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 (487 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2014

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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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October 19, 2014

Update V0.0.4

Hello everyone!

This is the latest patch for The Fifth Day. The primary focus for this update has been to rewrite the majority of the multiplayer end of the game in order to provide a more flexible and available multiplayer experience. Apart from fixing a variety of different multiplayer related bugs, I have added the ability to save your progression online, join freeplay matches in progress, and much more!

As I have stated earlier, I do intend to carry out this project to its final release. While I do apologize for the delay in releasing V0.0.4, please keep this in mind for future releases. That said, I will try to post updates on a more regular basis in the future.

As always, please continue posting your bug reports and suggestions in the designated forums, or send them directly to me at thefifthdaydev@gmail.com.

NOTE: Saved profiles for versions less than V0.0.3 are no longer supported. V0.0.3 profiles will still work, but a new game is recommended. You can find a full list of changes for this update below:

  • Added option to join sessions in progress for the freeplay online game mode.
  • Added option to save progress in online freeplay.
  • Added option to play online with unlimited days.
  • Added invert mouse control option.
  • Added notification when there are not enough players to award skill points in multiplayer.
  • Added option to ready up in multiplayer lobby.
  • Changed jump charge to display jump height in meters.
  • Replaced respawn option box from match creation with automatic respawns in online freeplay, and no respawning in competitive Loners or COOP.
  • Fixed bug that caused time to not sync properly online.
  • Fixed bug where npcs would levitate in multiplayer.
  • Fixed bug where container contents would not sync correctly in multiplayer.
  • Fixed bug that caused items to disappear when dropped in underground areas.
  • Fixed bug where dropped items would spawn behind the player or under the player's feet.
  • Fixed bug that caused player shading to appear too bright in underground areas.
  • Fixed bug which caused power sources to not sync correctly in multiplayer.
  • Fixed bug that caused doors to not open or close in multiplayer.
  • Fixed bug that removed inventory prior to constructing an object.
  • Fixed bug that caused players to not recieve alert of other players leaving the game.
  • Fixed bug where RFIDs were not synced correctly in multiplayer.
  • Improved construction system to allow placing multiple structures without having to continuously reopen the menu.
  • Improved movement for npcs in multiplayer.
  • Improved performance for syncing charging stations in multiplayer.
  • Improved performance with RFID tracking.
  • Tweaked image saturation for the players view.
  • Tweaked turret armor to be slightly weaker.
  • Tweaked swarm health to be slightly less.
The next update will be focused on a new physics based construction system, additional hacking options, new inventory, and continuing to resolve bugs and fixes.

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
140 of 171 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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54 of 55 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Early Access Review
"View update history" nuff said
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
This game has potential but they choose not to use it.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
When I first bought this game, it looked fun. I got in the game and I had maybe 5 fps, 10 if I was lucky and I have a laptop that can run DayZ at 40 fps on higher settings. The graphics are terrible, movement is slow and buggy, it looks like the camera is 2 ♥♥♥♥ing feet off the ground, loot spawns in the ground so you can't pick it up, the enemies are way overpowered (I was killed in one shot), and you can walk through walls. Since you're a cyborg, you need to charge you're batteries, makes sense right? You can't find a station to charge them anywhere, and when you do, you can't take them out of the charger, and when you finnaly do, you get stuck in the wall with no way out. The enemies are over-powered and can kill you in one shot and you can't even see them. You here a gunshot and then you drop to the ground and get booted back to the menu screen. When you can actually find items, you they're useless because a) they have no point, b) they serve a purpose that no one understands and c) if it's a weapon, it's useless because the enemies kill you in one shot. The border of the world is also an invisible wall that stops with pure white afterwards. Not even an attempt to give you an idea of what's behind like in DayZ where the add valleys you can actually go into (although there is nothing there).

Imagine one of those dancing inflatable things outside mechanic shops. Imagine what it would look like from their perspective; you know have an idea on what it looks like when you move in this game. You're head boobing doesn't go up and down, but side to side, you have to hold the spacebar for 30 seconds to jump an actual decent height, and you can only sprint for 3 seconds and them stand still for 3 minutes before being able to sprint for 3 more seconds. An open world game where you can only sprint for 3 seconds? May as well only have a dull dagger while you're pitted against 5 guys with machine guns in ArmA 3.

There hasn't been a well-needed update since October, 2014. There was supposed to be an update every month. I realise that it's only one person developing this game, however, it feels like this dev only took 15 minutes out of his day for one week to make this game before releasing it. If you're gonna release an game that's in pre-alpha, at least make it playable. US CUSOTMERS ARE NOT GAME TESTERS, THE DEV IS. Deus-Ex The Fall (which is a port from and iPhone game) is better than this, and it was 1/3 the price.

