Q: What is the current released version of this game?
Q: Is internet connection and location services required for this game?
A: Location services are required and internet connection is recommended but phone service will allow the game to function as well. If you are using an iPod internet connection is required.
Q: What are the most recent features that were added to this game?
A: PVP via strongholds, crafting, new NPCs, new items, ability to claim and fortify locations, location iconsMost Commonly Asked Questions:
Q: I died and lost pretty much everything as well as both my melee and ballistic bonuses along with almost all my food. Why?
A: The game is meant to be realistic and although there is a pole for a permanent death pole it has not been confirmed if death will become permanent so as of now if you do not wish to start over you must suffer that penalty.
Q: I can't find any more encounters by hitting the keep searching button, are they all gone?
A: The writers are cranking out stories as fast as they can, but most encounters will be triggered by finding a certain type of location. Such as a fast food joint, or a starbuck, or even a bowling alley. When uniquely named areas to search pop up you should search them, you never know what it might trigger.
Q: I have some ideas for stories how can I submit them/ write them?
A: Either submit your ideas to Ed or any of the members who are writing so they can make them real or, sign up for http://writer.inklestudios.com/
and then write them yourselves and submit them to Ed so he can review them himself.
Q: Does my health regenerate on it's own?
A: Yes you will gain one hp per hour unless your food and water is at zero, so medkits are not the only thing that can heal you.
Q: Items have a level at the top right and then an xp number on the bottom left. What do they mean?
A: The xp sign shows how much xp you get when you pick up the item. The level number shows the minimum level needed to pick up that item. So if you are level 4 you will not be able to pick up any level 5 items until you reach level 5.
Q: I searched an area I know I cleared and managed to find some more loot, is this a bug?
A: No, the developers have installed types of logic in the game making it so that locations can have items again just like in real life, the chances are just reduced.
Q: I can't seem to find any locations or challenges anymore. I've been clicking the keep searching button for an hour and have run out, what am I doing wrong?
A: This game shows locations based on what foursquare marks as them in real life. If sit in one spot or live far away from any sort of town it will be difficult to play this game. Make sure to take it with you on trips to get the most out of it.
Q: What tool does what?
A: Use common sense and experiment during encounters. The developers are not giving out hints on this matter, but recommend you hold on to pretty much everything because eventually their uses will become apparent.
Q: I can't seem to find a specific medkit, gun, or piece of armor what am I doing wrong?
A: There is always a random chance to find pretty much any item at any location, but this game strives for realism so your chances to find a medkit are increased when searching hospitals, doctors offices, and pharmacies. Your chances of finding a weapon are increased when searching pawn shops, police stations, and military bases.
Q:How exactly does the game locate certain locations?
A: The game currently uses Foursquare for its location data, so the location you mention is most likely a user created location. It is possible that in a particular location there are several improper user defined locations that do not make sense, as they are user defined (e.g. a "Hardware Store" or "Theme Park" in the middle of residential neighborhood).
Q: I have a crowbar in my backpack but it wasn't used what did I do wrong?
A: Some challenges will reveal optional answers if the right tool is equipped in your hand. (For example if the building is on fire and you have a respirator on you may get to search for an extra moment, but if it is sitting in your backpack you wouldn't get said option.)
Q: I use two different devices but my data keeps getting all screwy what is going on?
A: Your characters are saved on a remote server, not on your handheld device. The game sends data to servers every so often and if you do not log out of one device prior to playing on a second device, your character data may not properly write to the servers. Or, it may be overwritten, causing you to lose items and/or experience . If you play on two devices be sure to logout on one when you finish and then logout and back in to the next device upon resuming play. This issue should have been fixed in the v 2.0 update, but if you are having issues like this, use greater care to log out prior to logging into an alternate device to play the game.
Q: What do all the little different location symbols mean?
White circle (empty) - Uncleared location
White circle with "x" - Cleared not claimed location
Light blue circle - uncleared/location challenge in progress
Blue Triangle - Stronghold held by you
Red Square - Rival player stronghold