I love The Walking Dead and the upcoming crowd funded Dead State looks to take the elements of the graphic novel and the hit AMC TV show and turn them into an epic zombie survival RPG.
Dead State is a compelling, high-tension RPG set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. 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.
Interact with dozens of characters in over 10,000 lines of branching dialogue that affect gameplay, story outcomes, and multiple endings. Explore multiple surrounding towns and areas to find supplies and recruit allies. Fight the living and the dead in strategic turn-based combat. Upgrade your shelter to provide new ways of keeping morale high, creating new weapons and armor, and keeping the dead out. Your leadership will mean life or undeath for the survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
Probably the most distinct aspect of this game that catches my eye most is the fact that it is not a run and gun game. Dead State relies on turn based combat meaning much like the classic Fallout games you are going to have to actually think during combat not just button mash, shoot.. run… shoot.
The game is being funded as noted entirely by zombie fans and so far it has raised $158,000 with over 5,000 backers. The game is going ahead as a result but they are still looking for help so they can make the game even bigger and offer more weapons and more areas. Donating will not only help make the game even better it will get you a copy of the game so this is a no brainer to get involved if you are a zombie fan. Watch a gameplay introduction video below and go pledge some moolah.