Is Z-Day A Zombie Shooter From Gearbox?

By Spencer . May 26, 2010 . 1:30am

imageGearbox Software, the developers of Borderlands and Sega’s Aliens shooter, may be working on a game called Z-Day.


The Texas based studio trademarked Z-Day for use with computer game software and surprisingly action/adventure based motion pictures. No such title has been announced, but Gearbox, according to their website, have three top secret games plus Aliens Colonial Marines in development.


Z-Day could be one of them. Given their expertise in first person shooters and the title referring to a sudden zombie attack, Z-Day could be a zombie FPS.

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  • I am sorry to inform you that the zombie FPS “ZDay” is already copyrighted and in development. If this game is as you say, also a zombie FPS, I would advise Gearbox to change the name, lest legal problems arise in the future.
    – Sean (Teguki), ZDay Tester

    • Capt_Obvious

      Um, if Gearbox owns the trademark for Z-Day, I think they’d have the advantage in any legal dispute with another Z-Day game…

      • Well, the ZDay I’m involved in has been going since 8:04pm Wednesday, the 18th of July 2007. I’m pretty sure we got dibs on the name first.

        The web address is:

        • lostinblue

          hmm, interesting.

          Gotta say it looks really dated though (I’m not trying to diminish it or pick a fight, I’m sure you guys don’t have many resources and stuff; also not suggesting to jump onto any new engine that appears, Duke Nukem Forever style… but it really looks very dated)

        • Capt_Obvious

          “Dibs”? I don’t think that’s how these things work. Could be wrong, but I don’t think copyright law uses a dibs system.

          Also, took a look at the ZDayGame site, and wow. A persistent-world MMOFPS using Torque? That’s um… that’s… ambitious?

    • Ah, interesting. The plot thickens, but I can’t seem to find a trademark for ZDay or Z-Day registered under Arrowhead Games in the USPTO. Do you have any paperwork for the trademark?

  • Well, Gearbox said on it’s twitter today that they are focus testing an unannounced title at their studio

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