By Adam Smith on February 18th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
It’s been a long time since we checked on the enormous procedurally generated zombie survival antics of The Dead Linger and the alpha, which is currently available for purchase, has changed considerably in the interim. The next update, which should be live tomorrow, adds more variety to suburban settings and a new prison environment will now appear in the world. It’s a grim, dark place but also the sort of building that a brave survivor might well be tempted to explore in hope of finding weaponry. The previous update completely overhauled world generation, aiming to create more believable landscapes and locations. Both update videos are below.
The flyovers of the town areas look like The Sims 3, which is also full of zombies, although the lingering dead probably don’t wee in their clothes quite as often.
The game is still in the early stages of development, although it is playable and along with new content, Sandswept are working on technical matters, including framerate and networking. During alpha, the game costs $19.99, with the price rising to $24.99 once beta hits and $29.99 at release. I haven’t tried the game myself and at the moment, I’m more interested in the world generation than the zombies, but I’m determined to pay more attention as, hopefully, enemies and NPCs become more interesting.
Is anyone playing?