Revelation, regret and redemption in the twilight dreams of an aging artist. Set against surreal landscapes spanning one man’s life and career, ZED is a desperate quest to reconnect fading memories and create a final work for a very special person.
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Mixed (50) - 54% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 4, 2019
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June 18

Update 1.3.0 is Now Live!

Hello Everyone,

We have pushed out another small update today with various fixes and improvements to help improve the ZED experience.

Thanks again to all of our players for the feedback and support!

-The ZED Team


Fixes and Improvements:
  • Added inverted look option
  • Fix for the End of the Line Achievement
  • Performance optimizations in the Neighborhood
  • Multiple updates to the end credits
  • Minor art improvements in Sewer
  • Minor art improvements in Cave Tunnel
  • Minor art improvements in Memory Hall
  • Root Cellar light switch fix
  • Fixed collision issues in late game areas

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June 7

Update 1.2.0 Now Live!

This minor update fixes a few graphic related issues that were introduced when VR improvements were made for the last update.

Thank you again for your feedback everyone!

The ZED Team

Fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed misbehaving decals
  • Lighting issues in affected levels fixed
  • Kid House lighting fixed
  • Sewer lighting fixed
  • Fragment highlight modified
  • VR: Improved graphics in Alice Hall
  • VR: Fragment sticking to hand when journal is open fixed

Known issues:

  • End of credits roll is still a bit abrupt
  • Light switch in Root Cellar does not work
  • VR: Pushing fragment objects directly into the players own face may trigger the "You are in wall" warning
  • VR: Occasionally game loses focus when at the main menu using the Oculus Rift. Can alt+tab back to the game.
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Reviews

“Untangling memories gradually and compellingly reveals the story and various character twists. By the end you will have a sense of the highs and lows and the amazing risks that buffet an artist’s life. Recollections are often fickle, but here the fragments come together in a most convincing way. ZED’s triumphs and tragedy will not be easy to forget.”
4 stars – Adventure Gamers

“Zed is very good at environmental storytelling: it hints, teases, and shows, rather than outright telling the player what’s happening”
GeekWire

About This Game

ZED is the story of an aging artist, lost in regret and the haze of dementia. Inside the dreamscape of this creative mind come undone, players reassemble the artist's fragmented memories into a final, lasting legacy: a loving gift to his granddaughter.

Making its debut on PC (with optional VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), ZED is a surreal trip, with an unexpected narrative that unfolds across fanciful, fractured lands. Spanning regret, reconciliation and redemption, it's a bittersweet story that's both deeply personal, and undeniably universal.

Released in partnership with Cyan Ventures, the new publishing arm from the creators of the legendary games Myst and Riven, ZED is the vision of Chuck Carter, part of the team behind the original Myst. Co-written by Joe Fielder (Bioshock Infinite, The Flame and the Flood) and David Chen (Metal Gear Solid series, Narcosis), the game also features a riveting performance from veteran video-game voice actor Stephen Russell (the Thief and Fallout series).

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL / Vulkan support
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 19.0.4
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We have tested our native Linux build on Ubuntu 18/19, Debian, Manjaro (Arch), and Solus - Contact us on Discord with any questions/support needs.

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