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Dead Realm

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Dead Realm
Developer(s)Section Studios
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • WW: August 3, 2015[1]
  • WW: August 5, 2015[2]
Genre(s)Action, Adventure, Indie, Strategy

Dead Realm was a horror-style game for the PC. The main gameplay consists of one player taking control of a ghost while the remaining players are humans who must avoid being haunted by the ghost. On August 27, 2020, 3BLACKDOT ended support and closed the official servers according to an announcement made on August 19, 2020, due to overwhelmingly negative reviews.[3]


Dead Realm starts off with several players, the maximum being 8 players in a game. The game consist of multiple game modes, Seek & Reap, Bounty/Escape, Reap and Bounty, Hide and Seek, Arcade Seek and Reap, Hardcore Bounty, Redemption, and The Hunted. Although multiple game modes were removed in the latest version (2.206). Seek & Reap is the basic game mode of the game. The game mode pits two teams, Humans, and Ghosts. The Humans must run or hide from the Ghost, and the Ghost attempts to find the Humans, turning them into Ghosts, who then jump scare the remaining players. Regarding bugs or exploits, few players have managed to no-clip in map objects in older versions.


The game's creative directors include TheSyndicateProject, and SeaNanners,[4] with the help of VanossGaming.

Dead Realm was made available through the Steam Early Access platform, and was fully released on May 23, 2017.[5]


An early version of the game was previewed by Rock Paper Shotgun.[6]

The game initially received positive reviews on Steam, most likely due to VanossGaming's videos of him playing the game to promote it. By 2018 the reviews became extremely negative, with customers complaining about a high amount of software bugs, a lack of developer support, and the lack of a large playerbase making it impossible to play casually, requiring the player to have multiple friends that own the game to be able to play it.[7]


After the three YouTubers involved in production of Dead Realm (Adam Montoya, Tom Cassell, and Evan Fong) published their Let's Play videos about the game, they encountered controversy due to the fact that they did not clearly disclose their financial ties to the game, which constituted a violation of the FTC's ".com Disclosures" set of guidelines.[8][9]



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-Grandma Yaga


Spirit Ghost Edgar (1.0-1.4.4)


  1. ^ "Now Available on Steam Early Access - Dead Realm". July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "DEAD REALM NOW ON MAC!!". August 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Dead Realm - Dead Realm Game Closure Announcement". store.steampowered.com. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ VanossGaming (July 28, 2015) "Zoidberg Zombies! (Left 4 Dead 2 Funny Moments and Mods)". YouTube. Retrieved December 31, 2015
  5. ^ "Now Available on Steam - Dead Realm". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ Marsh Davies (August 10, 2015). "Premature Evaluation: Dead Realm". Rock Paper Shotgun.
  7. ^ "Steam Community :: Dead Realm".
  8. ^ Chalk, Andy (21 August 2015). "Dead Realm YouTubers' lack of disclosure may violate FTC regulations". PCGamer.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  9. ^ ".com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising" (PDF). ftc.gov. Federal Trade Commission. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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