Survival Z mixes roguelike and tower defense and it's coming to Apple Arcade soon

Survival Z Screenshot
Survival Z Screenshot (Image credit: Ember Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • Survival Z will mix the roguelike and tower defense genres when it arrives on Apple Arcade soon.

Apple Arcade is getting a new roguelike game. It's also getting a new tower defense game. But perhaps surprisingly, they're both the same game – Survival Z by Ember Entertainment will be coming to the App Store soon via Apple Arcade.

The thought of a roguelike being mixed with a tower defense game isn't something that I thought I wanted, but the more I think about it and check out the gorgeous screenshots, the more I think I was wrong.

After the event, humanity lies on the brink while zombies dominate the landscape! You are a survivor. Armed with your wits and bravado, you are determined to save all who remain.Your goal is clear: find survivors and seek out a way to exterminate the undead menace. Choose your way along randomly generated routes to build and battle your way through environments crawling with zombies.

Survival Z Screenshot

Survival Z Screenshot (Image credit: Ember Entertainment)

Available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, gamers will enjoy more than 15 playable characters across 50 different levels. The nature of the game means you shouldn't encounter the same route twice which is something that definitely won't harm replayability!

I don't have the exact release date for Survival Z, but you can find it in the App Store now. Make sure you're signed up to be notified when it's available!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.