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: Dec 17, 2014

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December 22

SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN!



The Steam Christmas Holiday Sale is here! Santa is going crazy while looking for the presents he lost on his way from a pub crawl last night. Come and get them before he does! Enjoy the BadFly deal this selling weekend and get up to 40 % off the Dead Effect PC/MAC game.

Dear community, we wish you a very merry Christmas! Thank you for your support in the past year - we would never get this far without you. We're looking forward to bringing you lots of fun in 2015. Hope your year will be hunky-gory!

Sincerely yours,
the BadFly team

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December 17

Dead Effect is Gold now!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re proud to announce that Dead Effect PC/MAC is finally completed. Thanks to the success of the Early Access version, our game is ready.

Successful Early Access !!

We’d like to thank Valve for giving us the opportunity to release Early Access on Steam. This feature helped us immensely and without it, we wouldn’t be able to finish the game. During the Early Access stage, we had the chance to work on Dead Effect and finish the game in its entirety. We were also able to give it a much higher quality than we’ve originally expected. Thanks to the support and resources we’ve gained in the Early Acess stage, we had the chance to add many new core features for the PC/MAC version of Dead Effect (for example new enemies and visual enhancements). We were also able to add many improvements and innovations that the fan community asked for.

We also want to express our deepest thanks to the whole community. Your comments, reports and observations have helped us to fine-tune the game to its final shape. We could not have done it without you. Thank you!

BadFly 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.
- 12 story campaign missions with gameplay that differs from the mobile version, haing more rooms open to explore
- Survive and Biohazard modes with many missions
- A unique set of achievements
- Special ability – Bullet Time (slow motion) ability of the player
- Special ability – Devastation (area of effect) ability of the player
- 14 unique upgradable weapons
- Many different types of enemies
- Explosives with post-process effects (grenades, trip-mines)
- Full Dead Effect soundrack

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: 3 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 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 | Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 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: 3 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: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Install size will gradually increase with future updates.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
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Very addictive gameplay, player upgrades, weapon upgrades, ammo, cash, gold, data logs to collect & orbs to find. choose primary & seconday weapons & various grenades to use. Hack terminals, find health stations, loot lockers, conserve stamina, kill zombies. Various types of zombie can be found. This game is like a cross between DooM 3 & Dead space (DooM-Space). You can run, but short bursts is best only when necessary or stamina will be wasted & you can't jump. If you die there are no checkpoints, but there is the option to use in game cash to respawn instead. I preferred to just restart from the beginning & save the cash for weapon upgrades. A lot of fun to play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
I had really no expectations on this one. Got this game since the trailer looked promising. After having played for about 20 minutes I loved this game. A really nice little game from an indie studio. The graphics are good, the sounds are nice. Maybe a other game engine would fit better but hey, we are talking about an indie production so this is totally ok. The game starts with an awesome zombie headshot massacre and ends with story which is build slowly during the progress of the game. The game took me 4 hours on normal difficulty to play through and was totally fun. For that price it's a steal.
Get it or you miss something.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
This needs to be said first up, the recommendation for this game is a tentative one.

Dead Effect is a first-person zombie shooter, has a very Dead Space-y feel to it and a very linear story full of cliche. But, let's face it, you're not here for the story, you're here to paint the walls in zombie and that's what you'll end up doing with much gusto.

Pros:
~ Decent game considering the lowish price point, quite fun to play.
~ Gun combat is visceral and intense with horde based enemies, and grenades can be a lifesaver, just don't stand near them, they can kill you too.
~ Visual atmosphere is very reminiscent of Dead Space with the linear semi-claustrophobic levels.
~ Graphics are surprisingly good for an iOS port.
~ Controls are very smooth and easy to grasp, though I had to severely reduce the mouse sensitivity from standard to get it to a playable level.
~ Good variety of enemies.
~ Enemies pose a decent threat, even in normal mode (though, they can be a bit obnoxious at times).
~ You're never constantly short of ammo in normal mode, though you do need to be a semi-decent shot.
~ You rarely feel overpowered for area.


