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Zelter mixes Stardew Valley with State of Decay, set to release on Steam Early Access on October 22

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Zelter Screenshot (Image credit: Super!Games)

What you need to know

  • Zelter is an upcoming survival game with a pixelated look.
  • The developers have shared more about combat, resting and defending your base against zombie hordes.
  • Zelter is set to release in Steam Early Access on October 22, 2020.

As we've previously covered, Zelter is a survival-horror game set in a charming Harvest Moon-esque setting. Now, the developers at G1 Playground have shared a little more about how combat, crafting and base defense will work in this pixelated world.

Like in many other survival-horror games, you'll need to gather food and water. You can grow your own crops, if you're willing to take the time and effort. You can try running from the undead hordes but eventually, you'll be forced to fight. Different weapons such as crossbows and machine guns are all available to use. Before you're able to use that however, crafting a simple axe with stone will be your best bet.

Inventory space will be limited, so having a dedicated storage at your base is critical. Different sizes of storage are available to craft, from drawers to large chests. Using a workbench to craft different gear and items will also be necessary.

Finally, the developers share that zombie attacks will intensify at night, so it's critical to have defenses like traps prepared. If zombies attack while you're away, your community and all your stuff will be in danger.

Zelter is set to release on Steam Early Access on October 22, 2020.

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Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.