The Dead Linger is the definitive zombie apocalypse survival horror experience! Set in a massive, ever-changing world, survivors learn to fight, run, and survive against the never-ending and relentless zombie hordes.
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“Hello Survivors, old and new! The Dead Linger is currently in Alpha stage and in active development. Check out our comprehensive Development Roadmap for the bigger picture! We release updates frequently, usually alongside a dev vlog to show you what's new and let you know we're listening. As the game is in Alpha, there are bugs, missing features, and unfinished bits. Just remember to visit our forums at http://www.sandswept.net/forums to participate in discussion, suggest features, and give us feedback! You can also follow us on twitter @thedeadlinger!
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27 marca

The Weekly Dead 33



Hello Survivors!This week I've got some good technical information and some great terrain shots for you to view.

I should get this out of the way, a quote from our glorious leader Geoff "Zag" Keene about an estimation of the release of the opt-in.

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I just simply don't have one. We are diving into a new engine with new ways of doing things, and new tools at our disposal. Anything we give right now (such as that February estimate we gave earlier that didn't pan out) could and most likely would be completely wrong.

We'll let you know when we know.

So with that popular question answered for now, onto the goodies!

Weapon Systems



Here we have an example of Geoff using UE4's Blueprint feature to make TDL's weapon systems. This in particular is showing the system for guns and the difference between full auto, and burst fire weapons. In this example, primary fire is using the full-auto/burst fire function, and alt-fire is semi-auto. It's a comprehensive system for swapping out weapons, checking which ones you have, and the details like ammo and firing mode.

Digital Wizardry

On the programming side of things we've been digging in.

Richard is currently working on the inventory, including dropping items, collecting items, and moving items around the inventory. After that comes getting equipping weapons and clothing up and working.

Grant is working on rig placement, re-targeting the animations to the new rig, as well as adding sockets which allows equipment to be placed on the character.

When combined with Richard and Chaoss's code will get the equipment and weapon system set up.

Chaoss has also been doing a lot of work on the terrain (more on that in a bit) including world tiles.

Basically, it will now be much easier for Zag to paint rocks and trees on the landscape.

The World

The most visual part of this Weekly Dead, Chaoss's other work on terrain includes making sure each area of Pepper Valley has a unique feel to it, in the name of maximum variety. You can see it detailed here.









Item Corner

We've got a few interesting and awesome images to show off this week, and the art team is hard at work making more.



An AT Launcher you'll need for taking out those pesky Sirens, and pretty much anything else.



The Satchel Charge has beautiful new textures now. It's almost a shame that it explodes.

And to top it off we have a man wielding a sword...A sword is an Item so it can be under this header!



The textures on this one are just placeholder ones Grant plugged in while he waits on the official ones from Chaoss, but I personally hope Chaoss keeps that boxer briefs/ankle socks combo.

Virtual Noses
You read that right, based on a Gamasutra article that was based on a study about VR we've decided that it is necessary for a virtual nose to be coded in for VR headset users.

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Researchers say putting your nose in VR makes it more tolerable.

Noses confirmed for @thedeadlinger.
— Zag (@geoffkeene) March 26, 2015

And that wraps up this week's Weekly Dead!

Be sure to follow us @TheDeadLinger for more development news!

Linger on, Survivors!

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20 marca

The Weekly Dead 32



Hello Survivors!

If you're like me, you've probably been wondering where the Weekly Dead has been. Well Jenny has had a lot come up and has been really busy, too busy in fact. So now I've been asked to take over her Community Manager role and write the Weekly Dead posts in her stead.

Who am I you ask? I am Christopher Howell(AKA Howell2010), and this is The Weekly Dead.

Digital Wizardry
As always you can get nearly daily updates of what our team is up to by checking out our twitter @thedeadlinger but for a summary, since PAX when you last heard anything, our programmers have been working on everything from zombie-player interaction, zombie awareness, zombie spawning, multiplayer, inventory, object interaction, tile load/store (which means zombies and items dropped in a "tile" will remain when you leave and return).

