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The latest build of Through the Dead City is now available to download.

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Through the Dead City's Second Alpha


Through the Dead City - Alpha 0_0_0_3

This update focuses mostly on fixing some of the major issues with the first alpha. The most noticeable changes are the new survivor spawning, fixed melee attacks, and the new title screen. Survivors now spawn more frequently, although they are still meant to be somewhat rare. Melee weapons were a little broken before because the AI were able to hit the same enemy multiple times per swing. The melee weapons now only hit once (per enemy in range) per swing, and you can now hold down the melee button to continue attacking. This means you'll have to be more careful when dealing with large groups of zombies.

I've also thrown together a better title screen. It's not perfect but it'll do for now.

The game now supports many more screen resolutions and will save your settings for the next time you play.

Here's a list of all the changes:

  • support for more screen resolutions
  • GUI placement corrected for different screen resolutions
  • the game now pauses and mutes when not the active window
  • player no longer loses their items upon death (other survivors still have perma-death and drop their items)
  • Slightly improved survivor AI & spawning
  • Option Settings are now saved (there are still currently no game saves though)
  • Link to feedback/Bug Report form on the pause screen
  • Improved title screen
  • Fixed bug where melee weapons would hit the same target multiple times per swing.
  • Pressing 'R' will no longer show the reload animation if your weapon is already full.
  • Holding melee attack button will keep swinging automatically

There isn't really any new content in this update so everything still looks the same. The next update will focus on adding new content and gameplay features.

First Alpha Note

I'd like to thank everyone who played the first alpha. I got tons of great feedback and hopefully that will continue so I can make Through the Dead City a game that everyone will enjoy!

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DragonSkin342
DragonSkin342

looks nice, i'm trying it!

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fascka
fascka

thanks for another alpha!

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fascka
fascka

i can´t play it, it says me it´s already installed

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NeverAutomatic Author
NeverAutomatic

You might have to uninstall the old version first. It should be in your "Programs and Features" like other programs.

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Guest
Guest

Where to we go to talk about an encountered bug?

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NeverAutomatic Author
NeverAutomatic

There is a Feedback/Bug Report link on the bottom right of the pause menu in the game. The link is also available on the first alpha news post just below the download.

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847AM
847AM

Cool!! thanks for the new Alpha :D. I see a good future to this game.

Sorry any typo (bad english XD)

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Retrific
Retrific

Looks great :D But its getting quite boring really fast.
You should add more weapons :D or upgrades for weapons.
And different zombies, for example armed zombies or biiig zombies.
and explosions...we need explosions.

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lyrrad999
lyrrad999

i downloaded and played it. but uninstalled after 15 minutes. i hope it improves in future updates of this game

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Harikien
Harikien

I played and enjoyed this game for about a half hour, until I decided to jump off a building to see what happened when you died. So, from what I've played, here are some suggestions: Make ammo, weapons, and survivors harder to find, make it so when you die you can become one of your survivors that are in your party(No survivors in party ends up in a total restart of the game, but in the same world), and add some form of multiplayer. I can see lots of potential in this game!

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Harikien
Harikien

Also, I absolutely love being able to pause and order survivors around. Very nice addition!

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Song-Bird
Song-Bird

Huh, this one got right under my nose. There really isn't enough side-scrolling games in the world, and there never will be. Zombies along with it i think I've only seen once before so good on yeh mates. Only thing i'd watch out for is making sure your game is big enough, alot of side-scrolling games have that problem.

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streamdream
streamdream

Looks fun Im going to download and try it now.

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GlorifiedPig
GlorifiedPig

Amazing game! Really love it

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astralkill100
astralkill100

This game is really amazing I wish it can be multiplayer thought and have checkpoints!!! :D

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