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A turn-based RPG with branching dialogue, shelter management, and survival mechanics set in the zombie apocalypse.
A turn-based RPG with branching dialogue, shelter management, and survival mechanics set in the zombie apocalypse.
10,096 backers pledged $332,635 to help bring this project to life.

Last 5 Hours!

We're so close to the City stretch goal! And there's still time to reach it. If you're currently at $15 - check out the Radio tier. Also, remember, even tacking on a buck or two at the lowest tier would put us over the edge for the City, unlocking that new content for everyone.

In fact, we're so close to both the City and animal stretch goals that if 2000 backers at the $15 level upgraded to the $30 tier (which includes the Radio content) then we would nearly have enough for animals, which would most likely still make it from new backers. The game, the Radio content, a soundtrack (or ally pack) AND expanded content for $30? If you're thinking about upgrading, time is running out!

Additionally, this is the last chance to get the Splendid Box and the Kickstarter Dead State t-shirt. Ever. If you've had your eye on either one, this is the last chance to get them.

I would like to also add - no matter what we end up with, all of you have done an incredible thing here. You've backed our game and supported an indie developer and made the team's wildest hopes a reality. This has been an amazing drive, and we're almost to the end. Thank you for your support, your comments, and your faith in us. We are so happy to be able to bring you this game. Thank you from myself and the rest of the Dead State team.

We've got a few hours left to reach the most people we can. Let's make these last few hours count!


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    1. Peter Kaptein on July 5, 2012

      You're up DoubleBear. Go make us a game!

    2. lonejedi
      on July 5, 2012

      Wow! That was an impressive last -second drive...

    3. Vlad on July 5, 2012

      Oh and awesome job!! All but the last reach goal, that's great. I can't wait for the game!

    4. Voronwer on July 5, 2012

      @cursedseishi I meant just for this game. DB said animals wouldn't be infected. And for zombies snacking on animals there's The Walking Dead where they ate a horse and maybe some other creatures that I don't remember.

    5. Vlad on July 5, 2012

      Sooo, I tried to change my pledge in the last minute from $50 to $85 and Amazon Payments confirmed it but Kickstarted seems to think it didn't go through and stayed at $50. I guess I'm fine with either one as long as I don't get charged $85 but get the $50 level rewards.

    6. ImpKeeper on July 5, 2012

      20 sec to go we can do it get us $360k - Mini-Expansion For Backers After Release (Adds military-grade weapons and zones of control) XD

      or not XD

    7. Richard Cliffen on July 5, 2012

      I spoke to soon. looks like we will get critters. There should be an option to turn them off I think.
      Or better yet select what animals you want to be in!

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      Horza on July 5, 2012

      That was unexpected, really very nice though :D

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      Keith Last on July 5, 2012

      Man I just upped to `save one for yourself` come o animals. trained monkeys dogs, hell even a rabid chinhilla!! we can get there!

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      cursedseishi on July 5, 2012

      And DAAANG, some last minute backers just brought their A-game.

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      cursedseishi on July 5, 2012

      Well not all the time. Resident Evil had Cerberus (infected dogs), bees, crows, and the virus did spread to the city via infected rats. It just depends on how they are exposed. You never see a zombie snacking on a dog or animal though, or see an animal even bitten at by zombies.

      It's kind of an unwritten rule.

    13. Madbrainbox on July 5, 2012

      @Justin I'm in the same boat as you.But that's that.

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      Justin Adams on July 5, 2012

      I wish I could pledge more than $30 - this is the zombie apocalypse simulation I've been waiting a very, very long time for. I'm looking forward to seeing more development.

    15. Madbrainbox on July 5, 2012

      @Steven That picture is there for a reason I presume.:)

    16. Steven M. Wann on July 5, 2012

      We'll probably end up $15K short of dogs. ;_; Can we donate more at a later time or buy an add-on for this awesome-ness to be given to us? Animals... you'll exist only in our hearts till then.

    17. WP - Member, Mutant League on July 5, 2012

      Hope we get an infected zombie monkey that lives in the air ducts of the shelter @ 315k

    18. ImpKeeper on July 5, 2012

      they made 7k the last two hours, i don't see em making 330k :/, unless a miracle happens XD

      or that they decide to give us animals for being good sports and such XD

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      Brandon Pawloske on July 5, 2012

      Just upped my pledge to the Radio tier, hopefully we'll get to the animals :)

    20. Voronwer on July 5, 2012

      @Dan It doesn't. Animals are immune to whatever's responsible for the zombies.

    21. Dan George on July 5, 2012

      If animals includes zombie animals then this will be the first time I hope a project doesn't hit a stretch goal.

    22. Marc Keil on July 5, 2012

      Oh, no. I was wrong ;-)

    23. Marc Keil on July 5, 2012

      9 thousand in 30 minutes.. if the rate keeps that way 27k will come in ;-)

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      Horza on July 5, 2012

      $21k in 113 minutes looks unlikely, though it's good it's got this far :)

    25. ImpKeeper on July 5, 2012

      as much as I'd like to see the $330K mark i doubt they will make it tho :/. really really wanted to see animals in here too :/. i hope you decide to give us animal package anyways if we get close enough :)

    26. Zombra on July 5, 2012

      Congratulations, $300K and almost 10,000 backers! Now hire those people and get to work! Xmas 2013 can't come fast enough!

