Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Story: DayZ places players in a fictional post-Soviet state named Chernarus, where an unknown virus has turned most of the population into undead, violent zombies. As a survivor with limited supplies, you must scavenge the world for food, water, weapons, and medicine, while killing or avoiding zombies, and killing, avoiding or co-opting other players in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Latest DayZ News
Far Cry 3 Mod Z-Day Isn't Another DayZ Imitator
Z-Day, in spite of its title, is not trying to copy DayZ. This Far Cry 3 mod has plenty of zombies in it but it's not another multiplayer survival game.
DayZ On SteamOS? Dean 'Rocket' Hall Hopes So
During the AMA yesterday on Reddit, users asked lead designer of DayZ, Dean “Rocket” Hall, if the popular (and fast-selling) zombie survival game would make the jump to SteamOS.
DayZ Spends A Month Being The Top Selling Game On Steam
Every single week on end since the original week when it launched, DayZ has been Steam's number one best selling game for an entire month. Since it's debut on December 16th, the game has gone on to triumph as a strong selling independent title on Steam.
DayZ Standalone Patch To Add Berry Picking, Shotguns
Bohemia Interactive plans to roll out a new patch for the standalone version of DayZ this week. This patch will expand the zombie survival game with new items as well as a new town.
DayZ Standalone Sells 1 Million Copies
Barely a month removed from release and Bohemia Interactive's rockstar developer, Dean “Rocket” Hall, has taken to Twitter to celebrate and extol the platform that everyone said was dying... the Glorious PC. What was there to praise? I don't know, maybe a little something-something along the lines of moving more than a million copies of DayZ in just a month's time.
DayZ Standalone Must-Watch Video: Yellow Jacket Deathmatch
Not every encounter in the standalone “alpher” of DayZ has to turn into a frantic and chaotic scene of bullets, blades and bloodbaths. Sometimes the human interactions in DayZ turn into something a lot scarier, a lot funnier and a heck of lot more entertaining than you may have originally thought.
DayZ Standalone Sells 875,000 Copies In Three Weeks
Not even a month out and DayZ's standalone “alpher” has sold more than 875,000 digital copies in three weeks time. Very, very impressive. The news comes courtesy of one of Bohemia Interactive's CEO Maruk Spanel, who took to the DayZ development blog and rolled out a ton of info along with plans they have for the future of the project.
DayZ Standalone Videos: A Tale Of Two Robberies
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.
DayZ Standalone Sells 730,000 Copies
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.
DayZ Tops Steam's Charts Two Weeks In A Row
The standalone version of DayZ has managed to top Steam's Top 10 chart two weeks in a row, as noted on Blues News. The list shows that the game, currently available for $29.99, has shown no signs of slowing down, despite releasing in the middle of a big Steam holiday sales rush where hundreds of other games have been discounted to absurdly low prices.
DayZ Standalone: Read The Best Steam Reviews Now
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.
DayZ Standalone Alpha: The Newbie Guide
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.
DayZ Character Wipes Take Place With New Patch, More Wipes Inbound
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.
DayZ Sells 172,500 Copies In 24 Hours
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.
DayZ Sells 88,000 Copies In 12 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.