Contagion isn't your average Zombie Shooter but instead takes a more realistic and different approach to the popular genre with unique characters, environments, weapons, items, and a built in system that makes every round completely unpredictable with resources, objectives, and paths ever changing. From the creator of Zombie Panic: Source Brian "Tatsur0" Comer we introduce it's spiritual successor.

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Today's update may seem smaller than it really is which has more to do with a great deal of work than the lack there of. Since our July 31st/August 1st release our focus has been on the Free 1st DLC Bundle and the Core Game Mechanics much of which is still being prototyped and tested for upcoming releases.

There hasn't been a single day of inactivity and we may have some additional surprises coming your way. Even with me flying back home to the States to save the Company additional expenses and get me on a timezone to better run things with Alex Wright (COO) I already have a powerful NoteBook to continue my work and everyone knows what they're do. I will also be making my first public appearance via a popular Talk Show on October 10th, Sponsoring and Running a Large Venue with 32 high end machines in the center of ZombieFest (with possible special guest appearance), and I think we might hit up Universal and/or DisneyWorld (never been to Florida) the day before we return.

Our Changelog is missing a considerable amount of AI Code, Optimization to Code, and further steps towards including the features we've mentioned such as an improved and much needed lobby system for those not wanting to go through the trouble of setting up a server which requires the usual Port Forwarding and more or 3rd Party Lan related software, New Animation System for our MoCap Animations, Ranking, Unlockables, Stats, and cosmetic options for players.

I will not see my family for some time as we sort Immigration which means I will be lost in my work. This year is going to be a very exciting year!

Check out today's Update (Including additions that didn't make it in the Build Changelog Text)-

September 14th Changelog:

  • Added new triggers and challenges to Biotec
  • Added new gates to CE_StoneCreek
  • Added new sounds to improve atmosphere and immersion
  • Improved Sound Zones
  • Optimized AI Code
  • Optimized Core Engine to boost Performance
  • Optimized a significant number of assets to improve quality of game-play
  • Optimized the following maps. CE_RoanokePD, CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Significantly improved Zombie Pathing & Nav Mesh in CE_RoanokePD, CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Removed dozens of Bugs, Exploits, and Glitches in CE_RoanokePD, CE_Biotec, CE_StoneCreek, and CE_BarloweSquare
  • Removed obsolete Sounds and other Assets
  • Rebuilt numerous Biotec and BarloweSquare Props to avoid issues with Players & AI
  • Fixed a number of scripts for more accurate and improved game-play

More updates coming and without the major delays!

Very soon we will be leaking more about the upcoming Free DLC as you may have caught some of that in the past. All 4 weapons are nearing release status, All 4 new characters are looking great (Manuel, Yumi, Mia, & Curtis), Both Maps again right on track, and Flatline is looking very promising. There are rumors of a release date and originally was planned for 3rd quarter but too many deaths, babies, and overhauls have led to delays. We have no doubt that we'll release before years end only our 1st Free DLC Bundle and we promised 2 but while we have an internal date we do not have a public ETA just yet.

I've mentioned this before but the Engine we're currently on has led to numerous brick walls when trying to do as something as simple as creating working Linux Binaries let alone Linux & Mac Platforms. It wasn't built for it but we have a few tricks up our sleeve to try and sort this out. If for any reason this does not pan out our only option is to update to a later Engine which considering the fact we gutted the original for the most part is not an easy task.

We are currently interviewing some of the best and brightest to either work it out or take up Valve's suggestion to move to a new Engine which will require some delicate coordination so that we can still update the existing Engine while building up on the new. No matter what happens our goal is to keep our promise and release on both Linux & Mac. We owe it to our fans but more importantly to those who made sure we hit that Stretch Goal! I rarely make promises so I never have to break em and I don't plan to break this one.

We highly recommend Linux and Mac users NOT purchase Contagion until this is sorted unless you're comfortable with Wine or Crossover.

Again I am flying back home and this will require a lot of effort to get setup with me passing my work to the team but not being as available as I've been with the community (I will do whatever I can to sort this out ASAP and maybe sooner than I expect). This includes our Weekly "Friday Frenzy" Twitch Stream & Giveaway. Some good news on that front is we've got an eager member of the team working out a SFM intro with a new music track specifically made for it when it will most definitely start back up and may even return with DLC in mind! For now please enjoy the latest Episode 31 (check out any else you missed as well as Contagious Gaming Playlist)!

