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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.

Customisable
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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videogames10
videogames10 Jun 14 2013, 12:40pm says:

Would it be possible to get a Desura key? I had purchased Zafehouse: Diaries as part of an indie bundle on GamersGate several months ago.

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targetbsp
targetbsp Jun 15 2013, 8:33am replied:

Oops! I meant to +1 this and accidentally -1'd it and it won't let me change it. :(

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rolk112
rolk112 Jun 9 2013, 3:38am says:

While I was playing I noticed that my survivors carry weight went down over time, They were not injured and I had around 10 small meals, is there something else that is affecting carry weight? It was around 10:00 am both times.

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ScrewflyStudios
ScrewflyStudios Jun 9 2013, 8:36am replied:

Hey rolk112, survivors get temporary bonuses from exercising, training, etc. These bonuses can boost strength and therefore carrying capacity. If you want to keep the bonuses active, be sure to carry a skipping rope or dumbbell with you.

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Kindlesmith
Kindlesmith Apr 3 2013, 7:34pm says:

Ok I bought it. I can say it's not easy which is ok. I liked how it works. But I don't like playing under a restricted time limit. Bad bad bad. I regret having bought your game. I actually expected some sort of actual zombie survival game that paces steady enough to not need to rush. Good thing there's Project Zomboid to calm me down, as its more what I expect from a zombie survival genre than another Left 4 Dead variant.

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ScrewflyStudios
ScrewflyStudios Apr 3 2013, 10:48pm replied:

Hello Kindlesmith. There are two modes in the game - Classic and Road Kill. Classic has a time limit, but Road Kill does not.

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Kindlesmith
Kindlesmith Apr 9 2013, 7:33pm replied:

I had read somewhere that there was a time constraint on both modes, classic having the move 'flex' time limit than the other one. Was this changed? I'd be game to give it another whirl. It's a damn fun game mechanic, but being forced to rush about makes a lot of actions within the game not viable if I am serious on winning. Perhaps a 3rd game mode of survivor where you bunker down and see how long you can last? Just a suggestion.

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ScrewflyStudios
ScrewflyStudios Apr 9 2013, 7:54pm replied:

There's never been an arbitrary time constraint on Road Kill - it only ends when you decide to the leave the town.

If you choose not to leave the town, you can play for as long as you want (well, for as long as you can scavenge food - survivors will die of starvation eventually).

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Kindlesmith
Kindlesmith Apr 3 2013, 7:38pm replied:

Downside is some of the stuff gets randomly assigned to people. Things like what they are good at. I put myself into the game as a new kind of profession "Gamer" and in one game I played Iwas good at medical treatment and repairing. Like what the hell.

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ScrewflyStudios
ScrewflyStudios Apr 3 2013, 10:53pm replied:

Please double check that you have the latest version! In 1.1.8, we overhauled the custom occupation creator so that it does not randomly assign skills. Instead, the skill ratings should appear exactly as you've specified.

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

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