2 Hour Day and Night cycle: 1 hour of daylight and 1 hour of night. Skill progression system: For example, a skill like Fighting can be improved through combat with melee weapons like a baseball bat or a crowbar. Play as a community struggling to survive. If your community has more than one person, you will switch to another community member when you die. Recruit Survivors that have unique sets of skills. Some survivors are expert gardeners, firearms experts, or chefs for example. Variety of zombies: Some zombies move slowly, others run fairly fast. There are also unique zombies that have yet to be revealed. Randomly generated missions like rescuing a survivor, scavenger hunts, or killing zombies. Randomly generated contents of containers in buildings you search. Once you take an item from a container that container will never spawn additional items. A wide selection of ground vehicles to drive.
The ability to claim any building with a fence, wall, or similar structure surrounding it as your base for your community and additional buildings as outposts. With your base you can allocate exterior spaces as workshops, barracks, gardens, watchtowers, or some other announced facilities. Interior base spaces can be allocated for use as kitchens or some other unannounced facilities.

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State of Decay: Lifeline drops you into an infested city with a mission to locate key scientists and other valuable civilians, and airlift them to safety.

Your first assignment brings you to an abandoned strip mall on the edge of town. Its empty parking lot has plenty of room to land a helo. Its position next to the highway gives you access to neighborhoods all over the city. And its eight-foot barbed-wire fence gives you a small measure of security. It’s the perfect place to establish your base of operations.

The soldiers in your unit start calling the place Black Friday, because of the crowds of zombies trying to get inside. If you’re lucky, you should only have to hold out for a few days before your mission is over. If you’re not…well, there are worse places to die.


From the map, you can see that this is a brand-new base, built from scratch to protect your unit in Lifeline.It has four custom outdoor sites, an array of brand-new facilities, a layer of zombie-killing defenses, and some new mechanical tweaks.

Field Workshop
Your mission in Lifeline is a race against the clock — you can’t afford to wait around for a day while your weapons sit in the supply chest, waiting to be repaired.So when you build the new military Field Workshop, it unlocks the ability to repair weapons instantly from the supply chest interface, simply by spending a few Materials.

And if you really invest in that Field Workshop, you can eventually upgrade it into an Ammunition Shop. This allows you to take the raw Ammo resource and process it into whatever caliber of ammunition you might want.Found a .50-caliber sniper rifle, but only have three rounds for it? Not anymore — get yourself an Ammunition Shop, and you can fill up that magazine as many times as you want, provided you can get the resources.

Landing Zone
In an overrun city full of panicking civilians, it’s a lot harder to track down supplies over the radio. But as a military unit, you have another option — spending some Influence to order a supply drop from HQ.


Supply drops take time to deliver to your Landing Zone, but once they arrive, they make an enormous difference. You can order packages that contain any of the five core resources, or even order weapons from among the 40 new firearms that Brant (our resident weapons manufacturer) created just forLifeline.But file your requests quickly — we can’t guarantee that these options will always be around.

Ops Center
Replacing the old Library is the Ops Center, your commanding officer’s base of operations. You can still research new crafting options here, but more importantly, this is where you get to select your Tactics.

Tactics determine what your soldiers will try to accomplish while you’re out pursuing missions. Set up supply lines, search for stranded soldiers to reinforce the unit, organize zombie hunts to thin the horde … what you choose says a lot about your priorities as a leader.Perimeter Defenses
These are what really set Black Friday apart from the other bases in State of Decay. Outside the perimeter, there is an open area where you can install a variety of traps, to make it possible to weather a full-scale zombie attack.

Mines are the simplest perimeter defense. Spend some Ammo to stock them up, and they’ll thin out any horde that tries to run across them with a cannonade of explosions. The first wave of zombies usually bears the brunt of this defense — as the mines thin out, the zeds can cross them safely in greater numbers.

Things that make you go BOOM.

Propane tanks are a favorite for commanders who love precision and efficiency. Placed around the outer perimeter, they sit and wait for a well-timed gunshot to set them off in a fiery explosion, taking even the most heavily-armored zombies with them.Fireworks traps (bundles of fireworks attached to compressed-air canisters) use a pyrotechnic display to lure zombies in, before going off with a giant bang.Flying a helicopter into your base is like ringing the dinner bell — Lifelinefeatures the largest-scale zombie attacks anywhere in State of Decay. You’re going to want to keep your defenses stocked … or else you’ll be dealing with the horde yourself.

