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

By Dave Cook
30 September 2013 09:48 GMT

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.

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