About Dead Sea
Dead Sea is a sandbox survival with horror and adventure games’ features inspired by titles like DayZ and Monster Hunter series. It is a work of a small, independent Phoenix studio from Thailand and is based on completely amateur project from 2013 for CryEngine. Due to a lot of interest on Facebook and CryDev, it has been decided to turns it into full-scale game.
Like in most similar titles, Dead Sea’s story is far from being complex. Our anonymous hero wakes up on endless desert and has only one goal – to survive and escape from this place. As we progress through the game and three different locations, protagonist fulfills various tasks connected to the story and discovers more and more secrets of this mysterious desert.
Dead Sea for PC combines typical features of its genre with some horror and adventure elements, including solving puzzles. We observe game’s world from first-person perspective while exploring and fulfilling plot tasks, moving on foot or in one of a few modifiable vehicles. All of this, however, is strictly subdued to survival theme, so we must collect resources and take care of our character’s needs.
Game offers day and night cycle, as well as extreme weather conditions, like heat or cold. Protagonists can also get sick or overtired, so building a safe camp to rest is necessary. Quite obviously, crafting and character development systems are present as well, and our hero will learn new useful skills. Last but not least, game’s world is filled with hostile creature we have to fight: from small and quite typical inhabitants of deserts, to horror-like monstrosities that are many times higher than main hero. All of them have been given unique identity, life cycle and behavior. To confront these creatures, we are given rather vast arsenal of melee weapons and firearms, all of which can be modified.
Dead Sea offers both single player and multiplayer modes, the latter allowing playing in cooperation with other players. Players will fulfill tasks and fight against monsters together or compete for resources.
As far as technical side of Dead Sea for PC goes, the game of Phoenix studio uses well-known CryEngine, allowing it to run in 4k resolution and adding variety of modern visual effects. This is also the first that huge and advanced production using CryTek’s engine made in this country.