launch from its installed browser (itch) is a failure.

I saw this game from multiple youtube channels who has played this and made video of the gameplay and I'm going to say word for word on certain video exactly what was in the video before I came here.

What you from me. You want me to perform a satanic ritual and sacrifice my baby child.(of course there was more I was just lazy to find the video again and type the rest)

(The bird man) subname from channel name

And now clearly understand why its a pain.

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So for the itch.io builds we've removed the need to extract the game. But  you'll need to delete the game from itch and reinstall it again to pick it up (don't look at us it's just the way it works.)

Appreciate the feedback anyways and we understand it can be frustrating but please remember this is a free game in a pre-alpha state! ;)

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the updater doesnt work, the game files are on My desktop but it does not work it just says error downloading file. Pls help

Hey there - try grabbing the latest version from the games website (http://zombiebarricades.com/download/zbportable.exe)

Sorry for your troubles!

Ok Tnx

Fully Laggs

Hi, the game doesen t work for me,  its need an update but when open  the file its says some character doesen t work and i want to continue or quit. So i click on the continue and i get the patcher window but its say Fetching patch information... 1.03 and then nothing happens, it stucked forever, pls reply or update it.

                                                                                                                                      Thanks: Mark

Hey there - try grabbing the latest version from the games website (http://zombiebarricades.com/download/zbportable.exe)

Sorry for your troubles!

Its a good game but its lagging really hard, keep up the work if its dont have the lags it will be a good game, oh and idk the delay on the move is bcs of lags or bcs of options

Hey, lag on movement will be fixed next update - thanks for the feedback! :)

Hey there, we've uploaded a version that itch will keep up to date and can be better run through the itch.io game client.

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Thank your for helping me, its work perfect, u are a good man, keep up this amazing work :D

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my updater isnt work  i open file and that say that file is not a right format or something like that, what i have to do? that say input string was not in correct format  

Strange - i'm updating the version here on itch to the latest version - but you can always grab the latest version from the website http://zombiebarricades.com/download/zbportable.exe (you can skip running the updater with latest version.)

Hey why my game wont start? after i click play now..... its only show a place and wont start or wont  spawning a player?  how ? pls help

Hey I've got the same problem, did you figure out a way to fix it?

Idk untill now i cant play it

Hey, it seems there was an issue with the server at that point - things are all working again now.

yap now work but why always lagg... i alredy put at low grapich

We're working on that - it's still a pretty early alpha so you'll need a graphics card to play :)

Regarding ghost items: It seems a dropped item checks to see if your inventory is full and then gives it a header, making that item unable to be picked up even if you empty inventory space after.

I died, quit, restarted and logged back in (respawning never worked for me) and all I got was this: https://gyazo.com/cb1eaeff7682e1266d5faa57f4b82c84

Even a reinstall, cache clearing and restart later: no dice. Something account oriented?

Got a lot of warping and lag issues. Also for me, carrying the baseball bat and using mouse leftclick you're Usain Bolt fast, not sure if intended (everyone knows you run faster with a knife!)

Either way, a lot of polishing to do still and some content/quests other than shooting zombies 24/7 would be nice. Good luck.

Many thanks for the feedback, update coming soon addressing the inventory and warping issues!

Very easy days yet, we've released a first playable so we can get feedback like this. Thanks again!

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All I really am right now is confused because  in itch trying to launch the game but keeps showing a small window to extract it. At the this point I beleive immediately see that this game has no future if it can't fix this.

extract it then, that is what your supposed to do anyways...

I did but it keeps popping up is were I'm getting at here I swear dumb fucks show up at the dumbest moments.

im sorry then. check the combatibility and redownload it

Hey there, we've uploaded a version that itch will keep up to date and can be better run through the itch.io game client.

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Still sometimes get issues with "ghost items" in which a zombie drop wont really be there, and wont pick the item up regardless of inv space. Just wodered if this is a client side problem?

Hey there - that's interesting, we'll look into that.

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I get stuck on "Creating Character".. it just sits there forever.. the little circle is spinning and the "tips" keep scrolling past, but it neve actually does anything... any fix for this?

edit: nevermind. I figured it out. If anyone else is having this issue, just run it in Admin Mode


I dont get the ''ZB Update'' or whatever after I download it.. someone help please..

This is a great game concept and to be honest I did enjoy it, I do wish there was more content of course but the art style is great and I can't wait to see what becomes of this game keep up the great work!

Thanks very much, we've just released another patch adding some more content - getting there aha thanks again!

Do you have a lot of zombies versus the number of people, so it takes a lag?
There are four users on the server. But there are 960 zombies ..

It is a second hit, and though it is a No-PVP option, it dies to the PVP user.
(They Play like this.. :P  http://prntscr.com/gdzk6b
Normally, should only the user using the PVP option be able to attack?
(PvP User vs PvP users fight!  Or this game could already but I have made a mistake ...)

And there are a lot of hard mobs near the entrance of the city, so the efficiency of bullets is not good. It would be nice if you were a little behind.
(Of course, I use guns first, so it is a trap that mob damage is not done because melee skill is low. :P)

Or security guards do not work. At least if zombies try to get inside the city, city guard can either kill them, or work if guard have a higher level of zombies or hard zombies than user's level ..

(W, A, S, D) movements are good, but the disadvantages are that they are slow to respond or they are difficult to escape if i hit them. Personally, I want the ability to change the right-click and left-click movements of an option. Unconsciously, I hitting the NPC is the case .. ;; or just move to that direction (mouse cursor) while I hold down the mouse button.  And as a personal feeling, the character feels as if something heavy is moving around on the move.

