Thursday, 3 September 2015

Downloadable Dead Frontier Client!

So as you are all probably aware by now, Google Chrome is ending support for the old Unity webplayer in the next few days. It is also rumoured that other browsers are likely to follow suit in the next few years, potentially leaving DF unplayable.

In response to this the obvious choice was to convert Dead Frontier to use Unity's new WebGL technology, which would of allowed us to continue running DF in the browser. However after spending a lot of time on the process I soon came to realize that WebGL really isn't viable in the short term. Support for various features across browsers is heavily fragmented and the performance was quite simply horrible.

Had I of forged ahead with WebGL I'd probably be presenting Chrome users today with a massively dumbed down version of the game, lacking key features such as multiplayer. It would probably be full of bugs and run hideously slowly on even fast PCs. It would also mean that Dead Frontier would still be totally at the mercy of the browser developers, who could at any moment decide to drop support for certain features and subsequently cause us tons of headaches.

Therefore I've decided to simply make the Dead Frontier client available as a downloadable. The benefits of this are:

- Way better performance than even the existing webplayer version
- Far more stable, you'll encounter far less random crashes
- Easily change screen resolution and controls to your liking
- Wastes less bandwidth as the game is stored on your PC at all times
- Regardless of what browser developers do, DF will keep working


There are no plans to scrap the existing webplayer for those of you who still prefer to play in the browser. However you will need to use a non-chrome browser for the time being. At some point I will convert Dead Frontier to use WebGL as well, but I'm guessing this will need to be a couple of years down the road when the technology has matured enough to run DF properly.

Those of you downloading the standalone client may find that your anti-virus or other security programs may block the download as it's such a new file. I can 100% assure you that the downloadable is safe and totally virus/malware free.

Try it out by logging into Dead Frontier, visiting the Inner City and following the on-screen instructions to download the new client. Enjoy :)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

New Limited Edition Grenade Launcher: Boomer PX

We've just released a new Limited Edition Grenade Launcher. The Boomer PX is the most powerful grenade launcher in the game, but it will only be available until September 10th 2015 so get it while you still can!



Check it out in the Credit Shop:
http://bit.ly/frN5dD

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

New Limited Edition Rifle: Longshot PP10

We've just released a new Limited Edition Rifle. The Longshot PP10 is the most powerful rifle in the game, but it will only be available until August 10th 2015 so get it while you still can!



Check it out in the Credit Shop:
http://bit.ly/frN5dD

Monday, 15 June 2015

New Limited Edition Armour - Scarab Reactive & Helmet

We've just released a new Limited Edition Armour. The Scarab Reactive is now the toughest heavy armour in the game, but it will only be available until July 10th 2015 so get it while you still can!



Check it out in the Credit Shop:
http://bit.ly/frN5dD

Friday, 15 May 2015

New Limited Edition Weapons

We've just released two new Limited Edition weapons. The Buckblast 99a and Desert Rat are now the best shotgun and pistol in the game, but they will only be available until June 10th 2015 so get them while you still can!



Check them out in the Credit Shop:
http://bit.ly/frN5dD

Thursday, 16 April 2015

New Limited Edition Armour - Hazard Mesh & Mask

We've just released a new Limited Edition Armour. The Hazard Mesh is now the toughest light armour in the game, but it will only be available until May 10th 2015 so get it while you still can!



Check it out in the Credit Shop:
http://bit.ly/frN5dD

Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Evisceration 2015

Easter Evisceration is coming! New enemies, new loot and a ton of bonus EXP!

This year we'll be celebrating Easter with maximum carnage. Starting around 6am EST on Friday April 3rd and continuing through until the early hours of Tuesday April 7th, all players will be able to hunt a rare class of infected that will only appear through Easter. What's more, they'll be dropping some very special Easter loot. Oh, and we'll be chucking in a 2x EXP bonus for the entire 4 days as well.

Make them bleed their own blood this Easter!

http://www.deadfrontier.com