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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 (6)
Mar 15 @ 2:15am
The game
Oct 7, 2014 @ 12:43pm
3D / Isometric
Jan 27 @ 6:17am
Any news on the game?
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TAD Here Mar 24 @ 3:18am 
its Amazing
GOD Mar 20 @ 12:03pm 
Sounds great! Thanks!
Dead Years  [author] Mar 19 @ 9:12pm 
Hey Jacket.!

First, thanks a LOT for supporting the game since the early development!
It has been a long road! lol

Were very happy of the amazing progress that has been made and we wanted so much to have a great demo + early access later on, than something that would feel rushed :)

To answer your question, we tried very hard to keep the requirements low, the game runs at 120fps on my 3 years old computer and actually runs pretty well on a surface pro 2 laptop!
I don't know for now the exact min and recommended requirements but we really tried to optimize the engine as much as possible and keep it low :) More to come soon!

GOD Mar 18 @ 1:08pm 
I was just wondering if you know what the system requirements will be or the game/ demo as I've supported this game since its first week or so on greenlight and itd be a real shame for me if I can't run it.
Dead Years  [author] Mar 15 @ 1:16am 
Thanks a lot Death2Videodrome!

We talked about it again today and we'll definitely be at Pax Prime! It was just so cool at Pax East that we can't miss this one either! Also to visit Seattle would be a pretty cool bonus! haha

Annddd... just a bit more work on the code and the demo will be ready! :)

Death2Videodrome Mar 12 @ 10:46am 
Congrats on being Greenlit. I look forward to seeing you guys at PAX Prime!
Dead Years  [author] Mar 12 @ 10:42am 
Hey guys! Thanks so much for the amazing support! We have been thinking a lot about Pax Prime for the last week.. and I would say we'll most probably be there: So it's a 99% YES :) We had so much positive feedback at Pax East, it was amazing to meet you guys the gamers and we would LOVE to see people on the west coast at the end of the summer!

Also, yes we will launch a Kickstarter again sometime soon! We'll try to time it with the demo release, so that should be really soon! :)

That's it for now! We're working hard to make the dog mode even better. Incoming soon: Quests that can only be done when controlling the dog! Woot!

Cheers, thanks so much again to you guys!
Ecumene Mar 9 @ 5:19pm 
Loved this game at PAX East! Looking forward to downloading the demo and playing more!
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