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 (94) - 88% of the 94 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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February 28

Update v.85 live! New damage and repair system.

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoy this new update. Sorry, it has been a while, I was sick for a lot of January and had work outside of Undead Development I had to take care of.

Don't forget to post on the forum about changes you want to see to the game and to report bugs. I try to read all of the feedback I get on the forum. If some bugs are not reported I may not know they exist. If you have gotten a chance to explore the game already consider leaving a review. Thanks!

Update v.85

Major Changes
  • Objects can now be repaired with the hammer.
  • Objects now display their damage taken with an overlayed material.
  • Nail connections between 2 objects is now capped at 3. (this will help prevent players from creating performance issues by using too many nails)

Locomotion Changes
  • Snap turn is now more responsive to tapping
  • New setting for snap turn on click
  • New setting turning speed
  • New setting belt height
  • New setting snap turn angle

WMR support
  • Based on feedback from WMR testing, I am adding WMR support to the Steam store.

  • New nailing sound effects added for repairing and a basic hit.
  • Added new system for specified objects to ignore bullet collision. Fences unlocked by the research tree now ignore bullet collision, as well as trees in the forest level.
  • Added additional checks for inventory hand collision that should make grabbing objects out of the inventory give more expected results.
  • Added ammo visual to the hip.
  • Changed reload colliders to reduce the chance of reloading unintentionally.
  • Player notification now moves faster to better accommodate different locomotion settings.
  • Rewrote layering material code. (affects highlighting and new damage overlay material)
  • Zombie’s attack collision is now turned off after their first target is hit.
  • Added sight checks for zombies that should help prevent instances where zombies attack the player through walls.
  • Zombies now lose speed when their lower limbs are shot off.
  • Zombies will no longer be able to damage targets when both arms are shot off and will die after a delay.
  • Ammo counters moved to be more visible.
  • Small changes to inventory belts.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug relating to dropped objects still being parented to the hand. (This is when you drop something and moving the hand moves it across the ground or throws it into the air. If you still experience this bug please report it.)
  • Fixed audio issues with zombies’ footsteps and idle audio.
  • Fixed bug preventing zombies’ death vocal sound. Death sound will only occur when a zombie dies with its head intact.
  • Level select board will now disable when in the pause menu to avoid weird interaction with multiple UI panels overlapping.
  • Fixed bug relating to held hammers interacting with inventory objects.
  • Fixed error thrown from zombie hit detection.
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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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