State of Decay is available now on Steam Early Access for $20. The open-world zombie apocalypse game tasks players with scavenging supplies and building up a base while balancing the needs and relationships of other survivors. It’s just like The Walking Dead TV show, but without mid-season breaks. State of Decay launches on Early Access without keyboard and mouse support, so folks without a controller hooked up to their PCs should probably not jump into the work in progress. In a blog post, community manager Sanya Weathers warned that the Early Access version of the game is going to have issues until Undead Labs can bring up to full release state.
This process is not for everyone. Casual players, the easily frustrated, and the short of time should NOT get the Early Access version. Hey, I am all three of those things, y’all. Those are not criticisms. It’s just that we want everyone to have the experience that best suits their needs. You all deserve the best, so if you’re not into giving feedback, just wait a few months and play the final version after we make it great.
Tom liked State of Decay’s risk/reward challenge. He didn’t much care for the way in-game time passes when you aren’t playing the game.