Arcade side-scroller with strategy elements! Four different types of zombie minions with unique abilities! 70 levels of pure zombie gore fun! Additional game mode - Nightmare - only for the hardcore gamers!
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Very Positive (188 reviews) - 81% of the 188 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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About This Game

Death is lonely. He has zero friends on his FaceTome account and no one to hang out with. So, in order to feel better he begins “Project Deadlings”. Death buys a factory where he can build his laboratory and begin training a massive army of zombie minions.

As the army of Deadlings grows, the mazes of the laboratory become deadlier, loaded with puzzles and death-defying traps. Different Deadlings have their own unique abilities: Bonesack is agile - he can run and jump, Creep can climb on walls and ceilings, Lazybrain treads slowly but carefully and Stencher... well Stencher has gastric problems so he can use his powerful gas clouds to fly.

You will have to combine all of these abilities to find your way in Death's Maze.

Can you help Death to kill his boredom? Will you be able to navigate all 60+ levels available in Deadlings? Will you complete Project Deadlings, and successfully train all of your zombie minions?

  • Arcade side-scroller with strategy elements!
  • Four different types of zombie minions with unique abilities!
  • 70 levels of pure zombie gore fun!
  • Additional game mode - Nightmare - only for the hardcore gamers!

What's new in the Rotten Edition?

  • 10 brand new bonus levels
  • 15 new levels in Nightmare Mode
  • Steam achievements and leaderboards
  • Full controller support
  • Nightmare mode unlocked from the beginning
  • Steam Trading Cards and Badges
  • HD graphics

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
So i looked at the price and figured i'd give it a go, £2.00 well spent!
You have different zombies with different skills, for instance one who just runs and jumps, one who slithers around walls one who flys with ♥♥♥ assistance ( farts ) etc. Get to the exits by unlocking doors using their different skills. Has some old school elements of timing your jumps as well. Some of the puzzles lead you into believing you need the wrong type of zombie so you will find yourself choosing the wrong one and then suddenly it clicks and you kick yourself for the 20 minutes you just wasted pointlessley. You get a rating ( up to 3 stars ) for your time and how many of your zombies you killed in the process, some levels allow you to expire a few zombies as it is neccesary, others will deduct stars from you for killing any of your zombies

Seems to be very well made and i havent encountered any problems so far. plays very smoothly with the xbox pad. if you love puzzles/ platformers / zombies you cant go wrong - especially at the sale price.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Despite the name Rotten Edition, this game is not rotten game, it's brilliant platformer game.
Unique concept with many kinds of zombie combined with a platformer game, and leveled game with star rating like Angry Bird.

Quite a challenge to get 3 stars in some levels.
1 star for reach the finish
1 star for get all the brains
1 star for finish the level below a certain time (this is the harder part), as time is still ticking while changing the zombie after a run.

There isn't much of a story, but the game mechanic and concept are good. Makes me want to play the next level over and over again. It usually the story that makes me want to continue the game.
There are 70 test levels within 5 phase with phase 1-4 contain 15 tests and phase 5 contains 10 tests.

There are also trading cards and achievements that makes it more fun to play.
Definitely recommended.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
I am recommending this game because it is very well done, and probably fun if you like this type of game.

I wish they had made it more clear that this is not a standard platformer. I probably just didn't pay enough attention.

Picture a mobile game where you are running right constantly and can only jump. It's kind of like that, but much deeper, and one zombie can jump, another can stick to surfaces and loops around platforms (there may be more than 2 types). You cannot turn around and run the other way, at least with the two zombies I tried. You choose which zombie to use and which way to start running at the beginning of each attempt at the level.

The puzzles are clever, but do take a lot of trial and error.

If you like puzzle games, i'ts defintely worth the money.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
An awesome puzzle-platformer game. To beat the 70+ levels, you'll first need to figure out the approach to tackle them, and then reach the exit. There's enough diversity in the levels, and some act as tutorials for some new mechanics that are gradually introduced. For me, the puzzle sections aren't really that hard, but some of the platforming sections are. However, this game has simple controls. For each deadling, you only use one button for control. One deadling walks, two use jumps (but one stick to the walls) and another fly. This last one i find quite annoying to control, t's like flappy bird, but much better. Even at full price, the lenght and variety of this game make it worth. Last, i need to adress two bonus levels: 3 and 10. Those were very hard for me to beat, because you need to control the flying deadling (the worst one) for a long time and you need to be very precise. A very cool indie to your library, especially on sale.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Many Levels And Cool Campaign :*
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
I do not understand the hate that this game is getting: It isn't Super Meat Boy, but it is a pretty decent game, and quite cheap.

For those complaining that there is a lack of a tutorial, I'm rather dissapointed. A tutorial for this game is about as necessary as directions on a shampoo bottle.

