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Zafehouse: Diaries is a tactical game of survival, planning, resource management and problem-solving. Manage your survivors’ needs, prejudices and motivations and you might stay around long enough to be rescued.

Tell your story
A unique, diary-based interface records your actions, reveals the state of the world and provides hints and clues to help you.

Pick your battles
A sophisticated combat engine models all battles in the game, from a zombie slipping in through a bathroom window, to a swarm flooding into the hospital you thought was secure.

Know your survivors
Survivors have unique personalities and skills – use them wisely and the group will work efficiently. Left idle, they’ll explore, socialise, play games and tinker.

Relationships matter
Make sure you check in on your survivors and see how they’re getting along. Poor relationships mean they won’t work well together, and may even end up fighting.

Add yourself and friends to the game and create mods using C#.

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2 comments by ScrewflyStudios on Jul 23rd, 2013

You may have spent a few dark and lonely nights in Zafehouse: Diaries, desperately trying to keep your band of dishevelled survivors alive against the odds. Until now, it's been hard to know just how well you might be doing, in comparison to other players.

That's a lot of dead zombies!

So, we've just put the finishing touches on Bodycount, a "dynamic" infographic that shows a number of interesting stats collected over a sliding seven-day period including:

• Zombies killed
• Rumours spread
• Failed amputations
• Average hours lasted in No Survivors
• And a bunch more!

It also shows the lifetime percentages for a number of dilemma decisions. Curious as to how many people have fought the super zombie? Or locked a survivor away in a room full of zombies? Well, now you can find out.

The page updates once per hour, at which stage it will randomly select four dilemma percentages to show, so, make sure to pay it a few visits to see all the stats!

People really like trolleys.

Zafehouse: Diaries is a complex game, but that complexity might not be immediately apparent from looking at screenshots or videos. With Bodycount, we hope to show off the many, many cogs turning under the hood of the simulation.

Yes, there's more to it than just shooting zombies! Survivors live, die and get along based on the player's decisions, but there are some difficult, moral choices that must be made if you want to survive and a great deal of them won't leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling.

We'll continue to add or change the statistics shown over time, but for now, it should give you some insight into how others are braving the unrelenting deadliness that is Zafehouse: Diaries.

Click here to visit Bodycount now!


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Zafehouse: Diaries - Demo

Zafehouse: Diaries - Demo

Nov 22, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This is the demo version of Zafehouse: Diaries. Its stability and performance may not reflect the full version. If you notice any issues, please let us...

Zafehouse: Diaries - Demo

Zafehouse: Diaries - Demo

Sep 26, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This is the demo version of Zafehouse: Diaries. Its stability and performance may not reflect the full version. If you notice any issues, please let us...

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NovusZ Oct 7 2012, 6:20pm buried:


so the whole time you look in a note book and make tough decisions? this should be a free game.

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Jackman2334 Oct 19 2012, 7:19am replied:

I see where you're coming from Novus, though the game CAN be like that, it's still very interesting and quite fun, immersive and lets you have fun! It really depends on what kinds of games you like and if they make you feel good about what you've done, bad or just don't care. Take the walking dead for example. No matter what you do, there will always be consequences for that.

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Byowulf Oct 15 2012, 4:15am replied:

It depends on whatever tickles your fancy. I love a good concept and storyline (in this principal, you make the storyline.) It's a welcome sanctuary, away from the high-graphics, non-story games that are being mass produced on the assembly line, these days.

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taylan! Oct 7 2012, 3:17pm says:

Looks interesting but I'd like to see a free demo first. Any chance of that?

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ScrewflyStudios Creator
ScrewflyStudios Oct 7 2012, 7:24pm replied:

Hey Taylan,

We do have a demo available here:

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tgepp Oct 10 2012, 5:34am replied:

Why isn't the demo directly linked in desura?

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EuroSamurai Oct 7 2012, 2:35pm says:

How is this game different from other free versions ?

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ScrewflyStudios Creator
ScrewflyStudios Oct 7 2012, 7:27pm replied:

Hi UrbanScythe,

I'm not sure what you mean. There are no free versions of Zafehouse: Diaries, other than the demo:

As for what makes the game "different", I'd highly recommend the following blog post:

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EuroSamurai Oct 7 2012, 7:34pm replied:

Well i played game that looked same on site with flash games.
Dont remember name but there was this diary too and i was sending survivors to scavenge and kill zombies + interface and everything looked same as zafehouse.

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ScrewflyStudios Creator
ScrewflyStudios Oct 7 2012, 7:42pm replied:

I believe I know the game you're talking about -- I can assure you there's a lot more going on under the hood of Zafehouse: Diaries than a typical Flash game, as the blog post I linked to explains. We also support *extensive* modification via C#.

I should mention the original Zafehouse came out in 2008 (you can read about it on Rock, Paper, Shotgun here:, so it's quite possible the game you're speaking of was based on that and not the other way round.

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rvernon22 Oct 7 2012, 9:05am says:

The graphics of the game are messed up and disjointed making it impossible to play. The title screen seems fine but if I go into options or start an actual game all of the pictures are messed up as well as all of the sections of writting.

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sugrin Oct 7 2012, 1:39pm replied:

I had this same issue as well, but I found a fix on their website:

"On some systems, Zafehouse: Diaries may display visual anomalies, such as corrupted graphics or invisible text. The game comes with a “Diagnostics Tool” that allows you to turn on certain compatibility fixes to address these issues.

The tool can be found in the “Zafehouse Diaries” program group, or in the game’s installation directory as a file called “ZafeDiag.exe”."

When you check a box and save it in ZafeDiag, you need to also press the Generate MD5 Hashes button and it'll truely save it.

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a bit expensive for what it is, good indy small game

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