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'Stiq Tips: DayZ

You wake up on the shore of a mysterious land with nothing but the clothes on your back and a flashlight. You have no idea what to do, no objectives, and there isn't another soul in sight. No, this isn't a bad dream; you finally decided to buy DayZ. Playing DayZ is a unique experience, but it ...

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Probably Archery dev teases DayZ-inspired gameplay mode

Probably Archery is not very much like DayZ. DayZ is not very much like Probably Archery. But Probably Archery will nonetheless feature a mode inspired by the open-world zombie apocalypse survival game. In an email interview with BitPulse, programmer Matthew Carr wrote that the team is working on s...

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DayZ standalone sells over one million in four weeks

DayZ just got another healthy influx of folks who will eventually be shot for a can of beans. The player count for the Early Access standalone version has surpassed one million, Bohemia Interactive CEO and co-founder Marek ŠpanÄ›l announced. In DayZ, players fight to survive on a zombie-in...

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DayZ devs taking time, beta not planned until close of 2014

With over 875,000 copies of DayZ standalone sold in Early Access, the development team is going to take its sweet time getting to a final release version. In a recent update on the official DayZ development blog, the team said, "Please keep in mind that we do not expect to reach Beta status sooner ...

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Devs ramp up development as DayZ passes 800,000 sales

ArmA 2 mod turned standalone zombie apocalypse simulator DayZ has topped 800,000 sales less than a month after its Steam Early Access debut, an accomplishment that creator Dean Hall hopes will speed the game's ongoing development. "We ([ArmA 2 developer Bohemia Interactive] and I) had very ambit...

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DayZ alpha first-week sales exceed 400,000, dev outlines update plans

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive, which has provided a state of the union update on the Early Access build. After launching on December 16, DayZ has sold over 400,000 copies on Steam and saw a peak concurrent user count top out at over 40,000 players. ...

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DayZ hits Steam Early Access right in the head

The zombies are finally here! Hooray! DayZ is now available for PC on Steam Early Access for $30. As always, those who buy the early version will get the final build when it launches – and developer Bohemia Interactive is certain to note that the current release is truly an unfinished ver...

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DayZ creator stresses standalone Alpha is 'a platform' for the future

Dean "Rocket" Hall, creator of DayZ, cautioned that those who buy into the standalone game's upcoming Steam Early Access launch should not expect something on par with a fully realized, polished product. DayZ will essentially be "barebones" at the outset, he said in an update on the game's forums, ...

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Tenacious bugs, optimization woes continue to delay DayZ

People have been killing zombies in Arma 2 mod DayZ for years, yet the game's long-awaited standalone client remains in development limbo. The culprit? Bugs and code optimization. "We think we need a minimum of 15 [server side] FPS [with] 50 players, 2000 zombies, and 25000 loot items," explaine...

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DayZ standalone in Steam database, Hall says progress 'very good'

DayZ standalone is showing signs of (re)animation, with "DayZ Early Access" popping up in the Steam Database. The Escapist took note of the entry, and pointed out the entry is marked for the USA territory. "Amazing how quickly the internet picks up on things isn't it," said DayZ lead and creator...

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