Set in the near future, DEATHGARDEN™ revolves around a spectacular real blood sport that became the most popular entertainment on the planet. Players choose to team up as one of the five agile Runners or to embody the Hunter, a heavily armed competitor whose mission is to kill the Runners.
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Mixed (166) - 66% of the 166 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 14, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The purpose of Early Access is to ensure that the game experience is as fun as possible! We wish to establish a relationship of collaboration and trust with our players. Therefore, we will immediately begin gathering feedback and data, communicating our decisions and iterating on the game together. This way, once we launch the game, we will be confident in the quality of the content and service we provide.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current estimation is between 6 months and 1 year. We want to reach a certain level of quality and quantity before officially launching the game. Iteration and communication with our players will be key in this process.”

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

“Over the coming months, we aim to deliver:
• New gameplay elements such as Perks, Powers and Weapons.
• New arena elements such as Garden Conditions (weathers).
We are investigating adding a new Garden (biome).
• New cosmetic progression elements to highlight and reward player dedication.
• Quality of life improvements such as game optimization and regular balancing efforts.
• Live service features such as in-game news and anti-disruptive behaviour measures.
• Regular hotfixes for maintenance and bug fixing.
• Surprises!

Note that this plan is subject to change, as we will be carefully reviewing player feedback and data before locking in our intentions and priorities.

Once we officially launch, we are planning on adding an in-game cosmetic store. All gameplay content and updates will always be accessible for free (and to all players). This ensures that we can keep supporting the game for the long-term, support our dedicated server costs and grow with our community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of August 14th, our game consists of:

A WORLD, set in the near-future, revolving around a spectacular blood sport that is the most popular entertainment on the planet.
• Locker Room (central HUB)
• Character creation
• Ready Room (matchmaking physical lobby)
• Training area (tutorial)

A GARDEN, a procedurally generated arena in which Runners and Hunters compete against each other.
• 1 Garden (arena)
• 3 Garden conditions (weathers)
• 1 Dynamic Garden Event
• 2 Game modes (Capture, Gather & Deliver)

HUNTERS, powerful contenders equipped with deadly Weapons, Abilities, Powers and Perks.
• 3 Hunter Abilities
• 6 Hunter Weapons
• 4 Hunter Powers
• 6 Hunter Perks

RUNNERS, fast and agile contenders capable of scaling any structure found in the Garden.
• 3 Runner Classes
• 9 Runner Powered Bolts
• 9 Runner Caltrops
• 8 Runner Perks

REWARDS, in the form of cosmetics and titles that you can collect to learn more about the lore, showcase your performance and express your personality.
• 30 Hunter Career progression cosmetics (10 Complete Sets)
• 10 Hunter Career Emblems
• 30 Runner Career progression cosmetics (10 Complete Sets)
• 10 Runner Career Emblems
• 130 Hunter Seasonal Titles
• 130 Runner Seasonal Titles
• Exclusive cosmetics for: Early Access players, Deluxe Edition owners, Dead by Daylight owners

LIVE SERVICES, to ensure an enjoyable experience for our players.
• Dedicated servers (located in Ohio, Frankfurt and Seoul)
• Anti-cheating measures
• Opt-in voice chat
• Play with friends
• Pop-up news”

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

“While we intend on doing sales and free weekends in the future, we currently do not intend on changing the regular price tag. To thank our Early Access players, we will grant them exclusive ‘Groundbreaker’ Hunter and Runner Outfits. They will also get to keep their progression and the rewards associated with them when we launch the game.”

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

“We believe gathering feedback is key to the success of our Early Access. We will obviously be regularly reading all discussion on our social media, forum, Discord as well as on Steam forums and the community-run Reddit.

We also believe that two-way communication is crucial. Therefore, we intend on regularly posting news on our website, social media platforms and forum as well as try to reply to questions.

We intend on sending monthly surveys to our players, as well as some more specific punctual surveys when we feel the need to cover a topic in-depth. We will be tracking data to identify player patterns and help balance the game to make it as fun and understandable as possible.”
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August 30

Early Access 4-Month Roadmap & BattlEye Partnership

4-Month Roadmap

We are pleased to reveal Deathgarden’s Early Access roadmap and priorities for the upcoming four months. We will add new content monthly, implement onboarding efforts for new players, as well as additional progression elements. Click to view our full roadmap below.





BattlEye Integration




Deathgarden has partnered up with BattlEye! This anti-cheat system will help us prevent hackers and cheaters from muddling with your Deathgarden experience.

What is BattlEye?
At its core, BattlEye is a proactive protection system that puts a strong shield around the entire game. This shield blocks off most hacks right from the start!

BattlEye also boasts an intelligent dynamic ‘on-the-fly’ detection system, which helps ensure that unrelenting cheaters are quickly globally banned.

BattleEye is constantly evolving to prevent new forms of attacks on games.

How it works
BattleEye scans your computer’s memory for cheating software that attempt to bypass your computer’s protection.

Note that BattlEye runs in the background while Deathgarden is running. However, the anti-cheat’s bandwith/cpu consumption is negligible. (You don’t have to worry about BattlEye affecting your computer’s performance.)

Should I be concerned about privacy issues?
BattlEye will never collect nor store information that is unrelated to Deathgarden or hack-detecting mechanisms.

Can I uninstall Battleye and still play Deathgarden?
No. There are several validation steps upon launching Deathgarden. One such step validates the presence of BattlEye on your computer.



End of August Patch


  • Analytics tool integration to improve the Arena Generation process
  • New Hunter perk, “Auto-Collect,” which allows the Hunter to auto-collect crates from a distance

See you in the Garden!
The Deathgarden Dev Team
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August 22

We Want your Feedback!



Hey everyone! We're hard at work towards making Deathgarden the best possible experience, and we'd love to know more about your experience with the game so far. Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVDMVWJ
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OVERVIEW

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition includes the base Game, the Silent victory Hunter set (one male Armor, one female Armor, one Weapon skin, and one helmet), the Sentinel Runner set (one male Outfit, one female Outfit, one Vambrace skin and one Mask), the digital Art book, and the Digital soundtrack.

About This Game

ENTER A SPECTACULAR DYSTOPIAN BLOOD SPORT



Set in the near future, DEATHGARDEN™ revolves around a spectacular real blood sport that became the most popular entertainment on the planet. Players choose to team up as one of the five agile Runners or to embody the Hunter, a heavily armed competitor whose mission is to kill the Runners, preventing them from escaping The Garden.

Deathgarden pits individual cunning against strategy and teamwork–a lone but lethal Hunter against a team of dextrous Runners. Both sides must prove their skills and take control of the procedurally-generated Garden.

Asymmetric Confrontation


Power vs Agility: In this fast-paced action title, one powerful Hunter must hunt down five agile Runners, who seek to complete an objective and escape the Garden.

The Garden


A Procedurally Generated Garden: Each map is procedurally generated within the ‘Garden’, a nano-printed environment in which Runners willingly enter to compete against the powerful Hunter. Each match boasts a different ‘Garden’ layout, which forces both sides to adapt their strategy to the environment and creates exhilarating, memorable moments.

Long Term Support


Gameplay First: Deathgarden embraces the “no grind” or “no pay to win” philosophy. New gameplay content (Gardens, Weapons, Abilities & Perks, etc.) will be instantly available to all players upon the content’s release.

Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 / R9 280 X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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