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Infected Zombie RPG by Oliver R. Shead

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The outbreak is over. Now the real struggle for survival begins - will you try to rebuild society, or tear it down?
Backers: 308
Average Pledge Per Backer: $86 AUD

Funded: $26,523 AUD of $12,000 AUD
Dates: Aug 15th -> Sep 19th (35 days)
Project By: Oliver R Shead
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Latest News

Hangout With Me!

September 19th - via:
Let's watch the clock tick down together! I've organised with Dan Davenport (The Hardboiled GM), to use his chat forum with backers over the last hour or so of the Kickstarter. That'll be in about an hour or so (sorry for the late notice!). Here's... (Read More)

So Close To The Next Achievement!

September 19th - via:
We're getting really close to that next Achievement! We've just unlocked 2 more in the last couple of hours, meaning there are 14 Achievements unlocked - ONE OFF unlocking the next mini adventure. Here's where it stands: 189 Soldier Backers and above... (Read More)


September 18th - via:
WOW! We just unlocked STRETCH GOAL #5 - x4 MAPS!! This is so incredible. Support for the project is just going through the roof - and we still have 24 hours to go! The next Stretch Goal is $28K - an entire 30-page setting supplement! I know we can do... (Read More)


September 18th - via:
WOW!! There's been a huge surge of support today, and we just smashed straight through Stretch Goal #4 - A new adventure created in the book, with backer-created NPCs, Somebodies, NPC groups, and so on! I will endeavour to fit as many backer-created... (Read More)

Achievement Unlocked!

September 17th - via:
We just unlocked another Achievement! Yeeha! That means we'll now be adding a short story as background to the mini-adventure being created as a free PDF download. Its story will tie into the story of the adventure, giving a whole lot of background... (Read More)

A Great Video

September 16th - via:
Ooh I'm excited about this!! Youtuber Nick-Nack has posted up the scenario we played just the other day... what I have dubbed "The Easy Score!"  It was a huge amount of fun, but even more than that, it is a great way to learn more about the game for... (Read More)

We're Doing Videos - Any Requests?

September 16th - via:
We're going to be doing some more rules videos, explanations and rambles, and I wanted to know if you had any requests! Is there any facet of the rules, character creation, the setting, or anything in general that you would like more clarification... (Read More)

3 Achievements To Go!

September 15th - via:
We're only 3 Achievements away from unlocking the next tier on our Achievements list! That's really, really close! For example, we only need 5 more Followers on Twitter to make one Achievement!! A couple more photos of destroyed buildings will see us... (Read More)

EU Friendly

September 15th - via:
Hi everyone! Just a quick head's up to everyone - I had a backer contact me today about the project, and mentioned that as he was a European backer, the VAT (Value Added Tax) he would have to pay would be rather expensive. And naturally, added... (Read More)

5 Days To Go!!

September 14th - via:
Ooh, the countdown is really ON! There's a lot happening. We've got 5 days to go, and just under $1500 standing between us and that adventure set in backer created content! I Played a Game Last NightI just played a game last night with YouTuber... (Read More)

The Final 6 Day Sprint!

September 13th - via:
It's now down to a 6-day sprint to the finish! We're well over our 20K Stretch Goal, so WELL DONE AGAIN everyone! That's amazing. I'm SO looking forward to putting in those 4 new archetypes. That'll be epic. Our External CompetitionAlso, just to make... (Read More)


September 12th - via:
This is seriously awesome! We're 7 days from the end of the Kickstarter and we JUST SMASHED $20K! That means x4 new Archetype Portraits (a few Leaders, Heroes or Rebels may just end up here!) - the Saw, Delver, Enforcer and Junk Peddler! New Stretch... (Read More)

RPGGeek Forum Thread and New Stretch Goals

September 12th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The New Website's Up!

September 11th - via:
The New Website's Up!Yep, we have a new website! Pretty cool right? This is the main Immersion Studios website - I think you'll agree, it looks pretty sweet! Please let me know what you think, and if there's anything else... (Read More)

Game With Me

September 10th - via:
I've got an offer for you - come game with me! There's a youtube blogger from Germany who wants to run a game with me, and then put it up on his channel. However, all of my friends are otherwise engaged at that time - and many others are in the US,... (Read More)

Preview: Infected

September 10th - via:
Infected is an indie tabletop roleplaying game currently live on Kickstarter, that is developed by Australian-based developers Immersive Studios. The players take on the roles of survivors after a ‘zombie’ apocalypse, just as the world is starting to pick up the pieces. (Read More)

10 Day Countdown!

September 9th - via:
Well we've now got 10 days to go. Hold on to your seats! With the project already past 150% funding, we're now aiming to make this book as EPIC as it can possibly be. So what next for our Stretch Goals? We're only 2K off reaching that next one, and I... (Read More)

Some Fun Stuff!

September 8th - via:
Here's some fun stuff... just because I can! :) I've been looking at my growing pile of notebooks, and thought I'd take a few shots of them to show some of the work that went into creating Immersion RPG and Infected! The Leaning Tower of Notebooks... (Read More)


September 8th - via:
We've had some epic work by backers over the last 24 hours, and as a result we have unlocked our FIRST ACHIEVEMENT! We've hit 50 Tweets - BOOM! The next is 100.We've also hit 5 Survivor Pics! NICE! The next is 15.And the 5 Biohazard pics have been... (Read More)

The First Achievement Is Close to Unlocking!

