hiya i played the game and i gotta say great job on the game my friend. it really had that PS1 feel. tho the story definitely needed some work but overall it was a good game. keep it up :D i made a play through if anyone wants to check it out!
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Dead County is a survival horror game that's heavily inspired by PS1 horror classics such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Alone in the Dark.
You play as a delivery driver who, after an accident involving his van and one of the undead, has to make his way home through a town overrun my zombies!
This games uses tank controls and has a heavily emphasis on inventory management just like the best of the late 90's survival horror games.
Watch the making of this game on my YouTube channel here.
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loved the game man really does give off that resident evil/silent hill PS1 vibe Loved it :D
Thanks for checking it out! I agree that the story is lacking but it wasn't a main focus of this one. I don't have any plans of expanding on this game but I'm working on a much bigger project at the moment.
This game is such a great rendition of the classical RE gameplay. It scratched an itch for a new fixed-camera title I didn't even know I had— amazing work!
Thank you, there does seem to be a lack of games like this but they are in a pretty niche genre.Glad to hear you liked it :)
Made a video
didnt play a lot of games like this growing up so it was a cool experience
I didn't grow up playing these kinds of game either, I was a bit too young for it, but I enjoy playing them now. Glad you liked it.
Loved it! It has that retro styled theme and the camera angles from R.E damn! 10/10 Would play again
I played this game for a 3 random horror games video, and I'm super glad I did!
You really, really nailed the feel of the old RE games with this. The tank controls feel how they used to, but still control great!
I love the use of swooping cameras like from Silent Hill or Code Veronica, that make the fixed angles feel much more modern!
Basically a 10/10 experience for anyone who loves the classic survival horror games!
Here's my playthrough for those interested (I did beat the game, Dead County is at 16:07):
This is really fun game and new experience for me too. I like this game that everything is does not make scene for me but Nice game!
This was FUN! The mood, lighting, and particle effects were terrific.Game just felt good to play. Yes, the camera can be tricky at times, but that is part of the challenge imo. The dev could have punished us with it, but instead he took the time to playtest to make sure it was balanced. At one point, I came around a corner and the camera switched and there was a zombie right in front of me, almost to the point of being a jumpscare! I think that's part of the magic of this style of game. Anyhoo, here is my playthrough(loved it!):
Thanks for playing! I really enjoyed the video, sorry you had to replay the start of the game, it looks like a bug that I never came across :)
Oh I see the retro style, I feel the resident evil vibes, I like it
I love the nostalgia of this and it definitely reminded me of how deeply I hate that control scheme!! This was so good though, I want more!!
Thanks very much! I do agree that controller support would be good, I just haven't really looked into how to do it. I have another game coming out in about a week called Slay Bells, it's a first person Christmas themed survival horror game if you want something else to play soon :)
This game is amazing and should be commended for being fun and creative if you get a chance to play it I highly suggest it.
Gave it a go...
"one of the worst resident evil games" seems like a good quote for the poster. I do agree with some of your criticisms such as no controller support and that the keyboard/mouse layout could have been better but I think having more inventory slots would have completely removed the 'inventory management' aspect of the game that was such a big part of the original resident evil games. There probably is too many weapons throughout the game, but the reason for that is that some of them are hidden away early on, which some people find and some people don't, and I wanted to make sure that people had them all by the end.
Man, I liked you and you type to play. I will follow you subs in your channel. You deserve. I will get this game. Thank you Step Vibes. You're really good vibes.
it would be a bit more easy if u can make us toggle sprint so we don't have to hold it
I tried to keep it as close to old school survival horror games as I could and as far as I know they didn't have toggle sprint, I'm also not a big fan of toggle sprint in modern games though, I prefer to be holding a key. But I'll keep it in mind if I make another game like this one :)
i am so much excited to the next game (not the fps game) the RPG one that you showed it in the last devlog of Dead county, it looks fun and more nice than your other games i think,the thing that make me more happy that you make some game available for windows and linux, that`s awesome, i am zarazlfo but i changed my name account
I'm not making an RPG at the moment, that footage was probably of dungeon of exile. I'm currently working on a christmas themed horror game. All future games will be available on windows and Mac but I don't have any way of testing a linux build so I probably won't be releasing one of those.
ok, sorry but i mean the christmas game, what will it be? are you working on this game now? you said you are working on it, i must be right, in this picture right here
no problem:) I'm not working on the game in the picture at the moment, it will be my next one. At the moment I'm working on a Christmas themed survival horror game that has a killer Santa in it, I haven't showed it in any videos yet, I'll have a new video up on it tomorrow.