Expect a pretty epic year! Wish me a safe flight(s) and remember just cause I may not be around for a bit the team is still working day & night and your support has always kept us moving steadily forward!

-The Contagion Team

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tutituti87 Dec 20 2013, 9:13am says:

new patch,yaay

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Xieneus Dec 17 2013, 5:14pm says:


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stephenmbanham Dec 16 2013, 12:14pm says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out?

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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Dune_Jumper Dec 6 2013, 11:57pm says:

Voted for this.

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Guest Dec 13 2013, 4:01am replied:

Me too it has great potential, but they need to create more content.

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Mr.Tomatoe Dec 6 2013, 9:58pm says:

Can someone tell me what the player base is like? is it high or low

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CumQuaT Dec 5 2013, 1:23am says:

Can I just say, guys, thank you SO MUCH for making a zombie survival game that only has shambler zombies in it. Every other FPS zombie survival I've found has been ruined by having mandatory runners, and it just totally ruins the game experience for me. What you guys are making is the makings of a masterpiece and you should be super proud of your work! I've been recommending your game to everyone I know!

Alex - Lead Developer - Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox

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vladimireremeyev Dec 3 2013, 11:23am says:

I've played a lot of zombie games\mods and Contagion is the closest one that comes to my 'dream zombie game' standart. Recommend.
I also wanted "headshot only" but oh well, there's still chance for additional option in the future.

P.S. I'm quite unpleasantly surprised by (clearly not very bright) people's bitching about EARLY BETA. And the fact that this is INDIE (which means a very tight budget) makes it far more impressive than all of you might think. Corporations like Activision and EA pours MILLIONS of dollars into their products and still, I find Contagion equal (if not sometimes superior) in terms of fun I'm getting from this game compared to new CoD and BF. And that's just EARLY BETA.

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Zenzero Dec 2 2013, 12:29am says:

By full steamworks support, does that mean there will be a steam worshop for contagion?

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AudioGhostX Dec 1 2013, 3:13am buried:


Pretty disappointed in this game, I expected more and got far less. Hunt, to me, is the only fun gamemode. However only having 2 maps to play that on, 1 being a pretty poorly made, boring map, and the other having only around 5 of the 30 houses in the area actually enterable ruins that. Escape is pretty boring, with only one map, and usually my times spent trying to find stuff, looking everywhere and getting frustrated not being able to find it. Extraction is alright, but nothing special. Oh well, at least I didn't buy it at its full price. Oh, and it would be nice if my bullets didn't magically go in weird directions while aiming at the zombies head, since they don't appear to want to hit it when i'm only 3 feet away.

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Guest Dec 2 2013, 8:26pm replied:

Shut the hell up already. Early Beta means that it is in development. You get the ability o try out the game and help make it better with bug reports and suggestions and not to criticize oh how boring you think the few maps are. You have the right to do that when it is done being made but now the only thing you have the right to be "disappointed off" is that you had to pay a lot for it, which i doubt you did.

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AudioGhostX Dec 6 2013, 9:01pm buried:


Meh, still boring and not currently worth the money. But hey, hopefully these developers are good and actually make the game good in the future.

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LaGNeVeRFaiLs Dec 13 2013, 6:46am replied:

Do you Know how Hard it is To make A GAME/MOD? its so Hard dude and if you don't know how it feels to be criticized its hurts dude because you know that the people who Developing it is pouring their MOney, Time, and Talent its still in Beta so you Should Put your Patience in more Level you know this Game has a Future best Zombie Survival Game Eva!

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AudioGhostX Dec 15 2013, 9:56pm replied:

I might actually take your reply seriously if you took the time to actually make sense, and spell correctly. And sure, it can be hard, mainly just time consuming. However, I know they can do a better job.

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SinisterExaggerator Dec 13 2013, 10:51am replied:

You do know that thick skin is a requirement in the Games Industry but i do agree that critique without it being constructive is not helpful in anyway.

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

Even if it is early acces it has good balanced gameplay elements for casual gamer but I would say for a better long term experience there should be more maps (maybe community maps with HammerEditor I would create one ;) ) and a mode in which if you die you canĀ“t respawn just if somebody use a defibrillator(or something like that) so it would be somekind of a Hardcore mode.

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