Work Avoidance Wednesday: Mini DayZ

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You think your Wednesday is hard? Imagine trying to scavenge for your food and supplies so that you can survive? Now that would make it a real hump day. Okay, maybe not and I hate that expression, but at least you can put your survival in perspective thanks to a browser version of DayZ.

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Mini DayZ can be played in your browser and offers a 2d top-down single player version of DayZ.

MINIDAYZ is a 2d top-down singleplayer game, where you must fight for survival in a harsh post-apocalyptic landscape. Search for the food and supplies needed to stay alive, keep clear of the ever-lurking zombies, and always be vigilant of the other desperate survivors. This is your story, this is MINIDAYZ.

In order to play, you’ll need to make a Bohemia Interactive account, and then redeem your free version of the browser game. It all seemed a bit of a pain to me, but I suppose that is just to see if you really have what it takes to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape, right?

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Once you get into the game, it’s rather tricky. I found myself killed pretty quickly, mostly because I had no idea what I was doing and spent most of the time wandering in a wilderness until I found a small town. At least you can choose if you want an easier or more difficult setting.

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Still, for those of you who like some scavenging and survival ala DayZ but without the multiplayer or social element, this could be a really fun way of killing a few hours during work. With achievements to earn and varied experiences every time, this is certainly an entertaining time sink.

[Thanks to Erwin for the tip]

Last Updated: February 25, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

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