New Outdoor Facilities
Power was one of the first things the city lost, and working generators are hard to come by. You’ll need to build your own Generator facility at the base to keep the juice flowing, and to unlock your most powerful facility actions.

Hawkes gives Maya some privacy.

But even more important than electricity is the Latrine. You have limited slots for facilities, so you may be tempted to leave the “useless” Latrine off the list. That’s all well and good … until the E. Coli settles in. Make your people go without a Latrine, and soon you’ll find that they’re getting sicker by the day.Home away from Home

Our goal with Black Friday was to do more than simply add another Home Site to the game. As players, we identify with our base almost as much as we identify with our favorite characters … which means that this new base is probably our single most important means of expressing what State of Decay: Lifeline is about.

It’s about facing the apocalypse as a soldier. It’s about working with capable, confident professionals that you respect. It’s about preparing for everything, and then making fast decisions when things go wrong.It’s also about blowing up zombies. Enjoy!(And don’t forget to tell us what you’re thinking in the comments — just click the green tape!)

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Rx_3000 Nov 23 2013, 6:08pm says:

is there a mod or a way to keep your gun out instead of auto dissapearing it?like leave it in your hands.

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Twillza Nov 22 2013, 5:11am buried:


The game is already out and has been out for some time.


Nothing ground breaking, new, or fresh. Just another awful zombie game. The combat is terrible and the devs just made a highly unoriginal zombie mod for GTA. That's all it really is, is a GTA zombie mod.

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alvisstark Apr 14 2014, 11:36am replied:

The praphic is normal, not excellent but good for a small company. It is not a mod for GTA. Gameplay and machanist is good, it combines Human and Resource manage as well as MMORPG/ shooting game.
Can you manage your backpack/ resources in GTA?
Don't be bu***it.
Can you give the decision to help or inogre other survivor?
Can you dead and lost your character forever in GTA? You can reload your save game in GTA and you will loss all in SoD

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Auzar Nov 2 2013, 4:55pm says:

Best game played that focus's on the survival of your survivors. Love how you can control all found survivors. And the perma death is awesome touch!

I wish they made it like the walking dead though and not a left 4 dead kind of world. I hope they put in a system so you can choose what exactly you want to experience in your playthrough, like a walking dead world feel, or a dawn of the dead type feel. That would be epic! Cause I would play both on different profiles.

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Guest Oct 2 2013, 6:50am says:

the outpost mod does't seem to work when i put it in it lowers it to 2 outpost instead of the 18

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Petrenko Sep 26 2013, 9:27am says:

Love it. Also anyone got a tool to unpak the .pak files? 7Zip can open but not extract. Modding seems easy, when we manage to unpak! PM me if you know!

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Reborn:X Oct 19 2013, 1:55pm replied:

Unpak? I remember there was nice tool for unpacking ".pak" files from HL1 but I dunno if it would work here.

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Soldier[VANGUARD] Sep 30 2013, 5:28pm replied:

Quick BMS m8 but not everything you can mod.. files with extension win.bmd they are hardcoded and even if you mod .xml with exactly the same name will not take any effect still figuring a way to find a tool to decrypt win.bmd files..

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arieas Sep 24 2013, 1:40am says:

Played it for about 6 hours so far, enjoyable, needs a bit of learning to know what not to do to attract the wrong attention, or keeping alive regardless when out and about.
Playing with a speedlink controller that has xinput and direcinput, so effectively its functioning as an ordinary xbox controller, minus the price tag. Works out okay, besides the aiming, where the mouse excels.

Seeing as its moddb... looked into modding, its not supported officially, like tools or anything, but might be doable as it is, like Crysis, by loose files or last loading paks overwriting original data.
I'd like to reduce or remove the glowing zombie eyes, a quick look and it seems the textures that have eyes need to have the alpha channel tweaked, not sure if it was glow or emissive in the mtl, but that could altered instead.
I reckon some rendering settings done by system.cfg could be applied, not sure which would work or what could be used, perhaps anti-aliasing, shadow settings (look a bit steppy/glitchy a times), various other things to up the visuals where possible (anti-aliasing, AF, motion blur etc)
I reckon though, if this game was openly moddable, even with map support, we'd see some nice stuff.

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SteveXGamer Sep 21 2013, 4:47am says:

Best Zombies Survival game until now.

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