The Fifth Day is a post-apocalyptic survival game set in the time after mankind's extinction to the machines that it created. Your role, as one of these machines, is to survive in the hostile world left behind by man.
User reviews: Mixed (545 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access allows for a unique opportunity to incorporate community feedback into the development process in order to produce the best product possible. Using this feedback the game can be tailored to fit the community expectations and provide a better gaming experience for everyone.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“With many new additions and improvements planned for the game based on community involvement, it is difficult to give an exact date at this point. Over the next few months, the game will continue to evolve as new content is added and bug fixes are implemented in accordance to community feedback.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Many exciting new features and changes are planned to be implemented as the game progresses through its alpha and beta stages. A few of which can be found below:

  • More NPC Characters - New machine AIs with varying and unique behaviors that will greatly enhance the level game flow.
  • Expanded Hacking - Many more options and commands for hacking and programming NPCs are planned for development.
  • Expanded NPC A.I. - Better A.I. will really provide an interesting challenge to both online and offline play.
  • New Construction Options - There are quite a few new features for construction that have been planned as well as suggested by the community that will be exciting to implement.
  • Weather Effects - Dynamic weather system that will bring new challenges as well as visual improvements by creating a more atmospheric world.
  • New Environments - New levels, environments, and biomes are planned for addition in later versions of the game.
  • UI Enhancements - Various improvements and polishing for the user interface will make for more immersive play.
  • New Online Game Modes - More online game modes, including possible team based survival play.
  • Additional Skills - New skills and abilities to provide more customization options to your character.
  • More Power Source Types - Additional options such as thermal and hydrogen based power supplies will create more diverse play as each will introduce unique costs and benefits to using.
  • Expanded Sound Design - More SFX and atmospheric sound development will greatly add more immersive qualities to the world.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently in Early Access Alpha, therefore bugs and other interruptions in game play may be encountered. It is advised that you purchase the game at this stage only if you are willing to actively support the future development of the project.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will gradually increase over time as important checkpoints are reached in the development process. Based on the breadth of content added, the final version will most likely range from $20 - $25.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“It would be great to have deep involvement from the community in the future development of The Fifth Day. The community forums and early access reviews are good places where users can help by offering suggestions and ideas to further the development process.”
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April 4

Update V0.0.6.02

Hello Everyone!

This is the latest patch for The Fifth Day. Over the next several weeks I am working to add more content and fixes in these periodic updates while the big changes such as improved and more interesting AI, new level design, etc. are being worked on in the background. While I have not yet had time to attend to the issue of AI walking through player constructed walls, this bug is of highest priority and I am working on addressing it in as timely manner as possible.

See a full list of changes below:

  • Added and redesigned a constructable charging station to schematic drive vol. 04.
  • Added a constructable wooden storage container to schematic drive vol. 01.
  • Added ability to store loot and inventory items in constructable containers.
  • Fixed a bug in the construction alignment algorithm that caused improper alignments to occur, making it difficult to place construction in the desired location.
  • Fixed bug in turret placement that would incorrectly place turrets on other constructions.
  • Fixed issue with wooden door alignment to appear offset relative to the door frame.
I greatly appreciate everybody's patience and support in the early access process; if any further questions, suggestions, or general feedback arises, please do not hesitate to send me a message to thefifthdaydev@gmail.com.

Cheers,

-Touz

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March 25

Update V0.0.6.01

Hello Everybody!

Here is the latest patch for The Fifth Day. I will continue to try and post smaller, but more periodic updates in order to keep the community engaged while I work on larger scale features in the background. Hopefully, this new method for pushing out updates will serve to benefit everyone. See a full list of changes for this version below:

  • Added item saving for power cells and capacitors placed at charging stations.
  • Added mountable blue pocket light.
  • Added rail mount for sights.
  • Added aluminum building material.
  • Added schematic drive vol. 04 that supports turret construction. NOTE: at this time the schematic drive supports limited constructions, but I will continue to add more items to the new drive in future updates.
  • Added automated rail gun turret.
  • Implemented turret maintenance which requires turrets to be powered by a power supply and store energy on a capacitor for proper operation. You will also need to reload turrets periodically, as they will run out of ammunition if fired for too long.
  • Improved construction placement algorithm to allow for easier placement of ceiling tiles.
  • Increased audio range on fired weapons.
  • Fixed bug in which charging stations would continue to build up charge even without a source of power.
  • Fixed bug that would cause too many containers to spawn in some areas.
Cheers,

-Touz

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About This Game

The Fifth Day is a post-apocalyptic survival game set in the time after mankind's extinction to the machines that it created. Your role, as one of these machines, is to survive in the hostile world left behind by man. Explore, build, and hack your way to victory in competitive online survival, or face the wastes alone in offline freeplay mode.

Key Alpha Features

Explore a world left by man, where rogue AI roam the lands previously inhabited by their creators and masters.


