Undead Labs answered a round of community questions, revealing new details for their upcoming zombie game, “State of Decay.” New gameplay elements were discussed pertaining to how players will control their community of survivors during the zombie apocalypse.
In order to take direct control of a survivor, players will have to earn enough trust with the character that they are considered a “family’ member in game terms. Reputation can be built for each survivor based upon actions in-game to make that specific character as happy and satisfied as can be expected in a world where the dead walk the earth. Once a survivor has been raised to the level of a family member, players may directly take control of that character at any time. All family members can be switched between active control by either directly talking to them or via the game’s Journal menu. Survivors below the “family” level of reputation may only be set on tasks where the game’s A.I. controls the character as opposed to the player.