Lost World Zero is a futuristic open world survival game with hostile enemies and friendly soldiers to help you in the fight. Will you fight to take down the enemy faction... or join their ranks?
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Mixed (51 reviews) - 47% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“I chose Early Access to gather feedback from the community to help push the game further into a more polished state, to help bring out a polished, content-packed full release. This Early Access copy does not represent the final product. You will experience bugs that I intend to kill, and so on. You've been warned. If you feel let-down with the current state of the game, please feel free to get in contact with me and address any glaring issues you see with the game, and I will happily listen. I encourage you to refund if you feel let-down as well. No hard feelings.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“My intentions are to be in Early Access for around a year, give or take a little, as I am currently a high school student (Junior).”

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

“In the game world, there are currently 2 decently sized islands. In the full release I plan to have around 8 islands for exploration, more content, such as guns, food, ships to fly, NPCs, etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“If I were to give a percentage, I'd say around 14%. I started development in August 2015.”

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

“The price will be low upon Early Access launch, and may or may not rise over the course of Early Access”

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

“I do monthly updates on the game's discussion Steam page.”
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June 30

Lost Files Update + Apology

Hey all,

So for one, I've been extremely busy with summer school as I'm taking an online speech class, and it's a 8 month course shortened to 1 month, so there is a lot of work.

I've also had IRL work, as some of you may know I work as a cashier at a grocery store.

And then my girlfriend broke up with me, so I've been feeling down because of that.

However, I haven't been ignoring your suggestions for data recovery. I was able to get some files back, but not all, or close to all, and most of what I have back is code; however, most of this code I see as shitty now, so I rewrote some of it, and made a much better framework for future games. Less buggy, and more stable and optimized. Lost World Zero never really used a proper framework, as most developers do, such as classes that revolve around certain features (network helpers and the like), mine was just a bundle of code mashed together.

I deeply apologize for the drama of this game. I regret every minute of it.

My friend told me somebody asked on Steam why it's on sale if the game is never going to be finished:

Steam let's developers know what day the Steam sales start and end, in about 2-3 months in advanced, this information cannot be shared with anyone, so I never told anyone about it and I never planned to lose all the data, as I wanted to keep working on it to make you guys happy. I requested a sale on it as soon as sale requests went live, as the data wasn't gone yet.

I am not angry or saddened at you guys for being angry or feeling betrayed at me, as I completely understand it.

I'm working to become a better developer. I'm completely rewriting a lot of the old code I got back, and writing newer, much better code. I'm going to spend much more time on it, and my current project is relatively secret.

However, one thing is for sure. If I ever get another game on Steam, I'm going at a different perspective and approach. I'm not going into Early Access, and I'm going to work my ass off on the next game, to make it worthy of being fully released Day 1 and to make it not feel "EA"-like.

And anyone who purchased Lost World Zero will get all of my other games for free if they are to ever make it to Steam. Whether you want it or not, if you don't want it, you can remove it from your library. I understand I lost all of your guys trust.

I know I was a dick to some people and that's one of the things I regret most, and I've completely broken any trust between any customers.

Turns out my anger and mood swings and depression and such, were all caused by ADD. How fun! So, I'm on medication now. Which should allow me to focus more and get stuff done and be more calm. Vyvanse is working wonders right now.

I am so sorry.

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June 14

Lost Files: Proof and Update on the Situation

Evening everyone,

Several people are claiming that me losing my files is a "lie" and that it is "quite obvious from both posts".

A small update: I did however recover one of my old, old, old games from an old laptop, but that's about it really. Nothing else besides that.

The proof will be attached.









The "Games" folder on one of my drives is games I have downloaded from Steam, such as SUPERHOT, Black Ice, Disco Dodgeball. I put those on a flashdrive for portability.

I am currently on Windows 7, despite me hating it, mainly because I hate the look of the UI, and much prefer the minimal UI look of Windows 8, and 10. Why would I install a least-preferred OS and not bother to back up files? For one, it was the only disk lying around because I don't know what happened to Windows 8, messy room.

Many of the programs I love are still not installed as I haven't gotten around to installing them, and you can clearly see it's a fresh Windows install. Now, I have upgraded and installed Windows versions before and I know very well that it doesn't touch the other drives if you don't tell it too. However, this happened when Windows automatically started installing Windows 10 while I wasn't even home, because I got back from running errands with my girlfriend. I got home and noticed it was updating, because I've been meaning to update when I could do it myself. It got to around 28% percent? I think, can't remember because I was chilling with my girlfriend as there was nothing to do while it updated because I was in the middle of coding an update for Lost World Zero. After a while my girlfriend noticed the screen was black, and I figured oh it's probably doing a restart during the install, might be almost done. After about 30 ish minutes, nothing happened. I said fuck it, and turned it off. I booted back up and noticed that it didn't boot up. It didn't do anything. I switched a drive, and installed Windows 7 on that drive. Hoping my Windows 10 install would be on the original drive as I have done this before for testing stuff and doing maintenance to my machine. I realized just as it was finishing, that Windows was checking my drives. A disk check. I have seen this before and though, eh, whatever.

