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Apr
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There's a cold, desolate world out there filled with the dying and the dead. Zombies limp around with aimless intent and organs still filled with the blood of their past lives. There's no point in trying to shoot them, for the world is already lost. Yet we still have places to be, and if one of us isn't going to survive this trip, it's going to be them. Racers, it's time to ride and run over anything that gets in the way.

Like the zombies we kiss with our bumpers, Dead End doesn't have much in the way of depth. We're tasked with getting from point A to wherever it is this endless road's taking us. On it there are zombies. Hit them. There are also traps. Don't hit those. When windshields get covered in blood, turn on those wipes, then rinse and repeat. Money awaits us on the other side.

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There's a garage I hit up whenever it's time to upgrade my ride, because it doesn't put up with micro transactions of any kind. It accepts in-game cash and in-game cash only. As far as in-app purchases go, there is a single option to buy the full game for $1.99. The few living people 'round these parts know how to speak my language.

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Interested racers can check the game out via the widget below, but the squeamish are advised to sit this one out. It's going to be a messy ride.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Claw

    "Let's me improve your car baby" ...

    • HellG

      I Haz god Englich!
      lol honestly i paused the video to make sure it was what i thought.

  • Matthew Fry

    That's purty. I firmly believe that innovation is a product of constraints (even if the constraints are self imposed like making a game out of just light and dark).

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      I can totally get behind the "single IAP for full unlock" model. These are the developers I will respect and support; unlike ZeptoLab which had suggested that I spend ~ $16 to buy the "crown" for OmNom so that I can play the game non-stop.

      Btw, what's the free version limitation in this one? Limited number of levels and then buy full version to play rest? I hope Google lifts the suspension on my Wallet account soon. I would hate to go to "3rd parties" to get my apps.

      • Claw

        But... Why IAP unlock when we can go back to good old paid app directly from gplay, eventually with an added demo.

        • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

          Direct paid apps are supposedly easy to pirate. Also, that way you will need to maintain two entries for each game in the store.

          • Dario

            Probably the most common sense response I have read on IAP and demo versus IAP unlock. I hate the store clutter in my apps collection.

            This looks so retro sweet. The music, the old handheld game look. A nice departure from heavy pixelation but not too fancy looking either.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I didn't like the control scheme. The car jumping lanes is not what I can enjoy. Hence uninstalled. Otherwise I liked the color scheme of the app.

  • Andrew Vrba

    "Dead End Challenges Racers With A Street Filled With Zombies And A Windshield Covered In Blood." There's no part of that sentence that I don't like.

  • thermoplastics

    This game has push notifications (nags you to play) and no option in the menu to turn them off.

    • primalxconvoy

      Go to "settings/apps/dead end" and then select "notifications (off)".

      You're welcome.

      • thermoplastics

        I am sure that most of us know how to do this being that the large majority of readers here are Android enthusiasts. But I suppose your reply could be helpful for those that did not know.

        Of course being able to turn off the notifications in the system does not change the fact that these devs thought it was a good idea to use an intrusive and irritating tactic to nag the people that already did them the favor of downloading and playing their game.

        Having personally contacted the devs on Twitter they responded that the notification was a bad move on their part and have taken the notification out of the game in their newest update.

        So it would appear all is resolved.