The Dead Linger is an FPS that embodies the gaming community's hunger for a true, open-world, zombie apocalypse survival sandbox! Set in a planet-sized procedural generated worlds, survivors learn to fight, run, and survive against the never-ending and relentless zombie hordes. With pure sandbox, free-roam gameplay, multiplayer, exploration, free-form barricading, physics, and intense realism, this is the zombie apocalypse experience you've longed for all these years. The zombie genre has died. We're bringing it back from the dead.
The idea behind this game is awesome, and Sandswept's dedication to it is refreshing.
Sandswept is also very open about development.
Sandswept is a great team, and I trust them to realize their vision.
As for the game itself. It is very rough around the edges at the moment of May 8th 2013. In early alpha, but already it has some very interesting and unique features, including several I've never seen before in gaming.
Features currently include...
All doors can be opened using a unique system.
You can be infected with the zombie virus and turn when you die.
Zombies can only die from headshots.
Coming soon, Freeform barricading. Grab a piece of lumber and a hammer and nail it to anything, including more lumber.
This game has nothing but potential.
A huge procedurally generated world filled with zombies and the limitless resources of your imagination, what could be better?
A talented dev team that is highly motivated and listens to their community you say?
Why not have both!?
Although it's still in Alpha, The Dead Linger is a great way to pass time by yourself or with some friend!
Now, the 8/10 doesn't show my end verdict (Which when the game has been released I will change this with a proper review) this is still an enjoyable game to play.
Since they're working on getting the engine and the gameplay mechanics all done and fixed up the game runs wonderful on my low end PC (Intel Pentium D is my processor...) and runs around 15-30fps depending on what I've been doing previously on my PC.
At the moment the game is at a wonderful and cheap price to try it out and help with the development. With most bugs fixed ASAP the development is going nice and smoothly.
This game has A LOT, and I mean A LOT of potential if it gets further funded and developed. This will bring a fun survival game for everybody to play!
The alpha game is getting quite boring after a few hours. After the initial fear factor is gone and you've stocked up on ammo + food, there really isnt much to do. (dont get me wrong, the alpha in its current state (9th may 2013) is better than most zombie survival games out there)
However the Devs are incredible poeple, they are like coding powerhouses and still find the time to hang on the forums to get feedback of the community, it's a rare thing to see such an open connection between devs and their community and that is part of why I gave it a 10/10 rating.
Another reason for that rating is the featureset it's HUGE and AWESOME, see for yourself on the TDL Website and look for the Roadmap.
This game is fantastic. The dedication of the dev team is beyond words. They are delivering on all of their promises, at a very good rate. The game is becoming something better and better with each passing update, and I would recommend you go out and buy is straight away.