Essentially, a lot of the mechanics to get it at least back up to the playable state.

Chaoss meanwhile has been working on optimizing trees so that we can have truly vast forests without melting your computers.

Item Art
The art team has still been chugging away. A few new things to show off starting with one untextured thing.



You probably won't find any of these laying around. Might have to improvise one.


For when you want to kill something on the other side of something... Or around a corner.


Cause writing notes is an important skill. Almost as important as reading them.


For people who can't/couldn't be bothered with writing.

Where Art And Programming Mix

Got a few things from our rigger too. Take a look at this IK foot placement.

See how he has one foot on the step and one off, both planted firmly on their respective surfaces? That's IK Foot Placement.



A bunch of new house designs, both lower and middle income, and 2 kinds of Swerts. That's twice the Swerts we had before!

Well that's what I've got for now, tune in next Friday (PST) for another Weekly Dead!

Be sure to follow us @TheDeadLinger for more development news!

Linger on, Survivors!

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The Dead Linger is the definitive zombie apocalypse survival horror experience! Set in a massive, ever-changing world, survivors learn to fight, run, and survive against the never-ending and relentless zombie hordes. With pure sandbox, free-roam gameplay, multiplayer, exploration, barricading, physics, and intense realism, this is the zombie apocalypse experience you've longed for all these years. The zombie genre has died. We're bringing it back from the dead. Be sure to check out our Development Roadmap!

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Key Alpha Features

  • Explore a massive world, full of the restless undead!
  • Slay the undead hordes, with whatever you want!
  • True free-form barricading; nailing boards wherever and however you want!
  • Interact and explore every item, weapon, object, and building that you can see! No fake doors, no fake windows, no invisible walls.
  • Full multiplayer support; as many survivors as your server can handle!
  • Survive the apocalypse YOUR way. True multiplayer zombie survival, with a major focus on classic zombies as the core enemy!
  • Once purchased, all future updates are FREE!
  • Yes, this is the zombie survival you and your friends have been waiting for.
  • Lower price during Alpha!
  • Be part of the Sandswept Legion community; led by a dedicated development team who listen and discuss the game with the community on a daily basis!

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6000 series or equivalent AMD AthlonX2 processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8000 series or higher, ATI Radeon HD2000 series or higher. (512 MB or higher)
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Pomocne recenzje klientów
95 z 108 osób (88%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 16 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
12.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Was promised a luxury super-condo.
Was given an unfinished, glorified broom closet.

Do not buy. Do not even think about buying.
Just run. Run far, far away from here.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
44 z 48 osób (92%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 2 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
29.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 8 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
First off, of all my reviews, this is my first Thumbs Down. this review will be updated if things change, but as-is, this will be cancelled before it's ever close to being finished. save your money and run fast, run far.

Got this back in 2013, it went from a very plain buggy mess to a bloated unplayable trainwreck that now runs at like 4fps and heats up my cpu and graphics card. when first purchased, it was playable, albeit very buggy, lots of clipping, lots of falling through the map,now 2-3 engines later they claim it runs smoother than ever,when that's simply not the case. I have an up to date system I built and upgrade myself that plays any triple A title with full settings with ease so this should be cake.

It doesn't help the guy doing their Developers log would rather cheerfully tell us how great it is and tell jokes which is obviously shilling to sell more copies before they tank the project (Because, oh yes... I got a new pop up with a notice about how they reserve the right to stop development.) So it's pretty obvious this is either an ambitious company that bit off more than they could chew, or a total scam with me leaning towards scam because they keep pushing out useless updates that really do nothing to make it playable unless flannel shirts for the zombies is actually a priority, while they keep putting out cheerful videos about how great it all is hoping to sell just another few copies before pulling the plug.

