Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Where do I begin...
You emerge from the shelter into the dim light of an overcast day, and look around for the first time since the disaster.
The world as you knew it is gone. A ruined world stands in its place, full of nightmares come to life. Nothing can ever go back to the way it was, before the Cataclysm, but you have to be strong. You have to survive. You have to persevere. If you don't, death will be one of the better outcomes.
Above your head, storm clouds gather, and the rain stings and hisses against your skin. You shoulder your backpack, and start walking. The world has gone to hell, but you get the sinking feeling that there are darker days ahead.
Humanity is dying. Terrible creatures, zombies and worse, have begun to fill the space they left behind. You have survived the initial cataclysm and now you must survive with what little skills and talents you have. Your first order of business is to find tools and weapons. But be quick about it, the zombies are approaching, you can hear them in the distance. Then you need to decide what to do next. You can flit from house to house in the neighborhood, hoping to not run into any trouble. You can hit up a library, and read some books to increase your skills. If you are lucky, you may know of a compound nearby where survivors are gathering. If not, you may want to start hiking. But remember, zombies aren't the only things out there. Just be sure to bring provisions.
Also remember to keep your spirits up! If you don't you will never survive. Without good spirits you won't have the gumption to learn or do anything productive at all! After all, what is the point in existing in such a saddened state?
But if you can survive you will become inured to the hardships, and may find exciting things such as bionics, which can give you amazing powers not usually seen in mortal hands. Or if you are really lucky, you may find a radioactive site, decide to chance fate, and gain a mutation. Usually bad, but sometimes very very good. Who knows, the choice is yours.
Cataclysm: DDA is an open source zombie-survival Roguelike. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a continuation of Whale's Cataclysm. While originally made for the Linux operating system, Cataclysm: DDA also supports Mac and Windows systems and all versions can be downloaded here.
The game challenges players to not only acquire essential supplies to survive, but to battle with a wide range of zombies and other terrifying beasts and bastards that will continue to threaten the life of the player. The game challenges players to play with a plan on mind as they try to survive both the day and the night.
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