Deadbreed is a creepy-themed, hardcore Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) with unique hero customization and RPG gameplay features.
User reviews: Mixed (1,451 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“An Early Access Beta Pack is your chance to experience and have an impact on Deadbreed® as it progress through the final stages of development. Be aware that, while our Early Access offer is already a great representation of the game, it’s still work in progress and therefore contains bugs, unfinished features and some unpolished content.

New features and improvements will be added regularly. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you understand what Early Access means and are ready to accept possible interruptions or flaws in your gaming experience. It makes most sense to play an Early Access game if, for instance, you want to support the development of the game, influence the development with your feedback or just want to get a taste of things.

The game will be available in several languages, but the Early Access version will only be in English.

Player feedback is very important to us, so we'd love to hear from you. Let us know what you think could be improved, what bugs you encounter and what we did right so far. The more you tell us, the better we can make the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current target is to complete the Beta phase by the end of the February at the latest.”

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

“The Early Access closed Beta is already a great representation of the game, however it’s still work in progress and therefore contains bugs which will gradually be fixed as we move through the Beta stages. In addition to this we also plan to add a couple of features and maps plus a set of Heroes, Artifacts, Totems and Sentinels to the full version of the game. We are also targeting several additional language versions of the game for the full version.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are at the initial stages of the Beta phase.”

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

“No. However, there will be a "free-to-play" full version of the game.”

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

“We've already gotten great feedback from the Steam Community in our Greenlight campaign and we hope this will evolve now that players get a chance to participate hands-on and help us improve the game by letting us know about any bugs encountered and hopefully providing constructive feedback and suggestions.”
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Buy Deadbreed® – Nightbreed Beta Pack

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June 1

Massive update available now!

Anuran the Caecilian rise from the murky depths to wreak havoc in the Afterlife with this update that also features some important bug/crash fixes, a NEW map, Ranked mode and Leaderboards to mention a couple of important things.

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Gameplay
  • Added a new FREE Map! Descend into the bowels of the fiery volcanic mountain Mirage, battle for control of the Mirage Resource orbs and slot them into the Mirage Stone. Slotting the 3rd orb will turn you into an invulnerable Mirage Golem for 45 seconds and give you +100 Attack Damage. The map is live now and ready for testing, give it a try!

  • Added a basic Reconnect feature so you are able to reconnect to your game should you lose connection.

  • Fixed an issue with the match server occasionally not accepting a game (the bug where you all accept a game and “nothing” happens, i.e. the game doesn’t start).

  • Anuran the Caecilian is available now! Here is a short description of his ability set.

    Mucus
    You spray Mucus on a Target Unit, decreasing its Move Speed by 50% (+5% per ability level up) for 3 (+0.4 per ability level up) seconds.

    Prime
    You permanently gain 1 (+1 per ability level up) bonus health for each Spirit Orb Resource you collect. Activate Prime to discharge a 3 (+0.5 per ability level up) Range blast that deals 50 (+30 per ability level up) Power Damage +50% from equipped Power Items and stuns all Enemy Units for 1 seconds (+0.2 seconds per ability level up).

    Wrath
    While Wrath is active, you and all Allied Heroes within 4 (+0.2 per ability level up) Range deal 60 (+3+ per ability level up) bonus attack damage at the cost of 10 (+5 per ability level up) of your Health per second.

    Rush
    You rush forward up to 10 (+0.5 per ability level up) Units. All Enemy Units hit on the way will be dragged to the destination and dealt 155 (+80 per ability level up) Power Damage +50% from equipped Power Items.

  • Fixed an issue with the game occasional game crashes when fighting a Sentinel (during the end game).

  • Did a balancing pass on ALL hero base stats, abilities in general, ability cooldowns and Cinder’s abilities in particular.

  • Fixed an issue with the weekly key reward sequence displaying invalid number of keys.

  • Added Leaderboards for initial testing! There's a Leaderboard for Normal and Ranked mode using your Score from wins/losses in the respective mode. The Score for the Normal Leaderboard resets at the end of each "Season", earning the top 3 players for each region a reward. The current Season ends June 30th so get playing PvP and fight your way to the top of your region!

  • Added Ranked Mode for initial testing! Ranked is the serious, random map game mode, where teams of 2 vs 2 (will be 3 vs 3 later) players are paired up based on their current Rank Score (a win/loss affects your Rank Score). We’ve currently “disabled” the matchmaking balancer so players of all divisions are able to play against/with each other.

    Winning will grant you a 'Winstone'. Once you have enough Winstones, you'll play a promotion game to advance to the next (lower) Division. A winning streak of 3 grants a bonus Winstone.

