Control a car full of jerks as they explore cities, recruit weird people, rescue dogs, argue with each other, and face gigantic swarms of slow zombies. Randomly generated for a new story and rare events every time you play!
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Very Positive (137) - 94% of the 137 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,851) - 95% of the 1,851 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 21, 2016

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October 28

10/28 EYEBALL Update - Part One

We have added even more new content for Death Road to Canada, and the Android version has also recently launched. This is in addition to the early update we did in September, and a second part of this update coming up in November.

Death Road to Canada is now out for Android! Get it here: Death Road to Canada for Android

Enjoy trying to survive the new horrors of health food stores, futuristic toilets with unknown functions, and Cnomey's Gnome Challenge Conducts. Read on for more details and our plans for both the next update and the next part of EYEBALL!

Two EYEBALL Two Part Update

The EYEBALL Update is split up into two parts. The first part focuses on a batch of new road events. The second part will come out in about a few weeks, and include extra content such as some characters, new rare trading camps, and more. I will update this post when that is out.

Future Plans

In November, the rest of the EYEBALL content we've been working on should be tested and launched. After that is out, we're going to switch over to working on big feature requests. This means less of a focus on content. We will be continuing to work on content ideas from the Trello, but at a slower rate.

We will also be working on prototypes and maybe a followup finally. This ties into big features, as many are ones we should figure out in a prototype and then try to move into Death Road.

The FEMUR update will contain a few new locations, and then a grab bag of other additions. It will be a small update, though the work we do in the background should clear the way for the next big feature in a future update.

Update Changes

EDIT Oct 29 2:19 PM

- Shut off the swap button to exit menus feature

New Events

- Rare Event: Toilet of the Past's Future, shown above
- Rare Event: Gnome Challenge Mode

- Even in the zombocalypse I have to wait in a line??!
- The perfect rock for throwing at a zombie
- Drag racing like in my fast car movies
- Using a radio station to send out a message of hope
- Tracking down a mysterious signal
- Junk Repair that can give you different weapons based on mechanical skill
- Disgusting health food store... disgusting
- The Swole-O-Flex, a new revolution in personal fitness and strength ***NO REFUNDS***

- 2 new walking events

- Jack-o-lanterns may show up on Halloween!

Tweaks and Fixes

- .nodropweapon added and applied to TLB, LNK, Horse, DSYP. This will cause those characters to never automatically drop their current weapon. I can add this to more characters on request, or even stuff like Specialist.

- A secret cheevo should be attainable again
- Trash can lids are no longer indestructible
- Custom game modes no longer destroy the pause screen

- Removed infinite health from some throwables that weren't supposed to have that
- That one umbrella check event will now check for number of umbrellas.
- The SWAP button will now back out of some menus
- Joystick buttons only show up in tutorial if one is active
- Tutorial Replay now boots you to the title screen, to prevent some problems. Replay text updated to reflect this.
- Heart graphic glitch fixed.

Changes for the previous early update in September

System Changes

- Trying out a new, smaller font size.

- AI tweak to let the AI not drop certain items. This applies to most of the items the AI will not use. The result is that you can now have the AI carry grenades for you and they shouldn't dump them to the floor for a femur.
- Dogs and other animals will no longer dump their items for another item, unless they drop the item by trying to attack something.

- Game now may open URLs
- Twitter Chicken added to Unlock Town
- Twitter Chicken can give you over the maximum of ZP
- Warning built into Twitter Chicken to spend excess ZP over maximum
- Zombo Points Full indicator can now show up if you go over the maximum ZP

New Upgrades

- Series of upgrades to make rare locations and events more frequent.
- Series of upgrades to make rare traders less rare. In addition, they're now a little more common even without the upgrades.
- Unomey gets some more phrases due to new upgrades.


- The CYOA text heal now acts just like the blurb heal

- Events that gave you a choice of 3 characters will now give you a choice of all characters in your party, if your group is full.
- Almost all recruit "who do you ditch" when group is full events have been changed to give you a choice of 4 people, rather than 3 or ditch no one.

- Rare Trader camp generation tweaked. You now get up to 2 rolls in a game to find one, but the chance of failure has risen from 40% to 60%.
- City Seeker buffed. Now gives a 50% chance to find something rare in a city, and also removes the chance of failure of a rare trading camp to generate.

- Gourmand now also gives you +1 max health.

- Unomey shows up earlier. You only have to get one unlock or two upgrades now, down from 2 unlocks only.
- Unomey's ZP gain upgrade series is cheaper, and shows up earlier.

- That early dirt road zombie siege got a 10% reduction in difficulty.

- Solo dogs can now recruit the Pet Store dogs for free.

- Giga Guy is now more expensive, 20 food instead of 10.
- Anime Girl explosion no longer hurts teammates.

- Hay bale is now very flammable.

- Demon event drops weapons to trunk before transformation, so no more losing weapons
- Trash cans more rare at rest stops
- Trash cans have a 20% chance to show up in many kitchen types
- Trash can tweaks

- Tweaks to give ESCAPE more functionality in menus
- You can now hit ESCAPE twice to cancel exiting the game


- Woof no longer gets that bugged out book item on "death"
- Woof dying no longer clears the special character off your controlled player character.

- If someone's turned into a dog, they'll drop their weapon inventory to the trunk if in the car, to the floor if they're in a location.
- If someone's turned into a dog and they have no drop weapons in the B and C slots, these weapons will be deleted.

- Game now supports more than 127 special characters

- Traders that don't give a positive Cool it!!! result will no longer show the flashing !!!

- Phoenix explosion will no longer damage teammates.

- Possible fix for weird gas detour values, where you'd lose all your gas but it would show you gaining gas.
- Fixed a bug where it would mention your car if you got a superdog right after you lost your car.

- More functionality for pressing ESC in menus

If you like what we're doing, give us a review on Steam and tell your friends about the game! Expect the next part of the update in a few weeks.

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October 27

10/27 Testing Branch (Win, Linux, Mac)

Fixing a couple small bugs (HOPEFULLY), then launching this.

The EYEBALL update will include all the changes on Testbranch, the mini-update we launched early in September, and an upcoming extra shot of content about 2 weeks after the first part of the update is out.


- Fixed a bug involving going between the starting character select and Unlocks Town a few times.
- Fix for the heart graphic glitch??????????????!!??
- Possible quick extra fixes for minor things

EDIT 3:49 PM:

- Fixed the Radio Station event not giving gas if you siphoned the generator
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About This Game

Death Road to Canada is a Randomly Generated Road Trip Simulator. You control and manage a car full of jerks as they explore cities, recruit weird people, argue with each other, and face gigantic swarms of slow zombies.

Death Road is built for replay value. Everything is randomized: locations, events, survivor appearances and personalities. There's a different story every time you play, set in a world that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Death Features:
  • Up to 500 zombies can hunt you down at a time. Fight them, try to squirm past, or run.
  • Use the character creator to put yourself, friends, and family in the game. Have them show up at random to get eaten!
  • Find special and rare events, weapons, and characters with strange abilities.
  • Make tough choices in Interactive Fiction events. Get different options and results based on the traits of your party members.
  • Teach a dog how to drive a car.
  • Throw chairs. Get your characters strong enough to throw large sofas.
  • Most family friendly zombie apocalypse game on the market! Any gore explosion is in a cute style. We censor the word d*ngus once.
  • Tell people to "Cool it."
  • 2 player local same screen co-op where you control up to 4 characters!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, XP, Vista, 8, and newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5 or newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
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