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Lionel NicolasBy Lionel Nicolas
First created
Lionel NicolasBy Lionel Nicolas
First created
€3,954
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
100
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 2 2018 11:35 AM UTC +00:00

About

Beyond Death is a sandbox survival adventure, played in first person and made to be realistic as much as possible. Play alone or in group. Settle down and fortify or keep exploring. Fight or flight, hunt and farm: live your own way using the limitless gameplay mechanics which make Beyond Death totally unique. You will be able to discover what caused the infection and maybe find a solution for it.

Initial release will be PC, but with your help, we will be porting the game to Xbox and PS4 too.

Tired of playing “walking simulators”, I decided to create a survival game where people can craft their own shelter, drive customized vehicles, farm, hunt and do whatever they want in a gorgeous exciting environment! I agree with you; the survival zombie genre is showing signs of oversaturation and fatigue but this is what compelled me to create the game the world was missing, the way a real extinction-level-event would play out! This is an entirely unique and fresh take on the genre that will be continuously refined and expanded by from the community! Survival aspect is often overflown and you just have to drink and eat. In some cases building system isn’t really developed, farming system is inexistent and threats are static and foreseeable or gameplay is arcade. Beyond Death is a first ever! A realistic survival sandbox, combining crafting systems, farming systems, dynamic weather, vehicle customization, use of electricity, a living wildlife and unpredictable hordes of undead in a living, breathing immersive world.

Beyond Death has a 10 x 10km (6.2² miles) map, inspired by rural Alabama and Georgia. With a mix of forests, meadows, fields, mountains, villages, towns and coasts, every area is pleasant to visit, not only for its beautiful visuals, but for its natural sounds. There is particular emphasis on detail, making every true-to-life location a potential place to begin your story. For example, the beautiful landscapes, where you will walk, run, drive, hunt, farm and build will almost make you forget the state the world is in.

The world has been designed to be highly interactive. In fact, you will be able to interact with Nature in holistic and constructive ways. You will be able to cut trees, gather branches and medicinal plants, hide in bushes, growing crops, tracking, hunting and taming animals and collect rainwater. You can create structures and mechanisms like operational doors, windows, shutters, storages, lights and explore every building! You can move, manipulate, repair and transport objects with your hands, tools or by vehicle. You can use windmill pumps, collect materials while scavenging, crafting using a workbench, oven or open fire cooking. The possibilities are seamless and endless and this is just the beginning!

Check out more screenshots: here

Exploration will lead to finding resources like shelter, food, weapons and transportation. Travel by foot, bicycle, car or truck and load your gear into the boot.

Our customized player stat system will help you stay aware of several factors like energy, water, food, weight, muscle volume and anything that may have direct impact on your character’s health, vision, strength and endurance. Furthermore, you will need to consume food or water depending on the intensity of your activities. For example, running will drain your energy must faster than walking. Variables are based on real life conditions, so if you lose too much muscle tissue, your melee attacks will deal less damage. Your carry-weight will also become affected. Wounds, diseases and poisons strengthen survival stress and force you to look for medicines. Character will also have physiological needs that lead to diseases if not taken into account. We have lots of other ideas in mind and will include your ideas too!

Beyond Death features a building system which can be used in several situations depending on what you are looking for. It can be used to reinforce your home or build one from scratch, or even an entire encampment, with the ability to add furniture, lights, electricity and decoration. There are no restrictions regarding the location of structures. With your help, we might add even more possibilities like building bunkers, traps and other types of structures. Materials can be found everywhere; get wood from trees around you, metal from car carcasses or from a storage area.

Beyond Death is both single and multiplayer. Servers will have several options like creating a PVP or PVE session with, or without anti-griefing. We want to make each game fit player’s wishes.

From slow individual undead to massive fast-moving hordes, the threat is always different and dynamic. In addition of the threat of the undead still holding on to their former living past, the occasional horde will stampede through the environment, creating unpredictable and immediate dangers, so keep your head on a swivel! Besides the infected, wild predators will also test your will to live.

Beyond Death features a complete wildlife system with both predators and prey. They too are trying to survive and some can be domesticated. They can provide you with food and/or skin when cleaned. Farm animals can be found and caught near abandoned agricultural areas.


Farm animals found in nature can be tamed for breeding, giving you the ability to farm resources like eggs, milk, meat and skins. You can build outdoor enclosures, reproduce animals of the same species and feed them. But be careful, your livestock also need protecting from more than the undead. Moreover you will be able to grow and harvest crops from found seeds and use it as animal food or for your own consumption.

