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About the Game

"The Withering" is a modern world post apocalyptic survival horror simulator set in a world where a terrible viral infection wiped 90% of the worlds population, which in return triggered a series of catastrophic events laying devastating on an already dying world. Those who survived are now facing a new reality, forced to scavenge for resources and fighting for their lives against the infected and bandits. 

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Features

Open World
An open world to explore with changing scenery will take players through wild forests, vast planes, rural environments and ruined cities. A randomly generated events and missions, will make every play through a unique experience as players will scavenge for resources, meet other survivors or just explore a hostile world.

Custom Characters

Create and customize your characters with different outfits and gear. Earn experience points from completing missions, events or helping others. Multiple skill trees allow players to adjust their characters to better suit their gameplay style.

Research and Production

A deep crafting system helps players make advanced tools to help their survivors in their every day tasks, make weapons and armor to equip their characters and produce necessary components to build up their camp and upgrade it. Research new technologies and tricks to better adapt your camp and population to the new hostile world.

Factions and Diplomacy

Discover other survivor camps, trade resources and receive special missions. Players can use the reputation system to become a friendly, helping group or become a feared bandits taking resources from other survivors by force. Different factions will offer unique events and missions throughout the game, and players will be able to become members of one faction for greater rewards or remain neutral and balance their faction standings.

Multiplayer

Invite your friends, form a group and scavenge for resources together or play a series of PvP modes. Flexible PvE / PvP settings to better suit your gameplay experience. Trade with other players and run missions together, venture deep into overrun ruined cities for rare loot and take on a special enemies for unique rewards.

 
 

Gameplay 

"The Withering" is a combination of turn based survivors camp management and a real time third person survival horror simulator. The gameplay takes both of those aspects and unites them in a single seamless survival experience for the players.
 
Manage your camp population by assigning them to scavenging tasks for resource and material gathering, scouting missions to discover new locations and sites or send them on a hunting mission to provide food for your survivors.

NOTE: Please bare with my accent on top of bad English. Trust me, making those videos is harder than it looks. At least it was for me. :)

Build up your camp defenses and protect it from the hordes of infected and bandit raiding parties. Construct different types of buildings and gain access to new features like radio communication, food production and crafting.

Or take control of one of your custom characters and explore a huge open world, any equipment, resources or materials you may find, will be transferred to the camp inventory upon your return and can be later used during the management phase and vice versa.

Dynamic events triggered by players actions will make each gameplay experience unique and different from a previous ones. Develop your characters with a set of skills that works best for you and work together with your friends as a team.
 
Day / night cycle and changing weather, dense forests and large ruined cities overrun by infected will put players survival skills to the test. Advanced melee combat system and fire arms skills will keep you alive as you fight for your life while scavenging for resources and encounter random events through out the world.
 
Teamwork ! As we have seen in the previous games of the genre, the survival and teamwork aspects of the game gets lost quickly in a massive player versus player killing spree. We want players to be able to have the experience of working together as a team, while they face all the struggles of the post apocalyptic world.
 
 
Helping each other will be rewarding, additional experience points and loot will become available when working together. Players will be able to seamlessly join a mission or an event in progress triggered by other players and groups. Every player participating in the event will gain experience and rewards. While we are still keeping the option of PvP gameplay in certain high loot areas and specially designed PvP game modes. 
 
 

World

A post apocalyptic world of "The Withering" will place players two years after the initial outbreak that claimed most of the worlds population. Plunging the remaining survivors into chaos, and turning our own tools against us. With no one left to maintain the nuclear reactors, one by one they started to fail. Causing a series of nuclear disasters across the face of the earth. The world has been torn apart.

Two long years of nuclear fallout made most of the land uninhabitable, resources were scarce and survivors were forced to fight for what they managed to find. As time passed and the clouds of radiation cleared, the land though still scarred could now be scavenged for resources.

Learning to adapt to the new reality, people were forming into small groups. Surviving, is what their lives came down to be. New leaders were born, new factions were formed. From the ashes and the dust of what once was our home, a new world order rose.

Know your Enemy

Multiple types of infected, with different behavior AI. Players will face the classic slow moving, hard to kill infected. And fast, recently infected enemies that will come charging. Players will also encounter bandit raiding parties and will have to either avoid them, or risk going into a firefight.

Weapons and Tools

A large variety of weapons ranging from close combat melee weapons to long range sniper rifles. Players will be able to master each weapon type through skill trees and use it to their advantage. Different tools like Flashlights, Smoke Grenades and more. Various types of explosives, just because no apocalypse can go without them.

 

Foundation

What is foundation ? Foundation is the base structure that supports an entire project. Without a strong foundation there can be no delivery. CM Softworks is partnered with the best Information Technology Consulting company in Canada, iRangers International Inc. has been in IT Consulting business for over 20 years. Their experts are personally responsible for providing IT Services to maintain the technical infrastructure of CM Softworks. And will be providing the foundation for "The Withering" online gaming services. With iRangers backing us up, we feel 100% confident that we can provide the best quality services, and ensure that players can enjoy their experience to the fullest.

 

Funding

Where would your funding go ?

Up until now "The Withering" was a self-funded project, and now we have come to the point where we need your support. We want "The Withering" to be as good as possible, and that means we need custom content. Especially when it comes to building an open world map. We want to deliver the best quality content, and ensure that players will have the best experience. That’s why we are here asking for your support. With a successful campaign we will be able to cover some legal expenses and expand our team of professionals to work on the game, which will allow us to spend more time refining and improving the game. The result will be a better, more polished and definitely more enjoyable experience.

 

Risks and challenges

Currently the only calculable risk is a delay of being Green Lit on Steam. In case that happens there will be another solution in place to deliver the content to the backers. A dedicated server with unlimited traffic will be deployed in one of the top datacenters in North America, backers will be able to download the early access release and start enjoying it before it becomes widely available.

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