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35 years have passed since the world as we know it was destroyed from a zombie apocalypse, survivors must fight for the last remaining supplies in crucial outpost locations across the world.

Human Element is an upcoming online multiplayer game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, slated for release in 2015

35 years after a zombie apocalypse... The remaining human population has created small faction aligned safe havens across the landscape. These outposts act as central hubs for the last remaining resources.

Define yourself, Define survival. Choose a hero unique to your playing style and compete with teams of survivors to scavenge and escape with vital cache of resources while also using resources you've gathered to build fortifications and game-changing defenses.


Human Element is the first game being developed by the independent game company Robotoki, which was formed by Robert Bowling after he left Infinity Ward following the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The premise of the game centers on the question, “What is the greatest threat in a zombie apocalypse?”; Bowling believes it is the fear that the walking dead instill in the survivors, who lead them to do unreasonable things to survive. The game focuses on the survivors more so than the zombies, "the human element", and takes place 35 years after the zombie apocalypse began.

Human Element
Human Element

It can be played across multiple devices; an example given is that one player could play the console version for hundreds of hours, just for the action, whereas an intelligent class player, playing on a tablet, can join into the previous player's alliance and scavenge for them, and then benefit from the buffs given by the strength class of the alliance. Although it isn't the same experience, players all contribute to the overall goal of survival.

There are three attributes players can choose when creating their character: class, identity, and persona. Class types include action, intelligence, and stealth, with each offering a number of different abilities. Identity choices include a solo adult, partnered adult, or adult with child, and is the same as selecting a difficulty at the start of the game. Persona determines a player’s sex and race. Bowling states, “how you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impact in the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and moral level that you approach in this world.”

Human Element
Human Element

Bundles more to come as more news is released to us from the Human Element team so stay tuned. Follow us to stay up to date with all the latest gaming news and awesome features. Human Element is an upcoming online multiplayer game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, slated for release in 2015

This screams Walking Dead to me and I love it. The focus on characters, faction cohesion and dynamics over zombie gore is what launched The Walking Dead Series into orbit and now a class of its own. I think maybe this approach to a highly competitive sector of gaming could come up trumps for this indie dev team.

What do you think?


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