Windows is installed and I check my drives. All of the data is gone. Everything, on every drive. It's gone. I was in the middle of an update for Lost World Zero to finally add more content, and this happens.

Now, reviews keep telling me to ADD MORE CONTENT, so I did.

Why would I delete everything, all of my projects from 2011 to 2016, stuff not even related to this? Why would it be a lie? The logic behind calling it a lie is pretty... flawed. Anyway, that was a detailed timeline of what happened that day. I probably got a few things mixed up because it was all a blur and I have shit memory, I was devastated and I cried that night because half a decade of work was gone and there was no way to get it back.

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About This Game

Lost World Zero is a futuristic open world survival game with hostile enemies and friendly soldiers to help you in the fight. Will you fight to take down the enemy faction... or join their ranks?

Features
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Ore mining
Player vs. Player
Player vs. Environment
Day/night system
Plant harvesting
Health and nutrition system
Inventory system
Aircraft dogfights
Armor/Weapon upgrades
A vast, detailed open world
Quick traveling via aircraft
Singleplayer
Multiplayer
Proximity voice chat
Loot based gear acquisition

Promises
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FREE updates
No microtransactions, the economy in-game is on its own, and is not influenced by real life currency
No DMCA takedowns on YouTube videos

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-4300 or Intel Core i5-3570K
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7790
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 4460
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-4300 or Intel Core i5-3570K
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7790
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: Any help regarding Mac specifications is greatly appreciated, I cannot afford Mac as I'm a broke high school student. If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 4460
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7950
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: Any help regarding Mac specifications is greatly appreciated, I cannot afford Mac as I'm a broke high school student. If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-4300 or Intel Core i5-3570K
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7790
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Present Day
    • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 4460
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7950
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: If you can hear sounds out of your computer you're good.
    • Additional Notes: If you do not have sound, just emulate sounds with your mouth.
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (51 reviews)
Recently Posted
Red Eagle LXIX
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
May 30th (Developer expresses he is unhappy with game, game making, its reception on Steam, and admits he is overwhelmed by it all):
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/840298759384571323
June 9th (All of the developers hard drives are mysteriously wiped to the point NO recovery software works (including external drives, USB drives, etc):
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/833544232717369651
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/834670764072458885

Unless using a secure delete, I've never in decades in the field seen a drive wiped where a recovery program could not recover some files. Contrary to the claims there are also plenty that can pull file paths and folders full of files as well (some other commenter even showed examples (personally I like GetDataBack)).

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT OR FROM THIS DEVELOPER!
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Darklight221
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
There is nothing to do. I started the game in single person and there is no tutorial. I just walk around with some people who dont shoot at me until im dead and killed by something that does shoot at me with some pea shooter rifle and pistol that has the most basic sci-fi sound ever, No mmo aspect to it no explanation of anything. Even though i got it for a dollar i feel robbed.
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ScottyNOW
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
There seems to be a trend of unfinished games by single developers that abuse people's trust, furthermore, the developer is rude to his customers offering constructive criticism. Do NOT feed this type of behaviour with your hard-earned money!

TLDR; Stay away from this.



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ThunderStrikeThee
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
Needs heaps of work. Like maybe 5-6 years of work before it will be anything worth your time.
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Ableyon
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
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☯Blackjack6800☮
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
This review is no longer relevant, please disregard any/all facts given as I was misinformed
I am going to keep this up for the sake of records however
Changing to "Do recommend" as my only reason for not recommending was due to my belief that development was cancelled, i'm now fully recommending that you look into this or atleast keep an eye on it as it very well may flourish in the future and become a sought after game by many so the least you can do is show the Dev some appreciation
Good luck to the Dev, can't wait to see what you have in store for this game

BELOW IS THE OLD REVIEW
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THIS HAD POTENTIAL!
This could have been a great game, however people apparantly left the dev a lot of hate and didn't appreciate his work
The only reason that this is a negative review is because he has stated that he has given up on this and for good reasons
In it's current state there is very little to do which is fine for an early access but it's never going to progress now so I can not recommend that you buy this game
I respect the dev's choice and hate to be leaving yet another negative review but as he has cancelled further development I simply can not justify spending anything on this game
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Radioactivebear 🐹
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
Mmmm waffles
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StaticCode
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
The game crashed every time I loaded it. Wasn't until 20 minutes of fiddiling with the resolution that I was able to get it to run without dying. Don't waste your money, the game isn't properly made.
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Xenial
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 29
If you saw the improvements I've seen in this game in just 2 months, you would buy it too.

When I bought this game, it was ported fully for Mac and GNU/Linux as well as windows. Now I can't play it.
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Princess Bubblegum
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18
Honestly it's pretty bad in it's current state. I mean, it could be fun, I guess, but right now it's pretty much unplayable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
May 30th (Developer expresses he is unhappy with game, game making, its reception on Steam, and admits he is overwhelmed by it all):
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/840298759384571323
June 9th (All of the developers hard drives are mysteriously wiped to the point NO recovery software works (including external drives, USB drives, etc):
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/833544232717369651
http://steamcommunity.com/games/429020/announcements/detail/834670764072458885

Unless using a secure delete, I've never in decades in the field seen a drive wiped where a recovery program could not recover some files. Contrary to the claims there are also plenty that can pull file paths and folders full of files as well (some other commenter even showed examples (personally I like GetDataBack)).

