Undying, a “life after bitten” zombie survival, will enter Steam Early Access on Oct.19

Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-10-13 10:44 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii

Skystone Games and Vanimals have announced that their new game Undying will enter Steam Early Access on October 19. The game will be available in multiple languages including English and Japanese. It will come out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Android, and iOS when it fully launches.

Undying is a zombie survival game with a twist: the main character, Anling, is already bitten by a zombie. Her days are numbered, and now she must protect her son Cody and teach him valuable skills to prepare him for the life after Anling’s demise.

Anling and Cody each have hunger and thirst meters, so you have to manage your limited resources to maintain their health. You’ll visit various locations to find food, water, crafting materials, and other valuables. Sometimes, you might have to prioritize who to feed first. For Anling, her son’s life is the top priority, but if Anling herself is not healthy enough to explore and fight, then she can’t protect Cody.

Cody will learn from the actions of his mother, and it is important to teach him the basics of survival to prepare him for the future. Skills are divided into three categories: survival, combat, and crafting. Teach him how to cook, fight, and let him learn on-site by asking Cody to examine objects or by letting him see how Anling fights. Doing so will improve Cody’s parameters.

The world map exists in a blank state at first. As you progress in the story and visit new places for the first time, you can “strategically place key locations on the world map as Anling ‘remembers’ where they are.” Strategic location placement seems to play a key role here.

And of course, you’ll be facing a number of zombies while exploring. Use baseball bats and iron pipes to fight back. Cody may become too frightened to move after a battle, so go talk to him, and take good care of him.

If you’re interested, you can check out the game’s demo version on Steam.