Here at Permuted Press, we love all things apocalyptic! As a company that has published over 80 titles targeting the apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and survival horror fiction markets we realize that we share a lot in common with gamers. We love immersing ourselves in worlds that take us to places that we would never have imagined. No matter how gore-filled or how many hordes of undead threaten to annihilate us, we keep coming back for more.
On occasion that next gamer fix might be months away, and we are left craving something to fill that empty void with the thrill of survival that the normal day-to-day fails to offer. We at Permuted Press would like now to lend a helping hand to our fellow gamers of the world by pairing some of the hottest new and upcoming gaming releases into a comprehensive Gamers Gift Guide.
Supplement that gaming addiction with the following novels!
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Book: DEEP BLACK SEA by David Salkin – A crew of seven aboard a specially designed research submarine sit three miles down in the dark world beneath the sea. When they bring aboard the bacteria that enables certain animals to survive in the seven-hundred degree poisonous water of the black smoker, they have no idea that one of the researchers plans on using them as his test subjects.
Game: Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition
Release Date 10/7/2014
The game is set in 2137, 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years before the events of Aliens. It focuses on Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda who, while investigating her mother's disappearance, is ordered to go to the space station Sevastopol to recover data that could help locate her mother, unaware that an Alien has already infested the station.
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Book: TENTYRIAN LEGACY by Elise Walters – Arianna Parker always knew she was different – but she never could have known she was the prophesied decedent of an ancient Egyptian vampire race. Nor for that matter did she think she would fall in love with a 2,225 year old vampire. Arianna’s forbidden romance takes her on a path of self-discovery where she learns she is destined, along with a secret order of vampires, to save the world.
Game: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Release Date 2/25/2014
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, fans can expect thrilling new twists and challenges. In this shocking conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga, Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers - and only his castle holds the key. However, the famed Belmont clan also seek his ultimate destruction.
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Book: ZOMBIE ATTACK 2: ARMY OF THE DEAD by Devan Sagliani – Once again Xander and Felicity find themselves on the run from a never-ending series of threats including bikers, warlords, ninjas and more. Meanwhile a hidden enemy is working on a secret weapon: genetically engineered super zombies! Friends and soldiers are pitted against each other as one side races to spread the cure while the other battles to gain ultimate control over the fate of mankind.
Game: Sunset Overdrive
Release Date 10/28/2014
2027. Sunset City. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. For many it's the end of the world, but for you it's a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the openworld into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.
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Book: THE GUARDIAN (THE GUARDIAN INTERVIEWS BOOK 1) by Michael Clary – It was a warm summer morning when the dead began to rise up and feast upon the living. The city was overrun in a matter of hours. The military acted immediately. They closed all the exits leading out of the area in order to contain the outbreak. They shot anyone trying to escape. Their methods were successful. The outbreak was contained, but all hope for the people trapped behind the gates . . . had been lost. The EPUA website was the only form of communication still available to the survivors. It was there that the legend of the General began to take root. He was a hero that fought back against the zombies . . . a hero that saved lives. The survivors once again found something to believe in, but the rest of the world wondered if the man truly existed. They were about to find out. The fifteen minutes of footage was leaked onto the internet only minutes after it was filmed. It showed a single man standing between a horde of zombies and a group of frightened survivors. What happened next was amazing . . . and it made the world believe. Because within those fifteen minutes of footage, the man known only as the General stepped out of legend and entered reality. This is his story.
Release Date 9/9/2014
Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn't last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave.
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Book: ONE MAN’S ISLAND by Thomas Wolfenden – Be very careful about what you wish for…Sergeant Major Tim Flannery’s personal life is in shambles. Just home from his sixth combat tour in Afghanistan, His wife has left him, his house is in foreclosure, and he feels like his entire world has disintegrated. With almost thirty years’ military and civilian police experience, he’s always been able to make the right decisions in tight spots, but waking to find he’s the sole survivor, after the entire Earth’s population is dead from an unknown calamity from the cosmos, he’s at a loss. Or is he? Follow him across a Continent, and then an Ocean, to find his fate, to see if one man can change the world, make a difference, make the hardest decision of his life, and save humanity once and for all…
Game: Dying Light
Release Date February 2014 A 1st-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population.
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Book: THE REAPER VIRUS by Nathan Barnes – Richmond burns once again but this time it is caused by a deadly virus, quickly dubbed the Reaper Virus, that is ravaging and reanimating all it encounters. This agent of the apocalypse breaks through the boundaries separating life and death while demonizing the afterlife. Havoc is ferociously wrought upon every corner of the globe by the infected hunger. Trapped at his dispatcher desk in a campus police station, Nathan is determined to do whatever it takes to return to his family. Betrayal, murder and the countless undead surround Nathan as he makes his way through the unknown darkness of his city back to what he hopes waits for him at home. Testing humanities limitations, THE REAPER VIRUS, takes you on a quest for survival in a world destroyed. The story brings death to your doorstep and causes you to question your own drive for survival. You will be forced to answer the question: if the world ended today, what would you really do to see your loved ones again?
Game: The Evil Within
Release Date 10/20/2014 Developed by Shinji Mikami -- creator of the seminal Resident Evil series -- and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Experience a disturbing reality as you try to break free from warped machinations that could only exist in the most horrifying worlds. Face twisted creatures and experience true terror, all heightened by cutting edge lighting and animation made possible by a customized version of the id Tech 5 engine.
Look for our next installment of the Gamer's Gift Guide soon and be sure to Enjoy The Apocalypse!