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
21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Great little game that is short and sweet, It gets to the point and what it does it does it well!

Its not an especially long game but you get your moneys worth even at full price, and the only thing I and most others wished it had was Multiplayer! that would have boosted the replayability of this title a hell of a lot.

Still, Great game and recommended
Video review below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=323537486
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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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 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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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
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
soo good wish it was co op
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
This is a fun game with a low overhead for involvment. pause at will and enjoy when you can. Quite challenging and fun.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
This 2d side scrolling shootergame is not bad, you can build and buy stuff in your hq, level up system is included too. The achievement aren't broken and it's playable until the end. This game could be much better if they added more content :( The world is small and there isn't much to explore. Laggs will mostly occur on the final stage from all those zombie and corpses..well just think it as a small handicap :D. I recommend this game if you like zombie games and want to play a short but fun game which last for 2-3 hour. Thx for reading :3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
This is a cool side scrolling, survivial shooter. At night you have to build and defend your property from hordes of ravishing zombies, During the day to have to seek out new survivors and parts to help with your night defenses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep_QKWhvs-I
It starts out fairly tame but gets harder and harder as each night draws near. You level up your survivors and the main gameplay seems totally random so you never know what's going to happen or what you will discover. This game is about dying to the horde, learning from it and being better prepared next time. - Very cool game!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Deadly 30 is a very simple 2D side scrolling platform shooter with some elements of tower defense. During the day, you leave your base in search of 'scrap' (game currency) to fund ammunition, stronger guns, first aid kits, and better HQ fortification. During the night, monsters rush you in high numbers, making your HQ a desirable place to be. This game is simple, but not easy by any means. Monsters typically take a lot of fire power to take down, and even the weakest type still takes four head shots if you don't have a high powered weapon. Each night that passes introduces new monsters that are more deadly than the last. To help you in your survival, you do gain experience that unlocks more advanced weapons, health, and better fortifications, and you don't lose all of your experience if you die. There are also two commrades that will join you if you can live long enough to find them. If you have commrades, you can gain direct control of them if you die. Unfortunatley, there is no way of resurrecting a dead character, so you're better off killing everyone in your party if a single one dies. I made the mistake of letting the game autosave with two dead commrades, and had to start the entire game over again.

This game is tough and unrelenting. Even the best gamers will lose to the luck of the draw once in awhile. The first two or three nights will definitely slam you hard, and will discourage a lot of gamers from playing it past there. I had to build up to level 6 before I could get past the third night, but I shot up to the seventh night in one game after I got past the hump (and gained many levels in the process).

Overall, the game is overly simple, but the unadjustable difficulty level keeps it from being a casual game. I recommend it to those who really want a challenging 2D side scrolling shooter, but nobody past that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
It's a nice little game. There's not really a lot of depth and it's not very long so you may want to wait for a sale or bundle, but it's a decent side scrolling zombie survival game. There's very limited base improvement and crafting system with a single scrap resource, around a dozen guns and armor improvements that help you live through the month.

And a tip: boxes are your friend!
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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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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
I love your animations gonzo, but seriously? The gameplay is a bit fun, but not even having a fullscreen option for mac players is just garbage. I mean, i couldnt see what killed me half the time since the screen was about the size of a knuckle.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Could be a good game if it weren't for all the bugs and the extreme slowdowns when the screen is full of Zombies.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Nice enough premise, but its just another "zombie survial game " in the end of the day. Repetative gameplay, which kept me entertained for an hour, but thats it. If you can buy it super cheap lke I did, try it.

Otherwise, not recommended.
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