Take control of an experimental zombie that can transform into three unique and distinct forms. With quick reflexes, a little problem solving, and some rescued kittens, players make a violent exit that won't be forgotten by their captors.
User reviews: Positive (22 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2014
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" It’s a fine cobbling together of old-school design, stylish visuals and a sprinkling of humour, and despite a few easily forgivable imperfections"
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July 7

7.7.14 Playing a Zombie - Saving some Cats

Three Dead Zed is (a)Live! We had a blast developing this game and we all hope you enjoy your experience! Stay tuned for some 3DZ related contests by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or in our forums.

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June 23

Three Dead Zed to be released after Steam Summer Sale

The release of Three Dead Zed has been postponed until July. A new release date will be announced soon.

As always, we appreciate your support!

EDIT: Three Dead Zed coming out July 7!

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“Possibly the most unique zombie game this year!”
OtakuDante's Gaming Inferno

“Three Dead Zed is funny, charming, pretty, and above all else, it is very fun to play.”
4/5 – Twinfinite

About This Game

Three Dead Zed is an action/puzzle-platformer in which you take control of an experimental zombie that can transform into three unique and distinct forms. With quick reflexes, a little problem solving, and some rescued kittens, players make a violent exit that won't be forgotten by their captors. This is a zombie game that brings out your inner child, then chews on its brain.


  • Lighthearted visuals and storyline infectiously brings a smile to your face
  • Gamepad and keyboard support with custom keyboard rebinding
  • Challenge Stages will test your skills after completing the main game
  • Charming hand drawn characters, animations, and effects
  • Achievements and trading cards
  • Digital art book showing a sample of our creative process
  • Cats In tinfoil hats

Note: Linux version does not contain Steam achievements at this time.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8xxx/Radeon HD 2xxx series graphics cards (XNA 4.0 Hi-Def compatible card, Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0) (Integrated Video Cards not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Intel 4000HD video card has been tested and works
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04, SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Finished the game in 1 Hour but according to the devs it takes 3 hours to finish the game without grinding for achievements and without the challenge so i finished it too damn early, and also asked friends who played it and they agree with the devs so the time of this game is good enough.
So what i need to say about the game and i will include everything.

first of all this game is a comedy type adventure with 2d action platforming zombinative type that is funny but sadly they dont keep it interesting.
you get the 3 zombies to keep switching between at any-time at the beginning of the game, so you dont get any extra abilities to keep the game going.

The story is pretty ...stupid to say i dont really like it but on the comedy type it kinda make sense since we all know that cats will take over the world someday.

The game-play is nice, a bit repetitive later-on yes but i'd have to be honest and say its both good and bad, but gets better with those animations and character design which is great for such game, Probably should vote this game down but its a fun small adventure and for this price you cant complain that much its fun and good ^^

What i really disliked about the game.
1 - The Voice actors, i did not feel they thought it through it sounded like some ametures i do hope they dont read this and feel bad because the game is good but the voice acting is horrible
2 - The fact that the game dont feel 100% complete, when you ( touch the cat to end the level ) you suddenly see loading screen and get into the next level without any animation sound or anything just pops up like that so the game feels unfinished to me.
3 - Finished in 1 hour, so thats a meh but well the price 4,79$ sales is reasonable

What makes the game worth the price.
1 - The artwork and character design is great
2 - Good soundtrack and FX
3 - Funny story and good animations is a combination of fun
4 - the fact that you can kill people while they try to hangon to their pathetic meaningless life (MOUAHAHAHA)
5 - Altho the game ends fast ( but apparently i finished it faster than most people ) that challenge Levels will be another 2 hours to do + the 100% achievements for full game and everything it would be estimated around 4 to 6 hours depends on you

So overall you should buy this game if you want to play a fast mini fun adventure with good switching characters to go to different places and kill humans if you're having a bad day
otherwise this game is not for you : )
Posted: July 7
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25 of 43 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
This just isn't a good game.

Three Dead Zed is a puzzle-platformer game where you can switch between three different forms at will; a default form that can climb ladders and interact with objects, a heavy form that can deal extra damage and break certain blocks, and a light form that is agile and can walljump, but can't attack. The puzzles are very light; it's almost all about finding the right switch or destroying the right generator to unlock the path forward.

The problem with the game is the controls just don't feel right. Since the heavy form can't traverse anything and the normal form is still relatively slow with poor jumping abilities, you'll mostly be platforming as the nimble light form. But the platforming just doesn't feel good. Jumping and landing accurately feels like it's much harder than it should be, and there are some absolutely ridiculous spikes in difficulty that just seem unfair. At one point I had to quit the game to do something else, but I was in the middle of a level and thought "I better just finish this first because there is no way I ever want to play this level again." That is a bad sign for a game, period.

The main game took 90 minutes to beat, but it unlocked a challenge mode. But really, when the story mode was just a complete slog to get through, there's no way I'm going to want to play a more frustrating version of that. Don't buy this game.
Posted: July 7
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
I hope you enjoy!
Posted: July 15
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Good solid Trine / Lost Vikings style platformer with only a few minor clipping issues.

Video review below:
Posted: July 21
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Its Fun to play as a zombie but this game is so frustrating and too unfair
Posted: July 10
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