The Unliving Early Access Looks Dead Good

Bring out your dead - I want to recruit them for my army! The Unliving Early Access is coming to Steam in October 2022.

Rather than post any news on games coming to Steam Next Fest, I’ll download them and write about them first-hand. Everything else, such as The Unliving, is based on some upcoming games you need to know about.

First of all, it’s Team17 – move on to the semi-finals – secondly, RocketBrush Studio’s game will be an ‘unholy alliance of rogue-lite and real-time strategy gameplay’ where you get to raise the dead and cause more mayhem than a messy place sessions for 40 toddlers.

Key features in The Unliving include:

  • Turn enemies into obedient undead minions: Reincarnate fallen foes into loyal soldiers that obey every command
  • Sacrifice the undead: The Necromancer can sacrifice members of his undead legions to release powerful spells that can change the course of the battle
  • Enjoy hand-drawn levels: The world of The Unliving is procedurally generated from a selection of meticulously crafted and highly detailed pixel art
  • Death is only the beginning: Through each permadeath players will be resurrected, keeping their progression and unlocks, each attempt better equipping the Necromancer to take on the challenges that lurk in the shadows  
  • Overcome gruelling bosses: Powerful creatures prowl the wilderness, waiting for their chance to take down the Necromancer, each boasts its own fighting style and abilities, requiring strategic gameplay to overcome
  • Unlock the secrets of necromancy: Cryptic notes, coerced information, and ancient artifacts will be instrumental in piecing together the truth behind the necromancer’s immortality, and the unnatural abilities he wields

But what’s a bunch of words when you can see if animated?

The Unliving will be available in Early Access first, on the 31st October 2022 – Valen – sorry, get them mixed up, Halloween. Wishlist it now, goddamnit.