Dead Upon Us is a completely new kind of zombie survival game that seamlessly combines major elements from both a first person and real-time strategy game. You take the role as a group leader and as such you are tasked with designing and constructing a safe haven for your people, leading the community in local and political affairs and most importantly keep them alive.


The world of Dead Upon Us takes you many years into the apocalypse. Prior to the Outbreak, the world was in a very dangerous biological war (the Greatest War), that wiped out almost 40% of the worlds population before its end in 2001. After the war, the world experienced a peaceful state for 12 years. On the day of the celebration of peace, a terrorist group strategically deployed the viruses unto major cities around the US and others countries around the world.

The universe of this world follows a similar path to our own, but has a few divergences that have had a ripple effect throughout history and eventually lead to the end of the world. The key difference, is the existence of the Paradise Corporation, a biological research and technology company. This company was a major factor in the cause of the Greatest War and took a huge hit when it ended. The company moved into creating more commercial products, such as ImmunityMax, an energy drink created during the Greast War that boosted the drinkers Immune system by 200%.

During the Outbreak, the Paradise Corporation lead the fight against the plague, but the viruses continued coexistence and ability to mutate one another as a defense made the task nearly impossible. After nearly 3 years, all known governments had ceased to exist and the new world was born.


Dead Upon Us is a game of survival with the main goal of exploring the destroyed world and raising a colony during the zombie apocalypse. When creating a new game, you are tasked with deciding whether to begin the game alone, or in an existing group. This decision will determine how difficult it is for you to create a colony.


When you first begin in Dead Upon Us you will start in the Fps Mode in a random location on the map with a random variety of supplies. From here you will need to scavenge for resources, kill zombies and other people along the way and complete quests for your colony and other factions as well. This mode allows you to see the world first hand and interact with it and the people who live in it.

Here are a few key points:

  • Explore- Experience the large world of Dead Upon Us for yourself.
  • Slay Zombies- Using a variety of weapons you slaughter the undead.
  • Levels/Perks- Gain experience through your journey and obtain new abilities using the Perk tree.
  • Scavenge- Search for food, water and other valuable resources that you will need to survive and prosper in the apocalypse.
  • Command a Party- Take some of your survivors with you as you explore and give them commands without even having to switch to the Rts Mode.
  • Relationships- Build your affinity with your group members and with others you meet on your journeys.
  • Survive- By any means.


With a top down view, you're given an overview of the world. Navigate your survivors to Search for resources, Build a safe haven capable of holding dozens of people, Lead your people locally & politically and most of all create defenses to protect them from the Dead and the Living. With the combination of this and the First Person Mode, you're given a unique advantage in your fight for survival.

Here are a few key points:

  • Build Mode- Using this function you are able to place down blueprints so you or your colonists can build new structures or defenses for your Safe Haven.
  • Command- Equipped with many tools, you are able to select and command your colonists. Giving them jobs and duties is vital.
  • Community- Your colonists' Mental health, Physical health and Overall Satisfaction are your responsibility as the Leader.
  • Politics- Relations and Dealings with other factions that you and your colony interact with is important. Establishing trade routes, forming alliances and starting wars are all part of leading a successful colony.
  • Expedition- Planning and scheduling scavenging runs is an important way to maintain a proper flow of resources.


In Dead Upon Us, multiplayer is a guarantee, but will most likely happen further down the road. My first goals are to put together a more stable build of the game, and then once I'm there I'll begin implementing LAN capabilities and then move to Online play.

The multiplayer world of Dead Upon Us will give players a few different options. Here are some examples of the planned multiplayer features:

The Wastelands

A desolate area with little to no human contact. Mostly filled with zombies, and other dangerous creatures, this is not a place for beginners. Players will be able to journey here as the Leader character in their game, and interact with other players online. Filled with vast rare loot, that is able to be taken and returned to your offline solo game. Scavenging in the Wastes is high risk, but high gain. Just make sure you're weary of other players. No one is your ally in The Wastelands, except for one trading colony located directly in the center of the Wastes.

Open Your Region

During your solo gameplay, when you press 'esc', there will be an option that will allow you to open your game to the public. At this moment, you will begin hosting your region and other players will be able to join you and explore your world. You, as the host, will have many options on what other players can do. This is a completely optional mode, that allows you to play with random people or your friends. Opening your game to the public will also make rare loot spawn, but only while its public.


Later down the road, there will be tons more multiplayer gamemodes.

  • Extraction- A number of First Person players are dropped on a map by random and must reach an extraction point marked on the map. One player is controlling the zombies from a Real-time strategy mode and must stop the players from reaching their goal.
  • A General and His Army- Two teams pitted against each other. Each team has 6 First Person players that fight it out and 1 Real-time Strategy player that controls AI and builds structures to change the battlefield.
  • Deathmatch- A simple First Person only fight to the death that will range in size, from (4 vs.4) all the way to (10 vs.10).

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Now On Kickstarter! Dead Upon Us (RTS & FPS Hybrid Zombie Game)

Now On Kickstarter! Dead Upon Us (RTS & FPS Hybrid Zombie Game)

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Dead Upon Us is a Zombie survival hybrid game the seamlessly combines RTS and FPS games into one. Officially now on Kickstarter in hopes of getting funding...

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New trailer of current gameplay graphics and content. Right in time for Kickstarter! More to come everyday at 4-6pm EST.

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"Dead Upon Us is a hybrid survival game that combines both first person shooter & real-time strategy games into one, in a world years into the zombie...


I sent my email for beat weeks ago still waiting :)

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no comments at all? wow. hey from all the rts\fps games i have seen this is the only one that actually is an RTS FPS game. So finally! after 10 years of searching i found the ONE GAME i was searching. i dont know why you are not flooded with comments yet but do not get disappointed!

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Thanks a lot for the comment. I really appreciate the support. I know what you mean with your long search, I have yet to discover a game that combines them quite like I'm trying to achieve.

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