Let’s get realistic about post-apocalypse survival, Jericho and Battlestar Galactica style. We’re going to have to work with our neighbors and compete against other towns to survive by gathering food and maybe shooting zombies. Dead State is a Kickstarter game that considers all these aspects of survival in the increasingly fatigued market of zombie games.
As society is beginning to fall apart, the player must organize allies, fortify a shelter, scout for food and supplies, and make uncertain alliances, attempting to hold together a group as humanity teeters on the brink of extinction. And although the 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.
We are so sick of most zombie games. Yes, we get it, 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.