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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Contagion - Local Co-op Split-Screen Support

It's been a long time coming for many but we've finally added Local Co-op Split-screen without the need like other games to go through a series of steps to get it working right. 2 Game-pads, Keyboard & Mouse & Game-pad, the days of Consoles and PC games lacking this feature may be dying out but this is something we grew up with and playing with a friend or sibling without having to lan was a hot topic for gamers and owners of Contagion so we can now tick our Local Co-op in the listings. We will continue to watch over it and tweak here and there to improve the overall quality of course (no aim assist for game-pads, sorry heh).

Our Survivor AI accuracy is dependent on difficulty as well as commands that are allowed making Extraction while it was still difficult, more realistic and this will only improve throughout the year. We've also enabled more server commands for Server Hosts to use to setup their servers closer to what they'd like them to be!

Check out what went out in today's update!

June 16th Update - Changelog:

  • Added split-screen support to Contagion, also added menu in options to enable it
  • Adjusted survivor AI accuracy to be less perfect on easier difficulties
  • Enabled additional console commands to be allowed to be changed by server hosts
  • Fixed the ability to drop a grenade before infection and kill ex-teammates
  • Fixed survivor AI being able to receive commands while inside a house or while climbing
  • Fixed IED and phone screen disappearing near water or mirror elements sometimes
  • Fixed memory leak issues with multiple flash-lights
  • Fixed possible server crash-loop when blending as a zombie


This week we have updates on both Linux and the Mac build. Valve has been quite helpful in keeping on things an we have started working not only on our Linux but also our Mac builds! Whether they are able to release simultaneously or not is yet to be seen but this is great news to those who are eager to play Contagion on their Linux machine/Steam Machine and/or Mac!

Also for those that missed our Official Contagion - Let's Play Top 10 Countdown with prizes exceeding $12,500 check it out!

For the rules & prizes visit -HERE-


As well as Episode 26th (was delayed 2 weeks) of our weekly Friday Frenzy Contagion Stream & Giveaway!



Next week we're hoping to release our updated melee system that will definitely change the way the game is played and for many this is also another update that's been eagerly awaited. Will also try and grab some sneak peaks of our current maps in development/nearing release like CE_Biotec :)

More updates throughout the month and every month of 2014!

He're a look at what we're working on atm -Here-

-The Contagion Team

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Contagion Wallpapers

Contagion Wallpapers

Sep 27, 2012 Wallpapers 6 comments

Ten high resolution wallpapers in the following aspect ratios: 5:4, 16:9, 4:3

GDC 2012 - Contagion Alpha Gameplay Trailer

GDC 2012 - Contagion Alpha Gameplay Trailer

Mar 13, 2012 Trailers 0 comments

This year we showed off two videos at GDC 2012. This is our Alpha Gameplay Trailer for those of you who would like to download the video and watch it...

GDC 2012 - Contagion Model Showcase Trailer

GDC 2012 - Contagion Model Showcase Trailer

Mar 13, 2012 Trailers 0 comments

This year we showed off two videos at GDC 2012. This is our Model Showcase Trailer for those of you who would like to download the video and watch it...

GDC 2012 - Contagion Alpha Gameplay Trailer Music

GDC 2012 - Contagion Alpha Gameplay Trailer Music

Mar 13, 2012 Music 0 comments

This year we showed off two videos at GDC 2012. There were many requests for the music. This is the track created by our very own Ulrich Gollick for our...

GDC 2012 - Contagion Model Showcase Trailer Music

GDC 2012 - Contagion Model Showcase Trailer Music

Mar 13, 2012 Music 0 comments

This year we showed off two videos at GDC 2012. There were many requests for the music. This is the track created by our very own Ulrich Gollick for our...

Contagion - Fixed Alpha Game-play 2011 (720p)

Contagion - Fixed Alpha Game-play 2011 (720p)

Dec 28, 2011 Movies 2 comments

This is our second game-play reveal from our Alpha build displaying a number of new features and content. Since the recording of this footage there have...

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Stogie83
Stogie83 Nov 1 2013, 9:05am says:

Bought the game yesterday, i don´t regret it, i like what i see so far!
Only problem i have, the font size on the handy is too big, i only see 3 words lol.
Feature requests (if you haven´t planned them for the future):
-a sound if you try to open a door with keys that aren´t meant to be opened. Sometimes i don´t know if i need a own key for some doors.
-switchable firemodes for fully automatic weapons
-"tactical" reloads
-Zombies in the prison level should look like more prisoners than business men lol

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Stogie83
Stogie83 Nov 1 2013, 9:15am replied:

oh and an option for disabling "autoswitch items on pickup"

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The.Mr.Zip.
The.Mr.Zip. Oct 31 2013, 8:16pm says:

Cany anyone help me out when i try to join a server or start singelplayer this game ******* crashes!

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MottyZ
MottyZ Oct 27 2013, 7:00am says:

Can somebody help me to solve a problem on startup? Engine Error - Too many verts for a dynamic vertex buffer (4>0) tell a programmer to up VERTEX_BUFFER_SIZE

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NeuroticLich
NeuroticLich Oct 28 2013, 5:22am replied:

I'm having the same issue and haven't been able to solve it yet. All I can suggest is try and verify the game cache (Right click Contagion > Properties > Local files > Verify integrity of game cache) or reinstall. Neither of those worked for me, but perhaps you'll have better luck.

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SinisterExaggerator Oct 29 2013, 7:35am replied:

They have steam forums. Steamcommunity.com You can host servers fine also the maps are playable fine for most people however i will admit a friend of mine is having trouble getting to work however you must bare Beta is Beta so not everything is going to working properly most likely the devs will soon begin work or have already begun to fix the serious bugs with the game.

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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 can´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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