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The Dead Linger is an FPS that embodies the gaming community's hunger for a true, open-world, zombie apocalypse survival sandbox.
The Dead Linger is an FPS that embodies the gaming community's hunger for a true, open-world, zombie apocalypse survival sandbox.
4,218 backers pledged $154,968 to help bring this project to life.

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The Dead Linger is a first-person zombie survival sandbox in which you can venture into a vast, undead world, surviving and exploring in whatever way suits you best.

Can't pledge via Kickstarter? No credit card? Send us donations via PayPal! Click here for donation links! http://www.thedeadlinger.com/donate

Survive

We're creating a game first and foremost about your choices, and those choices determine your survival in this zombie-filled world. The goals you have are the goals you set. Scavenging, exploring, fortifying, building, barricading, and of course, fighting off the zombie hordes.

Explore

The world of The Dead Linger is randomly generated, and it is the size of a small planet. We don't simply mean it's large, we truly mean it's planet-sized. About 25,000 kilometers, to be exact. Every new world created will be different, and you can explore every inch of it, indoors and outdoors, every window, every door.

Fortify

You've found a hideout. Now what? Barricade it! Fortify it! Defend it! You probably need a place to keep your stuff. You might need a place to house your clan, or maybe you just like a particular building you found. If you choose, you can fortify and defend 

With Friends

Supporting up to at least 16 players in a single world, The Dead Linger can be played solo or with a group of friends watching your back.

And Enemies

We're bringing Player vs. Player to the zombie apocalypse! Have you ever wanted to shoot it out through a massive city-scape, with zombies intermingling and causing chaos in between? The Dead Linger will feature solo, cooperative, and PvP game modes for whatever flavor you prefer.

And we need YOUR help!

In order to get our key team members working full time on this project, and in order to ensure we bring everything promised here, we need your help. Who are we? http://www.sandswept.net/inside/meet-the-team

We are asking for $60,000, a goal that will allow us a full-time development window of at least 6 months, on top of the 6 months we've already been working on it. We expect to have a polished Alpha release within 3 to 6 months.

Release Plan

In order to get TDL out there and into your hands as soon as we can, we're releasing the game once it is in a polished Alpha stage. Players will be able to buy it for a lower price during Alpha, play it, and give us feedback and suggestions. The game will eventually migrate into Beta stage, and then the final Release stage.

We want nothing more than to see The Dead Linger created. It's a game that we want to make, and we want to play. We want you to be a part of it.

You can learn more about The Dead Linger at www.thedeadlinger.com, and you can more learn about our team, and visit our forums (and ask questions) over at www.sandswept.net!

Survivors, there is still hope for the zombie genre. It can be found here!

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    For pledging $10 or more, you will receive a Steam copy of our action-RTS game; DETOUR! (Note: Select either $10 reward. You still get both of them.)

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    Along with the other $25 reward (and $10 reward,) you will also receive an exclusive medal on our Sandswept forums for pledging $25 or more!

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    UNIQUE in-game item, "The Kickstarter". (Exact item type to be determined, definitely something that won't get replaced by a better item!) Plus the above rewards!

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    A game update named after you -- The "You" Update -- with a whole set of items named after you. Screenname/Nickname or anonymous is still allowed if you don't want to use your real name. Either way, you are a true hero and that should be celebrated! Plus the above rewards!

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    Get your likeness in the game! We'll take a photo of your head, put it on a character in the game, be it a commonly seen zombie, or the occasionally, hostile and crazed survivor (your choosing!) You and your friends will get to shoot yourself! Plus the above rewards!

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