The zombie apocalypse is a tough situation to overcome, even if it takes place in a cute pixelated universe! Try to defend your home and save people from the hordes of zombies in this new crafting survival game.
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Mixed (1,346) - 52% of the 1,346 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 22, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are eager to show Zelter to our community and get their feedback. We believe that Early Access provides us with so many ways to connect with passionate players and listen to them. Various users have different feedback, and it is essential to hear from as many of them as possible in order to fill the blanks and make the game more fun and appealing to the gamers. Also, Early Access will help us fix bugs and create more content based on the users’ suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“For now, we are assuming that the development, maintenance, and balancing will take approximately a year. During this time we will always listen to the community and take their feedback into account.
After releasing the game in Early Access we will continuously work on patches and bug fixes. First of all, we are going to have small updates with bug fixes, balancing, and minor adjustments. We are also planning to release content updates with new systems and mechanics every 2-3 months.”

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

“The gameplay basics are mostly finished, which allows us to make major upgrades and add many new features and mechanics. There are a lot of plans in our Roadmap, including:
– Map expansion and new locations;
– New NPCs and a pet system;
– Vehicles;
– Improvements based on players’ feedback and new content;
– And much more!
The game will constantly be expanding and changing, thus we expect some bugs to appear. We will do our best to fix them all, and we will be extremely grateful for help from our community in finding and reporting them.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the current stage, the game provides players with many hours of a fun crafting and survival experience. The current EA version of the game includes:
– 120+ craftable items;
– 10+ Short- and long-range weapons, and barricades;
– Four types of zombie enemies and a zombie boss;
– NPC survivors to help you defend your home.”

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

“During Early Access, Zelter will be cheaper than at full release. It is one of the ways to express our gratitude for the players’ support during Early Access. Also, during the Early Access we will add a huge amount of content and mechanics in the game, so it will get much bigger.”

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

“We are eager to keep a close connection with our loyal community via different social media channels. Currently, we are actively engaging our loyal players in the Zelter Discord channel, but we are also listening to user feedback on all our platforms, including Steam discussions. The feedback we get helps us make Zelter a better game.

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“Zhelter could possibly be the best zombie apocalypse game to date!”

“Zelter is a Colorful Take on the Zombie Survival Genre”

About This Game

Here we are: the Zombie Apocalypse has happened. You have been saved by a mysterious group of people and they helped teach you how to survive in this new reality. Though it was tough, they taught you how to fight, craft necessary items, and survive out in the wild.

But you should NEVER underestimate a zombie horde. They broke into your home, and though you fought tirelessly, it was hopeless from the start. Now, you are alone once again.

But at least you are alive, and with all the knowledge that you have, you can start anew once again. Use your skills to craft tools for both survival and defense, get your own farm going, and go out to scavenge and save lives. Zombies will come for you eventually — all you can do is prepare yourself and your home, so be sure to have your defenses ready and your machine gun turrets fully armed. The zombie apocalypse is a tough thing to overcome even if it happens in a cute pixelated universe, but don’t lose hope just yet! With dozens of crafting options, you can turn your home into an indestructible fortress, set up your own food production systems, and venture out into the zombie infested wilderness to gather valuable loot and survival gear, and save as many people as possible.

Survive and build your home mid zombie outbreak

Zelter takes resource management systems to a whole new level. At first you simply bang rocks against each other to get a hatchet, but this quickly develops as you craft better tools, before long you will find yourself fully immersed with a complex crafting system that caters to all of your needs, providing you with food, safety, and offensive and defensive power.

On your journey you will meet other survivalists. Use this opportunity to rebuild your crew together, after all, saving one's life creates an excellent first impression. Once they are a part of your crew you can direct them to craft essential supplies, guard vital positions, accompany you on your scavenger hunt, and help you to build an impenetrable fortress, ready for the inevitable zombie attacks. It’s not all serious though, through the various interactions you will be shown a funny side as well, giving you a combination of both serene moments of base building and intense action.

Survive against the odds in Challenge Mode

Prove yourself the ultimate zombie apocalypse hero in Challenge Mode and survive six days of escalating threats! It will be no easy task - you'll need to think on your feet, be smart about your resources and keeping your shelter secure. This is an intense mode of play in which you rescue civilians and risk your life covering their escape. Survive until the evacuation chopper arrives and remember your success is measured in the lives you save. But what’s that deafening roar? Looks like your last day will feature a threat like no other!

The cutest zombie-apocalypse that you’ve ever seen

Immerse yourself in the cutest post-apocalyptic world there is. A post-apocalyptic world overrun with zombies has never been so funny! What’s more, zombies and the other infected species have never looked so cool, especially when they are being ripped apart by your shotgun.

Community-driven development

With thousands of fans, the game is set to release in EA to continue gathering players' feedback. The main reason for this stems from the desire to make Zelter a game that will be loved by players all over the world, a goal that would be impossible without a strong and sustainable connection with the audience.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
    • Processor: i5-4200u
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 Skylake or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 860
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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