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT OR FROM THIS DEVELOPER!
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
There seems to be a trend of unfinished games by single developers that abuse people's trust, furthermore, the developer is rude to his customers offering constructive criticism. Do NOT feed this type of behaviour with your hard-earned money!

TLDR; Stay away from this.



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A developer has responded on May 21 @ 8:38pm
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 8
A Futuristic Open World Survival Shooter
https://youtu.be/zdqREirJBlU
+ Very vivid colors throughout the environment
+ Merchants / Shops where you can buy new gear, weapons, and a spaceship
+ Large Interesting map that is fun to explore for a short while

This game is in Early Access so don't take these too seriously
- Everything is far too bright and sometimes hard to look at
- A huge portion of the map is covered in "toxic gas" which will kill you, and no context to why it's there
- Not a whole lot of content at the moment
- Many things are untextured (looks to be a very early prototype build / concept)
- The combat / AI is severely lacking
- There is a multiplayer option but no servers available

~ I feel like the developer should have waited a few more months to flesh out the game before releasing it on Steam in Early Access.
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 18
In short. There is no gameplay. Guns are not working. There is litterally nothing to do. tutorial is not working and.. well I could go on but the bottom line is. this game should never have been in early access in its current state.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17
Would not reccommend. Very basic, animations janky, gameplay way bellow average. May very well improve but for now I'd def wait to see those improvements happen.
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29 of 54 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 12
It's a no, as of right now. I understand that the game just came out today. However, in it's current state, there is really no incentive to play the game. It is a very pretty game and it is definatley unique, but as someone who is very familiar with these types of games, this is one to stay away from right now. It amazes me that one person made it and for that I give them so much praise, however, as a gamer, I say wait til more is inputed into the game and it becomes more of what we would expect from a game like this. I sincerely hope that this game goes places, it has SO much potential and I can't wait to see it grow. I will continue to play it while hoping that I can watch it grow. Purchase it if you wish, but knowing how most gamers are, I can say that alot will not enjoy it in it's current state. I hope to update this review in the near future.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18
Honestly it's pretty bad in it's current state. I mean, it could be fun, I guess, but right now it's pretty much unplayable.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
Needs heaps of work. Like maybe 5-6 years of work before it will be anything worth your time.
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 12
Fun and challenging even in single player. I'm usually not one to play single-player games but this is fun. Sneaking around the AI and evading or countering their surprise attacks is a thrill.

Different mining fields provide different ore - some are more valuable than others; but you need to make sure to stay safe when traveling between fields!

Very interesting art style that looks even more unique when you get high. For an added bonus, get high then go mine ore to watch the glowing blocks whizz across your screen. ;)

The world is indeed very vast. Easy to get lost, but that just adds to the challenge. You can come up with a sort of directional system by taking into account the overhead aircraft and the large skyscraper city. This will help you find other points of interest such as the mining fields, merchants, and aircraft pads.

I expect even more excitement once some multiplayer servers start popping up. I will be making my tyrannical kingdom server later on. ;)

Some suggestions to dev:
  • A "safety deposit box" or bank system to store items (or currency). Perhaps have the merchant charge a fee to maintain the box. To help avoid losing items every time you die, because it is easy to die when starting out. :P
  • More creatures! The AI military are cool but PvE creature fighting is fun too. Maybe have them near the mine fields? So that if one wishes to mine, they must also take into account the risk of being attacked by a creature.
  • Maybe a map? :P

Edit: I uploaded my gameplay as well. It's just over an hour of seamless gameplay of me trying to figure things out, mine, explore, etc. so it's not an edited review of the game or anything like that. There will be some long periods where I realize you can walk across the water to the next island for example, but you also get to see me jump out of my chair every time I start getting shot by enemies heh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVVwBQfqvkk
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
This review is no longer relevant, please disregard any/all facts given as I was misinformed
I am going to keep this up for the sake of records however
Changing to "Do recommend" as my only reason for not recommending was due to my belief that development was cancelled, i'm now fully recommending that you look into this or atleast keep an eye on it as it very well may flourish in the future and become a sought after game by many so the least you can do is show the Dev some appreciation
Good luck to the Dev, can't wait to see what you have in store for this game

BELOW IS THE OLD REVIEW
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
THIS HAD POTENTIAL!
This could have been a great game, however people apparantly left the dev a lot of hate and didn't appreciate his work
The only reason that this is a negative review is because he has stated that he has given up on this and for good reasons
In it's current state there is very little to do which is fine for an early access but it's never going to progress now so I can not recommend that you buy this game
I respect the dev's choice and hate to be leaving yet another negative review but as he has cancelled further development I simply can not justify spending anything on this game
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