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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.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    A DRM-free digital download of the game for PC at nearly half the launch price.

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    Pledge US$ 21 or more About US$ 21

    The Radio Tier: This tier includes the DRM-Free digital download of Dead State plus access to exclusive developer updates featuring developer videos, first looks at in-game shots, writing from the game, game art, and much more. We will be regularly updating “The Radio” with new info throughout development.

    Everyone at the $21 tier or higher will get access to this content.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    A digital copy, the game soundtrack (MP3s), and a bronze-level patron badge. Patron badges will be activated on our forums after the project is funded. (You will need a forum account to show off your badge.)

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    The Ally Pack – This pack contains 2 DRM-free copies of the game – one for you and a friend. It is a separate reward not included in the other tiers and contains no items except for 2 digital copies of the game.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    A digital copy of the game, the soundtrack, and a digital version of the “Making of Dead State” book. This book traces the origin of DoubleBear and Dead State and contains original fiction, concept art, and design documentation, plus interviews with the team. The book will sent as a .PDF download to contributors at this tier after the game ships.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    A digital copy of the game, the soundtrack, the digital version of the book, special thanks in the credits, and a silver-level patron badge.

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    Pledge US$ 85 or more About US$ 85

    The Save One for Yourself Pack
    (This Pack is not included in any other tier)
    -A metal magnum bullet-shaped USB pre-loaded with the game, etched with the Dead State logo, and on a keychain for easy transport and bragging rights.
    -A digital copy of the game so you don’t have to wait for delivery.
    -The digital soundtrack, the digital book, special thanks in the credits, and a silver forum badge
    (Add $10 for shipping outside of the US and Canada)

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    All of the above, the silver-level patron badge, plus a limited edition Dead State T-shirt that is only available to Kickstarter patrons. The shirt will ship shortly after the funding goals are met. (Please add $10 for shipping to territories outside the US and Canada).

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    The Gold Edition. All of the above, a second digital copy of the game, a trade paperback version of the “Making of Dead State” book signed by Brian and Annie, and a gold level forum tag. (Please add $10 for shipping to territories outside the US and Canada).

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    The Splendid Box: Deluxe Edition
    It includes:
    -A Large Collector’s Box for all the stuff.
    -A DVD copy of the Game and a CD of the Soundtrack
    -The Special Edition Shirt, the USB Bullet pre-loaded with the game, the Signed Paperback of the Making of Dead State, and a real paper Manual
    -Collectible Game Merch, including an MMM,Bison! Kid’s Placemat, a Splendid Evacuation Notice, Friggin’ Chikin Frequent Gorger’s Card, and much more. (All sheets printed on high quality paper)
    -A Signed Letter from the Devs.
    But wait, there’s more! We’ll also give you two digital copies, a gold forum tag, and special thanks in the credits.
    (Add $15 for shipping outside of the US and Canada)

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    Be memorialized somewhere in the game - your name and some key personal information will be incorporated into the world of Dead State. Also includes all of the Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    We will include your zombie apocalypse text message (up to 250 characters) written by you in the game as part of our collectible in-game data. Some editorial standards apply. Includes all Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    Our portrait artist will draw a portrait of you (you must supply a photo of yourself) to be used as a non-ally NPC in the game. A copy of the complete portrait will be sent to you before the game ships. Includes all Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 800 or more About US$ 800

    Our portrait artist will draw a portrait of you as a zombie, which will be used for a zombie in the game. A copy of the complete portrait will be sent to you before the game ships. Includes all Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    A personalized item in the game. This is a non-equipped item that would be found by players – you provide the description, we make the art. Some standards and editorial restrictions apply. Includes all Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    Work with Brian Mitsoda to tell your “zombie apocalypse story” which will show up as a collectible piece of story data for every player to see. Could be an email or diary entry or note about your fate in the zombie apocalypse – we’ll work with you to make sure it fits into our world. Word count will be limited to format. Includes all Gold Edition items.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Everything we have to offer (must choose either zombie or NPC portrait), ten extra digital copies of the game, an invite to our team launch party (you’re responsible for making it to Seattle), and a special Dead State Platinum Level forum tag for bragging rights.

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