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Take control of Blackhorne Industries, an international private military contractor. When the world is hit by a sudden and unexpected meteor shower that unleashes a deadly pathogen, Blackhorne are called in to clean up the mess. Can you lead your elite troops to victory before the mysterious meteorites destroy life as we know it?
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is feature complete, which means that in terms of game modes and general structure it is all there and working - however we would appreciate feedback on difficulty levels and general balancing.

We also have lots of ideas about multiplayer and co-operative play that we'd like to implement in the future so feedback and suggestions on this would be great too!”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that the game will be in Early Access for 3 months so will see a full release in September 2014.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will contain an extra environment and potentially multiplayer game modes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and contains an approximate 10 hour single-player campaign.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“It may increase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be active on the Steam forums to chat with the community and see what feedback they have, plus any suggestions or content they would like to see added in the future.”
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V1.03 Patch Notes

July 7th, 2014

- Option to run at 30 or 60 fps
- Tweaks to graphics quality settings
- Soldier Health widgets fixed to update in realtime in Mission Screen
- Some general fixes

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V1.02 Patch Notes

June 16th, 2014

  • Increased size of Load/Save dialogs
  • Fixed protection locations sometimes requesting the wrong helicopter type
  • Fixed a crash if loading the autosave of a completed game
  • Fixed soldier controls still taking effect while game is paused
  • Fixed some control setups switching soldiers when other controls are being pressed
  • Fixed some misc interface issues

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About the Game

"..the gameplay is fun and addictive in both modes and I totally suggest this Indie Game for anyone who likes both RTS and Top Down Shooters"
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"It truly is a unique experience and one that I believe fans of both the strat/sim and action-RTS genres should invest in"
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Take control of Blackhorne Industries, an international private military contractor. When the world is hit by a sudden and unexpected meteor shower that unleashes a deadly pathogen, Blackhorne are called in to clean up the mess. Can you lead your elite troops to victory before the mysterious meteorites destroy life as we know it? The fate of the world rests in your hands!

Global Outbreak: Doomsday Edition combines Real-Time Strategy and Top-Down Shooter in a unique and exciting package. Fight back the infection from above on the tactical globe, and then send in your troops to battle off the infected on the ground and destroy the devastating “Zompods” that are spreading the mutant plague throughout the world.

**The Early Access build is completely playable and is for the main part Feature Complete**

Strategic Global Gameplay

The globe provides the central HUB of the game where you make your vital tactical decisions. To control the infection you must build "Outposts" in key locations. Using a variety of different air units and turret installations, you will manage the global infection from the air, and transport in troops to tackle the infection on the ground.

Intense Close Quarters Top-Down Shooter

Fighting from the Air will only get you so far, you will need to get boots on the ground to truly defeat the deadly virus!

Build up a roster of soldiers and deploy them in a variety of locations. As they gain experience from ground missions they will turn from new recruits into elite mercenaries by levelling up their various skills. Take your men from campaign to campaign, building up an army of ultimate warriors to fight the infection.

Increase your firepower by unlocking new weapons and researching and immense ranges of upgrades in the extensive research tree.

Feature List

Strategic Global Gameplay
Intense Close quarter top-down combat
Procedurally generated levels – no two missions are the same
Multiple enemy types
Soldier upgrading
Weapon research tree
Gamepad Support
Multiple mission types
Day and night cycles
Steam achievement

Early Access Goals

All the core features of the game are in and working, with the game fully playable from start to finish. Our main areas of focus in the lead up to full release will be balancing the difficulty and smoothing out any flow issues and bugs. We have tested the game on many different setups, however there may well be some issues still lurking. We also plan to add one more environment type, as well as increase the verity in the current levels

If you have any feedback you would like us to see, please post them in the games community pages.

We hope you enjoy the game!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512MB)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
171 products in account
1 review
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Just got this today on a beta release. The game seems to run nicely in the shooter parts, the computer controlled "wing man" seems to be faster and more accurate than me so gets more of the xp. The maps are quite small although I can't comment about further on as I've only played for a couple of hours. The play area is nicely rendered and although an isometric view the camera automatically moves and I've only been caught out once by a zombie hidden by some scenery.
The main interface/ globe map feels a bit clunky to be honest. There were some tips but it was a bit of trial and error with clicking different bits to understand what was going on. It works well enough I suppose, but it's not very engaging. I can see that further on the population might need to be moved around but it's still a lot of guesswork at the moment as to what I'm supposed to be aiming to achieve.
The research and character levelling up is very one dimensional and I for one would like there to be more options, and not just see all the guns in a research line that you probably steadily progress through as you inevitably gain xp. I would like more guns and more tactical options. Sniper? Heavy Support?
The zombies all seem identical at the moment, just run at you at different speeds, can't comment about further through the game.
All in all I suppose the obvious comparison to x-com will have to be drawn. It's an action shooter as opposed to a strategy game in the current state. But I can't help feeling I'm left wanting more. I would say it's a great take on the x-com style game, don't be afraid to take more cues from a very successful and long series of games. Just put your spin on it and this game could go from OK to great.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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45 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Reviewing a game still under development is against my ethics, but I will say that it has potential. There are a few things that could stand to be changed, but overall it's not bad. It reminds me of the board game "Pandemic" a bit, but feels like a mobile port at times. There aren't a lot of "save the world from infection" games out there right now on the PC that are similar to this, so it's worth checking out. Along those lines, you can view the game in action via the gameplay video below:

Posted: June 13th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Comparisons to X-COM will be made and they would be incorrect. A globe-style strategy screen an X-COM clone does not make.

The strategy portion of the game involves managing the overall spread of infection, isolating hotspots to allow for ground assaults and cleaning up previously infected cities. There is basic outpost building (limited to turrets which limit infection spread and chopper outposts for ground assault, clean up, and attack) and research for improvement of weaponry. Ground assault missions are played in a top-down shooter fashion with kills netting your soldiers XP to improve some basic attributes such as accuracy, armor strength and weapon skill (allowing for the use of more powerful weaponry). The gameplay is very enjoyable and works well, though it is formulaic. You destroy a meteor, outbreaks occur, you send your attack choppers to eliminate cities outlying the ground assault area. Once the ground assault area is isolated you can send in your squad to do some old fashioned shootin' action. From there you send in clean up choppers to remove vestiges of the virus from each city to prevent future viral outbreaks. It can be disheartening to see how a poorly managed containment strategy leads to the infection outrunning your capability to contain it.

Graphics are functional and are improved from the mobile version, as are the controls and combo system. HIghly recommended.
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
After my earlier problem was solved, I can finally go in depth more with this game. It is good as it stands currently. It places you in a position where time is of the eccence and ever decision counts because it takes time, resources and man power. The more meteors destroyed, the fast you have to scramble ever available unlocked chopper and take action to limit the devestation.

The combat is fairly straight forward currently. 3 meteors in and the only noticable difference i've seen is an increase in zombies and them needing more bullets to be DEAD DEAD. the variety does need work either that or i haven't unlocked that far enough in the game to see them yet. I enjoy the collectibles and unlocking new weapons and choppers to use in my fight to save mankind, and the little touches such as the squad members in your choppers being some of the friends on your friend list. Over all a decent game for a first release.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you've got 10 bucks and some time to kill, pick it up. It's alright.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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