Town concept

It is the second decade of the 21st century. A deadly global pandemic threatens to destroy the human race entirely, replacing them with hordes of shambling undead. You and your team of travelers are the only survivors of your recently destroyed fortress. You must navigate your anti-zombie vehicle across what was once the American Midwest to find a safe haven.


Dead Man’s Trail (DMT) is a zombie survival travel game for iOS and Android in the tradition of The Oregon Trail and Organ Trail: Director’s Cut with several modern twists.

Beginning with the classic versions of Oregon Trail as inspiration, our game seeks to divert from the classic formula through several unique selling points:

  • Select from one of several vehicles: the nimble 4-Wheel Rocket, the balanced Grave Digger schoolbus, and the powerful Ark tractor-trailer.

  • Keep your team of travelers healthy and happy. Each have their own job that will help the party along their journey: firearm expert, melee expert, paramedic, and mechanic. Losing one will severely impact your progress.

  • Loot randomly generated 3D cities for supplies and weapons. Be careful to get in and out before the horde arrives, or you may lose a team member.

  • A vast arsenal of weapons including revolvers, tactical shotguns, field hockey sticks and katanas will enable your players to survive and thwack Zombies!

  • Artwork and easy-to-use interface designed by experienced game developers

Core Mechanics

  • Travel mode: Players must balance their resources throughout their journey through zombie-infested wilderness with a touch-control interface. These resources include fuel, food reserves, ammunition, and medical supplies. Players can control the speed of their vehicle – affecting fuel consumption; food rations – affecting party health, and other aspects. Players use auto parts to fix their vehicle and medicine to cure illness. Throughout their journey, players encounter hazards such as nasty weather, zombie hordes, biker gangs, and others unexpected surprises!

  • Looting mode: Resources may be gathered in abandoned towns littered with traps and zombies. Players use Diablo-esque touchscreen controls to move characters around a randomly-generated town, fight zombies, and manage their inventory. Players have a limited time to loot and return to their vehicle before the inevitable Zombie horde descends. If players carry too much, they will run more slowly and be less able to escape from enemies.

  • Character jobs: Unlike older Oregon Trail-based games, where the player character had a job at the start and the rest of the party were inactive, each character in the party has their own special skills and job – such as nurse, mechanic, melee weapon expert, and firearm expert. These will come in handy as the player progresses through the game – nurses prevent disease, mechanics fix your vehicle, weapon experts fight better in looting areas.

  • Party health management: Player characters each have their own individual health. As their health deteriorates, they become more susceptible to zombie attacks. This can also affect their performance in looting mode – forcing them to carry fewer supplies.

  • Barter-based economy: Instead of a typical money system, the world of Dead Man’s Trail utilizes bullets and other resources as currency. Players will barter resources for better ones but must weigh their shopping needs against their needs in the field… leading to the challenging question: bullets or beans?

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