Have you ever thought or imagined how our world would look like after an apocalyptic event? What would we do if some of us were to survive? What world would we live in and what challenges would we face? What would you do?
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Dec 18, 2015
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Withering is currently in the early access phase as we continue to develop additional features and content. We want players to take part in this development process and become involved as the world of "The Withering" is coming to life. We want to hear from players on what features they would like to see in the game. Which aspects they would prefer the development to focus on in the current stage of development. We would also like to give players a chance to influence the game world and have a chance of becoming a part of the story, with original personalized content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate the game to be in the early access phase until the end of first quarter of 2018.”

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

“The final version of The Withering will include features such as Open World with Free Roam that will let players explore vast different environments of a post apocalyptic hostile world. Deep crafting and production system, world economy and diplomacy among different factions in the world. Along with a seamless randomly generated events that will allow players to have a different experience with every play through.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently we have a stable beta version with management gameplay and action gameplay elements.”

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

“The price will remain as advertised.”

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

“We will have a dedicated team of developers that will be interacting with the community of players through forums, emails and many other means available to us. The main purpose of the early access is to have the community involved in the development process and work together with our developers to guide the team's focus towards the features players would like to have implemented as a priority in the game. We want to have the world of "The Withering" to be shaped by the community.”
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July 8

The Withering 2.0.0.28 Update

The Withering Update 2.0.0.28 is now live!

Hello everybody! With this update I'm introducing a new bandit enemy with an automatic rifle. Also, bandit's behaviour has been adjusted! Bandits will now look for possible firing positions and engage player. With adjusted spawn system, players now might encounter bandits or infected at majority of locations on the Wilderness map. A lot of tweaks have been implemented to further enchance performance. New events have been placed on City map and a map interface has been added for the City. Some tweaks have been made to the player controller to increase responsiveness.

Update Notes

* Added City Map
* Added New Events on City Map
* Added New AR Enemy Bandit
* Adjusted and Added New Spawns on Wilderness Map
* Multiple Performance Tweaks
* Adjusted AI Behavior
* Adjusted Player Controller Behaviour

Feedback

Please leave your thoughts, feedback and ideas in the following thread:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/427950/discussions/0/2741975115076574273/

Please feel free to ask questions in that thread as well.


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June 17

The Withering 2.0.0.26 Update

The Withering Update 2.0.0.26 is now live!

Hello everybody!
With this update I am happy to announce that a full scale wilderness free roam map is now available for exploration. Additionally, the main menu has been expanded and now will allow players to reset the game progress by starting a new game from the menu.



Important Information
Players are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on the new map and gameplay. I would very much appreciate the feedback on performance and memory consumption while playing on a new map. Please provide your findings in this post.

What's Next?
Now that we have a full scale wilderness map I will be spending the upcoming week on fine tuning it by adding additional details, working on landscaping, adding more spawn points and adjusting current ones.

Once this phase has been complete, I will focus on the issues and suggestions reported by the community.

Feedback

Please leave your thoughts, feedback and ideas in the following thread:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/427950/discussions/0/2741975115076574273/

Please feel free to ask questions in that thread as well.


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About This Game

"The Withering" is a modern world post apocalyptic survival horror simulator. The story puts players in a world where a terrible viral infection wiped 90% of the population, which in return triggered a series of catastrophic events laying devastation on already dying world.

The gameplay consists of two elements, survivors camp management and action survival simulation. The management gameplay allows players take control of a survivors camp and manage it's population by assigning different tasks, constructing building upgrades, and managing production, trade and diplomacy. Players will also have to make decisions when initiating radio tower mission events. making each gameplay experience different. Craft and equip your survivors with different gear to help them on their scavenging runs.

Player are also able to take control of the hero survivors in their camp, and at any time leave their camp to explore the dying world. Taking control of their characters in a third person action / simulator to scavenge resources, materials and equipment that can be brought back to their camp and used in production, upgrades or trade. Random in world events and loot drops and different enemy types will make each play through different. Develop your character stats to increase melee and firearms skills as well as character physical performance by equipping different gear types that provide your character with different bonuses.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel (R) i5 - 4200U CPU 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 6144 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel (R) HD Graphics Family, SM:3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6394 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game might run on lower specs, but that configuration will not be supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.x
    • Processor: Intel (R) i7 - 980 CPU 3.33 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6394 MB available space

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