Sandbox game of creativity and survival
Unturned is an online sandbox game set during a zombie apocalypse; it uses a blocky, deliberately simplistic visual style reminiscent of Minecraft. The object of the game is to gather resources and maintain a stronghold that will withstand the ongoing onslaught of zombies.
Yes. The game is completely free to play, with no fee being asked of players who decide to join in. This makes it welcoming for newcomers who simply want to see why the game is attracting attention.
Yes. One of the main reasons for the game's popularity is how its MMO aspect, which allows players from all around the world to join in and share the same sandbox environment.
To prevent unwanted stalking or harassment arising from a streaming session, the game includes a "Streamer" mode that changes all on-screen names to "Nelson". This mode can be easily disabled from the settings menu.
Item drops occur randomly during the course of the game. These do not effect the gameplay at all, but instead provide you with new cosmetics which you can use to customise the look of your character.
Cosmetic items provide new skins for your character and weapons, providing further customisation options. Please note that "clothes" generated through a skin should not be confused with actual clothing items that form part of your inventory.
Yes, the game has inspired a wide range of different mods created by enthusiastic fans. Players can download various additional weapons, clothes, maps and other elements that will enhance the game. A dedicated community exists to create and share various mods for Unturned.
Yes. The game was developed by Nelson Sexton, who was 16 years old when he started work on the project. Despite the young age of its creator, the game became a popular hit with multiple generations of players. Reviewers generally noted that Sexton's youth was reflected in the game's simple graphics, but that the game nonetheless featured a sophisticated engine.
Before you can cook raw food in the game, you will need to be close to a campfire. An onscreen thermometer icon will let you know when you are close enough. From there, open the crafting menu and select the cooking recipe. This will cause the cooked meat or fish to appear in your inventory.
Yes, it is possible for users to create their own dedicated servers. A third-party Windows application called Unturned Server Organiser exists for the purpose of helping users to create and manage their own servers, and runs on a straightforward graphical interface. The process will be more complex for Mac or Linux users, but still possible.