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Dead Years
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, French, Russian
Players: Single-player
Apr 4, 2014 @ 3:41pm
Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:21pm
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Be a part of our PAX East booth!
PAX East and other exciting news
#1 __PAX East__
Super exciting news for Dead Years - we'll be exhibiting at PAX East[]! YES!

The show will run from March 6th to March 8th in Boston, and it will be the perfect occasion to meet you all in person. We will set a booth (#9249) with three playing stations for you to actually try Dead Years for the first time! And of course, we will be there, ready to chat with you, receive your feedback, exchange ideas and laughs. It is an epic moment in the history of ZeroByte studio, and we are so happy to be able to share it with you and get an immediate response on how you feel about the game. So don't hesitate for a second to come say "Hi!" at our booth!

#2 __DEMO__
You guessed it! Exhibiting at PAX East also means... A DEMO!
Finally, right?! :)

First, we wanted to thank you all for your amazing support and endless patience that helped us continue our work with enthusiasm. It is really precious! Being an extra small team with countless tasks, it is not easy sometimes to get the timing right. BUT... we have never stopped working on Dead Years, and here we are - at the dawn of the demo!

We decided to launch it online at the beginning of PAX East so that we could be (hopefully) immediately flooded by your real-life and virtual feedback, thus helping us to get a hold on where we stand. This said, in a short while we'll put up a link where you will be able to express your opinion.

Stay tuned!

#3 __Montreal Joue__
Besides PAX East, we will have the chance to present a playable version of Dead Years on a pretty sweet Montreal event this week. We are talking about Montreal Joue[] that will take place at SAT on Saturday February 21st from 16h to 24h.

We'll present a pre-demo version on two playing stations. If you happen to be around, please come by for a greet-and-play!

You can find all this info (and a bonus) on our first ever newsletter that was just sent out in the interwebz. You can find it here[], and also don't forget to subscribe!


Release date: Mid-2015
Dead Years: Survive with your dog!

This is not just another zombie game. It's a rework of the genre where you have to work as a team with the only friend you have left, your dog!

Zombie Survival
-Thousands of enraged zombies. Bad news: They run!
-Wear armor at all time, don't go out there wearing a t-shirt.
-Scavenge and craft to improve your gear.

Dog companion
-Your best friend, always at your side.
-Knows how to fight zombies!
-Complete independant ability trees.

Character progression
-The player & dog level up as a team.
-Fifteen skills to improve like mechanics, first aid, scavenging.
-Gain ability points & spend them according to your playstyle.

Post-apocalyptic land
-Hundreds of locations in a vast zombie infested open world.
-Walk on abandoned highways, explore cities and desolate wastelands.
-Six months after the outbreak, this is a world like you've never seen before.

Immersive storyline
-Captivating elaborate story that will keep you hooked!
-Complete freedom to quest and to explore at your own pace.
-Hundreds of side quests with amazing rewards.

Scavenge & Craft
-Scavenge for food, water, ammunition and crafting materials!
-Make your own armor, weapons & tools to survive.
-Learn mechanics, tailoring, cooking & more to help you survive.
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Oct 7, 2014 @ 12:43pm
3D / Isometric
Jan 27 @ 6:17am
Any news on the game?
Sep 30, 2014 @ 3:16pm
The game
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Death2Videodrome Feb 21 @ 3:31pm 
also do you guys plan to do an early access for this game?
Death2Videodrome Feb 21 @ 3:28pm 
i helped back your kickstarter. i was looking through my old starred projects on there to see how other projects have come along or if there were updates on old projects that failed & clicked on your website to notice that you guys are still trekking along. saw your youtube videos. i am so glad that you guys kept with it & arent giving up on it. i really want this game. i like the gameplay that ive saw on youtube. are you guys gonna be at PAX Prime this year & do you also plan to start another kickstarter in the future? i look forward to seeing more of your game
Dead Years  [author] Feb 16 @ 6:51pm 
Little follow-up: the presentation video is online, so take a look at our efforts to impress the public:) If any of you guys are in Montreal on February 21st, you can come check us out at Montreal Joue festival, and actually play Dead Years! Would be amazing to meet you!
Dead Years  [author] Feb 16 @ 12:09pm 
Hey guys! This is Philip, Dead Years programmer! We have very very good news for you. YES, you will be able to play as the dog and it will be a HUGE part of the game!

It's so cool that you guys talk about this, because it was a big upgrade that we made 2-3 weeks ago and it's already ready and in the game! You will be able to scout, to run much faster, to retrieve objects and much more. You will also be able to hunt small animals for meat, in dog mode or in the normal mode!

We will upload a video by tomorrow of a presentation we did in Montreal on January 27th in front of 600-700 people where we showed the game, many of the features and the playable dog!

Tons of more news coming soon, and we have something huge for early march! Cheers!:)
b00ker Feb 14 @ 2:22pm 
any news?
RayWolf7 Feb 9 @ 3:56pm 
misspiss666 Feb 5 @ 3:08pm 
Yeah I agree with gameplay heavily involving reliance on the dog or maybe even controlling/survivng soley as the dog. Super cool so far though guys!
Evildarkzombies Feb 3 @ 3:00pm 
Or you could join other npcs and be a part of their group. You know, build a safehouse. And you could upgrade it and your fellow survivors over time. Or you could just go solo.
Evildarkzombies Feb 3 @ 2:59pm 
Heres an idea. Maybe you could have a mode where YOU are the dog. And you would have to hunt other tiny animals to survive. But that could come later. I understand you don`t have a lot of time on your hands.
Dead Years  [author] Feb 3 @ 10:34am 
@sutenerishe: мы постараемся:)
@Evildarkzombies: Oh, thanks so much for the enthusiasm. We're almost there, and we can't wait to let you try it:)
@misspiss666: we love animal companions too, and we're really trying to step up their importance and versatility in the gameplay. Seriously, if you have ideas, feel free to holler at us:)