Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question â€“ how will you die?
In the towns of Muldraugh and West Point, survivors must loot houses, build defences and do their utmost to delay their inevitable death day by day. No help is coming â€“ your continued survival relies on your own cunning, luck and ability to evade a relentless horde.
Weâ€™re a game thatâ€™s in heavy active development, so when we were considering our appearance on Steam Early Access we thought it vital that we provide potential buyers with as much information as possible about the current state of our game.
Sometimes with alpha funded games people donâ€™t know what theyâ€™re jumping into until theyâ€™ve bought the game, and annoying compatibility issues can spring from the woodwork after download.
To do our best to avoid this weâ€™re launching with a playable demo you can try out first â€“ in which a pre-made characterâ€™s fate is already sealed by a zombie bite. Itâ€™s our way of making sure that youâ€™ll be satisfied with your purchase, and so you can be sure that a game in alpha (thatâ€™s due some extra optimization work in future) runs at an acceptable lick on your machine if itâ€™s of a lower spec.
To double down on this over the coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8-10 November) we will be co-ordinating livestreams with many of our existing players and streamers. Our hope is that weâ€™ll have as close to uninterrupted coverage of the game as possible, with hosts and (time permitting) developers available to answer your questions.
If thereâ€™s no available livestream, or if youâ€™d prefer it, then you can also check out some of our regular YouTubersâ€™ guides and opinions on the game. (We specifically asked this lot to cover both the pros and cons of our game and its development, but it goes without saying that they already enjoy playing it!)
Finally, weâ€™re on Twitter (@theindiestone) and our website and forums can be found at www.projectzomboid.com. Here youâ€™ll find the development updates that we blog every Monday in our â€˜Mondoidâ€™ updates.
If, after all this, youâ€™re up for jumping into Project Zomboid, then thanks for the support â€“ and good luck in your gruelling battle against an inevitable death!â€