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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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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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

PC
Mac
    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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
18.5 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!

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- chainsaw sound
- no jump

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- short single player mission (because it was mobile game xP)
- too easy (biohazard mod's 'hell' difficult is still easy)
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10 of 13 people (77%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
Let me get a few things straight: 1) this is not Dead Space, Doom, or Left 4 Dead, 2) this is not what I think of as a 'twitch shooter', though I may not have a full understanding of that term, 3) this is not a low-power horror game the likes of Outlast or Slender.

However, what this game does present on its own merit is a vicious, heavily armed, desperate tromp through hordes of the undead, in a space craft presumably designed by an engineering crew which assumed ship personnel would spring for an extra helping of bioluminescence in their rations. Unfortunately, this is not actually something which exists in the game world - just keep your flashlight handy.

With a brief experience (and a shotgun), one might begin to subconsciously downplay the presented risks. I am convinced that this was a ploy by the designers to lull the player into a false sense of security. Don't be fooled. There will always be more zombies, and that slavering clutch of bloodthirsty undead shambling toward you are actually moving a little faster than you first thought. It also seems you forgot to reload after the last encounter. I should likewise mention that your stun gauntlet is still recharging after liquefying the nearest zombie's face, and you're a dozen mobile corpses away from the next healing bay. Better tag that reload button and hope you can chamber a few rounds before they get into lunging distance, because there certainly isn't anywhere to run.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
I had never heard of this game. It ended up in my library via some bundle I picked up. At first, I started to play it just to get the card drops. I've not finished it yet, but I'm having a blast playing it. It reminds me a lot of the early ID titles (Doom, Quake), yet it has it's only unique play. For 5 bucks, it's definitely worth a playthrough, and with multiplayer coming soon, I'm sure it will be a huge value as long as the player base is there.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
I highly recomend it to other gamers seriosly fun and crazy. Love it. More Fun better than doom 3.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
Dead effect is very enjoyable reminds me right of the Bat of Doom 3/resident evil & Dead space in terms of Visuals and certian aspects of gameplay which which is great as the graphical quality is amazing good beyond what I exspected,
This is early access still but it seems the core game engine is about finalised and it's in a highly playble state,
Controls are fluid gameplay is fun adds a sense of panic theres a weapons upgrade system and the begginings of character upgrades I.E recharchable Health. Also randomised loot system says Harder enemies greater chance of dropping items.

Playing through first few levels I got shocked quite a few times when a zombie Horde appeared around the corner or turn around to see a creature with it's legs missing crawling really fast almost no time to react fast towards me, worth the Buy in current state will update review as Neccassery. 6/10 So far
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
This is the type of game i figured would be terrible, but I am actually really enjoying. It's not addictive in any way, but it's great to throw 20 minutes into here and there. 7/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
I absolutely love this game. This is right up there with dead space. If you enjoy playing dead space, you will definately want to play this, especially if you just cannot get enough of dead space.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Early Access Review
Dead Effect ... Really fun game. Old school feel, nice graphics, great atmosphere ... I love it :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
I will say that this game was a surprise. I played trough it and I found it nice, though I would want it to be longer, and I am hoping that you will add more levels into the game as it grows, that would just be fantastic to hear and see.

This game has three identifying features that I like about it:

1. The enemies that you encounter are hard, they are not so easy to kill at first, but bit by bit they get a bit easier, but they are still quite tough. Which is something I like. I hope to see more of the enemies that will come, and see how tough they are.
2. There is a big need of backtracking trough the game, you often have to back away, reload your guns, then come back in and do what you can. It's good to see that in the levels you are in, you always need a place where you can and need to backtrack to finish of your enemies.
3. You need to be clever in your play trough. My best strategy in the game is to shoot the enemies that I can with my weapon of choice, and if I run out of ammo in the clip, and don't have time to reload, I can switch to my other weapon that has a lot more ammo in the meantime, then back away, reload and do it again. Even using the grenades is quite clever of a tactic.

I also love the voice acting in the game. Quite fantastic for an early access game. The character feels a bit stiff though in movement, I would also like to see some other survivors that are alive and work as NPC's that can fight along with you.

All in all, I give the game 8/10

Good job guys! Hope to see more!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
Good game and scary as ♥♥♥♥ sometimes, but it's too dark :D
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2 of 3 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
1.2 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Early Access Review
The story elements are as thin as paper and written in what can barely be called proper English. But the rest... oh my goodness, yes!

I have never had this much fun playing against zombies. Sure, there are spots with too many and spots with too few (bad balance) but this is early access after all. The way they move - some slower, some faster, some get fast as they close in, the way they do it (and it looks really cool) - I simply love it!

Especially for the price you pay for this, it's brilliant. Maybe erase the story elements altogether as they are the one thing that is completely terrible (or hire somebody to rework them from scratch) and stolen cheaply from System Shock 2 and a bunch of other games, but that's all the criticism I got.

The way the levels are set up, this is the new Doom to me. The satisfying feeling when you get to the end of a level and see your score, the arcade feel, everything about it.

I hope the devs have the courage to drop the elements they have stolen badly (as in turned to fudge) and focus on their strengths which are overwhelming. This is a game I will keep watching and playing as it progresses further.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
Awesome game for $4.99 its not that bad i recommend you should get this.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Early Access Review
Dead Effect. Quite the scariest FPS I have ever played so far. Crawler zombies, Hazmat zombies, Chainsaw zombies, Oh god. Imagine playing this very game on HELL Difficulity! O_o Still, this game deserves a must buy, but only if you can handle the horror it brings to you. The music itself get your blood boiling and your heart pounding to help notify if there is zombies nearby.

The achievements that are earned during the game doesn't count on Steam once you get them, but once you quit the game, they randomly pop-up and get earned on Steam just for you, best fix that ASAP.
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