The Z infection was spread, the world everyone know ceased to exist. Lead a group of survivors throughout a zombie apocalypse in an astounding strategic challenge to try to make the best possible decisions.Survive, loot, explore, build, defend, attack!
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Mostly Positive (47) - 72% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 15, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Z Dawn currently needs some polishing and some planned features are still missing and being implemented. The idea of Early Access is to make Z Dawn the best as possible with the opinions all of those who wish to be part of the development. For us it's very important to grow our community and get as many people as possible involved in this project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Right now is a bit difficult to be precise , upon approaching a given state we will have a more exact date.”

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

“There's a post in the Discussions board where we have all current features being developed and features that are planned to be done with the game still under Early Access. All those features will definitely happen.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now most of the features of the game description are functional and playable. Please check the "ABOUT THIS GAME" for full details.”

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

“No, the price will be exactly the same.”

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

“We use the Discussions board (View Discussions) of the game as the main communication channel with the Steam Community, from there you can communicate all your suggestions and feedback, all will be taken into consideration.

We hope the community give us their own ideas for events, after all, its a major component of the game. Since it's a very complex game in terms of mechanics and interactions we hope your help by reporting bugs/glitches too. We are planning to update the game on a monthly basis so the chosen events created by the users can be included.”
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Recent updates View all (17)

May 1

#16 Update/Patch

New update/patch just coming out.

Check it out!

- Displaying wrong tooltip on equipped items, instead of showing STR (Strength displayed SPD (Speed)
- Red cans of food were restoring hunger to full
- Exploring locations displaying values above 100%
- Workshop items taking 2 times long
- Farms images displaying wrong order
- On selecting a zombie group, the grenade option would display
- Use Esc to open/close certain windows
- Could throw grenades as far as the max line of sight inside the encampment

- New images on selecting different types of Zombies
- New game visual
- Any help actions on events reward with a positive outcome will reward morale
- Multiple items can be selected using CTRL and trowed away
- Increase max perks to 16
- Added new effect while using melee weapons on zombies
- Added a death effect after using a throwing weapon.
- Added a death effect after killing a zombie group
- You can now rename any characters in game

After some consideration, to keep people informed of what is been developing, after each update, information about what will be included in the next update will be showed here.

So what's next? What can you expect in the next update ?

Next update will include a new way to create survivors, including using custom portraits.
Will be added specific events that will happen once that will trigger certain actions to be made to finish the game.
Obviously will be added a few ways to end the game.
Day/Night cycle that will change the zombies behavior and a weather system.

Have a nice day!
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March 25

#15 Update/Patch

Greetings everyone! Just got out of the oven!
Hot new update, take a look.

- Grammar and semantic mistakes in Spanish and English language
- Right clicking on a equipped item, would action like throwing an item away, disposing always the last item in the inventory
- Displaying wrong outcome in the "Floor Collapse event"
- Wrong display off messages after events
- If game was saved with a group chopping wood, would't load the proper animation and action
- wouldn't save the current selected character group image
- Long names of locations wouldn't display properly
- While resting survivors could in some cases having more health restore than the max health available
- The architect perk would't apply the bonus properly, while trying to build would deny the construction or repair
- Would't let the zombie screamer enter in the encampment even if was walled
- Not translating some text inside the character detail
- Would't display the Molotov animation on the same tile after been throw more than once
- Display right punch animation if it's melee attack with lack of bullets

- Increase the exploration rate on locations
- Increase AK and Sniper Damage
- Farmed food decreases hunger level more

- Added Z virus immunity, can be built and consumed by survivors
- Added flashing weapon effects for firearm
- Police perk and military gain extra XP using respective guns
- Added Zombie Brute. After a certain amount of turns will trigger a zombie boss that will seek to attack your encampment. This zombie is special taking down the encampment defenses and very hard to kill according to the current difficulty
- Added new grain effect, can be activated on the Video Options in Settings
- Added 4 New achievements
- Added new small speeches that trigger after certain actions or situations
- Updated the achievements with new images
- You can press keep Shift key pressed and click any amount of items you wish to dispose of in the inventory
- If tries to throw a grenade while chopping wood, will ask about leaving the previous action
- If tries to throw a grenade while exploring will ask about leaving the previous action
- If you directly press the notification button to go direct where it happen
- Warning that only the medic can use the medic bag
- All actions to assign survivors to jobs in the encampment manager can be done either by clicking the portrait or by dragging it
- New user interface colors for menus
- Notification about building constructions complete
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About This Game


The Z infection was spread, the world everyone know ceased to exist. Lead a group of survivors throughout a zombie apocalypse in a strategic challenge to try to make the best possible decisions. Survive, loot, explore, build, defend, attack!


Z Dawn it's a fast-paced turn-based in which you have to survive in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The ultimate goal is to find a cure and evacuate the survivors.

● Explore the wilderness left behind and find different locations
● Search for resources, weapons, cloths, food, medicine, etc to keep the survivors alive
● Manage your survivors and equip them according to their favorite skills
● Build, upgrade and fortify your encampment to withstand the hordes of zombies
● Assign survivors to different task like, farming, guard in a watch tower and many others
● Craft and upgrade equipment
● Deal with different events and choose many possible outcomes
● And much more!

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz (32/64bits)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Resolution - 1336x768, Graphics Card with at least 128MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works on 32 and 64 bits systems
    • OS: MacOS 10.08 - (Minimum) or Above
    • Processor: 2 GHz (32/64bits)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Resolution - 1336x768, Graphics Card with at least 128MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, updated
    • Processor: 2 GHz (32/64bits)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Resolution - 1336x768, Graphics Card with at least 128MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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