Undead Labs Details State of Decay Sandbox Mode
Written Friday, July 19, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
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.”