Part turn-based resource management, part real-time defense shooter, Emerge places you into a futuristic world, ravaged by a zombie Apocalypse.
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Mostly Positive (80) - 70% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 27, 2016

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May 19

Difficulty setting now available! (version 1.2.3)

Hi all!

Since the game came out, one of the main gripes about it is that its difficulty curve can be quite steep. I won't lie to you: I like games presenting a certain amount of challenge, and Emerge was made with this mindset.

However, it is time to acknowledge that not everyone has the time or patience to master a challenging game. Therefore, I added a "Relaxed" game mode. By clicking the Options panel, you can set the difficulty to either "Normal" (default) or "Relaxed". You can change this setting anywhere in the game except during combat.

The Relaxed mode changes the following settings in the game:
  • Enemy max health is reduced by 30%
  • You get +5 credits per economy point
  • You get 10-12 crystals per turn
  • Team member unlock costs have been reduced by 25%

As always, feedback and suggestions are welcome. Finally, I would like to inform you that Emerge will participate in the Weelkong Deal starting May 22 2017, with a 50% discount.
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“I know what you’re thinking: that you’ve seen some free flash games that do the same thing. And you’re not entirely wrong, but I haven’t seen one myself that does it this well, or that has this much going on.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Solo development projects are by no means an easy task, but it’s clear that this guy has worked his butt off to provide a finished product worthy of being played.”
Games Ring

“An excellent turn-based strategy game with in-depth gameplay that hooks you with a case of "Just one more turn".”
8/10 – Game Skinny

About This Game

Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse places players in a dystopian world filled with zombies and mutated creatures. Once glorious cities now stand in ruins, as the few remaining humans now live as scavengers, bereft of any organisation or hope.

But not any more! Choose a character and embark on an epic quest to restore civilization and eradicate the undead threat!

Key Features

  • EXPLORE AND EXPAND: Restore derelict metropolises, one turn at a time! How will you spend your Action Points this turn? Will you scout a nearby sector, then clean your weapons and check out a new recruit? Or will you patch the hole in your defenses and then blindly move into unexplored territory?
  • REDISCOVER LOST TECH: Plot your course over an expansive, multi-branched research tree! Bring forth scientific marvels, or start a second industrial revolution! Or perhaps, build a strong economy and make powerful alliances with merchants and mercenaries!
  • MANAGE YOUR TEAM: Choose your character class and find or recruit survivors. Gain experience and improve your team's skills and equipment. Find and buy tons of weapons, mods and usable items! But beware, for fighting the undead can be deadly...
  • BUILD AND FORTIFY: The Apocalypse has ravaged cities' infrastructure, and it's up to you to restore them. Construct improvements in captured sectors to empower your cause. Produce automated defenses to help you weaken or eliminate invading undead armies!
  • FIGHT THE UNDEAD ARMIES: As turns pass, more dangerous undead appear. From acid-spitting zombies to undead, armored soldiers, there are no limits to the horrors you will face. Set your snipers to aim for the head, have a bunch of grenades ready, and pray they don't reach your barricade in numbers!
  • UNLOCK THE FUTURE: Relieve the world from undeath in campaign or skirmish mode! Meet mysterious survivors and determine the outcome of random events! Unlock new areas, enemies, classes, bonuses and challenges and lots of extra content as you play!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.4 MHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 8800 GT / ATi Radeon HD 3870 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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