Dead State Early Access on Steam – First looks
Back in April last year we posted about a very promising looking game called Dead State that was funded trough crowd funding. After that it got silent and I feared the project would slowly die. Fortunately the people from DoubleBear Productions spend there time on working on the game and not on there website and Facebook etc. And just out of nowhere here is the early access of Dead State on Steam. Below you find all the information about the early access, a first look of the early access and more.
Dead State: The First Seven Days is an early, WIP preview of the first week of Dead State’s gameplay – an opportunity to prepare your strategy for the full game and help us test and polish the full Dead State experience. You’ll meet some of your initial allies, explore a dozen or so locations, and settle into your base of operations, the Shelter. There are several solid hours of gameplay in the Early Access alone, and it barely scratches the surface of what the full game will provide.
ere’s a summary of what you can expect in the First Seven Days demo:
- 6-10 hours of gameplay (especially long if you go everywhere/loot everything/talk to everyone)
- Over a dozen locations, including areas never shown before, such as Downtown Splendid
- One “hidden area” and two “conditional” allies
- First looks at multiple weapons and armor
- First look at the new and improved combat GUI
The game will be in Early Acces for about 3-5 months, the people from DoubleBear Productions don’t want to rush things and want to avoid releasing a game full of bugs (Opposite of EA and Sim City ;). The current state of the game is that it is about to enter Beta and they are working hard on getting additional content/areas/art into the game, revamping some of the GUIs, and working on improving AI. The biggest missing features right now are final intros/endings, a final XP system, some skill/perk functionality, and animal NPCs.
Buy now or wait?Big question is if you should buy it now or wait? In my opinion when a game is on Early Acces on Steam you can be 99% sure the game will be released and not canceled. It wont mater that much money wise, early Access will be discounted to $24.99 until release, at which point the price will be $30. And looking at the demo video and all the features 30 bucks for a game like this is cheap.
Edit: For anyone who needs a manual, you van find the Dead State manual over here.