    There are currently 25 Divisions, counting down 5 each for Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond (shown in game with a special headstone and plaque). Ranked play is open for Players from Level 5 so if that’s you – go Ranked and play for Diamond!

  • Playing normal PvP mode now means playing a random map. We’ve currently “disabled” the matchmaking balancer so players of all levels and scores are able to play against/with each other.

  • Added the Raven Lilith, Baroness Lilith, Sibyl Lilith, Ivy Lynx, Naga Ivy, Carolus Brimstone, Onyx Demonata and Mummy Corpus skins.

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May 13

Update incoming before the end of May

We will have an update before the end of May that will include fixes for the match not starting issue, the rare but annoying end-game crash scenario, a new basic reconnect feature, a brand new (free) map called the Mirage where you compete for Mirage Orbs to transform into a Mirage Golem, some balancing fixes (Cinder) and the new hero Anuran to name a couple of the highlights.

Thanks for your patience, we are looking forward to sharing this update.

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About This Game

Deadbreed® is a creepy-themed multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with RPG features. The game will appeal to gamers that want a deep, hardcore gaming experience and greater influence on how their character looks but more importantly plays. The hero customization factor is a major strategic and tactical game play element as you’ll figure out what equipment and play style/s work best for each of your heroes – should you play her/him as a melee warrior, ranged archer or perhaps a wizard, or are you skillful enough to adapt your hero build during the matches to counter what the enemy team is building?

Get instant access and play today by purchasing one of our Early Access Beta Packs or sign up now at http://www.deadbreed.com for your chance to be one of the first to play Deadbreed®!

WARNING: THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS BETA. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF GAME FUNCTIONING.

Features


  • 3vs3 PvP (player versus player) battles online.
  • A new, dark breed of Heroes. Each Hero has its own unique set of abilities but plays differently depending on the way you equip them.
  • Heroes level up with games. Earn experience to rank up the heroes you favor.
  • Artifacts can be socketed with gems that level up and wear down with games.
  • Summon totem creatures to aid you in battle.
  • PvE (player versus environment) features like quests, dungeons with malicious creatures, mini-bosses and loot.
  • A team chosen Sentinel becomes the endgame boss challenge. The outcome of each game affects each player’s standing with the Sentinels and their power.
  • A 'Ranked' mode where games allow you to test your skills against opponents of comparable skill.
  • 'Free-to-play' Keys that drop as in-game loot allows you to try out Heroes, Artifacts and Totems you don’t own.

Deadbreed® Bare Bones Beta Package

  • Instant access to the Deadbreed® Beta.
  • Special “Bare Bones” Insignia Icon to prove you Early Access status.
  • The leviathan Halfbreed Sentinel: Behemoth.
  • The Friday the 13th Bare Bones bonus Hero Corpus.
  • 5 Gold Keys that each will give you access to a locked object for 1 Week.
  • Weekly gain of Keys that each will give you access to locked objects.
  • 200 Silver Coins to get you started on whatever you like: new Heroes, Artifacts, Totems, Sentinels or Insignia – the choice is yours.

Deadbreed® Daybreed Beta Package

  • Instant access to the Deadbreed® Beta.
  • The leviathan Halfbreed Sentinel: Behemoth.
  • A Deadly Trio of Heroes: Ivy, Corpus (Friday the 13th bonus) and Domini.
  • Special “Daybreed” Insignia Icon.
  • Weekly gain of Keys that each will give you access to locked objects.

Deadbreed® Nightbreed Beta Package

  • Instant access to the Deadbreed® Beta.
  • The leviathan Halfbreed Sentinel: Behemoth.
  • A Deadly Trio of Heroes: Nekros,Corpus (Friday the 13th bonus)and Demonata.
  • Special “Nightbreed” Insignia Icon.
  • Weekly gain of Keys that each will give you access to locked objects.

Deadbreed® Death Deluxe Beta Package

  • Instant access to the Deadbreed® Beta.
  • The leviathan Halfbreed Sentinel: Behemoth.
  • A Deadly mix of Heroes: Ivy, Nekros,Corpus (Friday the 13th bonus), Demonata and Domini.
  • The Wings of Death Artifact.
  • Special “Death Deluxe” Insignia Icon to prove you Early Access status.
  • 400 Silver Coins to get you started on whatever you like: new Heroes, Artifacts, Totems, Sentinels or Insignia – the choice is yours.
  • Weekly gain of Keys that each will give you access to locked objects.

Deadbreed® Undertaker Beta Package

  • Instant access to the Deadbreed® Beta.
  • The leviathan Halfbreed Sentinel: Behemoth.
  • The Friday the 13th Bare Bones bonus Hero Corpus.
  • Weekly gain of Keys that each will give you access to locked objects.