If the disadvantages are well secured, however, this game is likely to be a Good Game.
Anyway, you are hard to develop, but have a good day / week / weekend~  : D

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  • PvP is broken right now so it's a free for all, fix next update.
  • The city is a dangerous place for a low level character :P
  • The NPC patrols will fire at enemies next update
  • We will introduce key bindings in a future update
  • We are looking at hosting regional servers, but if your PC or internet is slow, we can't fix that.  (Speed is great for me, server is in Germany and I am in East Asia!)

Thanks very much for the feedback!

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Oh, was the server (west) Europe?  Then, I understand.
Because, I play FPS games Europe / USA / Asia (Servers) is not able to play because Europe is high. Ping goes over 300.
The United States Server sometimes drops below the Ping 300 if the internet condition is okay.

Hello, played Zomebie Barricades for about 2 hours yesterday, when I got the game, and what I have to say is IT IS AWSOME! Bad news first. though. I see where your going with the LOL-ish controls of the click to move but not sure if that fits with the game. would much rather use WSAD to move the character so players could run back and shoot at the same time. Awsome game so far!! Can't wait for more updates in the future. 

Hey hey! Cheers for the great feedback. It's as if you read our minds, the next update is going to include WSAD controls :D but not sure about being able to move and shoot - part of the tension is having to stop and aim with the Zombies (and soon to be other foes) gaining on you. If you can move and fire, a lot of that tension would be removed and the game too easy do you think?

But you're right, WSAD does add a lot to the gameplay... 

We can even leave the mouse click-move stuff in, I find myself switching between the two.

OK, thats fine as long as the WSAD become controls.

WSAD controls added in Update 5 ;)


How about adding a strong wobbling to aiming while moving around and no jitter when idling, so players would consider to stop and aim precisely in order to not waste ammo? You could adjust it so it is more difficult to aim when the character is runing than walking and the best when standing still.

That sounds like a good idea, i'll float it on the Discord channel and get some feedback - thanks!

I have no ideas what buttons do what or what to do with the floating plank? or the floating hammer?  A tutorial or some button control layouts would be amazing :)

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We'll do a tutorial when we're a little further along, but for now there are some instructions here

Can you make a mac version or too hard.

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There will be a mac version when we're further along but for now it's just Windows 64bit.

Not very many people game on a mac (and the hardware isn't exactly great for it) so we're better off focusing on Windows and then Linux.

I still can't play it. I play for 4 seconds and then I lose my connection......

I have the same problem as you, except it never loads.

Do you have any more information than that? 
Where does it get too?
What specs are your computer? 

You're better off using the Discord channel if you need help... Thanks!

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Are you still having problems? There was an issue causing some people to disconnect that but we patched it yesterday

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this game is awesome :D

Cant update the game 

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Is there an error message? 
Are you running 64bit Windows?
Have you tried downloading it again?

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yes I tryed to donwlad it again. not fixed

the error message is "An error ocurred while trying to downlade file"

My computer is running on Windows 10 64 bit

Hehe OK - just checking. 

Did you try downloading the game again?

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Yes I did

not fixed it

+ Windows 10 is not trusting this software

If you see a big screen that says windows isn't trusting this app click on more info then you can choose still play or something same thing happend 2 me but just click moer info

I covered Zombie Barricades in a little series I do on my channel!

Banter aside, I'm actually pretty excited to keep up with Zombie Barricades, definitely some impressive stuff for being so early off!


Thanks very much man! Believe me when I say, you ain't seen nothing yet ;)


I keep losing connection. I can't play it because of that :/

Hey there, we're working on a fix for the issue - sorry for the hassle

No problem dude, it is ONLY alpha, so like, it happens

Hey, should be a lot more stable now - completely rewritten the networky stuff

Cannot Launch Game  Comes upC:\Users\DrDoo\AppData\Roaming\itch\apps\Zombie Barricades\ Really confused on why can Extract does nothing when finished re laucnhing game does nothing Re-installing Twice Does nothing very confused any fixs possibly?

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Hey, browse to the folder C:\Users\DrDoo\AppData\Roaming\itch\apps\Zombie Barricades\ and see if there is a 'ZB Updater' file in there and run it, that should launch the game.

We're going to get it to integrate better with the itch.io app - sorry you're having troubles.

Just downloaded but got an error while trying to launch for the first time, doesnt work?

NVM, i just used the reinstall feature on the itch app and it works now? 

Hey, yeah - chances are you'll have to do that one more time before the new patcher can take care of it.

We'll have to get it integrated into the itch.io app at some point. Thanks!

I'm about to try it. It looks like a cool game. BTW does it matter what version of Windows it is? I have Windows XP.

Hey, should work on Windows XP - did it?

Sorry, it didn't, when I started it, I got one of these errors, but I don't remember which one. (if you want me to get it again, I can and I'll tell you which error.) It was either:

1. It couldn't execute the file.

2. It said in wasn't a valid Win application.

3. My screen went pink upon starting the game.

If you could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Windows XP!! - sorry I thought you said Windows 7. 

It needs a 64bit OS and fairly recent hardware, a mid-spec computer 2-3 years old should run it, XP is over 10 years old now...

Just sits there and loads forever

There was probably some maintenance going on at the time, we were busy applying patches to the server over the weekend. 

Sorry about that.

It says there are two files to download, which one should we download

If you want to unzip it onto your desktop it's 'zbportable' 
If you want to install it and have icon on desktop 'zbsetup'



Little preview of the game right now. I had a lot of fun, lots of potential here.

Awesome man, thanks very much!

Can you move with arrow keys?

Not yet, soon

mine wont work help me please

Sorry you're having troubles, where are you getting to?

we all cant join servers

Should be OK now

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