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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Deadstone Releases Today!
Steam Release Update!
Release date: 10 July 2014
The windows version of Deadstone is now available at:, Desura, and ShinyLoot. If you purchase from any of these places, you will be provided with a Steam Key, if Deadstone is greenlit. I am also actively developing this title, to expand and improve the experience.

All in all, Deadstone is indie; it’s old-school, retro, simple yet clever, fun, and the debut of a new indie developer. - John Papadopoulos, DSO Gaming

Recommended: The depth of the progression system coupled with the quality writing of the story and general theme of the game helps Deadstone stand up as something worthwhile amidst a very saturated genre. - Maiyannah Lysander, Highland Arrow

Deadstone is a fun top down shooter with a tower defense feel. This game deserves to be on steam! Matteo311, Gaming With Matteo311

Not your typical top-down shooter. I really like this game! - Rob Cram,

I am really impressed with what Timeslip Softworks have achieved here - GamersFTW

About the Game
Deadstone is a compelling blend of fast paced 2D combat and tower defense, backed by elements of resource management and an in-depth character development system.

Assume the role of Blake, a private security operative fleeing the Icarus space station after a bacterial outbreak transforms the station’s occupants into homicidal monsters. After crash landing on the surface of Mars, close to the mining colony of Deadstone, Blake quickly discovers that his part in the conflict is far from over.

Every time an infected slips past, a colonist dies. Do you have what it takes to stop them? Fight toe to toe with hordes of infected monsters through 50 levels of pitched fire fights. Develop the perfect strategy to hold back the tide, through clever placement of defensive hardware, equipment selection, and resource management. Build the perfect fighter to complement your strategy, developing 4 primary stats: Speed, Constitution, Accuracy, Mechanics, and choosing from over 40 game changing perks.

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Key Features

Frantic Combat
Experience nerve wracking battles with an insidious, unrelenting foe across 50 levels, on the most hostile frontier man has ever dared to set foot on: Mars. Battle the infected in three distinct mission types: Patrol, Arena, and Colonist Rescue.

Protect the Colony
Devise a strategy and deploy defences before each patrol. Choose from 4 turrets and lay mines to create a defensive screen between the colonists and the infected. Upgrade your turrets’ stats, and research completely new abilities for them, such as the Kinetic Thumper, which releases recoil energy into a shockwave to push infected back.

Recruit a Friend
Experience the full single player campaign with a buddy in local coop.

Play your way
Develop the ultimate fighter with the unfortunately acronymed S.C.A.M. (Speed, Constitution, Accuracy, Mechanics) system, which is comprised of 4 primary stats, 11 secondary stats, and over 40 perks.

Tools of the Trade
Spend your hard earned credits expanding your arsenal. Choose from 16 upgradable weapons from 4 classes: pistol, shotgun, automatic, precision, and complement your selection with 5 equipment types, including flares, explosives, and armor.

Face an Evolving Enemy
Learn how to effectively combat 6 different enemies, including the soldier, commander, and the fearsome phase shambler. Contend with an enemy that attacks under the cover of night and dust storm, and even burrows under the surface to ambush you.

Twin Tales
Experience two engaging stories, or play without if you’re just here for the action. Choose between a straight up survival narrative and a lighter, farcical take on the story.

Fight to Win
Compete on online leaderboards for the top spot.

Casual to Hardcore
Deadstone has 5 difficulty settings, to accommodate varying levels of skill.
Popular Discussions View All (6)
Jul 15, 2014 @ 9:25am
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I'm a Badass - Let's Play Deadstone
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Deadstone gameplay video preview
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Timeslip  [author] Oct 4, 2014 @ 4:14pm 
Thanks, Kezmo : )
Kezmo Oct 4, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
I always knew that someday you would receive greenlight, congratz !!!!!
Timeslip  [author] Sep 9, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
Thanks, kaligor. Glad you are enjoying your time with Deadstone. I'm still working on expanding and improving the experience. Update 3 will mainly focus on bringing survival mode from being a beta feature to a fully fledged game mode. Stay tuned : )
kraligor Sep 6, 2014 @ 10:17am 
Verry polished and addictive game! Could use a more variety (other maps, different enemies), but I do recommend it clearly.
Timeslip  [author] Sep 2, 2014 @ 3:00am 
Hi Coldrefreader. Thanks for your comment. 2D shooters are certainly an older game genre, but not one we should abandon just yet : ) I'd like to think that by combining with tower defense mechanics, adding a comprehensive character development system, and two separate stories to play through, there's something to like in Deadstone. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but some of the reviewers really enjoyed it.

Obviously in terms of polish and visuals, I can't hope to compete with bigger studios with significant funding. I'm the only developer working on the game, but have spent several 1000 hours on it, so there may be more to it that meets the eye : ) Feel free to stop by our facebook page @ if you'd like to check out some reviews/let's plays of the game!
Cold Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:10am 
This genre was played years ago, it feels old, seems like a browser game a bit
Timeslip  [author] Sep 1, 2014 @ 4:03am 
Thanks -Rs-RuSsOツ
RuSsOsAaV ツ Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:18pm 
Timeslip  [author] Aug 30, 2014 @ 2:26pm 
*Tips hat* Cheers : )
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Good game! :)