Cons:
~ Atmosphere is far too reliant on the music to create tension, often making it harder to hear if there are enemies nearby.
~ Game is DESPERATELY in need for a melee attack, most of my deaths so far have been from being swamped by enemies and I'm unable to break free and they chew my health up in about two seconds.
~ Firing from the hip is more accurate than ironsighting (for me at least).
~ Hit detection seems to be a little wonky. I had numerous incidents where standard zombies were taking three shotgun blasts directly to the head and it wasn't killing them or it was killing the ones behind them.
~ Speech volume is way too soft even at maximum, I almost had to turn the music off to be able to hear the voices with any clarity.
~ Combat gets very repetitive after a while; shoot zombies, find ammo, repeat.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Completed the main campaign 5 times on various difficulty settings, completed all the other modes on the highest difficulty.

The game is just fun, nothing else to say really, the storyline is meh, the voice acting is terrible but the gameplay is solid.

I look forward to co-op being added into future versions so i can play it all again :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Very good game, I am glad the developers have made a PC version (I tried the mobile version in the past, but I am not good at playing FPS / 3D games via touch controls). Dead Effect is an old school scifi horror FPS and I am having lots of fun playing it. I have not finished the game yet, but I have spent some hours playing it, so here are my thoughts on its pros and cons:
+ Good atmosphere
+ Nice graphics
+ Solid gameplay
+ Good sound effects and music
+ Collectibles and upgrades – you collect credits to buy / upgrade your weapons, gold to buy special weapons / autoheal ability, tablets to get more of the story and orbs to unlock another game / story information in the main menu – it is fun trying to get them all
+ Clever achievements, I am having fun trying to get as many as possible
- When the game starts, the initial sounds made by your character sound female even when you play a male character – this lasts only a few seconds in the beginning, but since I repeated the level because of the achievements, I noticed it more and more
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
no new ideas, boring story and somehow strange

nothing for a long to play, goes fast boring BUT is a while really funny to kill dozens of enemys with differents weapons.
for me its TOO easy, and i think its better to buy it in a deal.

ALL IN ONE i like it ,COULD be better on some parts but it have its moments.

Edit:

The bosses are REALLY really easy a shame but i think the game is more made for: Mass than Class (that works fine)

What i really enjoy was the Professor really good made like a typical crazy doc.
The soundtracks are too REALY awesome and something i like about the game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
A simple but satisfying corridor crawler. Well worth 5 bucks.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
It is a perfect Mixture of Dead Space feel with Mass Effects shooting and The bonus of Zombies
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
If you like killing hordes of zombies in a first-person style, then this is a game you should play. It has a decent story too.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
I don´t know what it is.. but when my shotgun blows.. i just see blood and i like it. 11/10 BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
very interesting storyline and well worth the price. I just started but I can foresee that I will be spending my whole night playing it. The weapons and the scenarios are not unique but the gameplay is really entertaining.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
I like that you can play this game in short intense bursts. It was fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
As with many games that come from mobile, it's very grindy. The good news is that the grind is actually fun. You can play Survival mode and just go out on a killing spree without a care for the story. You can do the story which will keep you entertained for a bit. You can replay missions and easily collect credits. Things that I wish it had was more guns and better awards.

Pros:
- Can be fun for several hours of mindless zombie killing gameplay
- The grind doesn't get dull in 5-10 minutes
- Decent/Good graphics for a game of its type
- Obtainable goals ingame instead of the usual "pay 99999999 ingame dollars or $1 for this"
- You actually have close situations and not jump scares to pump your blood
- First Person Camera angle done so so right.

Cons:
- AI is a bit odd at times
- Another zombie shooter that only stands out because it's on Steam
- Can't see your feet(I don't care but I know a lot of people get butthurt over this)

Overall, a really nice game and I recommend it to everyone who is looking for a zombie shooter with realistic blood pumping situations of survival instead of forced or guessable jump scares. 9/10 Sloths.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Great little game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
The only way i can describe this game is dead space meets left 4 dead. Very good game, my only gripe is it could do with a melee attack and the scroll wheel mouse settings need to be reversed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
I like the game a lot. I love the idea of a future zombie game, it just gets laggy when you find any more than 4 zombies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
Overall, Not a great game but for the price on sale I'd say it was more than worth it. Was a short story, nothing special as far as shooters go. But, I had some fun playing it. So give it a try!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
At first i thought that the game didnt worth a penny, how wrong i was, if you like old school shooters dont hesitate to buy this one, the price is also good
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Dead Effect Best Game Ever! Buy It!
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
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!
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