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Current Build Version: 009 – Blood, Sweat, and Tears
- Access to Windows version of the game! (Mac and Linux coming later)
- Receive any and all future updates at no additional cost!
- Receive the game at a super discounted price! You’ll never have to pay full price, especially for a title of this size!
- Pre-order sales directly support development of The Dead Linger!
- Interact with the developers, our outstanding community, and help suggest new features and give feedback on the direction of the game!
- You will receive our undying love and gratitude!
- There will definitely be future bonuses for long-term players and early-adopters.
As requested by the community, here’s our major long-term goals:
Stage 1: Alpha (Current)
- DRM-Free! Install on as many PCs as you want! Play offline anywhere!
- The core game mechanics in place, to at least a rough level, from head to toe!
- Lots of fun features and “stuff to do” updates, such as campfires, scavenging, barricading, and more!
- Items for every single character equip slot.
- More flashlight types, batteries, duct tape, and more!
- Basic crafting system
- Improved zombie AI and pathing, better zombie appearance
- As with every stage, lots and lots of new buildings and regions!
- Limited customization on the player (hair, face, eyes) and more, including female character models.
- Basic start of hostile and friendly NPC survivors.
- Basic weather systems that drastically change gameplay and zombie behavior!
- Item delivery system for special (non-pay-to-win) items, for KS backers, early pre-order bonus, and more!
- Discounted price of $19.99 USD!
Stage 2: Beta
- Everything from Alpha, but even better!
- Still DRM-free!
- Vehicles! Cars, trucks, boats, and aircraft of all shapes and sizes!
- Greatly improved zombie AI and pathing
- Greatly improved crafting system!
- Greatly improved day-night cycle, and weather systems!
- Greatly improved character customization, including all clothing showing on the player, and facial/hair/body customization! This includes greater variety in zombies!
- Even more enemies, and not just NPC survivors! The horrors you will find have hardly begun.
- Friendly NPCs
- As with every stage, lots and lots of new buildings and regions to explore!
- Discounted price of $24.99 USD!
Stage 3: Release
- Everything from Alpha and Beta, but even better!
- Definitely still DRM-free!
- Official and supported Mac and Linux versions of the game!
- As with every stage, lots and lots of new buildings, regions, and more!
- Post-Release bi-weekly patches that add new features and places to go!
- Official modding support with tools so players can modify a little, or do total-conversion mods with our game!The updates won’t end with Release. There’s always more we’ll be adding to the world and gameplay!
- Final release price of $29.99 USD! That’s $20 less than most AAA games with similar amounts of content!