Can you survive the horror? … a retro-style survival horror game developed by the two-man indie team of Gonzossm and Iggy Zuk. Survive 30 days and nights in a zombie-infested world by recruiting companions, upgrading weaponry and fortifying your position.
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Release Date: Jan 8, 2014

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Can you survive the horror?

… a retro-style survival horror game developed by the two-man indie team of Gonzossm and Iggy Zuk. Survive 30 days and nights in a zombie-infested world by recruiting companions, upgrading weaponry and fortifying your position.

Deadly 30 is a retro-style survival horror game developed by the two-man indie team of Gonzossm and Iggy Zuk.

Survive 30 days and nights in a zombie-infested world where you can recruit companions, upgrade weaponry, and fortify your position to fight waves of hungry zombies. During the day, you can gather resources, enhance your base's defenses, and explore your surroundings for useful items in order to prepare for fighting relentless waves of zombie attacks. (Hint: Don't get caught outside your base after dark.)

Three different playable characters, A.I. controlled Team Combat and upgradeable weaponry and defenses help keep you alive as you attempt to eradicate the zombie hordes and survive 30 deadly nights.

Good luck! (You'll need it when all hell breaks loose.)


Features:
  • Elements of tower defense and retro Contra style gameplay.
  • Three different characters, playable at the same time.
  • A.I. controlled team combat
  • Unique upgradable weaponry for each of your soldiers.
  • Enhance your base for better defenses.
  • Gruesome different enemies and deadly weapons.
  • Tactical planning is required or you will learn to fear the dark!

Note:
Fullscreen mode and achievements only supported in PC version!

Check out the artist who created all of these nighttime terrors at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Gonzossm

Or the crazy mind of Iggy Zuk, who created this indie-horror masterpiece at: http://www.IggyZuk.com

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.33GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0; 128MB of graphics memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 2.33GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: No fullscreen mode available on Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit only)
    • Processor: 2.33GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: No fullscreen mode available on Linux
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
So where to start... I like the art style and overall idea/gameplay of Deadly 30. However it feels like it is lacking a certain polish and certain aspects. The game would be great with some good old fashion co-op! Even if the co-op were just a horde mode style of play. I think co-op alone could change my entire outlook on this game. The other main issue, at least at the time of me writting this, is that there is a very noticeable drop in frame rates(seems to happen mostly during day/night cycle switches). It feels like really bad lag! It is still playable but definetly detracts from the game. All that said if you have a chance to get this in a bundle, or for at least 75% off I would recommend getting this title. And although it's been out almost a year I hope there are some updates and follow up along the way for this game.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Note: This review has been GREATLY shortened to be under the steam character limit. Post me a comment on my profile if you have questions.

Generally, I stay away from these sorts of games. I tend to dislike all those various free flash games on the internet. You know, the ones that contain pretty much no depth in gameplay and just involve you moving to one side of the screen while shooting? They are usually not particularly enjoyable to play, and often don't keep me entertained. However, Deadly 30, although it has some issues, has managed to hold my attention long enough for me to beat it, and it may even get a revisit from me in the future, which is incredibly surprising considering the sort of game it is.

Much like all those free flash games online, Deadly 30 is simple. VERY simple. If you're looking for any complex mechanics at all, look away. In Deadly 30, your aim is to survive for 30 days, and 30 nights. These go by very quickly, only a few minutes per day and per night. During this time, your main aim is to collect scrap, and kill zombies.

In Deadly 30, you start off as a machinegun weilding US army solider, trying to survive the apocalypse. You can move left, and right. You can go to 2 areas to the left, and 2 areas to the right, as well as going to your base which is in the middle. This never changes. There isn't much to explore, and you will most likely reach a wall in your first few nights, as the paths only take about a minute or 2 of traveling to get to the next. On these paths are A LOT of zombies. The game starts out with a few dozen zombies on each of these screens, and then gradually builds up to have hundereds of them. Some of you may be asking "If there is nothing but zombies on these paths, why should I go down them? Am I not safer in my base?" The answer is simple. Scrap.

