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!
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Release Date: Apr 15, 2014
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“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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October 17

Big things have small beginnings!



It's finally here. Another huge step for our team, which will keep us alive. We've managed to find a partner for the development of our games - Synot.

Thanks to this lottery giant's considerable financial support, we were able to boost our development and bolster our ranks. Synot has also allowed us to have complete creative freedom. Together we have established a new company, BadFly Interactive a.s., with a goal to develop great games.

Our main goal is to finish our new title, Dead Effect 2, within the next 10 months. We’re also planning to finish work on Dead Effect 1 for the PC and MAC by Christmas of this year, including various language mutations.

Our official website: http://badflyinteractive.com/

BadFly Dev Team.
Shissa

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September 1

Future Updates!

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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About This 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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.
    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
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
:D
- nice graphics
- upgradable weapons
- gore
- sooo many(not really, but awesome) weapons
- lovely(?) voice actors! xD~
- cool headshot effect
- really AWESOMMEEEEEEE sound tracks!

:(
- chainsaw sound
- no jump

:|
- short single player mission (because it was mobile game xP)
- too easy (biohazard mod's 'hell' difficult is still easy)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
Smartly designed and compulsively playable, Dead Effect is already better in early access than most commercial games are on release.

Picture a cross between Doom 3 and Killing Floor and you'll have a basic idea of the gameplay and design concepts you're dealing with. A combination of secrets and collectibles coupled with weapon upgrades encourages replayability similar to the Raid Mode from Resident Evil Revelations. Story is simple and doesn't interfere with the carnage, and the voice acting is charmingly awkward and reminiscent of the golden age of the late 90's-early 00's.

If there's one complaint I could make it would be the rather linear weapon progression and the limited ammo pool for pistol weapons limiting the viability of more specialized weapons like the compound bow. Also there is precious little in the way of character upgrades, but hopefully these issues will be addressed in future updates.

For $5 I can't recommend this game enough, and once it gets co-op it's basically a must-buy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
What can i say lots of playability, survival modes, upcoming multiplayer, zombies, space, gore, upgrades to everything, a list of upgradeable weapons that make you just want to play even more, early access so don't think its the finished product but compared to other early access games its got a lot of content, buying another copy for my housemate who watched me crank it over the weekend :D 10/10 early access game :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
Soooo this game come as quite an amazing surprise!! Must admit its really enjoyable and got ton of interesting ideas, while remainig with a classic spirit of Doom 3 and games-a-like! Whats even better, this little gem is not even finished and I'd prefer it over tons of nowadays shooters already!! Very well done to developers: music is really great and atmospheric, graphics are lovely not being over the top and mechanics are solid so as models and designs and combat is very enjoyable. Guess the only thing I'd personally would love to have is a run option and main character voice acting is pretty bad. Gotta love that terrible Arnie impressionator as well! lol This game is totally worth picking up, especially at the small price they're asking ;)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
You put zombies within a ship, expriment gone wrong, etc, etc.
Boring? Not! I've seen some people comparing this game to Dead Space or Doom and I may have to agree with them! Even on normal difficulty you'll get your butt kicked tho, so beware if you're the ragey type.
I personally love the game, amazing graphics included.

(Plus, you get an awesome bullet time thingie that you can activate while going thru hordes of zombies, beat that!)

9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Like another reviewer once said, this game is basically Doom 3, Dead Space and zombies all in one. Dead Effect is a really fun game from what I've played so far. It is challenging and I had to turn down the difficulty but if you have ever enjoyed Doom, Dead Space or Left for Dead, you should definatly check this out. So far I've only played the story mode and it is really gory, retro, FPS fun! Great game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
i like this ;)
- nice graphics
- nice sound effects
- upgradable weapons
- nice headshot effect (slow-mo shoot out with 5/10+ zombies
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
Nice scary zombie shooting game.

Musics and sounds effect generate right atmosphere for game like this.
Also the ammount of zombies is very positive! Cus there is much, which makes situations more tricky and scary!

I only played story mode through once, took me 4,6h but also spent time idling in menus.

I wouldnt buy this game in its current state, cus story mode was way too short, but if they manage make proper story mode then hell yeah im willing to pay more money.

Overall, good and promising game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
Has major balancing issues. giving me a slow reloading shotgun, 1 granade and a revolver along with a stun-gun is not enough to take on a wave of 40 zombies all at once. Needs to learn from killing floor desperately. There is no sprint there is no jump. You will get pinned in mere seconds and get killed shortly after. Clearly meant to be multiplayer but even the single player is too unbalanced. I was easily overwhelmed and had no way to even evade the hordes i was facing down due to the fact that i cannot run or jump and every gun even the shotgun fires a single bullet. Shotgun is possibly firing slug ammo because anything else would have easily killed more than 1 zombie at once. Each area is cramped and it's very easy to get stuck on something. I'm fully aware that this game is in a early build and it needs drastic improvement and though the story is weak probably on purpose it could use some slowing down and a-lot less zombies. Otherwise the game ran fine and at moments i felt scared until i became frustrated. Until this improves I'd stick with killing floor.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
I can't play this. The brightness is beyond low. And the flashlight doesn't work worth a ♥♥♥♥. The zombies are solid objects you can't run by. The hit boxes could be better. Right now I would not suggest it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
It may "only" be early access, but some things you know will never change.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Space Zombie headshots for the win!

No jump, no sprint, just super tight controls, limited ammo to encourage headshots and droves and droves of zombies coming at ya' from all directions.

This is a fast and furious FPS/shooter that has great visuals, amazing gunplay and lots of action intermingled with exploration. It's truly Doom3 meets Quake2, and with a very nice look and feel. Impossible to beat for the low price of 5 bucks.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
Just don't buy it, okay? It is a mobile port, and it FEELS like a mobile port
JK 10/10 SKYRIM WITH GUNZZZ
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
I definitely recommend this game.
Its a very solid fps shooter that remindes me a bit of Doom 3/ Dead Space.
If the developers continue like that, its going to be a great game (for a fantastic price?!).

But I hope the developers add a sprint function and tweak the interaction with lockers, tablets and the boss fight.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
This is game is fun, scary, and freaken awesome if you love fps zombie shooters! Great game for the price, and awesome gameplay too! I love the game already and i give it 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
Must say its kind of boring to play because i cant rly find action in this game you shoot zombies (mostly oneshoot them) i am a great fan of doom or zombie games overall but this hm not ATM! il keep watching the early access and might change my mind but not yet!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!!!!! too bad it so short though :'(. also add more characters and unique abilties becasue i want other abilities then just bullet time . also give gold bars more uses like i dont regening ammo or just make auto heal slower and add upgrades to that
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
When I played Dead Effect it was very creepy that it kept me on my toes thinking where are these zombies gonna be, when are they gonna get me. It creeps me out when I play this game, and thats rare. Because I play horror games a lot in my free time, they never creep me out as bad as this one! Good gameplay, Very Good Graphics, and the zombies are unique! Like, there are normal zombies that you can kill easily, and there are zombies your gonna have to kill with certain weapons to kill em faster. But the only thing I dislike is when you die, is that if you want to continue (Respawn) is that it cost in-game money. Other than that I Recommend this game to those who are big fans of Sci-Fi and Zombie games. 9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Dead Space, Doom3,... If You liked those games You'll probably enjoy this, Good for quicky style drop in mayhem and destruction. Promising title...kind of old school but fun...better voice acting would add much to the suspension of disbelief. Where do they get these voice actors?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
This is a great game, Can't wait for the second one either, hoping that it'll add more uses for the gold bar, or make them sellable for in game currency.
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