September 7th - via:
Our first Achievements is SO CLOSE to getting unlocked! We've got 4 Achievements unlocked - we only need ONE MORE for the first Achievement to be made. We've got 4 pics of Biohazard symbols and Radiation signs... one more means we'll have made that... (Read More)

Cool Stuff Is Happening!

September 7th - via:
There's so much cool stuff happening, and I wanted to tell you about it (and, of course, to get your feedback). A Community AreaFirst up, I want to create some areas where backers and players can mix and mingle, swap ideas, talk about the setting,... (Read More)

Evolve Podcast Ep 3: Oliver R Shead

September 7th - via:
[PODCAST] - Oliver R. Shead is a Indie Best Selling author, martial artist, and game designer in Sydney Australia. (Read More)


September 5th - via:
You can tell we're happy... because we just hit STRETCH GOAL #2!! You are awesome. You backed our project, you believed in it, and now it's really making headway. Check out some of this gorgeous art from Jeremy Corff:  Now all our weapons and armour... (Read More)

New/Changed Setting Pledges and Add-Ons!

September 5th - via:
NOTE: I just made an edit to this update, so if you read it in your email you will conspicuously notice that the Setting Supplement is not available at present... it was, and I spent all night getting it ready... but then realised I had mis-estimated... (Read More)

A Pretty Cool Idea

September 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

You May Have Noticed...

September 3rd - via:
Hi Survivors! You may have noticed that the add-ons have arrived, and the Stretch Goals have been modified! But, if it slipped your attention and you weren't living on the Kickstarter site like me, then here's the confirmation you've been waiting... (Read More)

Some Inspiration!

September 3rd - via:
Liam and Stephanie – An Infected RPG Short Story For inspiration on Infected RPG, I turned to Stuart Holbrook, one of my best mates and a key contributor to the Immersion RPG game design! Not only that, but he’s an incredible writer, with a debut... (Read More)

Review: Infected!

September 3rd - via:
Infected is a new tabletop RPG set some five years after a horrific plague has wiped out the majority of human civilization and created ravenous predators that stalk the remaining survivors who are no longer at the top of the food chain. (Read More)

“Infected!” - Darkness on the horizon

September 3rd - via:
Oliver Shead finishes up his preview scenario of Immersion Studios’ upcoming horror RPG, “Infected!”  Will our survivors survive, or perish valiantly at the last? (Read More)

Darkness on the Horizon- Episode I, “Infected!” [Part I, Interview]

September 3rd - via:
The On the Remembered Slopes crew interviews Oliver Shead about Immersion Studios' upcoming horror RPG, "Infected!" (Read More)


September 2nd - via:
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We're Really Close Now

August 30th - via:
Did you realise that we're just over $1300 away from our first Stretch Goals of the reference card add-ons? I don't know about you, but that makes me SUPER excited. I've had a lot of feedback so far on all these goals, but now I'd like to hear some... (Read More)

WE DID IT!! And Now... New Stretch Goals

August 27th - via:
Well... we did it!! I would like to thank all you backers so much, for being awesome and getting behind this project. It's been incredible seeing how much people love the setting, the system, the way it's all put together... it makes the hard work so... (Read More)

*Backer Only Update* New Achievements - Your Feedback Needed!

August 23rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

All New Pledge Levels

August 22nd - via:
Hi survivors! Well, we're just edging over the 77% mark! Nearly there... Now, I've been listening to what you have been telling me, and so now we have some all-new Pledge Levels. So if you still want to actually get in the book, you still can! ... (Read More)

70% There and Some Exciting News

August 20th - via:
Well, we're now over 70% of the way there! We've also been having some great discussions on stretch goals. I should be getting the last bits of information back from the printer soon, so I'll be able to update those Stretch Goals accurately!  I'm... (Read More)

We're Over 100 Backers!

August 18th - via:
Well, last night we tipped over the 100 backers mark! This is so awesome - we're now over 60% of the way there. There have been some great suggestions on possible Stretch Goals and Social Media Stretch Goals too! For instance, a GM Screen,... (Read More)

We're Already Halfway There!

August 18th - via:
Just over two days into our project, and we're already over 50% of the way to our goal! Thank you so much to all you backers!  We've been having some great ideas for Stretch Goals so far, including a GM Screen, and GM quick-reference cards for NPCs,... (Read More)

Look What I Just Found!

August 17th - via:
Well done once again everyone! Day 2 is still only halfway done, and we're already nearly 50% into our target. AWESOME! It's hard to really express what this means to my group and I... so I'll just say, thank you once again for your support...! In... (Read More)

Wow, what a first day!

August 16th - via:
What an incredible first day! 24 hours in and we are already 34% of the way there. I'm blown away. It is fantastic to see that so many people are excited by the concept of Infected! and are keen to make this project a reality! I confess I didn't... (Read More)

Infected! : Zombies on Steroids!

June 27th - via:
A review of Infected! (Read More)

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