This game has been abandoned by the developer. It haD potential, but the Dev haD decided to not reach it. The Dev has made this game just to make a quick buck (or couple hundred). This game needs to be refunded to all who have bought. If you're even considering buying this game, forget about it unless you like wasting $16 when all you can only afford $20 Steam Cards at a time. Trying to complete this game would be like trying to polish a t.u.r.d; you can't polish one. This game is dead.

Overall:

-THIS GAME IS A PIECE OF T.U.R.D
-DON'T BUY IT

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO DEMANDS A REFUND FOR BUYING A GAME THAT TRICKS THE CONSUMER FOR BUYING A GAME THAT LOOKS LIKE DAYZ BUT IS ACTAULLY THE WARZ IN DISGUISE (as an example).

DEAR PERSON READING THIS:

DON'T BUY THIS GAME. I CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH. DON'T BUY IT
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
I can say this game is one of the worst I've played before.

Screenshots aren't promising. I don't find any best items in this game. All of them are just common and uncommon. Enemy Robot AI can even shoot me through walls!
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
I typically am optimistic, but...
The game itself is just not acceptable. It is not "finished." It shouldn't be in the Beta phase. It does NOT GET UPDATED. EVER. You'll find yourself a week later regretting buying this game.
THIS GAME IS NOT FINISHED, EVEN FOR THE TYPICAL STEAM STANDARD/
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
yea the trailer was really convincing but its a scam do not buy waste of monay!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Early Access Review
At the momentan state of Fifth Day I wouldnt recommend buying it... 15 Euros for 20 min of playtime fun and after that boredom and glitches everywhere... ok its early access... but that doesnt give the 1 dev the right to just not bring out a patch for ~3 months.
Seems like hes just running away with the money and leaving behind another greenlight fail.
Sad... because the game had a lot of potential with the hacking thing and the being a robot thing :<
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
At this stage? NO, i wont recommend this game.
Its a good concept, but unacceptable slow updates, unable to keep promises to update it more frequently, Lack of commitment to talk to the community to accually paid for early access, makes me regret it ever since.

Wait till the game is released, if it ever will, thats the main question right now.
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734 of 833 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 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.
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291 of 311 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.0 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.
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358 of 412 people (87%) 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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111 of 122 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
This game has not been updated since October 2014, and no new announcements have been posted. The gameplay is rough, any sort of end goal or progression is nonexistent.
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143 of 167 people (86%) 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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132 of 155 people (85%) 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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102 of 122 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.0 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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104 of 126 people (83%) 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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125 of 162 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Early Access Review
It's got potential but do realize it is early access and an alpha. If you can't handle incomplete games with glitches and bugs -- look elsewhere.

Potential is nice - StarForge had mass potential and so have many other games. Some reach it, others don't so go in knowing the risks and judge it based upon it's current state for playability -and- your willingness to risk based upon that potential.

A list of things to look at:
- The skill-point system only works multi-player so you won't skill up in single player.

- Multiplayer you will end up against leveled up oponents and those levels have meaning and high value. Lots and lots of value to being leveled up here.

- Gathering requires hacking a harvester which then can take quite a while to gather things - you can't harvest anything.

- to get that hacking device you must find it.

- Robot NPC's drop nothing. You need to hunt through ruins to find weapons, ammo and other supplies.

- ammo is fairly scarce for the quantity of robots you'll bump into - again, no points for dealing with AI opponents. You're best bet is to run/aviod them.

- robots can pop up at any point near or far. They have been toned down to 2 shots to kill you but that's the best you'll get.

- AI robots cannot aim upwards. If you are above them, they can't hit you with their weapons -- if at range and above, they can and will hit you.

- AI robots can walk through walls that you build. So if you build, make the building tall and use stairs to get up there.

- You need to find power for your unit - not those silly solar cells but nuclear power. Without it, you won't be able to power up the capacitor to run, jump, etc. Extra capacitors are good but you shouldn't need too many of them.

- picking up anything early will stop your running. Anything except a nuclear power units. The solar power cells weigh a ton for the energy they give, which slows you down.

- many items are sunk in the ground and other items - you'll see loot markers but can't loot the item nor even know what it is.

Again, it's got potential but that potential has a long way to go to be achieved. IMO - worth supporting with funds but don't expect a highly clean and polished version at this time.

It runs well but it's not done yet.
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