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Game Overview
There's lots of zombie games on the market. Loads of 'em in fact. But maybe you were looking for a zombie game with a little bit of everything. Double Death is a community driven single and multiplayer game in which you can customize your character with tons of accessories and take part in the zombie apocalypse. But what sets the game apart from other games? Well, mainly the fact that the game has a huge ass modding API which can be easily used to make custom gamemodes and maps.Unlock & Equip perks to mix up how you fight, or create cool zombie killin' combos to spin a slot machine to create some chaos on the battlefield. Team up with friends or play alone as you fight the horde or take part in creating the apocalypse, making as many maps and game modes as you want.

Default Gamemodes
Classic
Drawing inspiration from games like Killing Floor and L4D, this is a mode about surviving a set number of waves with friends or by yourself. Visit the trader in between waves to upgrade weapons. By default all special zombies, all perks, and all power ups are enabled in this mode.
Endless
Similar to Classic, but instead of surviving a set number of waves, the horde will never stop coming. Ever. By default all special zombies, all perks, and all power ups are enabled in this mode.
Infection
Arena style mode where players can actually play as the zombies as well as the survivors, and try to kill each other. Multiplayer only.
Arcade
In a sense, it's basically story mode. It's a handpicked rotation of the default maps with extra content added in, such as NPC's and objectives.

Default Maps
East Side
What's left of a large city overrun by the horde. Straightforward layout without many obstacles. Nothing too special here, but maybe some buildings hide some cool stuff.
Downtown
Same city as East Side, but in the heart of the horde. This map extends underground as well, allowing you to roam the streets or explore the sewers below. Features a few secrets in the sprawling sewers.
Sunken
It's the Titanic a ship about to meet its doom, swaying back forth while hordes of zombies flood the decks. Features areas above and below decks, as well as a couple of easter eggs and dynamic events, one of which leads to an insane boss battle.
Grindhouse
An old, abandoned warehouse filled with tons of places to hide and take refuge. Pretty straightforward besides that, with nothing too special. It's exactly what the name says it is.
NightFall
A large jungle filled with zombies, among other things.
Nuclear
An abandoned nuclear plant. Multi-level map with one large easter egg with a very insane "reward". Also contains a few secrets.
Refuge
A very limited map consisting of a makeshift refuge on the top of a hill. Zombies come from both sides and try to break in. Sort of a KOTH style map.
Ruined
The largest included default map. Consists of a massive, sprawling city in complete ruin. Tons of secrets and easter eggs are included here, as well as a few things not seen in any other map.

Custom Content
Custom content can be made for the following:
-Guns/Gun Mods
-Zombies
-Maps
-Gamemodes
-And More (It's possible!)

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0 comments by Bonesy0 on Apr 19th, 2015

Hey everyone! First off, I'd like to thank all of you for following the project. Today I'm going to have an extremely in depth post about the current progress of Double Death. I've been silent for a little bit, and I'm very sorry about that! I've been doing a lot of stuff behind the scenes, and I wanted to make sure I had a ton of stuff to show before I made a new post. I'm going to break it down into categories, that way you can skip around to whatever you want to read without having to go through a giant wall of text.

Weapons

The main thing I've been working on is weapons. Since you've last seen the game, I've updated it to include 9 different weapons, which is close to 200 new animations. Because of the many new guns that have been implemented, I've also gone ahead and added new features to suit some of these guns. I thought it'd be a cool idea to go ahead and detail each individual weapon, so I'll be doing that. I've had to resize a few images here, so I'm sorry if there's any quality loss.

Shotgun

The classic weapon I'm sure you've all seen before, as it was the first one implemented in the game. Nothing really new has been added to this weapon, except I've changed the amount of max ammo and I've also increased the amount of damage significantly. The weapon is cheap and powerful, but is not efficient compared to other guns. You can melee with this weapon.

AK47

This gun has a high fire rate and does good damage. It can hold quite a bit of ammo, and is
very efficient for holding out in extended periods of time. You can also melee with this weapon, making it one of the most efficient weapons in the game, and a personal favorite of some of the developers. Design wise, I wanted to make a weapon that was balanced all around. It may seem a bit expensive compared to other weapons, but it is well worth it.