I feel bad because I talked a friend into buying it so we could play as it develped and we got to run around laughing at the bugs before the patch that made multiplayer unusable, which was a couple patches before the entire game became unplayable when they switched to one of their "oh so much better" engines which makes my vid card temp spike near 100 degrees. (Far Cry 4 doesn't even do that... it plays at a smooth 60 degrees.) So I might have helped them milk $20 out of a friend, but maybe I can steer more people away because honestly, I'm kind of ticked about this.

It's a shame because on paper, this could have been a great game, but it's been in alpha so long it's pretty obvious this is going nowhere.

Liked:
Well, when it worked there honestly wasn't a whole lot to like. cloned identical zombies, choppy clumsy combat, bare untextured buildings, the only plus side was the utopia they promised. in the vid they demonstrated building and fortifying houses, in-game it didn't exist. it used to be an enormous map you could travel for hours in, now the footprint's been reduced to a fraction of that size,

Dislikes: See: likes.

Seriously, just save your money til it's done or canned because $20 2 years ago for a game that went from meh to unplayable is ridiculous. the fact steam still allows this to sell is even more so. they probably don't want to get anywhere near it because once it's removed from the store people will be lining up for refunds once it's obvious this game was never going to happen.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
33 z 37 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 29 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
1.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
This developer promised many things, similarly to the one time when my dad promised me he was taking me to Disney World but we ended up at the dentist.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
23 z 27 osób (85%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
3.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Don't let your 20 dollars get sucked into the pit of broken promises and dreams.

I thought supporting a Early Access game would be nice, but its gone nowhere.



Even if the developers manage to get this game working somewhere in the future,
It will have been forgotten under a massive pile of unorignal zombie survival games.

Rest in peace, 20 dollars.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
16 z 16 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
2.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 16 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
The Dead Linger is a game with a great concept at its core, but it currently fails to deliver on what it promised. Promised features include: world sized procedurally generated worlds, weather systems, vehicles, character customization, and NPC survivors just to name a few. The procedurally generated worlds are no longer a promised feature because the developers admitted that they will no longer be able to fulfill that promise. While some people may be angry, I completely respect that. The world will still be quite large at 360 km squared. There are currently no vehicles or survivor NPCs either. With that aside, the core gameplay still needs a lot of work. This game is rough, and I mean rough. With polished early access games like Space Engineers, you may expect other EA games to have that polish but with TDL, that's not the case. Right now, even basic things like jumping are glitchy. In conclusion, TDL has brilliant ideas that fail to be delivered as of now. Think of purchasing this game as an investment, it may be great later, or maybe not. A concern that I have is that the game has changed engines two times and has been in development since 2012. If this game even gets finished, it will take quite a while.

Background Information on TDL:

Has been available for alpha purchase since 2012
Successfully ran a kickstarter in 2012

Pros:
Cheaper if you buy right now (will be $30 in the future)
Multiplayer does work
Glitches can be funny
Support indie developers

Cons:
Very rough shape
Infrequent updates
Too little content
No objectives

TLDR; The Dead Linger has a great concept, creating the zombie game we have all dreamed of, but it's not there yet and if it does get there, it won't be for a while.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
16 z 17 osób (94%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
18.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 10 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
A few months ago I would have recommended this game, as it looked promising, and the developers seemed to have a plan and posted updates quite often, but alas, it seems like this game is going nowhere. Hurts me to admit that. Save your $20 for now. :(
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
14 z 14 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
2.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
I want my money back.

-Huuuge amount of bugs
-Multiplayer barely works properly
-3 years of failed development on 3 different engines
-Apparently zombies can fly and go through walls -.-
-Poorly optimized as it lags on my pc with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 10 GB Ram and an Intel Core I5 CPU 650 @ 3.20 GHz

Rather play Team Fortress 2
Would go back in time to slap myself 2 years ago to dont buy this pathetic game
Instead of wasting 20 dollars on this... Buy cookies :3

0/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
13 z 13 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
15.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
This game will never be completed so don't waste your money. It has been over 3 years and they still haven't finished this or even come out of Alpha for that matter. There hasn't been a patch for it in almost a year. It is broken and unplayable. Utter and Epic Fail here.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
14 z 15 osób (93%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 2 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
0.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 16 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Hammer swings did NOTHING to a zombie. A chair spawned AFTER I DID. Quitting to desktop locked up my PC until I ran Task Manager and killed it. The textures are plain by PS2 standards. The multiplayer can't even load a LIST of players.

