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 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
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December 13

Beta Update 1.4 (Is Live!)

Dear DE community,

Before the final release of Dead Effect, we have one more update to share with you. It will bring some more changes and improvements which many of you asked for.

One of the most important things this update fixes is the technical glitch that caused many of you to get a black screen. We’ve looked into it and found that the problem was in the Unity engine. Unity version 4.5.4 has fixed the problem and so DE should be fine as well.

You can find more info from Unity here – http://unity3d.com/unity/whats-new/unity-4.5.4 - “Fixed full screen rendering at less than native resolution.”

After a long debate among our team’s members, we’ve also decided to change the graphical interface and the design of the main menu so you’ll be able to interact with it more easily and also use the controller. The change was a lot more complicated than it may seem at first glance. We had to go all the way down to the core mechanics of the game and change things there, so the implementation has taken us quite a long time.

We’ve implemented German into the game and we’re still working on the small bugs that came with it. We’re also preparing a French version of DE.

Currency has been rebalanced in later parts of the game.

We’ve prepared a little Christmas surprise for you as well and added a small sandbox testing level for you all to play around in. It’s the level the team uses for testing and though it’s simple, we hope that many of you will have lots of fun with it.

We’re still working on the multiplayer part of the game, so you don’t have to worry, we haven’t forgotten about it. It’s simply a process that takes a long time because we need to add features we haven’t counted on when we were creating the core build of the game. Changing everything so that it allows for multiplayer is very time consuming, but we won’t abandon the idea. You can expect to see it in one of the future updates.

BadFly Dev Team

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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
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Early Access Review
Best 5 bucks i spent in a long time. So much fun.

I grew up playing games during the golden age of quake, doom, duke nukem etc and this is just a 2014 version of those games. Shoot everything, figure it out later.

Controls are smooth
Gunplay solid
Sound is good
Lots of gore
And a possibly deranged german doctor is also included.

So much fun to be had for very little money.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Dead Space had a child with Doom 3.
Then that spawn had a kid with killing floor.
Great little Shooter.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
Review Written when game status was in *GOLD* status

Dead Effect to wrap this game up in a nutshell, the game story itself is the stereotypical "I'm stuck on a spaceship and its infested with zombies and i got to get out of here as soon as possible type of story" knowing that hey why should your purchase this game? Well their isn't really a good reason why you shouldn't buy this game. Even though the story of the game is lacking it makes up for it with content and a enjoyable gameplay experience. To add to my last statement there is also no reason why you should hate this game at all. After playing through the game about 5x i discovered that the reason why i continued to play the game over and over again is souly because i purchased it for 5$. After noticing that i also discovered that the game is completely under priced and should cost more (IMO). Knowing that in my mind i felt obligated to squeeze out every ounce of substance that the game had to offer to me for the low low price of 5$. In the end I'm satisfied with my purchase feeling that i payed to low of a price not to suck this game dry of its contents.

PROS
- It's 5 Bucks
- It's way better than a certain AAA title *cough alien colonial marines which is 5$*
- Good amount of variety
- fun & easy to play
- good sound and effects
- endless gameplay enjoyment
- horror aspects

CONS
-No Co - Op gameplay as of yet

(IMO Completely biases - when titling a game as a survival horror game i feel that the game should have a feeling of pure despair and hopelessness like in Aliens Isolation for example. Throughout the game you become more powerful which takes away the since of hopelessness. Anyways in horror games i feel that you don't only need put someone in a atmosphere of doom and gloom you have to put them in a state of when one decisions can cost you your life like bullet conception. Anyways this is actually a arcade like game which suppose to be for fun and not difficult, knowing that it doesn't factor into the review)

Verdict
9/10
- Buy it if your bored and want something new to experience for a low price
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Great game, love playing it, nothing like killing zombies in space!!!
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51 of 55 people (93%) 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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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
It is no secret that I love this game. My firends have heard me talk about it, I've posted screenshots & videos. I just can't get enough of this game. Even as early access it has so much potential. With only 3 levels I have over 40 hours played and the devs are planning so much more content. Play this if you like horror games and/or shooters. It does have a heavy Doom feel to me (In a very good way, it doesn't feel like a rip-off), it really seems like something that ID would have developed. Of course it is early access right now so you have to accept some bugs like jump not working yet as an example. Of course I could live without the jump just saying know that it is early access and still pretty early in the development process. For the price you can't really go wrong, plus it looks like they will be adding multiplayer which will give it a whole lot more replay value. Also devs seem really responsive to the community which is another major plus.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Early Access Review
Dead Effect is yet another first person shooter with zombies, with some very good graphics and a pretty lengthy campaign, but also some issues with controls.Dead Effect is fully voiced, which is both a good and bad thing. It's good in that it creates a more immersive environment, which is already a bloody, dark and foreboding atmosphere, but bad in that the acting is not very good.Graphically, the game is top notch. All the various locations you visit pretty much look the same, but I guess that's expected from an industrial spaceship. The zombies are nicely detailed, and the atmospheric effects are great.At its core, Dead Effect is yet another fun shooter featuring everyone's favorite reanimated beings. You won't find anything new, but it offers a decent challenge, and has some great replayability in survival mode and trying to earn all the achievements. If you're a fan of violent, bloody, horror themed games, you'll find a good distraction in this one.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
TL;DR: This was a free-to-play mobile game and it shows

I feel very mixed about my recommendation for this game but ultimately I think I'm going to have to say that you should give it a pass, at least for the time being. What I can say for this game is that it's cheap, although $5 is really the most I would pay for this game. After launching the game I saw that it had an ok amount of options for such a cheap game but it seemed a bit odd in the sense that it was minimalistic looking yet not in a "modern" type way, more like a "cheap looking" kind of deal. I started up the game and played the first story mission--the graphics weren't terrible and the sound was heavily based on bass trying to raise the tension. After a minute or two it became painfully obvious that this is a port of a mobile game and it shows, even down to the "Tap to..." command prompts. Not to say that mobile ports are inherently bad, but that they do need to improve with controls and input response when ported to pc. The need to sprint is needed, especially when you have an enemy who has a machine gun and you can't make it to the next corner to take cover before they open fire again. The "Tap to..." command prompts should go along with the obvious free-to-play model of slowly upgrading weapons in a now paid port (as opposed to the free to play iOS and android versions).

