Zafehouse Diaries 2 is a game of survival, exploration and relationships. Every hour, designate tasks for your handful of characters - each with their own skills, motivations and prejudices - and try to outlast the zombie apocalypse.
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Release Date: Jun 16, 2017

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June 28

Zafehouse Diaries 2 Patch 1.0.5 released

What's better than v1.0.4? Patch v1.0.5 of course! Here's everything you can expect from the latest update.
  • A number of tweaks and additions to the tutorial to better guide players towards the win condition in Safe as Houses.
  • You can now right-click and annotate locations with crosses and squares, in addition to circles.
  • The status icons on survivor photos will now show their tooltips when looking at order details and the supplies list.
  • Removed the spotting bonus on pliers.
  • Fixed an issue with unusual system paths and filenames that would cause the game not to start.
  • Fixed a save game loading bug related to injuries.
  • Survivors now select the closest location border by default when investigating.
  • Survivors will now accumulate fatigue from moving around town.
  • Fixed an issue with the spot order where reported zombie numbers were higher than the actual zombie count.
  • The Mob now takes a little longer to arrive.
  • Furniture status bar on the location summary is now capped at 20. The bar won't reduce from 100% until the location has less than this number.
  • Fixed one-line breach reports at locations with resource generators.
  • Fixed missing punctuation in breach reports.
  • The diary entry for the Mob dilemma now reports survivor deaths.
  • Various changes to the Treat order to make it clearer who's taking care of who.
  • Workaround for a save game loading bug when a survivor's equipped item isn't at the same place they are.
  • More fixes for ammo duplication. We continue to monitor this issue.
  • Fixed broken transparency on the bottle cap token, which made the centre area invisible.
Be sure you restart Steam to make sure the update is detected and applied. You'll know if you have it because the version number in the bottom-right corner of the main menu will read "v1.0.5".

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June 25

Zafehouse Diaries 2 Patch 1.0.4 released

Fixes, tweaks and features, oh my! Patch 1.0.4 is an update you'll want to grab right now, for all the reasons below!
  • *NEW* Survivor tokens now glow when their matching photo is hovered over.
  • *NEW* Fixed watch glowing too brightly (bug introduced in 1.0.4).
  • Tokens on survivor photos and on the mission planner are no longer transparent.
  • Added extra functionality to the status icons on survivor photos. They now show if an agent is resting or on an order, in addition to up/down arrows for injuries and modifiers.
  • Mission planner tutorial now mentions middle/shift-clicking to mass move items, as well as a little more detail about which rooms to breach.
  • The calender now has a tooltip which includes how many days and hours have passed since the survivors arrived in town. The notes envelope also has a tooltip, but it's much less exciting.
  • Endless scenarios now show a popup the first time they are played, providing more detail about how completion stars are awarded.
  • Completion stars for endless scenarios are now awarded as soon as the conditions are met, with accompanying success message.
  • Message box now appears as soon as the player fails to met the requirements of an endless scenario (say, a survivor dying before 7 days have passed).
  • The location supplies list on the mission planner no longer shows items equipped by survivors not assigned to the mission.
  • Added tooltips to equip buttons when no item is available.
  • Fixed a lot of diary layout and image generation issues when loading and saving games.
  • Fixed incorrect buff / debuff arrows for some status effects.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause ammo to duplicate. Please note we're still keeping an eye on this!
  • Fixed multiple diary death photos sometimes having "DiaryEntry" as the survivor's name.
  • Fixed a bug where tokens would get frozen when breaching a location where a survivor previously died.
  • Defend and breach images in the diary now show skull icons for all deaths that occurred.
  • Agents assigned to a mission will now show up under the "busy / resting" section of the order tooltip.
  • Added equipping controls to the dossier / relationship view. Note that these controls are disabled when survivors are between locations.
  • A few small optimisations.
Be sure you restart Steam to make sure the update is detected and applied. You'll know if you have it because the version number in the bottom-right corner of the main menu will read "v1.0.4".

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About This Game

Zafehouse Diaries is back!

The cult hit from 2012 is now bigger, better and more terrifying than ever. Take control of a group of people - each with their own skills, motivations and prejudices - and try to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Every hour, designate tasks for your handful of survivors and then read what happens in your dynamically updating diary.

There are several different scenarios. Most are based around achieving an objective: get to the rescue point, repair a car, stop the military. But others are open-ended and can be played for as long as you can survive.


  • Every story is unique: Each game is procedurally generated - will your survivors work well together and complete their objectives?
  • Ordinary people, extraordinary situations: Keep your survivors happy and motivated, or they'll turn on each other
  • All new engine: Zafehouse Diaries has been upgraded in every way. Full widescreen support, high resolution, a 3D environment and multiplatform support
  • More of everything: Loads of new items, orders, events, occupations, dilemmas and scenarios
  • Increased control: Equip your survivors and determine how they defend and breach locations

Play it your way

Zafehouse Diaries 2 has a wide range of customisation options. There are many ways to adjust the game’s difficulty and add custom content, including survivors, occupations and items.

  • Custom game options: Change variety of gameplay options, from item distribution and zombie strength, to relationships and dilemmas
  • Survivors: Create your own survivors and configure their occupation, gender, sexuality and more. Choose from dozens of built-in portraits or import your own
  • Group creator: Customise special groups of survivors - including their prejudices - to control exactly who you want in your game
  • Occupations: Add new occupations, configure their bonuses, and assign them to your custom survivors
  • Item editor: Design new items, import photos and even add your own sound effects

FAQ for Zafehouse players

How does Zafehouse Diaries 2 differ from the original?
At its core, Zafehouse Diaries 2 is the same strategic drama simulator as the original, but it expands on it in every way: added content, upgraded engine, more surprises, more madness.

I loved the original. Will I like this?
Yes! We've taken all the great bits that our fans loved about the original, smoothed out the rough edges, and expanded on it. While we've added some extra complexity around combat and orders, we've also made the systems quick and easy to use, and included a smart set of defaults if you just want to go with the flow.

What are some of the new gameplay features?
You have more control over how your survivors breach and investigate locations. You can also equip your survivors with a weapon that they will always use.

Some orders have more granular options - if you notice zombies massing to the north, then you can focus your barricading efforts on north-facing entrances.

We've also overhauled many parts of the interface so it's easy to see what's going on. The most obvious example is the location layout, but you can also easily check your survivors' skills, injuries and special modifiers.

Are survivor relationships important?
Absolutely. We've refined the system so you can have more ways to change relationships. In addition to the rumour system, we’ve added a new option: redemptions.

This involves one survivor being asked to do certain tasks to 'redeem' themselves in the eyes of another, which removes a prejudice. It's also more obvious what might happen to relationships during a dilemma, so you can tactically choose an option that improves relationships.

Is combat still brutal?
Combat is still the most dangerous aspect of the game, but you have more control over breaching. For example, you can equip survivors and select how cautious they should be while breaching. Furthermore, survivors are more likely to flee if things are looking pretty grim. If you still find it hard, then you can tweak the difficulty settings.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon R7 250X with 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 300 Series / AMD Radeon equivalent with 1 GB
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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