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Dead State Videos, Screens, Info

Dead State Videos, Screens, Info

Dead State Videos, Screens, Info

A turn-based RPG with branching dialogue, shelter management, and survival mechanics set in a zombie apocalypse


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Dead State, from indie developer DoubleBear Productions, is a compelling, high-tension RPG set at the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. The developer’s goal is to bring back the gameplay, dialogue choices, and turn-based combat of classic RPGs but with an unusual setting and some much needed system innovation.

Sure, killing zombies is fun, but that’s not what the zombie genre is about. It’s about survival, first and foremost – the struggle of the survivors faced with adapting to a world that has succumbed to an unfathomable event.

As society begins to fall apart, the player must organize allies, fortify a shelter, scout for food and supplies, keep morale up, make uncertain alliances and attempt to hold together a group as humanity teeters on the brink of extinction. And while zombies lurk as an ever present threat, the biggest obstacle to the player may just be other humans with the same goal: survival at any cost.

Dead State has been successfully funded through Kickstarter. Its estimated release date is March 2014.


Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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