A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Survival City is a roguelike strategy-RPG set in a zombie apocalypse. Players must lead their survivors to safety while managing their survival needs. Each character is unique with their own personality, traits and highly varied appearance. Will your group escape the city, or will they join the countless others who did not...

Survival City is inspired by roguelike adventures such as Faster than Light, character-focused epics like Crusader Kings 2, and infused with modern board game elements to craft a unique story of survival each time.


Survivors will also start off with 2 of 75 different personality traits. These traits affect gameplay aspects such as weapon proficiency, skill in searching, personal fears and many more! Each survivor also will be assigned 1 of 9 personality types that clash or prefer others. In addition to these unique identities, survivors can also be created from hundreds of facial features and hair styles.


Survival City features hundreds of possible items that can be either discovered or crafted. Some are essential supplies like, food, water and medicine, while others offer unique bonuses when carried. A wide assortment of melee weapons and firearms are also waiting to be found and put to use on the Afflicted. Each weapon comes in four qualities: Bad, Normal, Rare and Superb. These variations each have different combinations of stats such as increased accuracy, decreased damage, increased critical chance and many more!


Survival City also features a collection of over 60 upgrades to aid the survivors in their journey. Upgrades can be researched over time and are divided between two distinct tech trees: Life and Death. Life upgrades allow safehouses to be improved upon or give the survivors more survivability, while the Death tree focuses on increasing zombie-slaying power!


Each game of Survival City is meant to be a unique story. Not only will the survivors you encounter be one-of-a-kind, but each playthrough will randomly generate a new city map to play through. Random events will also appear which will allow shape the path towards escape or total death.

Survival City is currently in an early access phase. There are new features that are being added and adjusted each week so by playing it, you can give your opinion on how you think to make the game better. All gameplay elements are currently finished, but for testing purposes the demo only contains the first 2 tiers of locations (there are 10 tiers in the full version of the game). Those that also by the game here on itch.io will also receive a Steam key for the game once it's released. So check it out now and see if you can escape Survival City!

Official Website: https://www.phirezstudios.com/

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Discord: https://discord.gg/YeNxtFc

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreStrategy, Role Playing, Simulation
Made withUnity
TagsAnime, Character Customization, Roguelike, Singleplayer, Strategy RPG, Zombies
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial

Download demo

Survival City (Win-64 a1.12).zip 216 MB
Survival City (Win-32 a1.12).zip 214 MB
Survival City (MacOS a1.12).zip 218 MB

Development log


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So I'm guessing this is dead now too?

guess so. Its really sad.

How can I save the game? I really love my currect character so I would like to save it before continuing with the game.

Survival City uses an auto-save function like a lot of other rogue-like games. Basically the game saves whenever you're at the safehouse. If you're really attached to how your character looks, I could recommend taking a screenshot of them so you can recreate them (in case something happens to them!).

Too late, he's dead already and what I liked about him was his personality characteristics (which are chosen randomly)

But thanks anyway, I didn't know about the autosave. And btw the game is quite fun :)

Hello! My laptop is kinda weird so I can't see the full game on my screen. There is only one size. 

Press alt+enter


Any chance for a PC Linux version ?

Sure, I'll definitely look into a Linux version as well as Mac for the next update.

Excellent news, thanks for your consideration.

Actually looks amazing, but one thing when you game over it sorta glitches the main menu and two make sure to add options because the volume is Extremely loud for a person with headphones. Now onto contacting you, do you have like a discord for this?

Thanks for trying out and enjoying Survival City! I'll have a look at what bugs the game out after a game over. As for the volume settings, they are available in the Options button on the main safehouse screen. You can visit our discord server at https://discord.gg/YeNxtFc.

Wow, uploaded literally yesterday well I already love it so good job.