Procedurally Generated Zombie Title The Dead Linger Gets an Alpha

Indie developer Sandswept is working on a zombie title called The Dead Linger, and if you’re interested in trying it out you can, for $25 — there’s an alpha build.

You can go here to download the game and give it a look, (Update: provided you’re willing to purchase it). According to the developer, the entire game is procedurally generated, which means the houses you explore and the fields you traverse are made on the fly and randomized. The world you’ll enter in which to dispatch zombies is going to be different every time you boot up the game.

You can also play The Dead Linger with friends, as demonstrated in developer diaries on The Dead Linger’s website. The game also boasts that you’ll be able to kill zombies with whatever you find, and indeed it seems you can pick up anything from wrenches to mattresses.

The game certainly looks promising, although I’m wondering how The Dead Linger will distinguish itself from the DayZ retail release and The War Z, another zombie apocalypse MMO.

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6 Comments on Procedurally Generated Zombie Title The Dead Linger Gets an Alpha


On November 2, 2012 at 4:56 am

You accidentally the word “play” in your third paragraph ;)

Can I have a job as a corrector at Gamefront? Please? :)

Phil Hornshaw

On November 2, 2012 at 9:05 am


No, because you left out a word in the first sentence of your comment. And while you may have done it on purpose, nobody likes an ironic copy editor. :)

Seriously, though, thanks. Fixing.


On November 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Im pretty sure that the alpha release isn’t free to play. You have to purchase it at like $25 to play it…which imo is way too much money for me to bug test your game when theres other complete games out there for the same price and even less.

*Just checked the website and this is on the front page*
Hello Survivors.
The day has come. The Dead Linger Alpha is now released and — assuming you have PURCHASED it and redeemed your code — the download will be available from this link here. DOWNLOAD THE DEAD LINGER ALPHA

Gamefront im not tryin to sound like an ass just want to make sure everyone gets the right information. I check you guys out everyday and enjoy your writings, keep up the good work!!

Phil Hornshaw

On November 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm


Ah, you’re right. Thrown off by the download link on the front page. Spent a lot of time watching the video seeing what the game was like.


On November 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

NP Phil, glad I could help out, keep up your awesome work!!!


On November 4, 2012 at 5:08 am