Axe

The axe is a well priced melee weapon made with one thing in mind: efficiency. It comes at a cheap
price, and will do good amounts of damage. When compared to the combat knife, the axe has a much
more reliable damage range, albeit lower overall.

Dual Pistols

My personal favorite weapon in the game, the dual pistols are extremely well rounded weapons.
They have an amazing fire rate and decent reload time. They do the same amount of damage as
the pistol, but since the fire rate is doubled, you can imagine how fun it is to fire. It has twice the ammo
of the pistol as well. It runs out of ammo somewhat quicker than some other weapons, but is just as efficient as the AK47 for holding out in most cases. You can melee with this weapon.

Minigun

Ah yes, the minigun. I've been playing around with this thing a lot in test matches, and I've developed
a love-hate relationship in the best way. The minigun is extremely situational, and is best for taking
down overly tanky enemies quickly. It has extremely high damage and a high fire rate, but runs out of ammo at a rate higher than pretty much any gun in the game. Granted, it also has one of the highest ammo pools in the game as well. It's an expensive weapon, but with mods, this thing has plow down entire fields.

Combat Knife

The combat knife, alongside the axe, is a balanced melee only weapon made for tight occasions when
either guns are too much of a hassle or ammo is scarce. In comparison to the trusty old fire axe, the combat knife is slightly more expensive. It has a wider damage range, and a more linear hitbox. You start with this weapon by default in Arcade mode.

Pistol

The pistol is a weapon with low damage and a high fire rate. It reloads quick and is efficient for fast paced fighting. It works very well in earlier rounds, but begins to fall off as the game progresses. You will find that this weapon is much better in easier difficulties. You can also melee with it. It is the starting weapon by default in the Classic and Endless modes.

Riot Shield

The Riot Shield is an interesting weapon. It's a great support weapon, but is very situational for the most part. It blocks directional damage, which includes pretty much all sources of damage except for certain things like explosions or earthquakes. Damage wise, it's somewhat low. This weapon is best used either for fun or in multiplayer, where it can be used to strategically.

Sniper Rifle

God, I really love this thing. It has the highest single bullet damage output in the game by default, and is amazing for taking out almost anything, including bosses. The problem is that it takes forever to reload. It can carry a decent amount of ammo. The real reason to get this thing is for the scoping ability, which is a unique ability activated by the right mouse that allows you to shoot to almost anywhere on the map. It's great to play around with, and is fantastic if you are in a team with someone to protect you.

Those are all of the weapons that will be available for release. Each weapon will be able to equip up to (3) weapon modifications, which can be bought at the trader. Weapon mods can do simple stuff like increase damage, increase how much ammo can be carried,and increase fire rate. However, they can also have crazy effects like chain lightning, fire, explosions, and more! This is currently in progress, and I'll update with another development post when I'm ready to share more about this.

Backpack & Item Changes

Since you've last seen the backpack menu, a bit has changed. The first thing you'll notice is that there's
two more weapon slots to the left. This allows you to hold up to 3 weapons (2 in the backpack and 1 in your hand) with a backpack equipped. To swap the carried weapon, you simply click the one you want to switch. You simply hold the assigned inventory key to access the BP (tab by default). You'll also notice the medkits to the right. You can left click a medkit to use it on yourself, which will heal you 3 times over about 3 seconds, or right click to throw a medkit on the ground for a team mate. Backpacks can still be thrown on the ground for team mates independently of medkits.

Trader Changes

While the trader is not actually finished yet, this should give you a good idea of what's going on. At the top you will see the weapon selection. Below that is the item bar, where you can buy ammo and medkits. To the right of the ammo and medkits, that strange looking black box with the < and > buttons stacked next to it is a work in progress. When it is finished, it will allow you to buy mods for your weapons. I also have plans to add the trader countdown along with current cash at the bottom of the screen, and weapon slots below the item bar to show what weapons/mods you currently have. I also plan to let players sell currently equipped mods and weapons by clicking on the these slots. In the next development post, I will detail this more once the trader is finished.

