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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.
4,218 backers pledged $154,968 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Adriano Fruzzetti on November 11, 2014

      I've gotten lost on this project since April 2012. Is there a new release date?

    2. Creator gluttony on November 5, 2014

      I sent two message to tkeene [at] on Sep 27, 2014 and Oct 18, 2014 and one to your kickstarter account on Oct 22, 2014 and still no key, could you please refund me now ?

    3. Creator Mitchell on December 27, 2013

      Hi, when can i get my second cd key?

    4. Creator Sandswept Studios on September 26, 2013

      CORRECTION: Email tkeene [at]

      Please do not use the contact [at] address.

    5. Creator Sandswept Studios on September 26, 2013

      @Joe: Please read the comment below yours.

    6. Creator Joe on September 26, 2013

      I still havnt recieved a code,and I never made a sandswept account

    7. Creator Sandswept Studios on September 25, 2013

      @Stephen: Please send us an email contact [at], detail your problem (including username, email address, etc.) and we'll get your issue fixed as soon as possible!

    8. Creator Stephen Crane on September 25, 2013

      Hey guys, I seem to be running into a bit of trouble. I don't seem to have a Steam Key available to me despite backing at the $25 level, and even though I've registered for the forum. Is there a step I missed? Thanks!

    9. Creator PegasusOrgans-Graywalkers VIP on August 10, 2013

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    10. Creator Stephen "Stoibs" D on August 8, 2013

      Greenlit! Woo! :D

    11. Creator Sandswept Studios on December 12, 2012

      @Søren: Maybe down the road!

    12. Creator Søren Moskjær Lauridsen on December 12, 2012

      Hi would you consider a wii u relase down the road. On wii u there is a free update capability and you set your own prices.

    13. Creator Sandswept Studios on November 7, 2012

      Email if you have not received your code yet.

    14. Creator Iofhua on November 7, 2012

      I guess I need a code to download it - I don't seem to have received one (or maybe I lost the email). Could I have my code re-sent to me please?

    15. Creator Iofhua on November 7, 2012

      Do $25 level backers get access to the alpha and beta versions of the game? If so, how do I download a copy?

    16. Creator Sandswept Studios on October 31, 2012

      - Bronson, We're working on the sound crash bug. It's somewhat common.
      - Liam, apparently you picked up a cursed banana. (Ok, we have no idea what that is. Report it on our bug report forum!)
      - Niels, Yes, we've sent codes. Email if you have not received your code yet.

    17. Creator Bronson on October 31, 2012

      it seems that when the game tries to initialize the sound, it crashes on me, any ideas?

    18. Creator Bronson on October 31, 2012

      hmm i downloaded dead linger but ever time I try to run the game it crashes, do I need any specific settings on in the video options?

    19. Creator liam millward on October 31, 2012

      XD just got a bug where I picked up a banana and the world went completely dark (not night).

    20. Creator Niels on October 31, 2012

      Have all codes for the $50 backers been sent already? Spamfolder empty and mailbox still waiting :)

    21. Creator Kapol on October 30, 2012

      Alright, thank you.

    22. Creator Sandswept Studios on October 30, 2012

      @Kapol: We are sending the second $50+ codes out today.

    23. Creator Kapol on October 30, 2012

      Are $50+ backers supposed to have recieved their second code yet? I got the first one, but never got a second that I can find.

    24. Creator chaz on October 30, 2012

      ahh sorry its ok i got it

    25. Creator chaz on October 30, 2012

      iv forgotten my user name what should i do?

    26. Creator Sandswept Studios on October 29, 2012

      Website should be back up now. You guys killed it, so we just gave it CPR. Should be okay now.

    27. Creator Brian Bautista on October 29, 2012

      Any updates on the site being brought back up? really stoked to see how the game has came along.

    28. Creator Stephen "Stoibs" D on October 29, 2012

      Oh good, its not just me then. Got the email just then to create an account on their site and use the code, guess it's just being hammered by all the backers.

    29. Creator Jeroen Heijster on October 29, 2012

      Before I could find the page to put in the code, the site was down xD

    30. Creator Josh Jordan on October 29, 2012

      Of course the website has been crashed lol.

    31. Creator Mike on October 6, 2012

      I'm surprised we could actually be playing an Alpha by Halloween, awesome :)

    32. Creator Luke McDiarmid on September 29, 2012


    33. Creator Plaz Yeve on August 8, 2012

      I hope that you guys eventually make a port of this game over to OUYA, if it's powerful enough to handle it. I would love to play this on that system.

    34. Creator WeeJocky on July 5, 2012

      @Spektyr; At the moment they are aiming for an "in October" release.

    35. Creator Spektyr on June 30, 2012

      I'm guessing the June 2012 Estimated delivery is a bit... unrealistic.

      Any idea what we can realistically expect?

    36. Creator Sandswept Studios on June 16, 2012

      @Brandon Boyd; send an email to if you have not received the forum medal or DETOUR copy. We'll be sure you get it.

    37. Creator Brandon Boyd on June 16, 2012

      Yeah, been a member on the forums for awhile but didn't know about the twitter ill go ahead and follow! Also ive noticed in the Forums i don't have the exclusive medal how do i get that. Since ive pledge 25$

    38. Creator Sandswept Studios on June 15, 2012

      @Brandon Boyd; We are working dilligently. Please follow our blog at and our twitter (@thedeadlinger) for future updates and information. Feel free to also become a part of our community & forums at!

    39. Creator Brandon Boyd on June 15, 2012

      Has there been any updates since the game received its funding?

    40. Creator Veav on June 14, 2012

      @Lewis I was going to mention Dead State but I see you're already on there. :D

    41. Creator Lewis on May 29, 2012

      I'm actually encouraged to see all the interest in the Day Z mod. TDL's Kickstarter already went very well, and Day Z's success shows that there's a sizable number of players who want something different from their zombie games--not just shooting, but thinking, planning, interacting and surviving. As for competition, good ideas are bound to have company.

    42. Creator Greg "Scorpio" Myers on May 27, 2012

      I can't wait to see you guys prove them wrong either! :)

    43. Creator Mike on May 26, 2012

      Would've made a good movie line

      Well, they're wrong, DEAD wrong

    44. Creator Sandswept Studios on May 25, 2012

      @Mike: Well... They're wrong.

    45. Creator Mike on May 25, 2012

      I tried DayZ, I think the concept is very cool and the interaction with other players is very interesting as there's no safety at all, so trust becomes and issue. However, it seems like there is little to do other than the most basic survival. I know you can repair vehicles which is cool, but apparently that is very difficult and the vast majority of players will never be able to do it., especially alone. I mentioned The Dead Linger in chat, someone said that he felt it was way too ambitious and they'd never manage to pull it off :).

    46. Creator Gary on May 19, 2012

      Hey guys, not rush or anything but ARMA II Day Z MOD beta was released today, you might have a bit of competition on hand. I'll email you a link

    47. Creator Sandswept Studios on May 14, 2012

      @Tom Pravetz: Please email Thomas at and he'll sort it out for you.

    48. Creator Tom Pravetz on May 13, 2012

      Well... It seems I didn't get my copy... Maybe I typo'd my email address?

    49. Creator Sandswept Studios on May 11, 2012

      DETOUR codes have been all sent out. Contact us if you did not receive your's yet (only if you pledged via Kickstarter!)

    50. Creator Niels on May 11, 2012

      Have all detour codes been sent out yet?

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