So in short, it's not a terrible game, but for a free-to-play game with a free-to-play design and mobile-reminiscent controls, five dollars is five too many.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
29.1 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.7 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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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Early Access Review
Doom 3 + deadspace + zombies? Take my moneyyy
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Early Access Review
This is one of the best FPS games in years, and it's not even done. When co-op is added it will be Game of the Decade. No jumping. That just means no mindreading the level designer that you have to climb up a particular pile of debris to progress or being expected to navigate platforming segments. No sprint. That just means you don't have another meter on screen. The best lockpicking minigame in history. 'Ze bullettime'
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
I liked this game since it has Zombies,adventure and everything else that makes a survival/horror game great.I do recommend others to buy this game so the developers can complete the full game and release it on steam.I hope you respect my thoughts and buy the game.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
14.9 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Category Rating Notes
Gameplay 7.5 Addicting gameplay that is great for messing around or killing time. Tons of weapons, of which can be upgraded. The movement could be smoother, weapon attachments would also be a nice addition.
Graphics 6.5 Pretty nice graphics, but could definitey be improved.
Price 10 The price is perfect, well worth the $7.99.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Early Access Review
For an early access game, it's pretty damn solid.
During my playthrough of what is available, I encountered no bugs what so ever. The game is very stable, didn't crash even once. There are some grammar mistakes that need attending to, most of them on the armour-upgrade station texts but nothing to major.

The gameplay is very good. Fighting off hordes of Zombies in the claustrophobic environments of a space ship. The weapons are already quite varried and fun to use, the upgrades are effective and usefull, the item drop system is very cool and well done and there's even some exploration rewarding you with secrets, ammo and credits (the in-game currency).

In the future i'll make a Let's Play about the currently available story. Check out my video(s) for gameplay footage and a detailed look at the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Early Access Review
This game = Doom 3 + Dead Space.
Horror. Space. Zombies. Freaks. Weapons. Massacre. Action. Darkness. Hunt. Escape. Atmosphere.
If you like all above, then it's a perfect title for you.

Trapped on a space station you have to find out what's going on and most importantly - survive. The story is ok. Nothing extraordinary, but it's a good excuse to lead you through several levels of sci-fi corridors covered in selective darkness. You have guns, ammo and flashlight - all you need to survive. There are 2 special abilities that help you survive as well as special stations that improve your physical condition. Mysterious? Sure, but I won't spoil all for you. The setting is excellent and execution is great. It's often dark. Maps vary from small to big. From short to long. From small to complicated. The surroundings are consistent across all maps - you are stuck in space in some installation, right? It all has metal and very industrial look, which fits the game perfectly, but every level is different and you don't have impression of visiting the same place over and over.

What about gameplay? Kill all zombies with what you got. You don't need more. Just don't die from shambling freaks. Most of them are small slowly walking zombies, but that's not all. Ther are bigger weirdos and you have to wipe them out. All of them.
In terms of mechanics DE is a simple game, but gameplay is very enjoyable (unless you don't like the genre).
Weapons look, feel and sound great. I like that guns kick back a bit. That's nice. Assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and... extras :D Models for firearms and enemies as well as their animations are above good. So is sound overall and graphical effects (slow motion, particles, dismemberment amon many). Music is excellent. Graphics is very good. Voice acting is convincing.
I like the way they used Unity engine. It's versatile and the game has overall presentation way above good. Performance is nothing to be worried about. Key customization is good and there are TOGGLE options for Iron Sights (Zoom with weapon) and Crouch.

SP story is one thing. Survival and Biohazard are a different type of gameplay. Survive till the end with some twists. Over the course of campaign and survival based modes you can earn money and improve your weaponry. Sometimes enemies will drop an improvement for your gun which is nice. There is a bit of grind tied to unlocking new levels of guns' performance but you won't play this game just one time.

PROPS and THANKS to developer for supporting this game - they are doing a good job. They released recently a HUGE patch (1.3). It fixes several bugs and introduces features requested widely by community (FOV, mouse acceleration etc etc). That's not all - the same patch came with 6 (six) new sp maps and 2 maps for survival modes (and bonus special map for Biohazard mode). Now story offers 12 (twelve) maps which is awesome. I'm still waiting for promised coop modes (for both story and survival based modes). Overall as an Early Access this games presented a HIGH quality even BEFORE the 1.3 patch. I say YES to such approach to Early Access.
Buy it!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.6 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Early Access Review
pros: i really like this game its really fun and really scary to play at nite and the all weapons are awesome i hope they make co op for it soon


cons: no jump
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Early Access Review
Ok when i seen this game i was like " Yeah another not so good Zombie game" Man i was DEAD Wrong :P For a Indie or Early Access Game this game looks like a AAA game and plays like one also !!! And man for the PRICE this game OWNS!!! It has some of best early access graphics i have seen in a good while :) So if you are lover of zombies or a zombie game sucker, "Like i am" 100% get this game!!
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