Game Description

A Dark Breed of Heroes

Deadbreed® features a new, dark breed of Heroes. Choose from three distinct types of breed, depending on your personal taste in look and style of play, may it be Nightbreed, Halfbreed or Daybreed. There are just too many unique aspects that differentiate the breeds to list here, but keep in mind that the sight range of Night- and Daybreed varies with the day cycles and that some items can be limited to a specific breed.

Customization, Armory and Artifacts

Deadbreed® features a player centric customization feature, meaning the player has greater influence over his Hero’s look and capabilities. The items you equip not only shape the way the hero looks while playing, they dictate the way he/she moves and attacks to.

Equipping a sword and a shield will make your hero a melee fighter with the sword’s range, while re-equipping the same hero as an archer changes your range and attack to bow and arrow. This opens up totally new ways to explore custom items builds best suited for that particular hero’s abilities, opponents and game scenarios.

In addition to the possibility to adapt and remodel your favorite hero’s equipment choosing from a vast base armory, Deadbreed® features Artifacts. Artifacts are built during games like “normal” items, however they are unique meaning there can only be one in play at any given time during a game, adding an additional layer of strategy and tactical planning to hero item builds. In addition to this, Artifacts level up with games, unlocking relic slots that open up further customization opportunities for you to tune specific items for your favorite heroes. For fans of RPGs, the concept of “socketing” items should feel very familiar and for MOBA fans, you could really simplify this by saying we have moved the “runes” stats modifications associated with the player to individual items instead, and added unique effects on top to make these items really stand out in gameplay.

The Sentinels

The Sentinels are ancient guardians of the Deadbreed® bloodlines – arbitrators of the infernal battlegrounds where dead breed strive to break their undead bonds and lay to final rest. These immortal deities have been charged solely with construction of and ruling over the battlegrounds of death and decay as a punishment for their doings in the real world, but behind the façades, they vie for power while swaying the dead breeds to their philosophy – an eternal conflict among themselves for the right to lead an uprise from this hell and reclaim their rightful place in the cosmos.

As you progress in the game, you’ll uncover the cabal of the Sentinels and learn more about their individual weaknesses and strengths and how they fit your heroes and play style. You prove your Zeal for a Sentinel by choosing it as your Guardian in a match. Then the outcome of that game will modify your Standing with that particular Sentinel, affecting its strengths, abilities and enhancements in coming games making it a more formidable last boss for the enemy team to conquer in order to win (and the other way around). As your Zeal increases, you’ll open up further paths of the cabal and gain access to older and more powerful Sentinels to devote to. Will you stay loyal to a specific breed lineage or even a single Sentinel? There are strategic decisions to be made and rewards to be claimed on a daily basis as your loyalty to the Sentinels are put to the test.

Maps, Dungeons and PvE Features


The Early Access kicks off with The Graveyard. At its core, the Graveyard is a 3vs3 two-lane map with a Citadel at each end protected by monoliths. The overall goal of the map is to break the crux on the gates to gain access to the Citadel and defeat the enemy team’s Sentinel.

The Graveyard also features a Troll Cave where you can summon a Troll to fight for your side, two smaller dungeons on each team’ s side of the map and an entrance to a larger Dungeon placed dead center of the map. The concept of Dungeons is familiar to all hack’n slash fans – and our game has plenty of monsters and loot, however the big difference being that our Dungeons are much, much smaller in size and offer no way out than the way you went in, leaving you vulnerable to the enemy team. So, dungeons are our “mini-adventure” version of other MOBA’s monster nests.

Ranked Mode

Ranked mode allows you to test your skills against opponents of comparable skill and earn special ranks to reflect your skill. Winning and losing matches can gain or lose rank, and special rewards, like custom Insignia, gravestones etc. Each player's rank is reflected in their Gravestone and plaque. There are currently 5 divisions ranging from Bronze up to Diamond, with each division split in 5 series.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 32-bit: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz | AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT | AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and below not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and below not supported
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Early Access Review
PROS.
-Fun and addictive.
-Available heroes looks good. Each has their sets of unique skills.
-Each heroes has 4 class for you to play style. (assassin,mage,fighter,tank)
-Amount of key drops and reward is good enough.
-Play to level up and level up to unlock more feature. (Play not pay)
-Easy to learn, easy to master.
-Trading card and badge looks awesome.

