Posted December 17, 2013 by Peter in News

Dying Light gameplay demo leaves you afraid of the dark

Dying Light logo
Dying Light logo

Techland, developers of forthcoming post-zombie(ish)-apocalypse survival game Dying Light, today released a gameplay preview showing the player having to deal with the changes that come between day and night.

Viewed from first person and utilising parkour skills to get around, first impressions lead to comparison with DICE’s Mirror’s Edge; however, Faith never had to cope with hordes of “infected”, zombie-like wanderers filling the world.

The video follows the initial journey through the day, where the crowds are slow and fairly easy to avoid, distract or just kill; however, when night falls they come more alive, increasing in aggression and both running and climbing after our poor survivor.
Dying Light screen
The final game promises to let the player either be stealthy or fast to survive, scavenging an open-world map by day and hoping that your loot can keep you alive through the night. Although with this much to fear coming out of the darkness I’d personally just hope for a night-light and a teddy bear to offer some comfort…

Dying Light is due for release on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 in 2014.


Peter can be described as an old, hairy gamer, a survivor of the console wars of the 1990s, and a part-time MMO addict. He has an especial fondness for retro gaming and observing the progressions in long running gaming series. When scandalously not caught gaming, he can also be found reading comics and fantasy fiction, or practising terrible photography.