I spent $20 to fund this.
RUN. GET OUT NOW. SAVE YOURSELF!
(P.S: I rarely use the down thumb too.)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
11 z 11 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 13 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Please just save your money. Its not worth it, spent 20 bucks thinking that this game would be good and would be updated constantly. The devs are inactive, been months since an update. Constant freezes, huge fps drops, crashes, bugs. Just save your money and dont get this piece of ♥♥♥♥
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
11 z 11 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
I have followed this game since long before it was on steam, and sadly all i can say is that the game has lingered, the development move slowly forward without any real plan into the future and when a certain amount of progress is reached it seems the devlopers decide to switch to a new engine.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
12 z 13 osób (92%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 10 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
This game shouldn't even be for sale or ANNOUNCED at the state it was at and is currently in.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
10 z 10 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Over a year later.
Still buggy as hell with almost nothing to do.
Please don't buy this game.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
10 z 10 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
13.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
I really wanted to see this game take off.......
It sat still for two years........
The people making this game have lied for two years.....
Maybe when I have grandkids the game will be done and playable.....
Run for the love of God, run............

At the start it seem to move fast and add stuff quickly , now it's dead.It had a huge world now... the game size IS THE SIZE OF A SMALL TOWN!!!!They making updates every week and hiring new people now they won't even take responsibly or talking to anyone.I am never buying a game from these people ever agian and you should to.It is one thing to make a bad game IT IS A ANOTHER TO MAKE A HALF DONE ONE AND LIE ABOUT FOR YEARS.....

-7.8/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
10 z 10 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
11.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Buys The Dead Linger,Checks Greenlight for the 500th time cuz The Dead Linger is not in a good state,finds a game with all of TDL promosies already there,10/10 Had no idea that this game has been around for 4 years.

Note:I don't remember that greenlight game and saw it about a year ago.

EDIT: "All aboard the false promise train!" -TDL(In collab. with Nick JR.)

#Nevaforget
#YolOSwegSS
#FaZegavEDISGAMeA!GNOUTAsuven
#NWWSsupport
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
8 z 8 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
24.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 23 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
There is so many things this say about this game. I don't know where to start. Most thing already been said and the only thing I can do is express my own opinion.

This game is the prime reason you should never ever buy a game base on promises. It failed to deliver in almost every aspect. The only thing that this game had and made this game a possible breath of fresh air was abandonned, the procedural generated world.

The terribly slow developement make me wonder if I got ripped. More the game got patched more worst it became.

I'm not a guy who need great graphics in order to like a game. But in this game its bland. boring the animation of anything that move in clunky and buggy.

The devs don't take critisism. I mean at all. the forum thread get locked so quickly. You feel that you cannot express yourself. It became a huge turn off for me.

Right now the game is currently changing its engine(again) and starting from scratch. So I'll probably update this small review after we see what changed and if there is still hope.

For now don't buy this game. even if its 2 dollars. You will feel ripped. Just wait until they update, watch some video on youtube and read the comment on the forums.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
15.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Is anyone still working on this game? It's gone backwards since I purchased it. This game reminds me of a couple of guys looking for beer money.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
2.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Is this game dead or what?
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
6 z 6 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
Don't Buy. This game will likely never see the end of development. They removed the randomly generated world, and started from scratch again. A perfect example of why not to buy into early access.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
6 z 6 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
165.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 marca
Recenzja Wczesnego Dostępu
When I got this game, I thought "Oh it's going to be a good game when there are changes." I gave up waiting for those changes. The failure of actually adding game content is baffling. This game, no, this scrap of program, has tricked the money in my wallet and the hope in my heart. As a doctor of pancakes, I would only perscribe this pile of code to those destined for the ninth circle of hell.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna