Raise the dead as a fearsome Necromancer in the dark world of The Unliving! Lead your undead armies into the endless fight in this rogue-lite action RPG game. Burn cities to ash with devastating magic spells, slay epic bosses and turn your enemies into morbid servants.
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Why Early Access?

“Going to the Early Access, we look forward to developing The Unliving with the help of our community. The plan is to release regular content updates of various scope, and further build the game based on the community's feedback. In the beginning, it’s still going to be a smaller game with a lot of tasks for us to work on, especially polishing, balancing, and fixing bugs, but we will be fixing things and gradually increasing the amount of content throughout the EA timeline with your help.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We wouldn't like to keep The Unliving in Early Access longer than 1 year, but can't name a specific date it will be over just yet.”

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

“The Early Access version is a basis on which we will be building The Unliving, adding there more content, fixing bugs, managing the balance, and introducing new features. A lot of that depends on the support and feedback of the community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We will be opening our EA release with all core gameplay mechanics already in place, and a couple of main locations – Cemetery and Swamps that you might have seen on our previous updates.”

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

“We feel it is super important to set up an adequate price tag so that all our early adopters who believe in The Unliving will have it at a more affordable rate compared to the complete release game later. The price tag will most likely be raising gradually with the addition of new content – therefore, the shortest way to get the best deal is to get the game earlier. The actual EA release price is still something that we are negotiating with our publisher Team17 and hope that they will agree with our view on this.”

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

“We put all our faith and efforts into The Unliving and believe that with the help of our community, your feedback and engagement, it eventually becomes an entertaining and balanced adventure that would bring our players a lot of memorable experiences.”
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About This Game

The realm of the living has been corrupted to its core and a storm is coming to change the world order. This storm is you, a mighty Necromancer, a sorcerer who denies death and leads the legions of the dead. Clerics and lords hope to hide behind high walls, but there’s no stronghold to cover them from your wrath. Smite hundreds of those standing in your way and turn them into your tools on the way to a greater purpose.

The Unliving is a dynamic rogue-lite action RPG with strategic elements. Raise the undead, use numerous spells and explore a mystical world, all realised with darkly extravagant pixel-art.

TURN ENEMIES INTO YOUR UNDEAD ARMY
Each fallen foe can be resurrected and added to your army to create unlimited legions of the dead. These re-animated creatures have their own unique abilities, such as the undead Priest whose blessings in life, will now curse your enemies in death.


CRUSH EVERYONE IN YOUR WAY
Only some of the living are helpless victims, the rest can retaliate against your forces. They hold the line, move in large groups and wield powerful abilities too. They cherish their lives and will not fall easily, so unleash hell as the Undead Lord to bring them to their knees.


CONQUER UNCHARTED LANDS
The world is randomly generated for each run and is richly populated with an array of creatures, artefacts, secret rooms and deadly traps. Each part of the world is occupied by a variety of living inhabitants - invade villages and slay feeble peasants to reinforce your army or engage in a desperate fight to the death in the swamps against formidable foes.


UNRAVEL THE MYSTERIES OF NECROMANCY
Collect cryptic notes, force answers out of your enemies and study the writings of the ancient artefacts to gather the lost memories of the Necromancer piece by piece as you reveal the nature of his immortality, the secrets of his phylactery companion and find out the grim truth about the supreme hierarchies of the Church.


BATTLE EPIC BOSSES
The powerful creatures of this shadowy world will do all they can to stop you. Each boss has a unique fighting style and set of abilities, meaning deftness in combat and strategic thinking will be crucial in emerging victorious from these grueling encounters.


DIE AND RISE AGAIN
The ability to deny death itself is the greatest secret of the Necromancer. Another mortal strike is merely a setback for him. Take a lesson from your death and don’t let your enemies catch you the same way twice.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 - 64bit
    • Processor: At least 4-thread CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 GPU with 128bit bus width (GTX650 2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This is preliminary info, subject to change
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 - 64bit
    • Processor: 8-thread CPU
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB+ GDDR5 GPU with 128bit bus width or higher (750ti 2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This is preliminary info, subject to change

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