"The Withering" is a modern world post apocalyptic survival horror simulator. The story puts players in a world where a terrible viral infection wiped 90% of the population, which in return triggered a series of catastrophic events laying devastation on already dying world.
The gameplay consists of two elements, a turn based management and a real time action survival simulation. During the management gameplay players take control of a survivors camp and manage it's population by assigning different tasks, building up camp defenses, constructing building, managing upgrades / production and diplomacy. Players will also have to make decisions at random encounters and events, making each gameplay experience different. Defend your camp in a turn based tactical combat simulation from hordes of infected or bandit raids. Craft and equip your survivors with different kits to help them on their missions, or form raiding parties to take resources from other camps by force.
Player are also able to create and manage custom characters, and are able at any time leave their camp to explore the dying world. Taking control of their characters in a third person action / simulator to scavenge resources, materials and equipment that can be brought back to their camp and used in production / upgrades and fortification tasks. Random in world events and loot drops and different enemy types will make each play through different. Develop custom characters stats to increase melee and firearms skills as well as character physical performance by spending experience points earned during the real time action gameplay and running successful missions in the management gameplay.
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Have you ever though or imagined how our world would look like after post-apocalyptic event? What would we do if some of us would survive? Where would we live and what challenges would we face?
"The Withering" is a modern world post-apocalyptic survival horror simulator set in a world where a terrible viral infection wiped 90% of the population, which in return triggered a series of catastrophic events laying devastation on an already dying world. Those who survived are now facing a new reality, forced to scavenge for resources and fight for their lives against the infected and other threats in this new world.
The game has been in the vision of Creative Director, David Shefet, one of the founders of CM Softworks Inc., an independent game development company. On April 2015 The Withering was submitted on Steam Green Light and was Green Lit by the community in only 12 days! A remarkable achievement! This was followed shortly thereafter with the Early Access release of The Withering in December of 2015 on Steam. Since then nearly 10,000 beta tester have joined The Withering community who actively play and provide fantastic feedback to the CM Softworks development team.
Ever since the Early Access release we at CM Softworks Inc. are creating the world of "The Withering" alongside our community. Working on improving the game and adding new content on regular basis. It has been an amazing experience for us to see how "The Withering" was growing and shaping with the help of the community into what it is today.
"...Well I figure after playing the game for now close to 100 hours..." -Sidetrackx, 174 hours on record
The Withering's innovative game design concept is getting rave reviews by the community of beta testers who actively play it and provide excellent feedback on what features they would like to see next. Even though only a fraction of the planned features and content have been developed there has been tremendous early access success and support from the gaming community. We are an independent studio and have been privately funded so far which has helped us develop this wonderfully innovate and fun to play game.
This is just the beginning and to complete the vision and accelerate the completion of the full release we need your support as we are launching a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter. So far over 25,000 people have expressed their interest in The Withering on Steam with nearly 10,000 copies sold and over 15,000 on the wish list, waiting for the full release. We would really love to have The Withering continue to be community driven and build on the success that our mutual passion has created. The more support we receive the more independent we can stay and continue to listen to the community for more great ideas that keep you plugged into the development roadmap.
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