How long would you survive in this unrealistic representation of the zombie apocalypse? Scavenge for supplies, find a base, and construct your defenses. Break down furniture and board up your home. Set bear traps, nail your axe to a gun, or find your own ways to fight off the undead.
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Very Positive (115) - 86% of the 115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 24, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Undead Development is a one person project and I think I can make a much better game with a community helping me. Early Access will allow me to better support the community’s favorite features as I add content and polish the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Development time will be mostly determined by how the game is received during Early Access. I would estimate between 3 months to a year.”

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

“I have ideas for more content I want to produce but I will be prioritizing where to work based on feedback. I also expect more usability features to be added or improved based on requests. I want to make sure users can experience the game on their chosen headset or with their preferred locomotion. I expect the game to be more polished and bug free when it exits Early Access. I plan to work on a new trap system that would allow for a lot of creativity in creating player made zombie traps.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I waited to enter Early Access until I felt confident I was delivering enough content to warrant a purchase. The game has 4 open ended maps to explore and strategize in addition to a home base map. Each map has a night version with increased difficulty. Wandering zombies now haunt the levels providing a threat as you scavenge for supplies. A progression system has been added that lets you unlock tons of new loot to find. There are over 70 pieces of loot to find, most of which being unique guns and weapons. The game has initial support for Oculus and various movement / locomotion options. The game is likely to have bugs or performance issues. The game’s difficulty and progression system may not be balanced. I will be working dilligently to make initial improvements to any major issues discovored by users directly after release.”

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

“The price will increase once the game becomes more polished and more content is added.”

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

“I will be actively listening and engaging anyone who wants to share their feedback on Undead Development. Community feedback will help determine what areas I improve and what content I add to the game.”
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Recent updates View all (5)

October 8

Update v.91 live! New bullet tracer effects and minor changes.

Hey everyone, smaller update than usual. I wanted to go ahead and roll out some of the changes I was working on. This update mostly adds new tracer effects to weapons with some other small changes. I saw this request from a number of users who felt it would improve gunplay and aiming.

I look at all feedback and bug reports, so please let me know if you run into issues!

Update v.91

New bullet tracer effects
  • Most weapons have been given new bullet tracer effects.

  • Added loading text to level select board.
  • Added body fall sound to zombies.
  • Added UI sounds.
  • Added option to delete saved data in menus.
  • Added tooltip to base selection in day levels.

  • Fixed mesh flickering on the white fence.
  • Fixed zombie walk sound effects.
  • It should no longer be possible to die in the home base.
  • Fixed grab interaction with the claymore.
  • Fixed bug that allowed guns to be shot when paused.
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August 10

Update v.90 live! New zombie types, exp boosts, recycle tool, and more!

Hey everyone, excited to put out this new patch today. I'm very sorry to everyone for the slow down in updates. I hate having to give you guys excuses but I was quite sick for a number of months and was unable to work on Undead Development during that time.

I look at all feedback and bug reports, so please let me know if you run into issues!

I also want to shout out Adrian ( ) who worked on the new art assets found in this update.

Update v.90

New Recycle Tool
  • Vacuum Recycler added to the loot table.
  • Vacuum Recycler can be used to turn unused objects into something more useful and manageable.
  • New research added to start the level with a Vacuum Recycler.

New Zombie Types
  • Puke zombie: A volatile zombie that can attack your defenses with its puke spit.
  • Tank zombie: A hard-hitting and durable new threat.

Zombie Changes
  • Zombies will now fall down and begin to crawl when their lower limbs are dismembered.
  • New zombie giblet effects for dismemberment.

EXP / Skill Point Changes
  • Exp rewarded for completing waves significantly increased. Exp from waves is now multiplicative with the wave complete.
  • Playing in Turbo Mode now awards bonus exp.
  • New 1 HP Mode awards bonus exp.
  • Bonus exp now stacks and is displayed when selecting a level.

Controller Changes
  • The trigger now works as a contextual pick up and drop button.
  • With an empty hand, the trigger can be used to pick up objects. If the object is picked up while hovering it will be held temporarily and dropped when the trigger is released.
  • Grenades and molotovs can be armed with one trigger click and then thrown with a second trigger click and release.
  • Objects with trigger interactions, like flashlights and guns, cannot be dropped with the trigger.
  • Added vibrations to melee weapon hits.
  • *With these changes extracting ammo can now only be done by holding a weapon in one hand and using the trigger with your free off-hand.

Cloud Saves
  • Cloud saving is now enabled through Steam.
  • Saved game data will now automatically be backed up and synced with your Steam account.

  • New hammer skin variations added.
  • New health bar UI Added.
  • New zombie dismemberment sounds.
  • Horizontal throws now get a slight boost for easier throwing.
  • New 1 HP mode available in the game settings at the level select whiteboard.

Fixes and Minor Changes
  • Fixed null errors when melee weapons break.
  • Fixed bug with new material overlay code.
  • Changed zombie’s animation system to allow for new animations.
  • Fixed a bug with resetting zombies during game cancel or reset.
  • Recently dropped objects have improved physics detection to prevent dropped objects from falling through the world.
  • Optimizations to area damage code. (this affects stuff like grenades)
  • Fixed bullet particle issue.
  • Fixed health regeneration bug.
  • Fixed zombie idle animation when they can’t reach their target.
  • Fixed issue with zombies resuming movement after receiving damage when they are already in range of their target.
  • Changed zombie navigation to prevent instances where zombies get stuck.
  • Optimizations for dismembered limbs.
  • The “object catcher” that tries to save items that fall through the level has been improved.
  • Fixed bug with recycled objects that were held during a level reset.
  • Holstered explosives can no longer be shot.
  • Fixed bug with ammo looting animation.
  • Reduced the spawn rate of telescopes.
  • Health regen time nerfed to 20 seconds.
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About This Game

Undead Development is a virtual reality game with a creative building system. Explore different environments and scavenge for supplies, weapons, and ammo. Choose a base to defend and start boarding up any openings with the hammer tool. Break apart furniture and use the pieces to wall up your new home. The undead horde will soon put your construction skills to the test. See how long you can last with short breaks to rebuild and scavenge again.

Dynamic Nailing

Undead Development has a dynamic nailing system that allows you to nail any object to another. Board up an open doorway to slow down the undead, nail an axe to your rifle, or see what happens when you nail a bear trap to the end of a baseball bat. What creative ways will you come up with to defend your home?


  • Explore maps and choose your base to defend.
  • Scavenge for supplies from randomized loot.
  • Break apart furniture and use it to fortify your base.
  • Use the dynamic nailing system to find creative ways to protect yourself.

Current Content

  • A progression system with over 70 pieces of loot to unlock and with more than 30 being unique guns and weapons.
  • 4 available maps designed to be replayable and open ended. 3 maps have multiple bases to choose from. All maps use a randomized loot system for scavenging supplies.
  • Each map has a night mode to unlock that is spookier and more difficult.
  • A home base with practice range.


Is this game scary?
  • Undead development isn’t designed as a horror game. There aren’t any elements designed to jump scare the player. All of the content can be accessed without playing any of the levels at night.

Locomotion options?
  • The game was built around teleport locomotion but the game also has initial support for trackpad smooth walking, smooth turning and snap turning. I will be working to improve locomotion options based on feedback from the current systems.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The HTC Vive or Oculus Rift is required to play Undead Development

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