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Dead State

12 months ago

Feature: Listen for your life

Podcast: Should survival games die?

No. Let's not be ridiculous. But there are so many examples of bad survival games that it’s important to remember the good ones. So that’s what we are doing on the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. We're breaking stones over the heads of rubbish survival games, but cooking, salting and eating the delicious ones. Adam wraps himself up in The Long Dark but…

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3 years ago

Feature: Videogames saved the radio star

The RPG Scrollbars: Voices In The Air

There's something oddly comforting about radio. Comforting because it's so familiar, so natural. Odd because it's a comfort that most of us don't really use all that much these days, at least not in the ways that games just casually assume. It's a little like the whole audio diaries thing - it makes a vague sense that everyone in a city like Rapture might record…

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6 years ago

7 years ago

Feature: No World To Save

Just Survive: Dead State Interview

It is with good reason that RPS has been paying close attention to the development of zombie RPG, Dead State. Created by Obsidian veterans, Brian Mitsoda and Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda, the survivalist role-player is bursting with potential. And now, as you might expect for such an ambitious indie project, it has a Kickstarter. And a trailer. We spoke to both developers (on their anniversary, no…

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Dead State Kickstarts With A New Trailer

Dead State, the zombie RPG from former Obsidian developers Brian Mitsoda and Annie Carlson, has launched a Kickstarter. And along with this comes a brand new trailer for the potentially very interesting game. We'll have a massive exclusive interview with the developers in a few moments, but to build up to that, check out the trailer below.

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A Month Of Monstrosities: Deadly 30

Released when I was distracted by something that wasn't the internet over the weekend, Deadly 30 is a side-scrolling game of zombie killing, home building and exploration. More killing than building, granted, but while each of the 30 days that must be survived allow for scavenging, and the discovery and recruitment of other survivors, the nights are given over to barricade building and defense, as…

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Kickstarting Corpses: Dead State

I post about Kickstarter projects more often than I post about indie bundles, which is alarming and is also the reason I'd pledged not to cover any more of them this week...and yet this may not even be the last such post today. The proposed zombie survival RPG Dead State is a concept that sends shivers down my spine like a gentle caress every time…

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8 years ago

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A Blood Red State: Dead State Revealed

When the Obsidian/Troika veterans Doublebear announced that they were making a Zombie-themed RPG, there was an immediate response in our comment thread. Namely, posting comments. It was then codenamed ZRPG. Now, it has a real name. It's going to be called Dead State and we've got the first hard information, screenshots and an interview with head Doublebearer Brian Mitsoda.

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