After a few other iterations, independent developer Steamroller Studios released a new prototype build for PC game Deadwood. It’s a switch between resource gathering and zombie survival.
In Deadwood, you’re tasked with finding wood during its day cycle. By using those materials, you can set up a perimeter in the forest environment, additionally strengthened with mines.
At night, you’ll be dealing with a swarm of wooden zombies coming for you. You’ll need to keep your distance and blast your enemies away.
Action is seen from a top-down perspective and controls follow a twin-stick shooter design. It’s a little like the popular survival game Don’t Starve, mixed with Deadly 30.
One of the differences is that the cute title is a bit more colorful than a traditionally bleak survival game. Especially during the day, you’ll notice the vibrant forest locations.
As an extra nod to the twin-stick genre, the prototype is already accessible for controller support. We’ll list both the controller and keyboard mapping below:
Xbox 360 Controller:
- Move: Left Stick
- Aim: Right Stick
- Shoot: Right Trigger
- Switch Weapons: D-Pad Up and Down
- Switch Defenses: D-Pad Left and Right
- Repair: A Button
- Breakdown: B Button
- Reload: X Button
- Rotate Camera: Bumpers
- Pause: Start
- Move: WASD Keys
- Aim: Mouse Right Click
- Shoot: Mouse Left Click
- Switch Weapons: Tab Key
- Switch Defenses: Left Shift Key
- Repair: F Key
- Breakdown: B Key
- Reload: R Key
- Rotate Camera: Q and E Keys
- Pause: Esc Key
Downloading Deadwood will require 229MB of space.
Steamroler Studios is a three-man team, assisted by two other composers. One of them was responsible for sound design in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.