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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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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November 26, 2018

The Withering Update 2.0.0.4

The Withering Update 2.0.0.4 is now live!

Hello everybody! With this update I am expanding the item database again with new weapons and crafting recipes accordingly. The Legendary grades of the new weapons are available from Faction traders in the HUB. Additionally, several fixes for various mechanics are a part of this update.

Update Notes

* AI behavior adjusted
* Player controller adjusted
* Camp upgrades recipes adjusted
* Loot items adjusted
* Trinket items stats adjusted
* Inventory system extended for upcoming changes
* AI capabilities extended for upcoming changes

Bandit AI behavior was adjusted to fight better while using cover. Additionally, overall AI system was expanded to support the upcoming changes in the next update. Player controller hit processing was adjusted for better, more stable behavior. Camp upgrades recipes were adjusted. Some camp upgrades now cost less materials to produce. Loot commodities items selling prices were reduced. Trinkets now yield better stats to assist players in camp management missions.

An inventory system was expanded for the upcoming assembly functionality coming with the next update. As well as new AI system changes were made to support the upcoming new features.


Work in Progress
I am currently working on a new game mode that will allow players to engage in objective based missions with tougher enemies and higher grade rewards. The new objectives will have players hunt down high threat targets, recover loot caches, and more.

I will be posting a more detailed development update and screenshots soon.


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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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