Misc UI and Game Changes

The UI has been updated vastly since the last post, with a button overhaul and a new stylized pop up window (not shown).


New Icons for Ammo Boxes and Medkits (partially shown in the trader pic).


My favorite feature, I have added text based damage counters to enemies and players. If a player is healed, the text will be green.

Other Changes / Being Worked On

I am currently attempting to improve the AI vastly, and also improve it a bit for harder difficulties instead of the zombies just becoming huge bullet sponges with bigger damage ranges. More information on this soon.
Random Ammo/Medkit drops are being added. They spawn in set positions at random intervals.

What Still Needs to Be Done?

I've had a few people ask me what still needs to be done before the game is released. As you can see a lot of stuff is either done or being worked on, but besides the stuff above here's a list of features that need to be finalized.

Multiplayer (60% Done, need to update to keep up with newest features)
Modding / Mod Support (30% Done)
Steam Integration (Including Workshop!) (10% Done)
I'd like to redo all the maps in the game, as I don't feel like they are amazing right now (?% Done, it's subjective)
Finish Up Arcade Mode (30% Done)
Testing + Bugfixes/Final Polish

Other Stuff

After the trader is finished the AI is cleaned up a bit, I plan to launch a trailer and a demo! This is very exciting as it should DEFINITELY BE BY THIS JUNE. I know I am terrible with dates, but this is a fact. The game's full release date is the END OF THIS SUMMER. While I had announced a Kickstarter in the past, I am actually thinking I might not need one, as I don't want to start a Kickstarter just for publicity if I don't need to. The Greenlight campaign will launch alongside the trailer and demo, maybe +1/2 weeks to take some screenshots. I will make sure to post a ton once the time comes, so keep updated guys! I really appreciate all your support.

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Lastly, if you want to get into contact with me here's a few ways!

Website: Tophatentertainment.us
Twitter: Twitter.com
Facebook: Facebook.com
Youtube (currently inactive): Youtube.com
Email: admin[@]tophatentertainment.us <----(without the [ ])

Signing off again,
Joe (Bonesy)

Post comment Comments
Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK Nov 1 2014, 5:23pm says:

wow this game looks soooo cool!
tracking!

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Bonesy0 Creator
Bonesy0 Nov 1 2014, 5:57pm replied:

thanks man! it's greatly appreciated!

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Kill_Time
Kill_Time Sep 22 2014, 11:07am says:

Stronk gaem, ai aporuv dis.

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Scadden
Scadden Sep 22 2014, 7:26am says:

Hey Guys I love you're concept and development style's, Game looks amazing. Keep it up

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Bonesy0 Creator
Bonesy0 Sep 22 2014, 6:13pm replied:

Hey, thanks so much for your support!

+1 vote   reply to comment
Koelhoz
Koelhoz Sep 9 2014, 5:25pm says:

Amazing game! :D

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Bonesy0 Creator
Bonesy0 Sep 10 2014, 3:48pm replied:

thanks!

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Double Death
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DD is gonna release with 20 weapon mods. That's around 13860 combinations (1540 combinations on each of 9 weapons).

May 3 2015, 1:16pm

RT @VietnamCrystal: I AM... I AM A MONSTER

May 2 2015, 11:33pm

i didn't get as much done with DD as I wanted to today, but whatever.

May 2 2015, 11:22pm

i've been listening to @yung_dally's "Sometime" on repeat for so long I've lost track of how many times I've listened to it

May 1 2015, 11:49am

RT @destructoid: Paid Skyrim mods on Steam are no more, Valve to issue refunds T.co

Apr 27 2015, 7:52pm

after like 4 months i've finally fixed the most annoying audio bug in DD

Apr 27 2015, 5:00pm

RT @VietnamCrystal: MY DANCE MACHINE STARTS TO REACT

Apr 27 2015, 5:45am

huge news, I just got a great opportunity for Double Death.

Apr 26 2015, 1:18pm

#screenshotsaturday #indiedev #gamedev #indiegame just a small thing I added for extra polish in arcade mode T.co

Apr 25 2015, 3:19pm

apparently there was a bug with collisions before

Apr 25 2015, 12:59pm

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