Two of the best-selling games on Steam right now are Rust and the standalone version of DayZ. Both games are multiplayer survival simulators, with players scavenging for supplies to stay alive while fighting off A.I. and human enemies. DayZ and Rust offer very different experiences, though.
Two videos are making the rounds for the recently released DayZ standalone. The videos depict the harsh realities of trying to survive in the unforgiving realm of a post-zombie apocalypse Chernarus.
The DayZ alpha is continuing to hit strides, massive strides. The latest data has revealed that Dean “Rocket” Hall and crew are practically three-quarters complete of the one-million mark as far as sales go for DayZ, with the reports indicating that the game has shifted more than 730,000 copies to date.
The alpha test for DayZ Standalone has been available through Steam Early Access for about a week now. Here's what players are saying about the game's test so far.
The alpha test for the standalone version of DayZ can be a little intimidating at first. You're dropped on the beach with little equipment and not a single word of instruction. To help you get started, I've created a step-by-step instructional guide to the game based on my early experiences.
It's an “alpher” folks, you get what they tell you you get. In that regards, welcome to DayZ: whether you're a vet or a newb, your character is gone and you'll have to start over. That's the life of living in an “alpher”, because the game is still in the early phase of development.
It's not quite Hollywood attendance figures, but it's getting there. The standalone alpha (or alpher, if we're using “Rocket” speak) has managed to move a massive 172,500 digital copies within the span of 24 hours.
It didn't take long for word to spread that the DayZ standalone had become available. Bohemia Interactive never announced it. Frontman and lead designer Dean “Rocket” Hall never let anyone know. It was a silent release that spread like wildfire throughout the community by word of mouth alone (and a little help from pesky gaming media) and it managed to net Bohemia a breezy 88,000 buyers in less than 12 hours.
The site has crashed. Bohemia Interactive has launched the DayZ standalone and their site has crashed. The alpha release of one of the most highly anticipated games of the year is finally here and it has also made its way onto Steam. Just as well, you can expect an overload of Steam's store.
The worst part about last Saturday evening, December 7th, was that everyone was so busy seeing how many layers of clothing the Dorito Pope would pile on that they actually managed to miss out on one of the most important moments in gaming history: brand new, live gameplay footage of the DayZ standalone, courtesy of its lead designer Dean “Rocket” Hall.
Dean “Rocket” Hall has recently been talking about the public standalone alpha release of DayZ. The game was added to the Steam database not too long ago and that means it will be launching soon. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before heading back to Cheranus.
Soon the standalone version of multiplayer zombie game DayZ will be available through Steam Early Access. Though it's taken Bohemia Interactive a long time to get the project to this point, there's still a lot of work to be done.
Dean “Rocket” Hall released an eight minute gameplay video of the pre-alpha (or in “Rocket” speak, pre-alpher) of DayZ's upcoming standalone release. The video doesn't show us anything we didn't already know about, but it does finally show the open-world gameplay running in real-time on the new client/server multiplayer network.
Recently we reported on DayZ's standalone making an appearance on the Steam database app. The update to the entry showed that the game is prepping for Early Access and that the game will arrive sometime soon. Well, Dean “Rocket” Hall has chimed in on the pesky internet media picking up on the news.
Well folks, it's on its way. Dean “Rocket” Hall has been silent for a great deal about the standalone of DayZ following the GamesCom showcase, but new information has surfaced thanks to the Steam database app, which shows that Bohemia recently updated the DayZ entry 22 hours ago, as of the publishing of this article.