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      Auxilius on July 5, 2012

      I want to get the Splendid Box but damn, 250$!
      It would have been nice to have a tier just a DVD box and the game with maybe a manual but that would have been it.
      Hey, maybe it'll be produced like it's been done with other indie games like Orcs Must Die! if the game is successful enough.
      Where da animals at?

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      Chance Durrence on July 5, 2012

      Excited that the city is in. Can live without the animals since I imagine they will just make that DLC later along with that expansion pack if we don't reach the stretch goal. It's impressive the sudden surge of money they got on the last day or so. Project was funded twice over so hopefully that means it will turn out good.

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      starrider1026 on July 5, 2012

      Holy shit! Where stretch goals were announced I was seriously bummed that I'd never get "the city", but holy shit! We actually did it!

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      Brian Poole on July 5, 2012

      Yes we got it over the $300k tier!

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      M.Miles on July 5, 2012

      Anyone complaining about "spammy" updates can be free of them with the following steps:
      1) Open an e-mail from kickstarter.
      2) Scroll to the bottom
      3) Click the "Unsubscribe from this project's updates with one click " link

      Holy shit! No more e-mails from Dead State in your inbox! I know, I know... A genius like me makes it sound easy. It's not someone's fault they didn't bother to look for a way to unsubscribe before whining on the comments. It's alright.

      Keep safe, kids!

    32. Sergio Bayarri Gausi on July 5, 2012

      @Bryon "CEREBUS: High Society" project beats them all: 54 updates. There's nothing worse than a Kickstarter campaign that is not actively updated. If I back a project here, I expect to have news on how it is going, both during *and* after the campaign ends.

      On the other hand, congratulations for reaching the stretch goal. The game looks really promising!!! :) :)

    33. Brendan Baber on July 5, 2012

      Broke down and upped my pledge to $100. This is going to require heavy rationalization on my part.

    34. Björn Fallqvist on July 5, 2012

      Woohoo, over 300k. Looking forward to my splendid box. I love those physical things. :)

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      cursedseishi on July 5, 2012

      Aye, anyone who even thinks this is "spammy" can't of been using the internet for long, or at the very least never checks their emails. You want spam? That's several emails in an hour, 24 hours a day.
      This is them updating, and like every other kickstarter project I've backed, these guys get active around the home stretch because that's crunch time.

    36. DoubleBear Productions Creator on July 5, 2012

      Or to clarify, you'd get the Ally Pack (the 2 digital copies) and the Radio content.

    37. Wally on July 5, 2012

      My only problem with the updates is that they're for the most part about swag or pleads to up the pledge and spread the word. No substantial updates about the game...

    38. Vosem on July 5, 2012

      Quick question. If I upgrade to the Ally Pack from Radio Tier, do I still get the Radio Tier?

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      Bryon Daly on July 5, 2012

      I don't think a couple of updates in the last few days of the campaign (and 16 overall) is all that "spammy". Looking at a number of other projects I backed, there were generally in the range of 11-14 updates before they closed, with the Ogre KS doing 35, and of course the notorious SpaceVenture KS doing 51. Really, this isn't even close to that.

    40. Nicholas Vitek
      on July 5, 2012

      Well, when I look at estimated Delivery, I see Dec 2013.
      So, based on that, my assumption is that they have the basic engine working and are working on the rest of the main core game and the extras.

    41. Madbrainbox on July 5, 2012

      The book will be available for future purchase or it is a kickstarter thing only?

    42. Daniello on July 5, 2012

      How finished is the game anyway? I mean, I'm still backing you guys but I'd just like a rough estimate if I'm to up my pledge to anything more significant.

    43. Dunkare on July 5, 2012

      stop begging and bribing already and start making the game! :P

      seriously, you guys are panhandling a little bit too hard..

    44. daniel cabello on July 5, 2012

      cant wait to see this game installing on my PC!!! you guys should put up a gameplay demo video sometime soon, the game might just reach a few more people. Good luck with the DEV!

    45. Victor Correia on July 5, 2012

      Was just keen on adding the bullet. Game looks interesting, hope the team enjoys working on it for us. Good luck in getting a few more/all the stretch goals!

    46. Nathanael Cole
      on July 5, 2012

      Been following this project for a couple of years now, it seems, but only since backing it on Kickstarter do I feel like I'm getting spammed every day asking for more money or begging me to, again, spread the word.

    47. Sebastien Plante on July 5, 2012

      okay... Done! 15$->30$

    48. Johnathan Tan on July 5, 2012

      @ArcherRO Thanks, I was just checking out update #11 and saw that it was included. But you were too fast for me to answer my own question, haha.

    49. Madbrainbox on July 5, 2012

      @Johnathan Yes it has.