Get ready to experience the thrills and chills of The Dead Await: Prologue, a free and fully functional demo! Build your deck and try to survive in this deck-building survival RPG set during a zombie apocalypse.
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Positive (34) - 82% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 1, 2023

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About This Game

Welcome to the first taste of the world of The Dead Await! We're so excited about our game that we couldn't wait to share it with you. This special Prologue offering will give you an early glimpse at the world and mechanics of the game. Get ready for an incredible experience with our deck-building open world survival RPG!

The Dead Await is a deck-building open world survival RPG set in a zombie apocalypse. The world as we know it ended, torn apart by hordes of ravenous monsters. Humanity still clings on in the sea of blackened ruins, cold ashes, and man-eating creatures.

You're the leader of a caravan of survivalists whose goal is to figure out the truth behind the zombie apocalypse and, if possible, build the foundations for a new civilization! But be careful: Zombies might want to feast on your brains, but humans may very well prove the greatest obstacles during your long drive...

  • Explore a vast world torn apart by a zombie apocalypse, from derelict cities full of loot and zombies to new settlements founded by survivors with opportunity and backstabbing abound.
  • Gather food, water, fuel, and gear to survive the drive. Manage your resources to ensure everyone gets to the destination safely.
  • Manage your team's sanity! Manage the impact of trauma, long-term effects of injuries, and, of course, resource scarcity. Zombies might turn out to be the least of your problems...

  • Build the survivor you want using a robust attribute, skill, and perk system. Experiment with combinations and character builds, from a suave lockpicker to a mindless berserker and everything in-between.
  • Paired with the character system is sophisticated card-based combat. Build up your deck during your travels, taking a team of rag-tag survivors to veterans with incredibly rare cards at their disposal!
  • Gear matters: Give your survivors an edge with weapon and equipment mods - plus a good meal - and watch them conquer the wasteland!

  • The caravan is at the heart of your journey to discover the truth. Upgrade it with workbenches, storage, and other features to turn it into a true mobile base.
  • Swap out vehicle components to modify the caravan's performance. Engine, suspension, tires, all affect how you traverse the world - and your chances of surviving!
  • Craft everything you need to survive, including the classic nail-mounted baseball bat. They don't make them like they used to, after all!
  • With what you find in the wild, cook meals to give yourself permanent bonuses or a quick fix before a fight!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Violence / Blood, General Mature Content, Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon 7950 or better.
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 570 or better.
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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