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Dead Maze

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Atelier 801
Release Date: Feb. 13, 2018

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'Dead Maze' Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 8:16 a.m. PST

Dead Maze is a free-to-play 2D isometric MMO game emphasizing player cooperation during the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse in Western United States.

Set in the Western United States, where humanity has been devastated by a plague of the undead, player cooperation takes center stage in Dead Maze, with thousands of players having to explore, scavenge, and work together to survive and rebuild society.

In order to survive, players need to work together to explore what is left of the world after the cataclysmic events of the plague, monitor their health and food, scavenge for resources, and craft as many life-saving supplies as possible. Guided by a strong narrative and a distinctive visual style, players can use everyday items to battle danger that comes in many forms, from a range of unique, powerful enemy types to massive hordes working together to attack at will.

The world as we know it is gone, overrun by unrelenting hordes of infecteds. Players in Dead Maze take on the role as one of the few remaining survivors, who have to cooperate to stay alive in a ravaged contemporary world where death lurks around every corner. Player versus player combat is not featured - instead, the danger comes from the wide array of aggressive zombies that roam the world. Resources can be scavenged and turned into life-saving supplies, while ordinary objects can be turned into deadly weapons. Dead Maze features a unique visual style, with a colourful 2D isometric perspective and hand-crafted maps, showing destruction in all its glorious detail.

Since the roll-out of the closed beta phase for Dead Maze, Atelier has added a lot of bug fixes and a host of new features, including a new game mode called The Raid where players have to survive infinite waves of enemies, as well as localizing the game in six more languages on top of English and French (Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, German, Polish, Spanish and Turkish).

Key Features:

  • Cooperation is key: in this game with no player versus player combat, you have to work together to explore high-risk, high-reward instances in a ravaged modern world. Scavenge for resources, craft life-saving supplies and fight off the ever-present hordes of infected.
  • Face not only the undead, but also hunger, thirst, injuries and diseases. Ration your food and drinks, and monitor your health carefully through the in-depth survival mechanics.
  • Establish your camp and build and furnish your own home with the help of others. Plant seeds and tend to your vegetable gardens or breed cattle to gain access to extra food sources such as milk.
  • Watch out: the infected work together using an advanced AI design and will gather together before attacking. They come in many different shapes and sizes, from violently exploding infected capable of attracting even more undead, to bosses able to project more infected towards you.
  • From kitchen knives to old undergarments, use any of the 500+ items to defend yourself and defeat the hordes of infected.
  • Choose and change which archetype to play at any time thanks to versatile skills, gear and scavenged items, from being a healer supporting others, to DPS or powerful tank.
  • A compelling story and strong cast of supporting characters will guide you at launch across a dozen different locations and 22 major quests. The mission to survive doesn’t end there, as the story will continue to be expanded after the official launch of Dead Maze with new missions and chapters.
  • Much more content to be added after launch, including the upcoming map editor which allows you to create your own adventures, play through them with your friends, and share them with the whole community.

Dead Maze is set to launch globally on PC (February 13.


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