My heart has a huge soft spot for zombies — just the kind of moist and tender spot that would make it the perfect snack for the living dead — so when I heard about the Pixel Zombies Live Wallpaper I couldn’t help but immediately assume it was the coolest Live Wallpaper ever. And you know what? I don’t care if you don’t think it is the coolest because it has zombies and Android and nuclear bombs, so you simply can’t argue this one with me. If you have ever played with an online zombie apocalypse simulator you’ll get the gist of this one pretty easily.
You get red dots representing zombies, blue dots representing the zombie hunters, and green dots representing sacks of delicious walking human meat. And on top of getting to watch the dots battle it out for survival with running population statistics, dropping a new icon on the screen acts as a nuclear bomb that will wipe out the sum total of little pixel zombies. An awesome added touch that makes this Live Wallpaper more than just a background simulation.
I’ve always thought Live Wallpapers were one of the niftier features in Android 2.1, but if you have only checked out the stock options you may have overlooked them as just fancy animated backgrounds that eat up system resources. Thankfully, a few new Live Wallpapers such as Pixel Zombies have surfaced in the Android Market that really showcase how fun and interactive the feature can be. Now if we can get a George Romero widget I’ll be all set. Download it here.