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Ray's The Dead

A project in Chicago, IL by Ragtag Studio

Cancelled by Creator

A story driven, action-stealth-puzzler where you create and control your own zombie army!
Backers: 838
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $26,040 of $75,000
Dates: May 7th -> Jun 8th (33 days)
Project By: Ragtag Studio
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Latest News

Ray's The Dead envahit Kickstarter !

August 21st - via: indiemag.fr
Présenté en tout début d'année, Ray's The Dead pourrait être comparé à Pikmin, mais avec des zombies. Dans ce jeu d'action aventure avec des soupçons de réflexion, il faudra guider Ray et l'armée de zombies qu'il se créera au travers des différents niveaux pour percer le mystère autour de son couvre-chef et de sa mort. (Read More)

Ray’s the Dead Resurrects Its Kickstarter

August 19th - via: hardcoregamer.com
Remember last year when Ray’s the Dead tried for Kickstarter success, only to pull the plug on the campaign a few days from the end? Admitted, it was only a third of the way to its goal with very little time left on the clock, but Ragtag Studio figured a better presentation combined with a business opportunity that popped up during the campaign would lead to more likely success. (Read More)

Ray’s the Dead now LIVE on Kickstarter

August 19th - via: gamersinbeta.com
Last night was a big deal for the now Dallas, TX based Ragtag Studios, as they resurrected their Ray’s the Dead Kickstarter for a second round of undead fun! Within the first few hours of launching, they have already raised over $5500 and are now less than $24,500 shy of their goal. (Read More)

E3 2013: Ray's The Dead Coming To PlayStation 4

June 13th - via: dreadcentral.com
Ray's The Dead had recently launched a Kickstarter to fund the game for release on PC, Mac and Linux but cancelled it on May 29th. Ragtag Studio announced at Sony's E3 press conference that it now plans to exclusively launch the game on the PS4 instead. Great news for Sony fans everywhere! (Read More)

Important update! Please read!

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello loyal backers! We have some good news to share. We are going to close down the Kickstarter! Why is that good news you ask? Well, some exciting opportunities for Ray’s the Dead have presented themselves recently! Unfortunately we can’t... (Read More)

Another live stream!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Another live stream!We wanted to let you know about another live stream that's happening right now!!!  RipTidePow  and Matt Carter are playing Ray's the Dead! Ray says: 'You will click here and watch the live play through for Ray's The Dead!' See... (Read More)

Live Stream in just over 30 minutes!

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Live Stream in 30 Minutes!Hey backers! Just a quick reminder that Matt and Chris will be going live in about 30 minutes with Dan and Lisa from Dog Sled Saga!  We'll be trading off, playing both Ray's The Dead and and Dog Sled Saga, and taking... (Read More)

Rewards, Shirts, LiveStreams, and get to know each other!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Campaign Update! Live Stream Update! Another T-shirt design! Reward Spotlight! Meet a backer! Shoutouts! CAMPAIGN UPDATE!Good news! We are less than $1000 away from the coveted 30% mark.  There is a statistic that 90% of all Kickstarter campaigns... (Read More)

A Zombie Is You: Ray’s The Dead Trailllllerrrr

May 17th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Sometimes a pun appears that is so bad that it manages to elevate all other culture. I’ve tried and failed many times to create such a pun in my lab, and the many RPS comment threads are probably ground zero of several pun epidemics that have taken their toll on the world. It’s over. We failed. I’ve discovered a pun so grotesquely awful that even Simon Cowell’s TV shows and celebrity biographies with the word “Dream” in the title have just taken one step up on the culture-o-meter. Ray’s The Dead, a Pikmin-like strategy game about a zombie called Ray and his undead friends, has just made the world a better place. (Read More)

Update #6 Tshirt vote! Next live stream! Fan art!

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
T-shirt vote! Next Live Stream! Fan Art! T-shirt Vote!Hello there backers!  Matt has roughed up a couple of concepts for what our T-shirt reward will look like, and we'd like to ask you to vote!  Please reply in the comments with your vote! ... (Read More)

Ray’s the Dead wants to cure zombie fatigue with a dash of…Pikmin?

May 15th - via: penny-arcade.com
Hey look, it's another zombie game! The Walking Dead adventure game may have won nearly all the Game of the Year awards in 2012, but the genre feels saturated, stagnant, and tapped out. So what do we get from yet another entry into the world of zombie video games? (Read More)

Live stream today! New all digital reward tier!

