Have you ever thought or imagined how our world would look like after an apocalyptic event? What would we do if some of us were to survive? What world would we live in and what challenges would we face? The Withering" is a modern world post apocalyptic survival horror simulator in development.
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Release Date:
Dec 18, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Withering is currently in the early access phase as we continue to develop additional features and content. We want players to take part in this development process and become involved as the world of "The Withering" is coming to life. We want to hear from players on what features they would like to see in the game. Which aspects they would prefer the development to focus on in the current stage of development. We would also like to give players a chance to influence the game world and have a chance of becoming a part of the story, with original personalized content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate the game to be in the early access phase until forth quarter of 2016. However, we plan to release a major update in the first half of 2016 that will expand the gameplay features drastically.”

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

“The final version of The Withering will be heavily multiplayer orientated. It will include features such as Open World with Free Roam that will let players explore vast different environments of a post apocalyptic hostile world. PvE and PvP game modes will be implemented. Co-op game modes where players will be able to explore special locations in the world. Deep crafting and production system, world economy and diplomacy among different factions in the world. Along with a seamless randomly generated world events that will allow players to shape the future of The Withering universe.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently we have a stable alpha version with turn based management gameplay and real time action gameplay elements. The early access is currently supporting single player mode and we plan to expand it with PvP and Co-op modes in the first half of 2016.”

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

“The decision was made to have an early access discount until we will release a major update with multiplayer capabilities. Once the game will be updated with multiplayer mode, the pricing will be revised.”

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

“We will have a dedicated team of developers that will be interacting with the community of players through forums, emails and many other means available to us. The main purpose of the early access is to have the community involved in the development process and work together with our developers to guide the team's focus towards the features players would like to have implemented as a priority in the game. We want to have the world of "The Withering" to be shaped by the community.”
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December 5

The Withering Update

The Withering Update is now live!

In this update I am introducing the HUB, and the factions economy gameplay elements. With this feature in place, the camp management gameplay major features can be considered complete. There are a few updates to be followed up that will expand some of the camp systems elements, but the major functionality is now finished.

Going forward, I will be focusing on character development. Features like secondary weapons and side arms, converting the saved data to file format for Steam cloud save support and other important features and gameplay elements.

The HUB is a new area that has been opened in the camp, and players are now able to utilize the factions diplomacy features by trading with the faction specific vendors. The HUB can be found by the docks area, far wall in the camp.

There are six faction vendors present in the HUB, each has high grade items available for trading. The items can be purchased from these vendors using the faction specific tokens, that can be acquired through the Docks building diplomacy management.


Please leave your thoughts, feedback and ideas in the following thread:


Please feel free to ask questions in that thread as well.

Thank you!
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November 26

The Withering 2.0 - Development Update #4

Hello everybody!

I would like to share the progress of the new Camp Management Diplomacy and Factions development, and explain how these new features will integrate into the gameplay.

Diplomacy and Factions
A brand new Camp Management building will become available with the next update scheduled for this upcoming week. The new Docks building will allow players to manage the Factions standings by managing the diplomatic resource distribution.

There are currently six Factions, and players will be able to send tributes to these Factions and gain reputation. Reputation can then be consumed to acquire Faction specific tokens and traded for high grade equipment, gear and survival items at the Faction vendors in the HUB.

The HUB is a new area that will be opened in the camp, and players will find the entrance to the HUB by the docks area, far wall.

The entrance that is currently blocked will be open and a brand new section of the camp will become accessible that will have each Faction vendor available.

Additional Information
Currently the Docks building functionality is in complete state and I am working on construction of the new HUB section of the camp. I plan to have this task completed and update rolled out sometime this upcoming week.

In addition, several fixes were applied to the gameplay as well as item database expansion was made to accommodate the new upcoming changes.


Please leave your thoughts, feedback and ideas in the following thread:


Please feel free to ask questions in that thread as well.

Thank you!
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About This Game

"The Withering" is a modern world post apocalyptic survival horror simulator. The story puts players in a world where a terrible viral infection wiped 90% of the population, which in return triggered a series of catastrophic events laying devastation on already dying world.

The gameplay consists of two elements, a turn based management and a real time action survival simulation. During the management gameplay players take control of a survivors camp and manage it's population by assigning different tasks, building up camp defenses, constructing building, managing upgrades / production and diplomacy. Players will also have to make decisions at random encounters and events, making each gameplay experience different. Defend your camp in a turn based tactical combat simulation from hordes of infected or bandit raids. Craft and equip your survivors with different kits to help them on their missions, or form raiding parties to take resources from other camps by force.

Player are also able to create and manage custom characters, and are able at any time leave their camp to explore the dying world. Taking control of their characters in a third person action / simulator to scavenge resources, materials and equipment that can be brought back to their camp and used in production / upgrades and fortification tasks. Random in world events and loot drops and different enemy types will make each play through different. Develop custom characters stats to increase melee and firearms skills as well as character physical performance by spending experience points earned during the real time action gameplay and running successful missions in the management gameplay.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel (R) i5 - 4200U CPU 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 6144 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel (R) HD Graphics Family, SM:3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6394 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game might run on lower specs, but that configuration will not be supported.
    • OS: Windows 8.x
    • Processor: Intel (R) i7 - 980 CPU 3.33 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6394 MB available space

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