This is the Zone -- a post-apocalyptic world of strangeness and confusion, treasure and danger, exploration and tactical card battles.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're veteran indie creators, and we know how to release quality games even on no budget at all. But this time we want to do things a little differently. With Zone, we want to take our time, put player experience first, and involve the community in its development. We want your help and feedback in making something you want to play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're expecting 1-2 years of further development after our initial EA launch to reach our vision for the game.”

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

“We've got a lot of exciting ideas for great new features, as well as expanding the ones we already have. Some of our potential goals include:
  • Many more items, cards, and abilities
  • An upgrade system to buy cool power-ups
  • A full story with a great cast of chracters
  • Character creation and custom avatars
  • Survival elements

However, our focus will always be on the core gameplay -- keeping it fun, and our scope realistic. Finishing the game is more important than nice extra bits.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay loop and first chapter of the story are done. Finished features include:
  • Full navigation of the environment with all its dangers
  • 1 biome to explore
  • Encounters with multiple fully-animated enemies and bosses
  • Card battles with various different cards and animated abilities
  • Full inventory and loot management
  • Dozens of different items with which to build your deck
  • Branching dialogue with multiple important characters

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features, reflecting the state and progress of the game.”

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

“The players are the most important part of a game. More than just bug reports, we want to actively involve everyone, listen to your ideas and recommendations, and even incorporate community-made content.

We plan to maintain active Steam forums and a Discord server to communicate with players. Expect things like polls to decide which features we should focus on next, contests for people to submit ideas for new items and anomalies, and our designers working closely with the community to balance the gameplay for maximum fun.”
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Planned Release Date: 2022

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About This Game

This is the Zone -- a post-apocalyptic world of strangeness and confusion, treasure and danger, exploration and tactical card battles.

Advance through twisted monsters and deadly anomalies. Unearth artifacts of mysterious power. Develop your psionic abilities and crush foes with the force of your mind.

Create your perfect deck by equipping artifacts and researching new powers. Carefully manage your expedition to maximise your loot and how far from home you can go. Take side quests with unique rewards. Make friends... Make enemies.

Inspired by games such as Slay the Spire, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Darkest Dungeon, the Zone blends a new take on deckbuilding with a full narrative RPG -- a rich story crafted by industry veterans (Mount&Blade, The Next World).

  • Gorgeous hand-drawn art
  • Gripping story, colourful characters
  • A beautiful, dangerous world to explore
  • Deep inventory management - Assemble your deck and abilities by carefully choosing your equipment
  • Research powerful upgrades for combat and exploration
  • Complete side jobs to gain unique rewards
  • Many different items and abilities to mix and match your perfect playstyle

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Processor: 2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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