Beginning as a small test in the #theonemcft IRC channel sometime in April 2010, the zombie server has come far from it's original form. The first version, was a small test coded by asiekierka, never intended for wide-scale public use. The first public version of the server was developed by FontPeg and Redshift, and is considered archaic in comparison to the modern-day version provided and maintained by LISTINGS09 and WinX64. There was little to no server-side gameplay assistance (e.g - antihack, antirespawn, antispleef), and the hitbox detection was nowhere near as sophisticated as it is today. Since then Zombie Survival has grown in popularity and in size, with over 400 maps. The staff continuously grows larger with over 20 operators, over 10 trusted, and three Directors.
Previous Directors include Maart3h, Horrible, IntensiK, Megatron, and Vatumok.