Silent Dreams along with publisher Headup unleashed their apocalyptic zombie survival game Dead Age onto PS4 today after a very positive run on Steam.
Players unfamiliar with Dead Age will find themselves dropped right into the middle of a brutal zombie apocalypse where death is permanent. During gameplay, players are challenged with rebuilding society and tough decisions while fending off zombie hordes in turn-based combat.
Gameplay features a group of survivors controlled by the player who uses them to venture out on dangerous scavenging runs, craft equipment, build alliances, and fight every day for survival. Inspired by classic RPGs, Dead Age features round-based battles where players can act strategically using different skills and weapons along with bombs and traps. In the end it is up to the player to protect their group from the zombie horde.
The story of Dead Age follows a group of survivors just after the zombie outbreak who have a base camp. However, all is not well. Food supplies are low, there are injured who need care, and materials are needed to keep the camp secure. Not only are the zombies a constant threat, hostile gangs of survivors will always keep players on the defensive.
A key feature of Dead Age is the non-linear story which has in-game consequences. Decisions made by the player in various conflicts affect the story going forward. Sometimes it is beneficial to be the hero and save more survivors and other times letting them die to stock up on supplies may be a necessary evil. Even romance relationships are possible and creating deadly rivalries are a part of the possible story. But one thing is for sure, every day is a struggle to survive with new dangers, new events, and if one lives long enough they might see one of the game’s six possible endings.
Silent Dreams is an indie developer of RPG’s and operates out of Germany on the premises of Games Factory Ruhr. The developer’s first release was Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes in June 2010 and later released its successor Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts in November 2011. After Holy Avatar vs Maidens of the Dead, the team in 2015 has been working on Dead Age and its follow-up Dead Age II which is coming in 2020.
Headup Games (@HeadupGames Twitter) is a hybrid game publishing and development company. Founded in 2009, the company provides players worldwide with content in the independent gaming sector and is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices, and PC. At the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2019 Headup took home the Best Publisher award and has served over 80 million customers on mobile and millions more on PC and console.
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