Build your deck and try to survive in The Dead Await, a deck-building RPG set during a zombie apocalypse. As one of many survivors, set out across the desolate world, discover the truth about the outbreak, and rebuild human civilization - or die trying.
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Why Early Access?

“Being in Early Access will allow us time to develop the game based on feedback from the community as we push forward with development. Since The Dead Await is quite an expansive game, ensuring that we keep development at a brisk pace will be important, and being able to pivot when we get significant feedback from players will make the end product that much better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are estimating anywhere from 6-12 months. The most important systems of the game are already implemented, there is just some final progress that needs to be made on the story, balancing, art assets, and of course bug squashing.”

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

“The core mechanics are already in-game, so things like the card based combat, character growth, and resource management will stay very much the same. However, the full version may feature some balance changes like different ability effects or number changes as needed to make sure the game stays in a good well-rounded state, as well as other new content to make sure there is plenty of variety.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now the game is totally playable, locations and missions can be discovered, and the caravan management and crafting system is present to a limited extent. There is character progression and deck management present, though this will be expanded upon as we develop the full release to add in more options.”

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

“The price at launch may increase depending on the amount of new content added.”

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

“We are always happy to get feedback from our community! There is an official Discord that players can hop on and use to discuss feedback and we will be using that to help us balance the game as well as tweak current and upcoming features. The Dead Await is a large game with numerous ways to customize and develop your character, so having players of all types try out the game and give us feedback based on their playstyles will help us ensure the game is balanced and enjoyable, no matter how you choose to build your caravan and survival crew.”
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About This Game

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!
  • Build your group of survivalists to work as a team in combat!

  • 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:

Frequent Violence / Blood and Gore, 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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