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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.

MiniDayZ 2

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?

MiniDayZ 1

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.

MiniDayZ 3

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


  1. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 25, 2015 at 11:05

    This looks excellent


  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 25, 2015 at 11:07

    Oh, that’s disappointing. I thought it would be something more like this…


    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 25, 2015 at 11:11

      Since Admiral suggested it? Sies.
      If there are no pirates involved, it’s not Admiral approved. ;P


      • Brady miaau

        February 25, 2015 at 11:15

        You are a captain. Is it not true that this is not up to you then?


        • Captain JJ the crafter

          February 25, 2015 at 11:23

          Hmmm. Point made.
          *steps down


          • Admiral Chief

            February 26, 2015 at 07:57


  3. ReaperOfSquirrels

    February 25, 2015 at 11:23

    Ai! She drinked 75 waters before she dies.


    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 25, 2015 at 11:27

      A zombie a minute though.
      Wait. So the character ate 75 foodses in 5 minutes? O_o
      No wonder the person died, too heavy and slow to run away.


  4. Anon A Mouse

    February 25, 2015 at 11:36

    Zombies for the meh!!


  5. Kensei Seraph

    February 25, 2015 at 12:08

    Unfortunately my screen is visible to several people at work so I can’t play games.


  6. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    February 25, 2015 at 12:40

    This is what I play when I am not busy coding my ZA ARMA3 Epoch server. πŸ™‚

    Also if you own ARMA 3 I would suggest you download Epoch and join us on Red Faction ZA for some funs.

    Yes I just blatantly plugged my own server. πŸ˜›


  7. Matewis Jubilai

    February 25, 2015 at 13:46

    Anyone who likes this should really check out Project Zomboid. It rocks!


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