CONS.
-Not enough player. (0 people in chats)
-Need more content, maps and heroes.
-Takes some time to collect coins to buy heroes, artifacts and insignia.
-Some artifact need to be unlocked in the lobby before you can use in battle.
-All heroes is customized with same set of artifacts. Some artifacts looks ugly when equipped.
-Time limit is pretty much stupid.
-No steam achievement.
-If you are on a slow network, DO NOT try this game. (the lag almost kills me)
-If you disconnected from the game, all your heroes skills would be lost although your opponent is still same. Sometime you can't unlock it back for the rest of the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Early Access Review
Love the gothic feel of the game. As a Dota player I often get bored of the same old thing game after game so I decided to try this out. Despite the low number of players this game is a new take on MOBA's and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. :)
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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
So this is an early access review as of 4/10/15 of this neat little diamond in the rough, soon before a large patch that might solve a lot of issues that are in game, and my hopes are that the patch will be a reliable gateway to the official release. Anyways, let's begin.

THE GOOD:
● A very unique take on MOBAs, without feeling like a rehash
We all know what it's like when we see another rehash of a popular genre; we look, we scoff, and we turn our heads without looking back. Well in this case, I'm glad I went beyond looking. Deadbreed brings forth a lot of new ideas and unique features such as dungeon crawling, resource management (beyond life+gold+mana), and a variety of interesting objectives along with a wonderful assortment of neat features like character building that I'll discuss in a bit.
● It looks wonderful
Deadbreed has a dark and gritty theme, unlike it's competitors, and it pulls it off very well. It reminds me of Diablo 3 mixed with the darker netural tones of Dark Souls. Whatever you want to call it, it looks and feels genuinely good to play, and the feeling good part will only get better as it develops.
● Great concept for character building
In most MOBAs, you pick your character with a set of moves and you build them in very particular ways. With each character in this game (called Breeds), you have multiple ways to build them. Each breed has four class presets, which change their base-stats to reflect your playstyle. You can unlock artifacts as well to build unique powerful items to compliment your breeds and classes.

THE BAD:
○ Small community/Player-base
This seems to be where half of the complaints are focused. It's hard to get into a game at the moment because the player base is so small and split amongst servers. I think it was a bad decision to create regional servers at this stage, because now there are not enough players to compensate. But that can be fixed just by getting more players to play.
○ Glitches/Bugs are still frequent
This game is early access, and that means you should expect problems. The devs have said many times that they are fixing everything they can, and they are working hard to make this game great. That said, the glitches and bugs can be game-breaking and very annoying, but it's best to log them and report them when you see them. This game isn't done, and you should treat it like you would a beta: report any bugs, contribute to the community, and critique its development. If we can look past the bugs/glitches, and we can see them fixed, the game will reach its full potential much faster. That said, if you don't want to deal with it, wait for the release.
○ Game balance isn't too much of a thing right now
First the glitches have to be fixed, then the game balance can be a primary goal. In its current state, things can be slightly chaotic or snowball-ey or flat out wrong. I don't blame anyone who thinks that is an issue (because it is), but I want to remind you guys yet again that this is in early access. The devs are trying to get this game into a playable state before managing breed balance- which in my honest opinion, isn't too far off as it stands.

Overall, I like this game. A lot. I want to see it become a big name, and I want to see it flourish because it deserves to. The devs have a lot of wonderful ideas, and a lot of the active community so far has been really positive and helpful. If this game's glitches were alleviated, I think it could go far- and I think it will go far, but only if we can start looking past the issues and at the game itself (and if those issues are all we CAN see, then please be helpful and report them. CONTRIBUTE to the game instead of instantly dropping it because you don't like the fact that it's early access).
Thanks guys for looking at my review. I want this game to succeed, and if you give it a chance and help with the development, I really believe we can make Deadbreed a great game.
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Don't get me wrong, this game isn't awful. It's just not in beta condition by a long shot. There are TONS of good ideas in this game, it's not a DotA/LoL clone. However, there's just too much wrong with it to recommend it in its current state even for beta playing. This is not beta state. This is mid/late alpha at best. Minion waves seem to spawn at uneven intervals and tend to wander to the other lane for no descernable reason, the troll you can send after you enemy will often just go forth, do nothing and vanish or attack at the spawn forever because in that spot it keeps coming right back to life and not dying, and objectives (which are a good idea) should have timers but do not. Plus, there is a time limit on matches that makes it hard to actually win the game by anything other than points. I literally did a bot match 1v1 and got troll every time to push the lane as fast as possible and never saw the bot. COMPLETELY UNOPPOSED I still could not beat the timer. Plus, the cost of everything is just too freaking high to warrant playing this. It's too money-grubby.

It looks decent, has great ideas, and when complete it will be amzingly good if they amend the above issues. Right now? The game is in Alpha but thinks it's in beta.
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36 of 56 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Really bad UI, some really non-intuitive mechanics, and a pay-to-win mechanic of buying items in the lobby that can be purchased in games for gold that are stronger than other items.
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