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Live Stream today! New all digital reward tier! Reward tier clarification Live Stream Today!Hi there backers!  At 2PM Central Standard time, about two hours from now, Matt and Chris will be hoping onto twitch.tv for some Ray's the Dead fun!  Not... (Read More)

Update #4! Live Stream! Get to know us, and a gift to you!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Live Stream! Let's get to know each other! A gift for our backers! Campaign update! Live Stream!We are going to hold our first of several live streams tomorrow on Tuesday, May 14th at 2PM.  Matt and Chris will play the game and take questions.  We... (Read More)

Just The Tip - Ray's The Dead

May 13th - via: pixelsforbreakfast.net
Today, zombie games are devouring the gaming landscape. We’ve got zombie shooters, zombie co-op shooters, zombie survival games, survival horror featuring zombies, hell, we’ve even got Plants versus Zombies tearing its way into the mainstream. Now I love zombie games just as much as the next horror fan, but sometimes you just wish there was something a little different (Read More)

Update #3 Reward tier tuning!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello there backers!  This is an important update, as we've made a few changes to our reward tier structure.  Thanks to your feedback, we think we have some reward tiers in place that will make many of our new friends happy.  There will certainly... (Read More)

Update #2 Total Biscuit Playthrough! We need your feedback!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there Backers!  Some exciting media to share with you today! Total Biscuit Ray's the Dead PAX East Demo playthrough!  This video was actually released a couple of weeks ago, but we thought everyone would like to see the full playthrough from... (Read More)

Update #1 THANK YOU! And first day media roundup!

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
THANK YOU early backers! New Art! First day media roundup!We wanted to throw out a quick update to our first day backers and say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  You have us a great start to this campaign, and your early support will help set the tone for the... (Read More)

A zombie game that wants players to use their braaaains!

May 8th - via: nbcnews.com
Zombies have invaded pretty much every nook and cranny of popular culture today, with acclaimed video games like "Call of Duty" and "Plants vs. Zombies" leaving hordes of insatiable gamers hungry for more brain-gobbling action. But how many of the zombie stories we all know and love actually put us in the position of the living dead themselves? (Read More)

Ray's the Dead is like a zombie Pikmin hybrid

May 8th - via: destructoid.com
I got a chance to play Ray's the Dead at PAX East this year and came away really looking forward to the game. It has solid mechanics, great art, and most importantly it had personality. After I finished playing, I felt like the game truly was unique and refreshing. Yes, it shares a strong resemblance to Pikmin in terms of controls, but its theme and concept are so different that it separates itself from the Nintendo classic. (Read More)

A Zombie Game Where You're The Zombie

May 8th - via: kotaku.com
Lots of games feature zombies. Not many games let you play as them. Maybe that's why I've taken an interest in Ray's The Dead, a new Kickstarter project that promises to be a zombie game unlike any others, mostly because the zombies are the stars. This is an "action-stealth-puzzler" where you play as a zombie who can run around recruiting other zombies and converting humans to your cause. (Read More)

Ray's the Dead -- Episode 66 | Ragtag Studio (podcast)

May 8th - via: bigsushi.fm
Ray’s the Dead literally oozed with charm when we saw it at the PAX East Indie Megabooth. We got a chance to talk with the creative minds behind Ray and delved into topics like deep dish pizza, the industry as a whole, their inspirations, and learned who they are. Ragtag Studio epitomize what they’re making in their games: fun, creative, and loaded with personality. (Read More)

Ray's the Dead partially resurrects Stubbs the Zombie on Kickstarter

May 7th - via: joystiq.com
Ray's the Dead is more than an action zombie puzzler – it's a feat of electrical engineering. As a twice-removed successor to Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel without a Pulse, Ray's the Dead offers 1980s undead-centric gameplay inspired by Pikmin and, most adorably, a main character with a glowing lightbulb on top of his head. Yes, his name is Ray. (Read More)

Ray's the Dead launches crowdfunding, crosses Pikmin with zombies

May 7th - via: shacknews.com
It's fair to say that the gaming community has started to suffer a fair bit of zombie fatigue. The undead have clawed at, gnawed on, and otherwise infested multiple game genres and even established series. The classic trope still has a little life left in it, though, as long as studios put some effort into a creative twist. Ragtag Studio's Ray's the Dead appears to have that spark, and may scratch a dormant itch thanks to its inspirations. (Read More)

The Zombie Genre Is Reinvigorated With Ray's The Dead [Preview]

May 7th - via: shogungamer.com
If there’s one thing that gamers have seen a lot of this generation it has to be zombies. Sure, the hordes of undead have been a part of our culture ever since the 1960s when George Romero brought them to the mainstream in Night of the Living Dead, but video games in particular have taken zombies to unforeseen heights of popularity in the last few years. (Read More)

Ray's the Dead Kickstarter campaign launches with Pikmin, Stubbs the Zombie influences

May 7th - via: polygon.com
A Kickstarter campaign for Ragtag Studio's stealthy action puzzler Ray's The Dead launched today, seeking funds for a game heavily influenced by Pikmin and Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. In Ray's the Dead, which is in development for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, players take control of Ray, the leader of a zombie army. It's in development by a team of ex-Wideload Games developers who released Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse in 2005. (Read More)

Ray's the Dead is Pikmin with zombies

March 25th - via: destructoid.com
When the co-founder of Ragtag Studio, Chris Cobb, told me that Ray's the Dead was Pikmin with zombies, I was just about ready to hand over my wallet. I'm not even a huge fan of Pikmin, but for whatever reason this idea perked my ears up. What if instead of commanding cute little plants to fix a spaceship I was working with zombies to understand why and when I became a zombie? The premise certainly was interesting. (Read More)

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