You’ll see RPG the other way round: choose diseases instead of skills. Survive in the world of limited resources and constant danger.
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Mixed (10) - 40% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 1, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that Early Access is the best option for us and for the players!
For now we want to demonstrate the core of our game to the community to collect feedback so we may gather information about balance, gameplay and even bugs. This information is goint to help us improve experience for the players and add new content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to make full release of the game as soon as possible. But for now we don't think that game is ready for full release.
To achive these goal we need about 3-5 months”

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

“Current version has all core functionality.
But we intended to polish the game, fix bugs and provide some new exerience based on them.
Our goal is to make gameplay more exciting.
During Early Acces, we plan to extend such features as Weather Effects, Weapons, Wolrd generation, AI and more to come. And, of course, the optimization process will be carried out.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For sure, Early access has got almost everything that full release game will have, but they need to be polished, balanced and extended to gain more gameplay expirience. Core gameplay, AI, weapons and some more — they are already working in available game version!”

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

“Price will gradually be raised as the game get closer to release!”

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

“In terms of community, we are going to collect feedback everywhere, polish and fix the bugs, update the game on Steam with the report of its current state. We would be open to receiving advice and to engaging players in development process.”
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November 13

Update 12 November 2018

- Added the ability to settle settlers on the base (in certain quests).
- Updated system of events and quests.
- Upgraded NPCs behavior.
- Fixed dialogues.

- Upgraded the main location.
- Reworked environment. Now there are more various items.
- Reworked spawn resources.
- Fixed NPC people and animals spawn.

- Changed notifications: now they are divided into three types - injuries and illnesses (left-upper corner), regular notifications (bottom of the screen), notifications of actions (in the center of the screen above).
- Improved feedback from the actions of players.
- Fixed visual part of injuries and diseases.
- Added new sights for different types of weapons.
- Fixed watch and compass.
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October 11

Update 11 October 2018

Long time no see! Yes, it's time for another round of updates.
This time there’s been a gap between the updates. This allowed us to change and improve even more things in Burden.

- Changed balance of chest drops. Do you smell the lack of resources for survival?
- Improved player's stats balance. Now you’d feel that you need food and water.
- Improved items' weight. Everything is more logical and more convenient now.
- Equipped items won't affect the backpack's weight.
- Modified the resource generator. Balanced resource allocation to remoteness from the base. Get ready to discover the desert more.
- Changed balance of food and medicine.
- Players won't die of hunger or thirst during crafting, loot and construction because the processes are interrupted at critical character's indicators.
- Also, when reaching this critical point, it is impossible to perform any actions that require time.
- Improved diseases and injuries. Now you'll see what specifically affects the disease.

Resources and craft:
- Changed the work of the container system and interaction with objects inside the containers. This has improved performance when interacting with them.
- Added chests with locks.
- Added master keys.

- Fixed minor bugs and added improvements for firearms and handguns.
- Arrows and crossbow bolts are equipped in a separate slot.
- Added the ability to use different types of arrows and crossbow bolts.
- Improved bows and crossbows.
- Fixed various visual bugs.
- Players will see a notification when equipping inappropriate ammo for bows or crossbows.

- Changed the landscape. Our level designer says that it's been definitely changed, but we haven’t found yet where exactly. No worries, a funeral pyre is being prepared for him.
- Changed some locations.
- Added new chests, loot and weapons on the locations.

- Added ability to mount roofs to other roofs.
- Added time display when building a module.
- The second trap is now an upgrade for the main trap. It can't be simply built.

- Changed the diary tab with player's status.
- Redesigned the death screen.
- Fixed the items interface when crafting and repairing.
- Unified loot, sleep and pick windows.
- Interfaces for craft, inventory and object selection are brought to a general view.
- Fixed other interface bugs.

- Added new sounds including receiving a perk, the sounds of the wind, the sounds of passing through the bushes and others.
- Added a soundtrack when receiving a perk.
- Added battle music theme.
- Added sounds when pressing a key for loot, sleep and pick.
- Added sounds for disassembling and improving modules.
- Fixed problem with possible empty dialogs with NPCs.
- Added new types of notifications.
- Fixed other bugs and added improvements!
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About This Game

Based on the favorite mysterious post-apocalyptic universes, the game Burden will throw you right into the very center of one of such worlds full of the unexplored and uncharted, dangerous and exciting.
In Burden, every day lived is not just an adventure that can lead to any outcome, but it's you challenging the fate. You'll face everything -- from enriching yourself with prey and finding the mysterious artifacts to getting a life-long trauma that will complicate your existence in this overwhelming world.

You'll see the reverse RPG system. You get diseases, try to get used to them, and learn how to survive with these flaws. Weak bones or bladder, blood pressure or trouble breathing. Choose your challenge.

You are the only one who has a well with water. If you lose the base, the survival becomes many times more difficult. If there is water, then there will be those who need it. Someone will trade, but someone won't do it demanding it by force. Build walls and traps to protect yourself from uninvited guests, and keep in mind that you can also blow them up with some dynamite.

Reality is cruel, and in Burden you will feel it like no other. Don't want to sit on the base? Look for adventures. Don't want to go anywhere? Adventures will find you. The gameplay is built in such a way that any gaming style is rewarded with the game events.

Delve into the world of sand, fractions and unusual post-apocalyptic fauna. Search and explore, create weapons, fight for life and resources. A wide variety of melee weapons will help you with this. And if you find a gun, then you are very lucky.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

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

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 gen 2 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti or better
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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