Rock N’ Roll Meets The Undead Once Again As Dead Block Debuts On PC

Rock n’ roll zombies have migrated their horde towards the PC market, as Kalypso Media and Digital Reality have combined to unleash Dead Block onto keyboard and mouse users. Now, they can experience a historically set outbreak, which can certainly be referred to as unique.

Released onto consoles last summer, Dead Block is an action defense game from Candygun Games. It focuses in on a horde of zombies which just so happens to be terrorizing an all-American town from the 1950s era. In order to put an end to the brain eating disease, players must keep tabs on barricades and traps as they search through items within multiple in-game environments.

The end goal is to find three plug-in guitar related items, in order to create groovy rock music. Your created music causes the flesh-eaters to dance and helps fight against the onslaught.

Those interested in saving a digital down from near certain extinction can purchase Dead Block through multiple different distribution services. They’re all listed below.

Budapest, Hungary – January 26, 2012 – It’s time to put those Zombie Apocalypse plans in action! Digital Reality and developer Candygun Games, along with PC distributor partner Kalypso Media, have announced that their frightfully fun zombie defense game, Dead Block, is available now on PC across several distribution networks (see the list below).

Dead Block is an engaging, campy and humor-filled title that mixes zombie killing with tactical defense strategies, letting players defend their territory by discovering new weapons to strategically rock ‘n trap the invading zombie horde.

Dead Block is reminiscent of the 1950s when rock ‘n roll was the devil’s music, causing an apocalyptic musical plague to turn the deceased into the rocking dead! Strategically secure your home base by finding the most creative way to kill zombies using a variety of upgradeable weapons, and even rock them to shreds with awesome guitar power! Players will fight against the zombie onslaught as one of three players— Boy Scout Mike Bacon, construction worker Jack Foster, and no-nonsense meter maid Foxy Jones— each with their own unique “Smart Bomb” attack.

Play along other survivors in co-op mode for the most addictive co-op zombie combat experience in Dead Block. For more information, please visit the Dead Block website at, follow the characters on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel and ‘Like’ the game on Facebook.

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About Digital Reality

Digital Reality Publishing is a game service company that combines original gameplay and creative freedom from studios by maintaining a long-term online relationship with its customers. With a secure base of private funding, Digital Reality publishes games across all platforms, from downloadable console titles to browser-based and mobile games.

Founded in 1991, Digital Reality Software has 20 years of experience in game development. Mostly known for the award-winning Imperium Galactica series of computer strategy games, popular Digital Reality titles include SkyDrift, Haegemonia: Legions of Iron, Platoon, and Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. For more information, visit

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, Dungeons and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Hard Reset: Extended Edition for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at

About Candygun Games

Candygun Games UG is based in Hamburg, Germany and was established in 2009 to develop great and innovative console and PC games. The company was formed by a core team of senior industry professionals who have known and worked with each other for many years. More information about Candygun Games is available at

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Chad Goodmurphy

A passionate gamer and general entertainment enthusiast, Chad funnels his vigor into in-depth coverage of the industry he loves.