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Dying Light is Techland's new free-running zombie survival game

Polish video game studio Techland, which recently released Dead Island, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Mad Riders, is currently working on a free-running zombie survival game called Dying Light for both current and next-gen consoles.

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the first-person survival action game is set in a vast open world overrun with zombies.

During the day, the player must venture out of a safe zone where survivors group to search for supplies and loot survival packages that are dropped from airplanes. In a demo of the game shown to Polygon, the character free-runs — Mirror's Edge-style — through the environments and can get anywhere in the game world on foot.

In the demo, the character encounters zombies during the day, but they are slow and aren't particularly threatening. However, when the sun sets, the zombies become a greater threat and more kinds of zombies emerge from the darkness.

According to Techland's Blazej Krakowiak: "The day is when you prepare for the night," with the daytime game being more about scavenging and killing zombies, while at night it becomes a survival game.

The demo also showed off a crafting system similar to that of Dead Island's, where players can pick up items from around the game world and craft new weapons. While the player has access to weapons like guns and ammo, he can also craft more obscure weapons like a chainsaw that pulses with electricity.

Dying Light is coming to current and next-gen consoles in 2014.

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