A Way to be Dead is an asymmetrical multiplayer (up to 5 players) horror game. Players can take on the role of killer, the victims, or even the undeads. Escape | Kill | Eat...
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Mixed (43) - 62% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 23, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Due to the game being a multiplayer-only title, we believe that the Early Access will be a great opportunity to build a community around the game and gather input directly from the players to improve it. We highly value feedback and want to deliver the game to our players as soon as possible to make A Way to be Dead the best possible game it can be, together with our community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming for late 2022 for the full release.”

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

“The goal is to add more content and improve the design of the game, while daily checking in with our community and using their feedback to guide us in our choices. Besides the great feedback we are hoping to receive from our players, we are already planning to work on features such as:

- New levels with additional gameplay mechanics that will diversify the experience
- More character types for all sides, with their exclusive abilities
- Completely different game modes (e.g. Survive in a level full of zombies)
- Matchmaking and a ranking system
- A deeper experience/leveling system
- Character customization and attainable per-character perks through leveling
- In-game store
- Visual improvements (new animations, improved character designs etc.)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Judging by our internal and closed beta tests and according to the feedback we have gathered so far, the game is very much in a playable and enjoyable state. There is still much we would like to add to the game but the core gameplay and the systems that support it are in, in a well working state. We have also spent many hours testing and fixing any game breaking bugs and performance related issues.

Check out the "About This Game" section to see the features we've implemented so far.”

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

“We will pursue a fair pricing policy. The price will stay the same during the Early Access duration, there will be a small price increase on full release relative to the amount of content put in the game during this phase.”

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

“We already have a thriving community reaching us through our usual communication channels, which are our Discord server, support e-mails, social media and our website. We are always active in the community and listen closely to all the reports, questions and critiques and engage with our community in a very timely manner.

You can reach to us via;
Our Official Discord Channel : https://discord.com/invite/g4EGzJy7M8”
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About This Game

About the Game
A Way to be Dead is an asymmetrical multiplayer (up to 5 players) horror game. Players can take on the role of killer, the victims or even the undeads. Escape | Kill | Eat...

Game Features

◆ Play as undeads, victims, and killer
◆ Ability to improve the character using the Skill points gained by winning sessions
◆ Environmental elements can cause the victims to raise a lot of noise. As victims, avoid them. As a killer, use the relevant visual and aural notifications to track down your prey!
◆ Multiple paths to choose to move around in the maps. As victims, scatter around using the underground tunnels safely and reach key points quickly. As killer, lay in ambush around those key points.
◆ As victims try to remain stealthy. As a killer, track down the aural and visual cues of noises to find your prey!
◆ Help the other victims and escape together, or turn into undead and get left behind forever.
◆ Customize all the variables in a match. Duration until the lights are shut off, the number of undead, loot ratios.
◆ Completely handcrafted sections with many interconnecting paths and various themes such as sewers, open spaces, level traps and dark corners of the buildings. Additional maps are being worked on.

Try 'Roots of Insanity' to find out story of Dr. Riley McClein.

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: Nudity or Sexual Content, Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-5020U 1.80 GHz, AMD Opteron 3260 HE 2.7 GHz
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760
    • Storage: 7500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz, AMD Opteron 6238 2.60 GHz
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, AMD Radeon R9 380
    • Storage: 7500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: and better versions of the values

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