All the horrors of zombie apocalypse in adorable pixelated form! Craft, explore and rescue people in a city overrun by the zombie horde. Good luck, survivors!
Recent Reviews:
Very Negative (13) - 15% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (1,659) - 51% of the 1,659 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 hear what they have to say. It is essential to hear from as many different users as possible in order to collect diverse data, fill in the blanks and make the game more fun and appealing to players. Additionally, 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?

“At this time we estimate the development, maintenance, and balancing will take at least 3 years following the launch of Early Access. Currently our aim is to greatly improve the single player mode to meet expectations of our players. During this time we are constantly tracking community feedback and taking it into account.
After releasing the game in Early Access we will continuously work on patches and bug fixes. We will begin with small updates with bug fixes, balancing, and minor adjustments. Further down the line, we are planning to release content updates with new systems and mechanics approximately 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:
- Random map system;
- NPC AI modification;
- More weapons and defensive structures;
- Vehicles;
- UI modification;
- And much more!
The game will continue to expand and change, 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 its 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;
– Short- and long-range weapons, and defensive structures;
– Various types of zombie enemies and a giant boss zombie;
– 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 to the game, so it will expand significantly.”

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 receive 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

An expanding zombie plague has caused entire communities to be cut off, locked in with a horde of monsters who were once fellow humans. You are one of the brave souls who enlisted to be dropped into one such isolated city, fight off the zombies, and rescue as many survivors as you can find. Scavenge, craft, fight, and survive!

Scavenge and build to survive

Going in guns blazing will just get you killed. Instead you must scavenge in the city and find resources to craft your own shelter. Work your way from stone spears to firearms. Hunt and forage to stave off thirst and hunger. Go from sitting huddled against the one campfire you built to standing behind barricades and automated turrets.

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!

Band together with NPC survivors in Pioneer Mode

Pioneer Mode is an endless mode with heavy emphasis on recruiting the survivors you find to stand against the zombie horde. Study their backgrounds and see if they are someone you’d trust to have your back and you just might find you’re no longer fighting alone. It’s up to you to make sure they don’t die of hunger, thirst, or zombie bites. Else you just might find them in the next wave of zombies who come for your flesh. Even the most helpful civilian risks eventually caving under pressure, so be ready to call in the chopper to take them to safety. You alone are fit to continue your stand!

So cute it’s scary

Prepare to “awww” at Zelter’s adorable pixel graphics even as you put up defensive structures or follow a desperate survivor’s call for help. Zelter pairs its survival and crafting based gameplay with the cutest visuals.

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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