The crafting system is one of the most simple and fun aspect of the game. Allowing you to become the master of your own universe. Each tool has a specific use; some to craft weapons and other tools, some to repair and some to make bullets. These tools are logically spread across the world and are critical for weapon creation and building shelter. We will keep adding objects that can be crafted during development, in such a way that players can really craft anything they can think of!

Electricity enables you to use lights and certain equipment for cooking. Generators can be built or found, but you will need to find gasoline to get them churning. Another way to have electricity is to take advantage of solar panels, which can be fully exploited with a combination of battery system to have energy all day long. You’ll want it at night!

Experience a fully dynamic day and night system that will present their own revelations and perils. The added immersive atmosphere changes the way you will play, especially at night which has so realistic darkness that might highly decrease your visibility.

The weather in Beyond Death isn’t just a simple background, it is an integral part of the gameplay and will influence your character’s warmth, hydration, stamina and energy. Get ready to fight against some rare unusual weather events like storms, violent rains, scorching heat and burning sun.

As for the servers, customization will be part of the game in different aspects such as player’s character’s appearance, homes, and vehicles: change your clothes, get accessories, craft new pieces of furniture, decorate your shelter and improve your vehicle’s armor.

Developing such project needs now talented people to build the world, program solid functionalities, add content to make this prototype a polished game. This is where backers will help, by giving the possibility to make things happen by building a small team of passionate developers.

Additional 3D artist: 80.000€ (USD 93,376)

Additional 3D artist would boost the production of 3D props such as weapons, vehicles, environment props; this would increase the amount of variations to add unique content and unique areas on the map.

Advanced building system with new building parts and materials and new traps: 100.000€ (USD 116,720)

This pack increases building possibilities with the addition of new blocks, new materials and new traps. Furthermore, decorations and furniture’s count will be increased too in order to let you express your imagination.

In depth inventory system with expiration date and conservation condition for food: 120.000€ (USD 140,064)

This goal is for those who want a deeper inventory management experience to make the game even more realistic. The quality of food will depend on its shelf life and temperature. Possibility of canning food will be added too.

Advanced survival system, with new variables like vitamin system, diseases, infections: 150.000€ (USD 175,080)

In order to complete the survival system we want to add new variables and conditions to the gameplay to make it even more stressful. You will need to take care of your wounds properly and use new drugs and bandages to prevent from being sick or infected. Vitamin system would have a direct impact on player capacities too.

Dismemberment and body physics: 170.000€ (USD 198,424)

For those who want some additional hemoglobin and fun we will add a dismemberment system and the possibility to interact with inert bodies (dead or unconscious).

Vehicle pack: 200.000€ (USD 233,440)

For mechanic lovers, this pack will add 25 new vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks and quads: with V8 muscle cars, diesel van, 4x4 pickup truck and more you will find your best exploration partner. In addition to new cars, the driving experience will be enhanced with a better sound system and car physics system.

Vehicle customization and improvements: 250.000€ (USD 291,800)

We want to add a whole vehicle system to the game, with the ability to damage and repair vehicles, craft or find new parts and then weld these on your car: add bumpers, cages, metal panels and everything you will need to protect or customize your ride.

Season system: 300.000€ (USD 350,160)

What we have in mind is a system with four seasons: a sunny summer, a cloudy fall, a snowy winter and a cool spring. The whole environment will change according to the season. There will be other plants and animals, linked to their natural cycles. The season will also define what resources you can easily find or not. Your entire survival experience will be transformed by the season system: driving a vehicle is harder in winter, finding drinkable water is harder in summer and you better have to gather provisions in fall to survive in winter.

Risks and challenges

We all know that zero risk does not exist. However, everything you see in the video and pictures were made by only one artist, with zero budget. I invested a lot of time and love and am super motivated and excited to make this adventure happen! The more funds we raise to hit our goal, the more incredible possibilities I will have to share this game and its many other features I am still working on. I have already surmounted many problems, bugs, and difficulties during the development, but I always succeed in the end with the help of the developers’ community. And you will be able to help too!

Backers will be able to follow developments, participate through the website and social media, stay informed, and be privy to real progress. There will be a total transparency.

Finally, like you, I will invest my personal money and most of my time to make this an incredible journey.

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