Scrap functions as your main resource that's used for upgrading your weapons, armour, speed, and barricade, as well as purchasing ammo, turrets, medkits, and boxes. It's basically cash. Scrap can be found in 4 ways. Killing zombies, finding it on the ground, surviving nights, and breaking down vehicles/boxes. Zombies don't give you that much scrap, so you'll need to focus your effort on finding the stuff on the ground, and breaking down vehicles to get it. These are only found on the main paths left and right, You need as much of this stuff as you can get. Scrap is your lifeblood. Without scrap, you can forget about surviving at all. If you think this is a game that you can play as some sort of cheap tower defence, you're DEAD wrong.

The reason you need so much scrap is to upgrade and buy things, which you NEED to do because this game is... well, it's sort of hard, but at the same time, not really. It's not difficult to aim and shoot. It's not difficult to move left of right. This is really all you need to do. But the game is relentless. It throws so many zombies at you, and gives you such a small amount of time to do what you need to do, that it makes it feel that if you don't spend every second collecting scrap and killing zombies, that you're doomed to fail. This gives the game a pretty good sense of tension. The enemies constantly get harder and more numerous every night. This basically forces you into buying stuff, otherwise, you stand no chance, which is why you need scrap so badly. However, as long as you collect scrap, aim for the head, keep an eye on the time, are semi focused, learn to hold down "e" to repair your base walls while crouched and shooting, and don't waste too much of your scrap on temporary crap (boxes), you should be able to win without an issue.

There's also an experience meter in the game, but it's nothing that you need to pay attention to. As you kill zombies, you level up. Each time you level up, all that happens is is that you unlock a new gun/store upgrade. That's it really. There's no skills to choose from, and you'll pretty much want every upgrade anyway, so there's no sense to worry about this at all.

While playing and going through the game, you will also find 2 companions. A Russian sniper and a German shotgunner. Once found, you can switch between them. Not that it really changes the game that much, but it's nice to be able to use a weapon you like. You will NEED these companions to survive the game, so be sure to explore far every night, at least until you find them. Don't lose them. They may be dumb, but they can at least keep themselves alive and are useful for surviving the nights.

While you can explore the areas to the left and right during the day, you all but need to get back to your base before night, since at night, the number of zombies multiplies drastically. You might get away with this early in the game, but later, you have no chance of survival. The zombies come faster than you and your 2 teammates can fire. Your base has fences/walls that you can repair, as well as higher ground, turrets, and other such things that you will need to live. It's nothing complex, but it's absolutely vital for staying alive.

As for the music, sound and visuals? Well, the music/sound is fine, if forgettable and nothing special. The visuals are from a guy known as Gonzossm, who makes pretty damn awesome (if offensive and dirty) youtube videos. Gonzossm also made the visuals for a semi well known newgrounds game called "Toss the Turtle", which while simple, was also a great deal of fun. Personally, I absolutely love his art style, and I think it really suits the game, and greatly improve it from what it could be otherwise. There's not that much animation in actions, but blood splurts out fine, and everything is pretty clear. Of course, not everyone will like this style, and it could make or break the game for some.

As for story, The Walking Dead this aint. This is a cheap flash game about shooting zombies and walking one direction. The story is completely ignorable, but at the same time, sort of charming.The characters are likable for the most part, despite having nothing to them. The voice acting is hilariously bad (the first time I heard the voice for the Russian guy, which was an obviously English speaking person trying their hardest to be as stereotypical as possible, I burst out laughing), and lines are repeated often, though it never interrupts the game or gets annoying. There are a few cutscenes, which are pretty short (around 20 seconds each), though cool, but these are generally just to give us a quick joke or 2. The jokes are usually funny and I have no problem with them. If you like Gonzossm's videos on youtube, you'll like these. There's no le random le funneh may may XD spouting to be had here, which is a huge plus.

