The Infected is a survival crafting game set in an open world sandbox. Build your base defend and protect yourself from wildlife and infected Vambies. (Hybrid Vampire-Zombie)
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (44) - 68% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (5,677) - 86% of the 5,677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 7, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Being a small development team, Early Access will allow us to gather player feedback into the developing process. It is really important that players help shape the state of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to keep the game in Early Access for as long as it takes to reach the point where we are happy with the content and gameplay. It’s hard to establish a concrete timeline but hopefully that will be around a year,”

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

“We hope the game evolves naturally based on feedback from players but a few things will always remain a priority.

- A new environment with natural looking biomes.
- More items and crafting content.
- Better AI behaviors and intelligence.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently offers a singleplayer sandbox experience with many features already in place. Please refer to the "ABOUT THIS GAME" section below for a complete list of current features.”

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

“I'm unsure if the price will change after or during EA. I want the price to be reflective of the potential enjoyment a player can take from the game.”

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

“One of the most important parts of Early Access game development in our opinion is the community and its feedback. We plan to be very active both here in the Steam forums and on our Community Discord to make sure that we are able to interact with our players and get their feedback.”
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About This Game

The Infected Lore:

The virus was more severe than anticipated, but treatment was looking promising. The latest drug trial seemed to work, with many getting better and fatality rates dropping. But everything changed. Mutations appeared in DNA, and unexpected side effects are piling up, changing people. Locals call them Vambies; they look like a mix between a vampire and zombie.

This is what the media told us. But is it true?

What The Infected is About:

A group of friends headed out to a remote part of a forest for a camping weekend. After a week without contact from the campers, one of the parents decided to look at their last known location. It beats waiting...

Key Features:

The Infected is a survival crafting game set in an open-world sandbox where players can explore, craft, and build.

  • Character Hunger, Thirst, Body Temperature Mechanics
  • Base Building
  • Hunting
  • Item crafting
  • Food Cooking Mechanics
  • Power/Electricity Mechanics
  • Gathering Resources
  • Mining and refining of ores
  • Kill AI Vambies
  • Farming, Animal Husbandry
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Weather Cycle
  • Seasons
  • Vehicles

Important Disclaimer:

We are a small team working hard to get The Infected out into the world, but it's important to mention that many features we're planning aren't there yet. So only support this game if you are willing to bear with us and believe in what we're trying to accomplish. This is to say that, at the end of this long road ahead, we will make a game that is a different take on the whole survival genre.
We will depend on the community to give us feedback about what's working and what's not, and thank you in advance for giving us a shot!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Mild violence, hunting animals and the killing of AI Zombies.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD (Preferred)
    • OS *: Windows 7+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB +
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD (Preferred)
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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