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Fight for your life in the INDIE SCI-FI FPS game fit for both casual and hard-core gamers with a passion for hunting down hordes of zombies. Prepare yourselves for the incoming nightmare!
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

“Welcome to the Early Access version of Dead Effect.

Please note that Dead Effect is currently in the Early Access phase, which means that we are still developing the game and bringing out new content. By getting the Early Access you’re not only supporting us, but you'll also get to follow the development and help us tune and improve the game to be the best it can be! We’re planning to improve the gameplay and technology and our Early Access customers will get a chance to experience these improvements first-hand during the Early Access phase. All our supporters will get a key to the final game and as a bonus, they will get a soundtrack of the game.

The Early Access includes
• 3 missions of the story campaign with gameplay that differs from the mobile version, with more rooms open to explore
• Survive mode with 3 missions and leaderboards
• Biohazard mode with 3 missions and leaderboards
• Full Dead Effect soundrack
• A basic set of achievements
• 9 unique weapons with full upgrades
• A new feature - flashlight is now available
• A new type of non-human enemy (similar to a trap on the walls)
• Explosives with postprocess effects (grenades, trip-mines)

The Early Access features
• Unique gameplay with a huge amount of infected enemies
• Richer environments than in the mobile version
• New high-resolution textures with normal maps and an improved metal look
• Real-time shadows
• Ragdoll physics
• Deeper storytelling (accessible through tablets present in-game)
• Improved particle effects and postprocess


Why Should I Buy Early Access?

You can take part in creating the PC version of the game by communicating with us about your ideas and suggestions. The game is currently scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2014. Shape the game into something you want to play! By backing us now, you get to say your word on the design. Want a specific game mode? Don't think your favorite weapon is included? Let's hear it!
If there is enough interest and we raise enough money, we will also add multiplayer, co-op (players vs. zombies) and PvP. We also want to add language modifications.

Your support is absolutely vital to our efforts! We've decided to create the game without any investors, but to do that we need to find funding elsewhere. Doing it with our fans provides us with much more creative freedom.”
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Future Updates!

September 1

Hello everybody,

after a period of silence, we're back with news about the game.

The team is working hard on finishing and improving the game. We're closely watching all of your feedback on this forum and we're trying to solve the issues you're reporting to make the game the best it can be.

Currently, it is our goal to finish the entire game with all of its features within two months (if everything goes as it ideally should). The game could then be released at the beginning of November as the Beta version. It should have the Single Player Campaign including all the weapons and enemies, achievements and other features such as the Survival Mode and Biohazard Arenas.

Sadly, not all of the features you'd like to see can be implemented into the game. This is because the game's technology doesn't allow us to do so, since we didn't count with such features when we were originally creating the game. Trying to add them would mean changing its core techonology, which would set us back and add a lot of work.

If the game is finished and we are entirely happy with it, we would like to publish it before Christmas of this year.

All the best from

Dev. Team
Shissa

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HotFix Update 1.04 is live!

July 27

- The bug causing the game to crash after blowing off the turret is fixed.
- The bug that occures in Cargo Bay when player dies in the bottom corridor and prevents him from continuing from the checkpoint is fixed.
- The bug causing the game to crash as a result of the game itself being identified as a virus by few antivirus systems is fixed.
- Low setting optimizations, everything should be brighter now.
- The bug preventing one new achievement from displaying is fixed.
- New weapon has been added - Proteus-X6
- And some more little changes and tweaks.

Thank you for helping us finding those bugs and for your patience.

Dev Team

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About the Game

Fight for your life in the INDIE SCI-FI FPS game fit for both casual and hard-core gamers with a passion for hunting down hordes of zombies. Prepare yourselves for the incoming nightmare!

The ESS Meridian starship is travelling through space with a new FTL technology, heading towards its destination - Tau Ceti f, the first planet in the history of mankind to be colonized. A few months later an elite member of Unit 13 is disrupted from cryogenic sleep. But Tau Ceti f is nowhere in sight and something is very wrong. What happened to all those people? Why are they so aggressive and attack without any survival instincts?

Key features:
- Epic single player campaign with over 5 hours of gameplay and a story that will draw you in.
- Unlike the mobile version, this has a huge amount of infected enemies.
- Lots of detailed weapons which can be upgraded.
- Unique Survive and Biohazard modes.
- Atmospheric soundtrack.
- High resolution textures with normal maps and improved metal look.
- Real-time shadows.
- Improved blood effects and postprocess, more particles everywhere.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8800 GTX | Radeon HD 4770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 | Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9800M GTS | Radeon HD 6770M
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M or 750M (strongly recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
Helpful customer reviews
394 of 432 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Dead Space & Mass Effect had a baby called Dead Effect, then Dead Effect got mixed up with Doom 3 then had a party at Killing Floor.
Posted: April 15
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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I'm playing it right now and I've gotta say, it seems solid. Most ports-to-PC often fall short but this one...it looks pretty good, the handling is pretty good and I love the idea behind it.
It's not horror in the sense of you ♥♥♥♥ting bricks in your undies, more like a survival horror. It's not over-loaded me with ammo and I genuinely feel like every bullet counts [there was a point where i missed a single shot and took a lot of damage for it]

I'd say it's already worth getting. Especially for the price. Imagine Dead Space meets DOOM 3 and you might have a mild idea of what the game is.
Posted: April 15
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Dead Effect is an Early Access game that is worth the time and the cheap price tag. For me the look and the intensity of this game was quite enjoyable.

In the past I've been quite dismissive of Early Access titles and this has been based on a few notorious titles and the comments of famous YouTube personalities. It's not a perfect or finished game, but this is one title you don't have to worry about.

The game environment reminds me of Doom 3, and likely takes some inspiration from it. I like the graphics and it runs just fine on my old computer. The sound and music are really good and contribute to the overall experience. The voice acting isn't so great, but it's passable.

At first the game feels really slow, because it is not possible to sprint or jump; you move at one speed. The zombies don't move fast either, but when hordes of them are coming for you, the experience feels tense. If you let a couple of zombies get too close you're finished. A lack of quick save and check points adds to the tension; you really want to finish each episode in one go. If you die continuation is possible, but it'll cost you some in-game cash (don't worry, no micro-transactions or in-game spending of real world cash).

The game does have an auto-heal option, but one must play long enough to earn the right to activate this feature. It'll become clear this isn't necessary by that time anyway. I recommend never turning it on.

Included are 6 playable episodes, as well as 2 extra game modes, Survival and Biohazard. Survival mode requires fighting for a specified time, and Biohazard requires defeating a fixed number of waves of zombies. It's pretty clear from the most recent July 17th, 2014 update that these guys are hard at work. Co-op and multiplayer options are expected to be included if the development team gets enough support and feedback.

For me the game was enjoyable. I recommend it to someone looking for a gory, old school FPS experience. Considering this game is made by a team of 5 guys, I have to say: GOOD JOB!
Posted: July 22
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
For being a mobile game that is free in the respective iOS/Play Store I found this game to be a lot of fun. Finished the main stor so far and currently am going through the survival levels. This isn't one of the mobile to PC ports that seem to over price themselves at $10+

I definitely recommend this game to zombie shooter fans.
Posted: April 16
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
About an hour in and I have to say it's a good game so far. The game as some pretty cool features, and if the developers work on improvement, Dead Effect has the potential to be called a great game. The achievements earned only unlock after closing out the game.. but the game is only in beta, so I can't really complain. Overall, it's worth a shot to try, especially if you are a fan of Dead Space and or FPS involving zombies.
Posted: April 23
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