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State of Decay / Class4
« on: August 26, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
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We have a War Z thread so let's have a State of Decay thread as well :wink:

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The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. 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. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.


Looks interesting, especially the melee abilities.


Class4

‘Class4′ is the codename for our subsequent zombie-survival online world game that we will develop by building on the State of Decay platform, with feedback from State of Decay fans. The game will provide a much larger server-hosted world for thousands of simultaneous players.


Thousands of simultaneous players, sounds ambitious, however Undead Lab was founded by Blizzard veteran and ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain, that's a major plus in terms of massive players handling experience.
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 01:15:12 PM »
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Lol @ everybody trying to get a share of the cake.

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 01:16:08 PM »
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Lol @ everybody trying to get a share of the cake.

My thoughts exactly.  :mrgreen:
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 01:42:08 PM »
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My thoughts exactly.  :mrgreen:

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 01:44:25 PM »
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Lol @ everybody trying to get a share of the cake.

You give too much credit to DayZ, plenty of studios have toyed around with the idea of an Zombie MMO prior to DayZ popularity. Still excellent timing by Rocket though. In general we're just lucky that everyone seemed to be on track in regards to developing the whole MMO genre, similar to when a lot of good artists release excellent music around the same time :wink: simply coincidence (or public conciousness).

However, Undead Labs have been working on this for years:

http://undeadlabs.com/2009/11/news/zombie-mmo-hell-yeah/ (First Announcement)
http://undeadlabs.com/2009/11/press/studio-announcement-us/
http://undeadlabs.com/2010/08/news/joy-drama-humor-horror-blood-guts-and-gunfire/
http://undeadlabs.com/2010/09/news/they-actually-pay-me-to-do-this/

There's plenty of posts and if you zip through most of them you'll find almost all the features that's in DayZ described in detail, including Permanent Deaths.
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 03:08:50 PM »
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Class3 and 4 has been in development for ages.. People think DayZ is the one and only, the greatest, but they are really just blind.  :wink:
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 07:00:12 PM »
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You give too much credit to DayZ, plenty of studios have toyed around with the idea of an Zombie MMO prior to DayZ popularity. Still excellent timing by Rocket though. In general we're just lucky that everyone seemed to be on track in regards to developing the whole MMO genre, similar to when a lot of good artists release excellent music around the same time :wink: simply coincidence (or public conciousness).

However, Undead Labs have been working on this for years:

http://undeadlabs.com/2009/11/news/zombie-mmo-hell-yeah/ (First Announcement)
http://undeadlabs.com/2009/11/press/studio-announcement-us/
http://undeadlabs.com/2010/08/news/joy-drama-humor-horror-blood-guts-and-gunfire/
http://undeadlabs.com/2010/09/news/they-actually-pay-me-to-do-this/

There's plenty of posts and if you zip through most of them you'll find almost all the features that's in DayZ described in detail, including Permanent Deaths.

Clearly there's a part of that, but the popularity of DayZ now pushes a lot of the actors in the business to think about it. As you said, the fact the DayZ was the first is not very relevant. But the genre is still a big cake waiting to be cut right now.


Also, a lot of the things you see in that video are extremely similar to DayZ gameplay. I'm not sure what studio is inspired by the other, though.

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 12:40:54 AM »
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All I know is that DayZ was the first playable thing that revealed the potential interest in these type of games and now from every corner similar games are showing up.

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 05:10:09 PM »
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All I know is that DayZ was the first playable thing that revealed the potential interest in these type of games and now from every corner similar games are showing up.

Development was already under way for most of the similar games that you will see in 2012 and early 2013.

There is one thing that Dayz most certainly did for these games is boosting $$$ investment, therefore speed of development: so you will see many more of them.

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 05:19:19 PM »
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Looks interesting.

Also: I don't mind if people are trying to copy DayZ. I'd rather have lots of DayZ clones to play than CoD clones because I like these types of games much more.
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 11:31:55 PM »
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
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Interesting. I'm looking forward to that sandbox single player part!
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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 12:39:06 PM »
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Looks pretty. Hope State of Decay isn't too consolized, will probably play it. I like the emphasys on sheltering. Hope they keep that for Class4.

Can't see Class4 happening anytime soon though :(

Any release date for State of Decay yet?

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 01:23:14 PM »
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I swear this was a singleplayer console game game last time I read about it. looks like it has potential.

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Re: State of Decay / Class4
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2013, 09:02:38 AM »
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State of Decay, formerly of County Console, looks like one of the best survival experiences yet and the PC version is almost here. On September 3rd, an official Facebook page announced that a ‘controller-only version’ will hit Steam Early Access in ‘a couple of weeks’.