Dead by Daylight has fifty million players and now a board game adaptation

Dead by Daylight is one of those perennially popular games that rarely seems to make the news: probably because developer Behavior Interactive more or less got it right and players love the game as it is. However, it remains constantly active with new DLC and promotions and now, about eight years after its initial release, it has reached the considerable 50 million player mark.

The developer announced the news with a short gif that reflects the Spider-Man double meme.

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Dead in daylight is very fun and surprisingly inventive, one of those games comprehensive enough to become some people’s main poison. There’s also no shortage of paid DLC expanding its roster, though the game allows all players to play alongside any DLC character and map, regardless of what they own.

The news of 50 million players came along with the Launching a Kickstarter for a Board Game Version of DBD: After just a few days, he has, unsurprisingly, already surpassed his initial £190,000 target and is currently at just over £263,000.

The board game is being created by Level 99 Games, a company that has delivered dozens of previous kickstarter projects, and is an asymmetrical 3-5 player experience patterned after DBD’s core mechanics. So you have a bunch of survivors, who have challenges like turning generators back on, while an assassin prowls around and tries to… well, kill them.

The video below gives a primer on the board game.

The board game also comes with a promotion linked to some video game currency: enter the code DBDTHEBOARDGAME in the in-game store for 200,000 Blood Points.

It’s funny how, since Left4Dead, there have been so many high-profile attempts to make asymmetrical monster-versus-human games the next big thing: it seems like only yesterday that Back4Blood was the latest contender. Dead by Daylight wasn’t a resounding success, but it has grown and grown quietly over the years, and now looms large over the competition.

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