  • Explore dense forests, radioactive wastes, and abandoned cities in hopes of finding resources and surviving to the next day in this desolate world.
  • Join competitive online play. Survive alone or with a partner through a series of five days to come out on top as the superior machines of the new world. Elimination by death brings the challenge to a whole new level as players are removed from the competition after being destroyed.
  • Win online matches to upgrade your character's skills and become the most feared and dangerous machine left behind in this new world.
  • Find resources and construct your own settlement. Build anything from small wooden encampments to get you through the night to reinforced bunkers with automated defenses to protect against intruding AI.
  • In order to power your mechanical being, you will need to find and manage power sources that each bring different advantages as well as costs to using them.
  • Hack enemy AI to follow your commands or support you in your ventures.
  • Face the wastes alone in single player freeplay where all you have is your own strength and willpower to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

Development Roadmap

With early access development, community feedback is vital towards producing the best product possible. Since the start of pre-alpha development, feedback and suggestions from the community have greatly helped in shaping the game to the state it currently is. The game has come a long way since the initial Greenlight submission, but there are still lots of improvements and features that can be made.


As the game progresses through alpha, here are a few features planned for implementation:

  • More NPC Characters - New machine AIs with varying and unique behaviors that will greatly enhance the level game flow.
  • Expanded Hacking - Many more options and commands for hacking and programming NPCs are planned for development.
  • Expanded NPC A.I. - Better A.I. will really provide an interesting challenge to both online and offline play.
  • New Construction Options - There are quite a few new features for construction that have been planned as well as suggested by the community that will be exciting to implement.
  • Weather Effects - Dynamic weather system that will bring new challenges as well as visual improvements by creating a more atmospheric world.
  • New Environments - New levels, environments, and biomes are planned for addition in later versions of the game.
  • UI Enhancements - Various improvements and polishing for the user interface will make for more immersive play.
  • New Online Game Modes - More online game modes, including possible team based survival play.
  • Additional Skills - New skills and abilities to provide more customization options to your character.
  • More Power Source Types - Additional options such as thermal and hydrogen based power supplies will create more diverse play as each will introduce unique costs and benefits to using.
  • Expanded Sound Design - More SFX and atmospheric sound development will greatly add more immersive qualities to the world.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or later
    • Processor: AMD 1.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: AMD 1.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or better
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse recommended
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
I really hope this becomes a positive rated game yet again! I purchased the game when it first hit steam, played for a while then I uninstalled it. Not because I didn't like it, but because I ran out of things to do. Now with this new update of 0.0.6! It looks great! Redownloading it right now! I'm so glad the game is still being worked on! If you see any reviews saying that the creator has just ♥♥♥♥ed off, its completely untrue! This game is a definite thumbs up!
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
Remember its only one guys woking on this game but !!! it will be very good in the future and right now its playable
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
The game is in early access so of course it doesnt have much. It's also being done by ONE PERSON. So cut it some slack. The creator has stated that he will see the game through and as of now hes really trying,

The game itself has alot of potential and only gets better by each update. It did take like 2-3 months for one update to come out, but durignt aht much of the games mechanics changed, and for one person its goign smoothly.

Theres not much storyline, and the visuals are okay. But I do recommend this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
very good game play for early access
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
It appears as though the development of this game hadn't stalled as I previously thought. There is still a glaring lack of progression and the level size is severely hampered by the limitations of the Source Engine, but it's good to see progress being made. The recently introduced custom weapon and loot container systems are a major step in the right direction and I can only hope that there are many more such steps to come.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
one of the best games i played. I love this game. I recommend this game for every one.
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863 of 1,033 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I understand why its called the fifth day. Thats the day the devoloper quit paying attention to this game.

EDIT: 3-21-15
I noticed that the devoloper is updating the game now. My opinion of the game stays the same, that is.. stay away from it. (unless your interested in yet another open world survival game stuck in the limbo of early-access.. *ahem* Dayz)
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341 of 399 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
never ever buy this game!. the idea is great with the hacking and ai roaming but after 30 mins its boring.
i assume the game is dead because the developer dindt update it in the last 4 months. i know the developer is alone and its still an pre alpha but lately steam has been sloppy with the controlling there pre alpha products.
its an wonderful waste of 15 euro. i would almost report the game if i thought steam would actually do something about it. but since this game can still be bought i just want to warn people DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.

-----------------------------------EDIT--------13-03-2015------------------------------------------------------------------

The game has sinse been updated. i havent played it yet but this does mean the game is not dead nor left behind. if the developer start with regular updates again it can turn out as a decent game, who knows. but for now i just want to edit this post sinse it would be unfair for the developer to leave bad reviews if he is actually working on it.
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398 of 519 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Not 1 peice of this game is original, the buildings and AI and all textures are prefab copy and paste the you buy from the UNITY store.

the hand texture has obviously been taken from the hands of BF 2142 charactures.

come on guys, this doesnt seem right to me..... and steam let it gon on the store i mean what!!??!!...

i am certainly going to be asking for my money back because this smells like a cash and run "GAME".
NO, early access is not an escuse..... DO NOT buy this.
I know the textures and ai and everything else is not theirs because i played with it all in the unity engine about 2 years ago.....

