State of Decay
Undead Labs Details State of Decay Sandbox Mode
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Undead Labs has gone into a little more detail about what we can expect from State of Decay’s upcoming Sandbox Mode.

Responding to how the studio believes returning players want to enjoy State of Decay, the DLC strips away pretty much everything and just leaves you to survive for as long as possible.

Writing on the Undead Labs site, the developer explained that there’s no storyline constraints, and resources and characters are finite; once they’re gone, they’re gone. This puts an extra emphasis on scavenging, as once you’ve picked up ammo or whatever, it won’t respawn.

“Survival means making sacrifices,” says the post. “Will you bring your best friend, or will the auto mechanic need his seat? Will you load your pack with ammunition, or with medicine?

“You can’t be sure what you’ll find in the new valley, and your entire community stash won’t fit in the RV. In the end, the question of what you’ll bring might matter less than whether you can reach the RV at all. It’s like the zombies know you’re leaving — as the RV’s engine revs to life, they step up their attacks, and turn your own backyard into hostile territory. If you do get out, it will be by the skin of your teeth.

“But hard choices have their rewards, too. In a later article, we’ll discuss the upside of playing the long game…the Achievements, the unlockables, and the struggle for Leaderboard dominance.”

There’s loads more over at Undead Lab’s site.


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Comment #1 by Judge Bergan
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:04:36 AM
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Sounds awesome. I've wanted that in a zombie game for a while, should be very intense, looking forward to it.

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Comment #2 by MyNameIsWill
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:17:37 AM
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I haven't even completed this game yet xD

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Comment #3 by Rickmassacre
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:22:28 AM
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loved the game got the 100% really quickly cant wait for some more state of decay

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Comment #4 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:22:50 AM
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Couldn't care less about Leaderboards.

Loved this game and was hoping that the main game was never ending, but I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount for it, but have they fixed the game yet, I 100% it before the patches which reportedly broke the thing.

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Comment #5 by Figbender
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:30:53 AM
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First time ive heard of dlc that removes things instead of adding them! Haha no i kid, im looking forward to this very much.

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Comment #6 by ShadowDemon xYx
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:35:23 AM
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I want to be sure the game is 100% not broken before I buy it. I was seriously going to buy it, and thankfully before I left, I came here to read anything noteworthy and saw the game got completely fucked.

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Comment #7 by SP1R17US S4NC71
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:49:32 AM
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So will more achievements be added with this DLC? I really loved the game, but the achievements were to easy and honestly not worth the effort

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Comment #8 by I X I Shock I
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:58:30 AM
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Pretty sure it says achievements in the article..

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Comment #9 by Gearbolt
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 11:06:40 AM
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Don't care about leaderboards, but Survival mode in a zombie game?, Hell Yes!

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Comment #10 by VQuaza
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 11:09:46 AM
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Do they know when it's going to be released in Australia? Really looking forward to this!

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Comment #11 by s1c1m
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 12:14:29 PM
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did they say...achievements?!?! ok sold ill be coming back

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Comment #12 by lukemadtv
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 12:59:51 PM
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Wow this will be a lot of fun with a friend by my side! Oh wait they decided to take back the promise of adding multiplayer. :(

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Comment #13 by revczar
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 01:44:37 PM
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have you seen the leaderboards one guy had over 1.7 billion zombies kills in the first month
leaderboards are a joke anymore
Mario Kart had a tournament with the fastest time being 00:00:01
iloMilo has most puzzles finished at 1 move

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Comment #14 by Nevander
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 01:46:43 PM
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Well with this kind of mode, they also need an infinite mode like DR2 OTR's Sandox Mode. I don't like the idea of there still being an 'ending.'

And I don't even have the game.

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Comment #15 by totallykyle101
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 08:05:54 PM
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I've been dithering about buying this, but I think this DLC addition will seal the deal now =D

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Comment #16 by MR ROYAL 03
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:38:04 AM
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@10 On Undead Labs Twitter feed they announced that Australian release will be next Friday.
Here's what they said - "Australia! We are deep into the certification process, and I can now tell you that if everything stays on the current track you will get the game next Friday night."

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Comment #17 by LeviXLush
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 01:27:49 AM
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Cool. make multiplayer.

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Comment #18 by VonThronstahl
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 02:12:40 AM
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Do we have to pay to play the game with cut content?

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Comment #19 by Mc1ovin11
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 07:44:31 AM
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#6 - The game wasn't/isn't completely 'fucked'-it just had a couple of issues which even AAA titles are prone to let alone a small dev,who to be fair,have openly and frankly acknowledged the bugs AND apologised for them.I,like a lot of people,thoroughly enjoyed it,100% completed it and played through it twice,all in its un-patched state so it can't have been 'completely fucked'.
OT:This is the first i'd heard of the dlc and it sounds promising.
#17 They announced a couple of weeks back NO co-op/mp in this edition of the game.

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Comment #20 by Mr Jinxed
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 04:09:12 PM
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#19 yep they did. After the originally promised co-op if the game was popular and sold well. Good times.

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Comment #21 by Gackt
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 07:14:00 PM
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Never giving these guys money again for blatantly lying about wanting co op in their game.

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Comment #22 by Mister Spraggsy
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 08:42:03 AM
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I wanted co op too but do you guys seriously want them to spend the next 9 months I think they said it would take to incorporate it properly? Or wait for the next one? where they said the game would be designed with co op as the core part of the game.

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Comment #23 by navvy626
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 08:46:36 AM
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Can't wait!

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Comment #24 by Jinn Remona
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 11:25:28 AM
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When this game gets multiplayer, I'll think about giving it a chance. Not worth it otherwise.

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Comment #25 by Zergadooful
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 12:29:51 PM
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That sounds fun, it's way too easy right now

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Comment #26 by KingSizeBlunt
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 02:04:52 PM
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Make a co-op mode!!!

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