The zombie survival genre expands a little more with the announcement of State of Decay, a zombie survival open world game created by Undead Labs. Although it might initially seem like a DayZ clone, State of Decay seems to focus a bit more on the zombie slaying action rather than the survival simulation itself, which is completely fine for me since it offers a choice to gamers.

State of Decay has a pretty nice concept and there are some really amazing things it has to wow you: the world has come to an end and the zombie apocalypse is here, and you will have to band up with a bunch of other survivors to rebuild the world and make sure you’ll keep breathing. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents.

And as if that didn’t sound cool enough, the developers promise that the game’s world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat. Pretty amazing!

Here’s more from the developers: “Decide where you’d like to set up a fortified safe haven for you and other survivors you’ve rescued, then form raiding parties to gather resources and create supply chains. Use the materials you’ve gathered to develop your community as you see fit, but be careful — resources will deplete as you pillage areas, and zombies are attracted to noise and activity. Take up the offensive by assaulting hordes before they reach your settlement, or focus on improving your defenses against the massed zombie attacks. Every choice and every action matter in this fully simulated, evolving world.”

So this is obviously a project to keep an eye on – it sounds like a game that could make it big if it delivers what it promises to deliver. Unfortunately, there is no release date announced for State of Decay, but we can only hope that it comes sooner rather than later.

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