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Sean CroweBy Sean Crowe
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Sean CroweBy Sean Crowe
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$361
pledged of $26,000pledged of $26,000 goal
9
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 18 2018 4:58 AM UTC +00:00

About

Unfortunately the Kickstarter did not come anywhere near it's goals. What does this mean for the future of Decided to Survive. Watch the video below to find out:

Decide To Survive is a 2D, top down, story-lead strategy game that takes place on an island where a terrible viral outbreak has turned humans into blood thirsty monsters. Can you make the right decisions to help a random group of survivors survive the horrors of the island?  

Manage your resources, your survivors, and your time. Send your survivors on missions and fight zombies in zone-controlled turn-based combat. Make important decisions during story events that will decide the fate of your survivors.

At the beginning of every game, you will be given a group of survivors. Each survivor has their own unique story tree that changes on each playthrough. 

Each objective on the story tree dives deeper into who the survivor is and what is their motivation. The stories start off simple, but can quickly become more complex, darker, or heartbreaking. Each story in the tree has a mission objective tied to it, and by completing those missions, you will raise the morale of your entire group and unlock special skills or abilities.


The Base Camp is where you will manage your survivors. You will be able to have them visit different rooms, like the Medical Room or the Training Field, to increase their stats, gain new skills, or be productive members of the group.

During all of this, you must manage your resources, such as medicine, food, construction, and fuel. Each resource has its own importance, and you will have to carefully weigh your decisions on how to spend them.

The map has ten regions to explore. Once a region is explored, the locations of interest will show up on the map. Each location is randomly generated every new playthrough, and thus the map will change with every new game.

Once you have selected a location, you can send your survivors on a mission. There are different mission types with the two most common being "scout" and "raid".

Scouting a location is basically going there and coming back with info about the type of location and the current danger level. Depending on the leader you set for the group, the scouting trip might reveal info about nearby locations as well.

Raiding a location is when the survivors go onto the location map and search for supplies. Raiding introduces the combat portion of the game.

During story missions and raids, you will need to control a group of survivors as you explore the mission map. The map is broken up into zones, and survivors will have to move through these zones seeking out the objective. At the same time, zombies, mutants, and other creatures will also explore the map looking for survivors to eat.  

To fight these creatures, you have two different types of weapons: "melee" and "range".  

Melee weapons will always hit, but they leave a chance of your survivor being wounded. They have no range and can only attack zombies within the same zone as the weapon user. There are currently eight different melee weapons including a knife, a nail bat, an axe, and a chainsaw.

Range weapons have a chance to miss, but there is no chance of a receiving a physical wound. They can be used at a range, and thus attack zombies in different zones. There are currently ten different range weapons including a rifle, a pistol, and a shotgun.

This is zone-based combat, so when you attack a zone, you are attacking everything in that zone. Therefore, be careful with range weapons so you don't accidentally wound one of your own.

As your survivors move from location to location, and as they work in the base camp, story events will appear. These events are randomly drawn by the game depending on earlier choices you made. Each event will give you a scenario and after reading the scenario you will have 15 seconds to make a choice. Your decisions have dynamic consequence making each playthrough unique. 

Decisions you make during these story events could cause chain reactions of future events. For example, helping a stranger may lead to them helping you in the future. Like real life, you don't always know the long term consequences of your choices.

With all the tasks pulling at your attention, don't forget your goal is to complete the main story mission. There are currently 12 main story missions to choose from, or you can pick one at random. If you take on a survivor's story mission, it will lock it into place as a secondary mission and cannot be cleared until it is completed. You can have up to three secondary mission objectives active at the same time.  

Retro Unlocked was recently created to design media content geared towards gamers, game designers, and programmers. The team is very small consisting of one full-time employee and three volunteer employees. 

If you want funny, awesome, and informative retro game stuff visit our website: www.retrounlocked.com


Kickstarter Exclusive Content 

Android Copy - All pledge tiers will receive a kickstarter-exclusive copy of the game for Android. The Android copy will be a one-to-one feature based with the PC copy. The details of which app market this content will be released on is still in the works. 

Demons Will Rise - Pledge tiers from tier 2 (The Leader) and up will receive a kickstarter-exclusive copy of the expansion Demons Will Rise. 

Demons Will Rise includes a new mission story where the gates of hell have opened up and it is up to your survivors to close them before world is consumed. This new expansion includes 5 new demonic enemies such as the Nightmare who can sense a survivor's position.

War-torn  - Pledge tiers from tier 3 (The Hero) and up will receive a kickstarter-exclusive copy of the expansion War-torn. 

War-torn includes a new mission story where the Base Camp is in the middle of a war with another survival group. Will you try and find the road to peace, or will you use all your resources to defeat this threat?

Check out Retro Unlocked on social media to unlock some sweet extras. All extras unlocked will be awarded to all tier pledges. 

Here is our current social media goals:

Please check out our social media accounts to unlock some cool rewards. 

Risks and challenges

The core foundation of Decide To Survive has already been built, and what you guys will be doing is helping take the project from a pre-alpha state to a finished state. Most of the work that needs to be done is graphical, gameplay balancing, bug fixing, and of course addressing feed back from the community.

The biggest risk to this project is the fact that Retro Unlocked is almost a one man show. While Sean Crowe is an awesome guy, if he were to get physically injured or become extremely ill, it could cause delays.

The next risk to this project is any decision to expand the scope of the game or improve features due to feedback from the community. This may delay the final release, but should also mean that the game ends up being better than currently planned.

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    The Survivor

    You have decided to survive! We offer our thanks, a copy of Decide To Survive for Steam or GOG, plus a Kickstarter-exclusive Android copy of the game.

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    The Leader

    You don't just sit around and wait for help, you take charge and lead your group of survivors. In addition to the rewards above, you will receive: A Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "Demons Will Rise" - which includes 5 exclusive demonic themed enemies, and 1 main story mission related to demons. You will also receive BETA access to the game.

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    The Hero

    You go above and beyond the others. Fear doesn't stop you from pushing forward. In addition to the rewards above, you will receive: A Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "War-torn" - which includes 1 new action packed story mission where the Base Camp is at war with another survival group.

    Includes:
    • Decide To Survive on Steam or GOG
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Android copy of Decide To Survive
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    The Gambler

    You doubled down and got double the rewards. You will receive 2x the rewards listed above.

    Includes:
    • Decide To Survive on Steam or GOG
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Android copy of Decide To Survive
    • Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "Demons Will Rise"
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    The Storyteller

    Our life is just a series of stories. Provide our team with a story from your life and we will turn that story into a Story Event that will challenge players.

    In addition, you will receive all the rewards in prior tiers.

    Includes:
    • Decide To Survive on Steam or GOG
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Android copy of Decide To Survive
    • Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "Demons Will Rise"
    • Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "War-torn"
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    The Creator

    You don't just play games, you help make them. Provide a photo of yourself or a loved one, answer a series of probing questions from our team, and we'll design a playable survivor based off your submission.

    In addition, you will receive all the rewards in prior tiers.

    Includes:
    • Decide To Survive on Steam or GOG
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Android copy of Decide To Survive
    • Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "Demons Will Rise"
    • Kickstarter-exclusive expansion "War-torn"
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    • Become a survivor in Decide To Survive
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Funding period

- (30 days)