Escalation Studios’ secret beta of ‘Friends and Zombies’ game leaked

Friends and Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies is the fastest-selling game in PopCap’s history. 

The company was recently acquired by Electronic Arts for $1 Billion+ and with zombie games so red hot, it’s no surprise that more companies are throwing their hat into the zombie game development ring.

Escalation Studios, a video game developer that creates games for the iPhone, Nintendo and social networks, and developed Doom Resurrection for the iOS, has been working on a zombies-game project which it recently went live with in secret beta on Facebook.

If you try to access the app on Facebook (which can be found on friendsandzombies.com), you get prompted to enter a Beta username and password. 

Tom Mustaine, the director of Escalation Studios, just recently registered the domain name FriendsandZombies.com in mid July, according to Whois records.  The company also filed for a trademark (Serial Number: 85386479) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 1.

Here’s a look at the full Whois record:

Registrant:
Tom Mustaine
   ATTN FRIENDSANDZOMBIES.COM
   care of Network Solutions
   PO Box 459
   Drums, PA.  US  18222
  
   Domain Name: FRIENDSANDZOMBIES.COM

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
      Tom Mustaine               
      ATTN FRIENDSANDZOMBIES.COM
      care of Network Solutions
      PO Box 459
      Drums, PA 18222
      US
     
   Record expires on 14-Jul-2012.
   Record created on 14-Jul-2011.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   NS5.WORLDNIC.COM             205.178.190.3
   NS6.WORLDNIC.COM             206.188.198.3

Nothing official has been said by Escalation Studios, but the game is not a rumor. 

It’s already on Facebook with beta testers.

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