At the start of the level you are able to look around the typicall small level, and decide upon a strategy. Usually these aren't too difficult, and it should be rather obvious what you need to do. You then select the zombie you wish to use for that attempt, and choose a direction for the zombie to run (left or right). From there, it is mostly just a timing based game, as you'll need to click at the proper times so your zombie doesn't get chopped to pieces by buzzsaws or whatever.

As I said before, this game isn't amazing, but it definitely shouldn't be considered a bad game. I got it in a bundle, and I intend on finishing it, as it should only take about 3-4 hours for a single playthrough (I'm currently 1/4 of the way through with .6 hours, but I've kind of been rushing through).

Would recommend if you want to get it in a bundle or on sale, or at full price if you've exhausted some of the better options for games of this genre.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
this is a fun game, it has nice visuals, its quirk, but thoser have blood.
this isn't really a platformer, but instead a bit more of an action puzzle game like portal
you control diffrent types of zombies, diffrent levels will give diffrent types of zombies, which are required to beat the level.
the zombies are always moving,except for the last one you get, and they can turn if they a spring or for the flying one, a wall.
the controls aren't bad, although i do find the flying one the worst to control due to very slight delay for starting to propel up.
lv 40 and onwards really makes it annoying
but,its still a fun game to play
i recommend getting this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
For a completionist-type gamer, such as myself, completing ALL the levels with ALL the brains in the designated time is indeed quite the challenge. One that makes me use foul language with a frequency significantly above average. But the satisfaction, oh, the satisfaction that comes after...
Bonus points for utilising the now ubiquitous zombie motive and not making it a cliche that makes people yell 'NOT AGAIN' and burst into tears.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
This is a really good game, its challenging but not TO challenging , but there is a nightmare difficulty mode which is impossible level of difficulty if your the type that wants a super tough challenge, I had alot of fun with this game and you will to ! THAT IS ALL! 4/5!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
This game is fun and challenging. The graphics to are pretty brill for the size of the game and having trading cards and achievements is brill aswell as it adds more off a challenege to collect them all, despite how challenging the game actually is.

The game could do with a bit more guidance as at time it is confusing and takes a lot of time to get right!

Saying that however the price of the game is brill at less then 3 quid but at the moment its only 69p so get it now and try it!
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Oscarjames | PRIVATE BUYER
3.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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3.4 hrs
Posted: July 29
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CaptainLuigi \\\
0.6 hrs
Posted: June 4
Product received for free
Provided by Accidentally Reviewed, a group which offers free keys and is giving back to the Steam community!
-Great level design
-nightmare mode
-good puzzle platforming
-not too many zombie types (only 4)
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0.6 hrs
Posted: April 30
挺不错的一款游戏 考验智商 我这种天才的脑子 1辈子就通关了 挺不错的
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3.0 hrs
Posted: April 18
Shoddy mobile take on Transmorpher, with transformation removed. Fhuck you, (_!_) holes!
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0.2 hrs
Posted: April 11
I paid about fifty cents for this, and it's worth at least half that.
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Dead Gaiko
1.3 hrs
Posted: March 16
-- Six important points about Deadlings: Rotten Edition --

1) The title music is insanely cool!

2) A lot of reviews compare this to 'Super Meat Boy' and 'Plants VS Zombies'. Those a rubbish comparisons. Deadlings is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer: you evaluate the level, decide which zombies are best at each task, then you set them running into the level (inputting single commands like jumping, but never directional input). This game is immensely more like 'Lemmings' and a little bit like 'Braid' and other less-manic puzzle-platformers.

3) The fact this game isn't like those other famous titles is not an insult. This game is a great little gem! As you progress, the game expands on your options and the depth of the puzzles. I highly recommend not worrying about good scores initially and instead try to clear levels, otherwise you won't see much of the game's brilliant concepts for a long while.

4) This game is very much worth it's asking price, and it's an easy purchase when on sale! Few games are both this well made, and be within anyone's price range. Not perfect, but nothing that would really ruin your fun.

5) You can only unlock one level at a time, by completing the previous level. If you are stuck, this game doesn't offer you much else to do. This is the game's one major flaw.

6) There's also a weird interaction that 'Bonebag' (your fast-running zombie that jumps) will literally explode if he runs into a wall or clips into the side of a platform. It makes sense from a gameplay-design perspective, but is visually doesn't make sense and it's infuriating to behold! Just a minor flaw but when puzzle games can be taxing on your patience, you REALLY notice stuff like that! Especially since everything else in the 'Rotten Edition' is so crisp and well designed!

-- MY RATING: 8.7 --

Get it cheap, play it little-and-often, and enjoy!
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><(((°> Tilapia Slender
26.8 hrs
Posted: February 29
Fun game, and the nightmare levels are very challenging. Havent passed all the bonus levels, only two left. I enjoyed it a lot. I`ll recommend it.
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2.6 hrs
Posted: February 14
fun puzzle platformer
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