WELLINGTON, NZ – Leading games developer and publisher PikPok® today announced that development has begun on the PC-first title Into the Dead®: Our Darkest Days, a new instalment in the highly successful Into the Dead franchise.
Texas, 1980. Walton City has fallen to a zombie outbreak. Escape is the only chance for survival. Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days is a side-scrolling shelter survival game that tasks players with guiding a group of desperate survivors from refuge to refuge in an attempt to get everyone out of the city alive.
Scavenge for supplies, craft tools and weapons, fight off the dead, and always keep moving as the zombie threat closes in. While their experiences will lead survivors to gain new skills, players will also need to manage their physical and psychological needs, because in this world there are no second chances — and death is permanent.
Experience personal stories of tested morality and humanity in a dynamic urban landscape that changes with time. Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days will bring a new level of depth to the Into the Dead experience, challenging both newcomers to the series and seasoned veterans alike to ask: how far will they go to survive?
“The Into the Dead franchise has enjoyed incredible success over the last 10 years,” said Mario Wynands, CEO of PikPok. “That can be attributed to our willingness to keep innovating, focusing on delivering an exceptional player experience, and always striving to bring new fans into the ever expanding world of Into the Dead.”
“Our Darkest Days will be a journey into a new type of zombie game for PikPok, and we are going deeper into our established world by exploring the physical and psychological effects of the loss of humanity both in our zombies and in our survivors. This exploration — along with a unique combination of gameplay mechanics — is an exciting and motivating development challenge for PikPok, and we feel confident it will offer something really different to fans of zombie survival experiences. Through Early Access on Steam we are looking forward to working closely with the community to create a game that not only meets but exceeds their expectations.”
Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days is set to enter Early Access on Steam in 2024.
PikPok® is a leading developer and publisher of critically acclaimed games across PC, console, and mobile. We give players rich gaming experiences with intuitive gameplay, highly polished art, and immersive audio design. Our 200-person strong team across New Zealand and Colombia have created the Into the Dead® series, the Rival Stars® franchise, the BAFTA-nominated Super Monsters Ate My Condo™, and the critically acclaimed Shatter® and Shatter Remastered Deluxe®, plus many more.