As for cons, apart from being incredibly simple (seriously, you don't EVER need to use the jump button), the game also has issues with slowdown, and framerate drops, which is sort of expected from flash. These are generally fixed by putting the graphics settings to low, and possibly turning the resolution down, which doesn't make the game look that much worse. I hear making the game play in windowed mode also helps greatly, but that's kind sucky. The game is also solo only, which may be a deal breaker for some.

Now, if you're actually been reading all this, which 99.99% of you won't be, then you're probably wondering why I still recommend this game, even though there's not much too it. Well, it's because despite its simplicity, Deadly 30 is still a lot of fun. Killing enemies is fun, shooting weapons is fun. upgrading youseld and collecting scrap is fun. It's just fun! It's tense, and it looks awesome. I know it's strange, but despite it's simplicity, it has charm and is engaging enough to play through at least once. It's also cheap, so that's a plus. Deadly 30 is not for everyone. In fact, it's probably not for most people. But if you want a short thrill, this is it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
After playing until night 25, dying at least once per night, having troubles with nearly everything, buying the Alien rifle and wrecking ♥♥♥♥ up, putting around 65784 crates around my base. I can say and affirm with joice that this game is good.

The end.

(Seriously I suck at this game.)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I think this game is very fun, engaging, and mildly broken. I mention broken simply because it seems to use a very large amount of CPU to do very little - looking at the requirements, it seems to take almost as much CPU as Bioshock Infinite for who knows what reasons. My computer can run far fancier and "intensive" games far better than this one. Though most of the game for me was autopilot since I used the turrets as my own sort of tower defence, it was still more than a little frustrating when I went to scavenge and got mobbed under as I lost the ability to move/click/not get eaten by zombies.

I'd give it a 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
You start the game by being placed inside a house and with magic turning on a generator,zambies come you shot they die nigth passes.By nigth 15 one second you belong to a group made of 3 people the other second you are figthing op naked red people who have a sadistic face. Also the main protagonist has diarrhea
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I had fun.
It's an 8-10 hour game. There are a lot of cons, but overall it is fun. Get it when it's on sale or bundled.

Pros:
+Upgrades.
+Zombies.
+You have a base you can build a bit in and upgrade (very minimal part of the game).
+It's just a simple, short, fun little game where you shoot zombies.

Cons:
-Macs can't go fullscreen, and can't unlock Steam achievements (known issue, not going to be fixed).
-It's got some lag issues (but not as bad as people make it seem, it's totally playable without a problem).
-Many of the achievements will only unlock if you get it in one sitting. Meaning, you can't like, play for a while, quit the game, and come back. You have to sit down, and play solid, until you get the grind badges. This is frustrating.
-Voice acting is horrendous, but who cares.

Overall, it's decent, but not worth a lot. I enjoyed it. If it were 75 cents, I'd give this a 6/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
A very nice defense game. Yes their are people you can find to help defend your base. The game is a challenging game if your up for a defense game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
i want see more games like this wow nice old school
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
soo good wish it was co op
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It brought me those good memories about well-made 2D flash arcades but times change, this game is too simple with no visuals.
6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
scavenge by day and defend by night, upgrade weapons and defenses, reqruit survivals AND shoot zombies all time
what more could you ask for!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Best 5 dollars I have ever spent if your looking for a low priced addicting game this is for you i got so addicted into this game i played it non stop till i beat it Ignore all the hate reviews this game is amazing for the price
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
small enjoyable game, gets harder each level and plenty of upgrades to keep you occupied. Enjoy
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Game has critical bugs that have been a problem for over a year and make the game unplayable. I WANT A REFUND
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Fun short tower defense game. Really fun
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This is a fun little game. You've got your three main sides from WW2 working together vs. zombies.

Pros: Fun, inexpensive, the voice acting is good times all around.

Cons: Can be a little repetitive with so few areas. CPU intensive out of all proportion to the game. Super graphics setting: "This game runs heavy on the CPU, and your computer is below the minimum - you have been warned!" LOL. Yeah, it's a bit dated: FX 8350 but you know you're using sprites, right? Other possibility is that detection does not work well on linux, but the slowdown after playing for a while indicates sloppy programming.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This is quite a fun little zombie-killing game with a night and day based gameplay and somewhat tower-defence as you should return to your shelter to protect yourself.