STAY AWAY AND KEEP YOUR MONEY DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!.

if anyone upvotes this game then they either are friends with the "dev's" of have no clue.

Peice of Garbage.....
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128 of 157 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
i have to say, early access is an equally hilarious and saddening time where developers seem to enjoy selling digital pet rocks.

for anyone who reads this, keep this in mind: the fifth day is probably the craziest example of vaporware ive yet to find on steam

be extremely cautious, and really consider Not buying early access games until Just before they come off early access

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166 of 212 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Right now, it's entertaining for about 30 minutes and that's it.

I haven't seen any progress by the developer recently and there are much better "survival" games out there as it stands now.

I'm afraid it's just another one of those "alpha" games that someone banged out to make a few bucks on and then forgot about. I will watch it though and hope it actually progresses.
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153 of 197 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
They tried so hard and it looked like a good project.

Then the developer probably got pulled back to reality.

Or stopped caring.

A ♥♥♥♥ ton of potential put to nothing.

EDIT:

The developer is apparently "working hard" to produce another update, despite the latest update being pushed out in October. A lot of work being put over the month for some, what on paper and generally schematically are pretty simplistic upgrades. Including, but not limited to - physics for houses, UI overhaul, more guns and the ability to dismantle guns.

To what I say, pointless. All of this could've been done within a month, and the idea of him working alone and taking this large amount of time is discouraging and brings me to believe the developer is simply an amateur.

Regardless, I paid for it. Don't exactly enjoy the fact I paid for it when the project at time looked promising with a friendly developer, who ended up taking the money and pulling a Stomping Land.

If you don't have the time and resources to manage a project, it's best not to put it on Steam.
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246 of 337 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
SCAM ALERT - FORGED STRUCTURES - STILL IN ALPHA

I rate this game -10/10, because it isn't even a game. This is software that was roughly put together that looks just like Half-Life 2. Value - please sue these developers. The floating tower, which remarkedly looks like the big spire from HL2 just happens to have a big black ball at the top just like the big black ball at the top of the spire in HL2.

This is a total scam. This game is in early Alpha, and it didn't say that anywhere until after I had spent $15 and had access to the game. Many of the reviews from several months ago said Beta, but this game is still pre-Alpha. There is barely anything to do in the game, and you can still walk through objects... I game should not be on sale. If it is in Alpha then offer Free Access and ask for dontations.

Within just about 15 minutes of playing I was able to go from one end of the map to the other. There are no online servers for multiplayer. I am pretty sure all of the recommended reviews are forgeries.

STEAM - Please take this game off of the market and refund everyone. Selling games that are still in the earliest forms of development without consent of the buyer is illegal. As a programmer myself, this is completely unethical that the developers would advertise the game as such. If you want a budget to help build development then use Kickstarter or something...
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118 of 155 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Developer has a very poorly communication he always says that this projekt is not dead and he worked hard on next update thats all, every time the same but nothing happens! The update frequency is to low thats the reason its smells like scam. Maybe it is Scam maybe not, but at the Moment its very frustrating and i personally dont believe its a good idead to fund this game. Don't get me wrong - with more updates the Game has some potencial but at the moment its very boring.

He really needs a blog or something that players can see whats going on ...
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118 of 155 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
There hasn't been an update in almost 4 Months, Not only that There are hardly ever any servers. If you are a fan of Rust, Dayz, Ect. Avoid this like the plague. If everyone who bought this doesn't get a full refund I'm sorry but i predict a full community lash-back Larger than WarZ.
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80 of 102 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
This game seemed attractive at first and I still admire some of its unique characteristics such as robot jumping and hacking, HOWEVER, I bought this game expecting it to one day be complete and as far as I can tell, this game is totally dead and is floating in the water now. "Go on, take the money and run" was the soundtrack the developer must have listened to on a loop non-stop while making this game.
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58 of 69 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Early Access Review
"View update history" nuff said
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77 of 100 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Early Access Review
Yes the potential is there, like most games starting out. However, in its current state it shouldn't have been allowed to be released publically. It is hardly even "barebones" with very minimal features. Including the tutorial mission you can expect about 30 minutes of gameplay before you realize you should have waited. Also, did the the dev take our money and run? It's been since Oct since any updates have released!

Before you comment "it's early access ffs!" I know! I love early access games, but this isn't ready for player testing yet! This is more along the lines of clicking the test game button in Unity while you are still correcting some of the base code.
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70 of 89 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
It should be called the fourth day. because that is how many updates this game got before the creator left. DONT BUY THIS GAME IT IS A WASTE OF GOOD MONEY
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73 of 94 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
If you look at this game and think oh wow this might be worth a buy and you are concidering buying it DON'T. It was supposed to be updated monthly nope been 4 months and still nothing. 4 updates and then the DEveloper stoped updating so don't buy unless you want it to sit and collect cyber dust in your steam library.
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