Really enjoyed the game! Loved the feel and the simplicity of the game. Overall it was really fun and would definitely recommend.
Would have liked controller support and maybe the zombies sounded weird but this was actually good fun!
Thanks! controller support would definitely be good but it's something that I haven't really looked into how to do yet but it's high on my list of things to learn.The zombie sounds aren't that great because they're just me growing into a microphone:) glad you liked it anyway.
Thanks very much for making the video. You can run with left shift which would have made the boss fight much easier (I should have made it more obvious, sorry). I agree it would be better with a controller, I don't know much about adding controller support but it's something that I'm going to look into soon.
love the game. I love the old PS1 everything those days was awesome and here is a video of my let's play
Awesome, loved the video, glad you liked it! and you were saying my name right :)
Thanks dude and yea It is a awesome game I have no ammo right now but i'll see to i do. haha that way i can make more videos of it. and awesome sorry I was having a hard time with your name at first haha.
I HAD A LOT OF FUN PLAYING, BROUGHT BACK SOME NOSTALGIC MEMORIES. I hope you enjoy my gameplay <3
great game. Nailed the RE1 vibe there.
Played as part of a Random Horror Games video. I've played a few games that have attempted the old school RE/Silent Hill style and this is probably the best one so far! Good work!(Your game starts at 7:50)
It is so cool!!
loved the game and the graphics very cool and brought me back to the good old days of gaming. hope to see more games like this from you!!
Thanks, I've got more games planned to come out soon, they won't use tank controls but will still be survival horror and have the retro PS1 type graphics.
Let's Play (ru)
I liked this game
Nice game. Only recommendation is a little music while walking around.
Loved the video! thanks for giving it a go. Yeah, I agree it could use some more music, I tried a few different tracks but I couldn't get anything that suited the game very well so I decided to just stick mostly with ambient sound.
great game , just finished "dungeon of exile" great game man , may i suggest making another game like that but maybe a world outside the dungeon and maybe more dungeons in said world. anyway i love your work !!
Thanks! yeah, I'd love to make another dungeon crawler-type game, I've got a few projects that'll come first but I'll eventually get back to it. I haven't made a game with an interconnected world yet but I'll look into it, that's a great idea!
wow, the game is that pretty, i liked so much, and i appreciated the idea,the mechanics and the desing is very beatifull, and work fine, awesome game, i wanted to view this finallized!
Thanks for playing! some people are finding it easy and some are finding it hard, I don't know why that is exactly:) It looks like you found an inventory bug that I thought I'd fixed but apparently not! no problem, you playing the game on your channel is support! thanks man, have a good day too!
Thanks! I dont know why I am smelling a hardwired chapter 2 but that would be awesome if you do a chapter 2, or maybe another shooting game like Quake, just do what you think
I don't have plans to make a HARDWIRED 2 at the moment but my next two games are going to be first person. I talk about them a little bit in the next YouTube video.
WAIT! i am stupid?, just kidding but you showed us a shooting game that you said to it * i would take so much time to make it * i am right blake? because you showed us in the video a new game with a gun, i hope i am not wrong because you said that, i hope you understand what i mean, i also rated this game to 5 starts, you welcome!
Yeah I did show an FPS a while ago, but that game could take 6 months-1 year to make so it'll be a while before I touch it again. I'm mostly just focusing on smaller games at the moment but I've been taking stuff from that game and implementing them into the new ones. Thanks man!
I LIKE RETRO IN NEW :D AND WAIT FOR DEAD COUNTRY 2 :p
Nice! thanks for playing, maybe there'll be a Dead County 2 in the future, we'll have to wait and see :)
Hello Blake, I am late for the game but soon there's a video coming, I dont know when but maybe I will record it the next day
WELCOME TO DEAD COUNTY!!!
Awesome video! I'd love to see a part 2 if you do want to make one. Sorry about going through the wall haha, it's a known glitch. but anyway thanks for playing!
You're the Best Blake!!!
Thanks man, loved the video! sorry the inventory was so small but I did it that way because I wanted inventory management to be a big part of it like it was in the old resident evil games.
Love the vibe and aesthetic! The mumbling voices really add to the creepiness- I ran behind the police car by the ammo pickup, the one without the dead cop by it and the player disappeared into the darkness forever and I couldn't get him back, had to restart the game-
Awesome M dot, thanks! I think its an issue with player movement script which uses transform.translate, if the player is squeezed between two colliders he can go through them. I'll be looking into a different method of moving the player next time.