THE DEAD RISE - Direct a group of survivors in a turn-based strategy survival game. Use survivor abilities, scavenge for resources, all while navigating a warped reality strewn with inexplicable phenomena. Come nightfall, undead seek the living. Can you survive, UNDEADLY?
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Positive (23) - 86% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 6, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“UNDEADLY is being created by a single developer. To see the vision of the game reach its full potential, two key ingredients are required; community involvement and development time. With Early Access, your feedback will help eliminate bugs, polish features and create a dialogue around the current state and direction of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will be a minimum of 12 months. However, this may be extended as required based on player feedback. See Hofstadter's Law:
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.”

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

“There are three main focus areas that Early Access will target: Content, Features and Polish.

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  • Content - The aim here is to increase the breadth and depth of content on offer. That means more enemies, more weapons, a larger map to explore, rifts to avoid and so on.
  • Systems - There are numerous planned gameplay mechanics of varying scope that aim to enrich the strategy aspects of the game. Examples include a door barricading system, new zombie behaviours and a more in-depth melee system with bladed and blunt weapons.
  • Polish - Fixing bugs will always be a priority. There are many improvements to be made with regards to performance, stability, quality of life and accessibility options.

It is important to note that the future plans of the game will likely shift as time goes on. Your feedback is hugely important when it comes to this kind of stuff!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • The game is stable and the core gameplay loop is implemented.
  • A basic variety of enemies, weapons, rifts, crafting modules and survivor abilities are available.
  • The gameplay area is currently small, with four out of a planned 7+ districts of the map implemented (map size is one of the major content addition focuses in Early Access)
  • Survivors have a set of abilities, which are initially provided as presets, though you're encouraged to try different ability combinations as you unlock ability tokens.
  • The current gameplay mode is an open ended freeplay survival mode.
  • There are basic tutorial prompts and a very brief tutorial to help explain some mechanics, but beware this is currently an incomplete coverage of all game mechanics and concepts.
  • There are a small number of quests/goals to help guide you in the right direction, but these are not mandatory nor precisely the focus of the game.
  • There are a small number of game events that happen at regular or semi-regular intervals.
  • While there is no mod support, configuration files are text-editable, so there is customisation opportunity for those who want to roll up their sleeves.

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

“The price will not increase as Undeadly releases out of Early Access into version 1.0.”

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

“The community will be involved throughout all stages of development and can provide feedback through Steam discussions and Discord. Ideas, suggestions, complaints, compliments - all are welcome. The goal is to see UNDEADLY realise its full potential, and doing that requires honesty, transparency and communication.”
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About This Game


    Direct a group of survivors in a turn-based strategy survival game. Use survivor abilities, scavenge for supplies and let loose with the arsenal at your disposal.

    Every turn time marches on. Spend daylight wisely gathering resources and making preparations. Come nightfall, undead seek the living.


    Face unknown phenomena. Dangerous rifts to another world are strewn across the land, wreaking havoc on the careless, while providing an opportunity for the careful.

    Craft custom ammunition by combining modular payloads and augments. Choose different triggers on grenades, mines - even bear traps. Find combinations that suit your play style.


    Use ability tokens to choose survivor abilities. Want a scavenger-doctor hybrid? Try it out. Want every survivor to be a jack of all trades - master of none? You can try that too. Experiment and have fun with different survivor builds.


    Undeadly is a systems-driven game. Trial different strategies and approaches to make the most of the experience. The current gameplay mode is an open ended freeplay survival mode.


    Tune gameplay settings to craft the experience you desire. While there is no mod support, configuration files are text-editable, so there is customisation opportunity for those who want to roll up their sleeves.


    The undead are relentless in their pursuit. Distant hordes approach. Bizarre storms brew on the horizon. Can you survive, UNDEADLY?

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Zombie blood and gore. Can be disabled in the options menu.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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