The Dead Linger hits Steam Early Access, offers procedurally-generated zombie sandboxes

Monday, 30th September 2013 09:48 GMT By Dave Cook

The Dead Linger developer Sandswept Studios has released its survival horror title on Steam Early Access. The team is encouraging players to try it out and assist in bug-fixing now.

Sandswept’s synopsis says the game offers “planet-sized” generated worlds, free-roaming, multiplayer, physics mechanics, barricading options and more. It seems to follow in the footsteps of DayZ and The War Z.

You can buy The Dead Linger now for £14.99/$19.99 or get a pack of four Steam keys for £44.99/$59.99. It’s coming to PC, Linux and Mac DRM-free.

As you can see from the game’s Steam forum, it’s currently in alpha, and there is a lot of bug-fixing going on. Updates and fixes have been promised every two weeks, and you can keep track on what’s coming on the official developer forums here.

Polygon reports that the beta build will become available at $24.99 soon, and will invite players to try out item crafting, fire-building, vehicles, friendly NPCs and character customisation.

What do you think of The Dead Linger so far? Let us know below.



  1. Diingo

    >”coming to Linux”

    I’m glad to hear that.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. OwnedWhenStoned

    Has anyone played this? I’m quite interested in it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Nekrage

    @2 Purchased it yesterday, the game is in an unplayable state atm but the dev team is very open with the community. They continue to release patches just about everyday.

    I would not recommend purchasing this game just yet, wait a couple months.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    I’d actually like to see a different kind of villainous horde at this point, honestly. Couldn’t it be demons instead? Or robots? Grey goo? Anything?

    Though this one does get praise for its Linux release.

    I don’t know, though. I just have a serious case of zombie fatigue at this point. I actually loved that the hordes in Saints Row were mascot people rather than zombies, that was great.

    I’m not bored of horde games, yet. Just zombies. Because it’s always zombies.

    Which is a shame, because I feel that my zombie fatigue may be causing me to miss out on some otherwise great gaming experiences.

    #4 1 year ago

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