In Pandemic Express, a group of human players try to outrun the infected. Zombies need to infect all human players, who are trying to escape on a train. Think Zombie Mod set in a large open world with vehicles.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Pandemic Express is a new type of game - a mixture of open world session based shooter infused with the "zombie escape" formula. This means game design is extremely iterative, and since early 2019 we've been running 3 playtests a week iterating on the design. Early Access is the next step in this iteration. Alongside this, we will obviously have bugs and technical issues which we'll need to work through. Early Access makes sense here.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate being in Early Access through 2019”

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

“The full version will have a more cohesive design. Right now we have only a couple of types of zombies, including the bomber and the invisble zombie. We want to experiment more by adding a tank-style zombie class. On the humans side, we are looking at more weapons and abilities for humans as they fight off the hordes of zombies. Currently we have 2 types of airdrops, and are considering adding more - alongside weapons and items.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the game has its full core game loop, procedurally generated spawn points and end goals, and 3 tiers of weapons. Once players turn into zombies, they have the chance to spawn with one of 3 classes.”

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

“The game will be more expensive when it comes out of Early Access.”

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

“We will engage with the community on forums and our discord channel (discord.gg/pandemicexpress) to listen to feedback and iterate together with the community.”
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March 8

Pandemic Express Gameplay Rundown

Greetings survivors and zombies,

We've been getting some incredible feedback and love from the community during recent alpha tests. While the game can be a bit difficult to describe, we decided to make a short video explaining the full gameplay rundown for Pandemic Express:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNKI1pNdsrU

Feel free to share it with friends, and remember to subscribe to the alpha at http://PandemicExpress.com

We're doing playtests every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10am Pacific Time.
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February 18

Pandemic Express Playtesting Schedule



Hi everyone! We're finally ready to start wider playtests. There is no confirmed launch date yet, so keep that in mind - we're doing server scalability tests, and general gameplay tweaks.

Playtesting schedule:

Tuesday Feb 19 - 9am - 11am PST
Thursday Feb Feb 21 - 9am - 11am PST
Saturday Feb 23 - 9am - 11am PST

For a chance to participate please sign-up at http://PandemicExpress.com

Here's a recent video from MathChief giving you an idea of the most recent developments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQIH-jT6_4
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About This Game

Welcome to Pandemic Express! We've played a lot of Zombie Escape-style mods, and wanted to make something standalone, and on a large scale. Up to 30 players spawn in a large world. One of them gets randomly infected, and has to spread the infection turning everyone into zombies. The human players desperately try to escape on a train through an onslaught of what seems like endless zombie hordes.

  • First standalone ‘Zombie Mod’ on a massive scale
  • Unique co-op experience with ad-hoc teams, vehicles, a large open world, and a train
  • Distinctive art style & game atmosphere

We brought the unique ZOMBIE MOD experience into a standalone game


Imagine CS zombie mod infused with the DNA of a large-scale open world shooter, set in a post-soviet ghost town. And trains. We like trains.

Playing as a Human


  • Loot: Find gear in abandoned houses
  • Cooperate: Work with teammates to survive
  • Fight: Kill zombies with anything you have

Playing as a Zombie


  • Resurrect: Respawn instantly and close to fellow zombies
  • Hunt: Find the humans hiding around the map
  • Annihilate: Infect everyone!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Human players can shoot the dark creatures.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We highly recommend to have a microphone as this game depends on ingame communication.

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