Games::Zumbis - How long can you survive in a zombies attack


  # install the game and its prereqs
  cpan Games::Zumbis

  # run the game

  # get addicted


This game started as a self-imposed challenge by the authors to get a game written from scratch during the 11th International Free Software Forum - Forum Internacional de Software Livre FISL - from 21 to 24 july of 2010 in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

The game was playable and subject to a small gaming competition that took place 24 of july 15h being projected in a big screen near the "user groups" area.

The initial game art was taken from the free tile sets from and heavily modified (specially the zombie char) by Gustavo Barbosa during the event.

The gameplay is fast, simple and addictive: You have to shot the zombies before they touch you moving only in four directions and with only 4 bullets in the screen. You will, inexorably, die. The question is: How much time you survive, and how many zombies can you kill.


You move the character with the 4 arrow keys and fire with the space key. You might also choose between the male and female character before re-starting the game by using the keys 1 and 2.


The code is distributed in the same terms as Perl itself (Artistic License 2 or GPL). For the game media, take a look in the CREDITS file that lists each source and specific license.


  $ git log | grep Author | sort | uniq
  Author: Breno G. de Oliveira <>
  Author: Daniel Ruoso <>
  Author: Gustavo Barbosa <>
  Author: Kartik Thakore <>
  Author: Tobias Leich <>


You may take a look at, you can go to irc:// and talk to the developers, we are very permissive in granting push rights.