Friday, 4 October 2019

Dead Frontier: Still Alive

PLEASE NOTE: This game is not being developed by Neil (AdminPwn) so it will not take attention/time away from Dead Frontier 1 & 2 development :)

We’re excited to announce the development of Dead Frontier: Still Alive—a standalone cooperative multiplayer game set within the Dead Frontier 2D (DF2D) era coming to Steam.

Aiming to replicate the experiences of the original DF2D gameplay, there will be a matchmaking system from which to choose various game modes. The overall feel is Dead Frontier Night series meets SAS: Zombie Assault.

Basic Gameplay Overview

Dead Frontier: Still Alive leans into the series’ action-horror elements.
Each match should last anywhere from 10 to 30 minute, but this may vary depending on the mode and the settings you choose. You can play with up to 5 other people (6 total) in any of these modes just like in DF2D.




Kill to your heart’s content
Infected will appear in much greater quantities than originally found in DF2D. The amount varies, but there will be enough to keep up a nice pace and fulfill all of your zombie slaughtering fantasies.



Loot for goods
Scavenge for supplies and equipment by looting objects in certain game modes. They will reward clusters of ammunition, medicine, barricades, other low tier items, and temporary equipment you cannot purchase.

Make big equipment upgrades using the marketplace
The items within here have preset values for buying and selling rather than being player run. You can also mastercraft or godcraft items, repair armour, etc. We're staying true to the Dead Frontier 2D era and limiting items to what existed then (2008-2009). All of the classics will be making a return and will be just as powerful as they were then.



Seamless transition between exterior and interior areas
Maps are seamless areas when it comes to interiors and exteriors if they contain both. So after the initial loading, there are no further load screens or fades. This means barricading doesn’t grant access to temporary outposts, but act as a temporary barrier to steer away and hold back infected until it’s broken. The size of each map varies, but on average is about the same as one or two blocks in DF2D’s Inner City.


Progression

Progression will mostly happen within matches rather than in the MMO-style. With that said, it works the same way as with what you're familiar with. You choose your pre-outbreak profession that grants advantageous passive bonuses. You kill zeds to gain experience; doing that enough will net you a level up. From there you can allocate points into both stat and weapon proficiencies of your choice.



Long term progressions outside of matches will unlock higher-end equipment, professions, maps, mutators (modifies existing game rules for a change of pace), difficulties, and more challenging game modes. Now for the cherry on top, we will also be integrating Steam leaderboards and achievements.


Remastered Visuals and Sound

Thanks to using a game engine over Flash, plus other advancements in graphics rendering, we're remastering the game's visuals giving it major a face-lift. This includes eye-candy such as real-time lighting, shaders that create a unique 2.5D look, and added detail to effects like gore.

http://dfbuddy.com/a67sfsd6.gif 


There will also be improvements to the sound elements. For example, satisfying reverb to weapon firing sound effects while indoors that reflects the size of the area. More excitingly, all of the old soundtracks you know and love will also be getting remastered.

This project is still in active development and an ETA hasn't been settled on just yet. With that said, you can follow our progress in the Official Dead Frontier Discord server. There's a dedicated category for the game there titled DF: Still Alive. Stop by and say hi, ask any questions you have, and share your ideas. :)

https://discord.gg/deadfrontier2 

30 comments:

  1. Now this is interesting. Look forward to playing it. Good luck!

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    1. Glad to hear it. I'll keep people updated as development progresses. :)

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  2. Well done Clay-bear, can't wait to give it a test run if it's going to be a thing. :P

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  3. Nice game Post Malone, love it

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  4. Sounds good, my brother would love it...

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  5. oh hell yea the best version of this gamme !!!!!!!

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    1. I like most versions, but I have a ton of nostalgia for 2D. That's when I started. I will do my best to do it justice.

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  6. oh yes!! or clayton make a mobile version of this lol! would love to play this regardless! brings back so much old memories!

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    1. If things work out maybe it's something we can look into. For now I am focused on PC. As someone that started playing DF in 2D I'm pretty excited too haha.

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  7. So, are you basically reviving and bringing back DF 2D?

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    1. Not exactly, though I want to get as close as I can get to that feeling!

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  8. please, create other server like df 3D.
    ¨#_Dead frontier reborn

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  9. Mal posso esperar, sonho realizado!!!

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  10. DF meets SAS.... almost sounds too good to be true :)
    looking forward to this

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  11. Yoooo I am so hype for this! Nothing has quite hit the sweet spot of gameplay for me since it originally moved to 2D. Thank you so much for putting work into this man :)

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  12. Is there going to be a way in future, to participate in alpha or at least in beta version?

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  13. Heya, very excited for the new game. I'm a very proud supporter of the community you guys have made over the years, greetings from South Africa! :D

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  14. Excited since that was when I first started playing the game, would there also be a mobile version of the game coming to phones? If it is I would definitely spend hours on it!

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  15. Well... so much for leaving the franchise for good haha.

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  16. Honestly this looks amazing. Dead Frontier could have been great but failed, but doesn't mean its over, I personally think he should've literally remade the same game (3D) and get rid of the Pay 2 Win System and pushed the game to steam it would be a huge Success

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    1. did you think admin would make new server?

      well it's not pay to win if just limited edition items for short times like just 3 or 1 weak and it's gone

      but the merc and old player will be buying power items
      look at that wraith cannon it's doesn't been removed lol

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  18. there better be Gla in buildings and behemoths

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  19. Where can I play this? :o I definitely going to play this. :)

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  20. it's on december 2019 will be release or 2020?

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