The game is also quite comical, however it's also very difficult, but the more you play it the better you get at it as you unlock new weapons and things that you can buy earlier in sequential playthroughs.

It's a nice time-waster, but besides the mad fun there is no indeph storyline or anything to be sought here, however it is a hell of a lot of fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
This is a fun and intense game.
You are a lony amerikan after the Zombie apocalyps in WW2 and you are now fighting to survive.
On the way you will meet a russian vodka lover and a Russian woman with a fryingpan.
You have to survive 30 days untill a chopper comes and pick you and youre crew up.
It depends if youre crew survived it or not.
But its made by Gonzo one of my favorit animaters so the only thing that could make this better was if they updated the grafichs.
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79 of 108 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
I think overall this is a pretty fun flash game, definitely a good "spur of the moment oh this one's really cheap so why not" buy. You have a base to defend yourself in, but during the day you can explore the area around you to find scrap metal (currency) and survivors, and the areas change each day so it's an interesting feature. My only complaints are the inexplicable lack of multiplayer and the fact that instead of being able to choose your class right off the bat, as you play the game you can find survivors and magically switch between them. Which is... I dunno, just really weird. But again, it's a good 3 dollar buy, if you think you'll like it you probably will. It gets really difficult really fast, so it does take a while to beat. Luckily it saves after every night, so i f you make one big mistake you don't have to go back to the beginning. Also, the soundtrack is really well done, so that's a plus.

I think a sequel will definitely be worth investing in, and if they create multiplayer for this it would be a very fun experience and worth the money. Keeping in mind this was a two man team making a game for $5, I think it's worth supporting, and I would like to see what they can create in the future.
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
This is a game that is causing a bit of contraversy,"ITS A FLASH GAME" and so it may be but another little game about a certain little boy who gets thrown down into the cellar is also-and it hasent stopped that being a really big seller and a really well received and loved game.
Anyway back to the review,i really like this game and i will tell you why A-its addictive and B-its actually very challenging.
The graphics are ok,the sounds ok and everything in the game is ok-but thats not what games are about (or they didnt used to be back in the day when graphics were blockey and sounds used to blib and blob) they are about fun and the challenge of learning a game inside out.
This game does not do what a lot of other games are guilty of "HAND HOLDING",you start as the american solider and get dropped in at the deep end and thats exactally what it is,doesnt tell you what to do just sets you of out after defending the base for the first night.You will eventually end up with 3 different characters and beleive me each has their own strenghs and weakneses (when you upgrade their weapons each one comes into their own in different ways) and trying to keep them all alive is one hell of a hard job as the game just gets harder and harder.
After a few nights you really do start to struggle to defend the base and yourselves if you havent made the right choices in what to upgrade either be it gear,guns,defensive wall ect.Of course all this costs scrap and you get this by wandering around outside the base in one of the other locations on offer,now some scrap lies there waiting to be picked up but some you get from shooting crates or by turning vehicles like tanks and jeeps into scrap (now you just push one button to do this and hold it in-but you must also defend yourself whilst you do this).Collecting the scrap you return to base before darkness falls (and beleive me thats where you are at you best defence wise-oh dear try a few nights outside the base and see what i mean).
Then like i have said the game shows its true light,you will play through a few times until you survive even 15 nights of the expected 30 to get out to the helicopter-and thats what its all about learning to play the game LITERRALLY.
You will sink or swim by the choices you make and thats good (sort of reminds me of a lot of good games where you learn from your mistakes and get better on every playthrough).
Eventully you will make it and then that will be it,and for me that is the worst thing about the game as i dont think i would play through it much after i have escaped and beaten the 30 DEADLY NIGHTS,and thats ok as i will certainly have some fun on my way to getting out ALIVE (with all three characters OH YEAH AS IF HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
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