The Black Death

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Note on Early Access:

The Black Death will launch on to Steam’s Early Access program. This means the game is still in active development and is liable to change. The Early Access program will not only allow the player enjoy the fantastic gameplay experience that is The Black Death, but will also allow the player to make a real difference to how the game progresses.

The Game:

Welcome to the gritty medieval world of The Black Death. The plague has ravaged Western Europe, leaving a trail of destruction in its path, those who endure struggle against sickness, scarce resources and other desperate survivors.

Choose a realistic medieval profession each with their own way to survive. Enter a huge multiplayer open world set in 14th century western Europe. Explore castles, ports, bandit camps and much more in as you craft, loot and pillage in an epic struggle to survive against the The Black Death itself.

Key Early Access Features:

  • Rich roleplaying combined with medieval era survival.
  • A huge open world (8km2)based in 14th century western Europe. Explore thriving castles, bandit caps, busy ports and abandoned mines
  • Unique medieval professions to choose from. Each with their own way of surviving.
  • A living world with hundreds of NPCs. Bandits, animals, townsfolk, merchants and infected all desperate to survive.
  • 300 in game items. Loot, craft and pillage over 40 different weapons and armour pieces, use medieval tools and utilities, fishing, mining and farming.
  • Unlock new skills and recipes to aid you in your survival.
  • Early Access with regular updates including brand new features!
  • Large scale Multiplayer with up to 50 players per server

Good Day Mercians We have paused the storefront/purchasing of the black death, this is due to recent server instability over the past weekend and the on-going homestead save issues combined, made it the right thing to do. We have also hit delays on the development of our new update "Rebellion", sales of the game have been low over the past 3 years, this was something we were expecting but makes it hard to deliver this new patch at a timely manner. However don't fret! The game will continue to be...


Happy new year Mercians! We wanted to post an announcement (yep another one!) on the progress of the rebellion update. Work is still going ahead and we are making strides on the major content required for the patch. One internal milestone we hit was completing the brand new (safe/starter zone) kingdom, we were unhappy with using current assets and wanted to give the city a fresh lick of paint. We have created a new layout and added an additional 20 houses bringing the total to 55 purchasable dwe...


Good Day Mercians We once again apologize for the persistent delays on the current update for the black death "Rebellion" we understand this is the main cause for players to believe that we have abandoned the project, which is completely understandable, however we wanted to note we are still developing the game but if we did decided to stop development we would have the professional courtesy of announcing it but no need to worry, we have full intentions to build up to a full release (out of earl...


Good day Mercians! We hope everyone is well in these turbulent times and wanted to let you know that we are still in full operation on our end still adding final touches to the rebellion update. In the meantime we wanted to show some more groundbreaking changes we are making to the black death as we are starting to reach completion on the rebellion update. If you wish to know more about the update please refer to previous posts in the news section. Anyways lets get to it: {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/1195...


{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/11958702/218383a500f0136c94eacc93d9e59b663c1eff2a.jpg Good day Mercians! We are aware that the original date set for the rebellion update has not been met, we apologize for the delay and the frustration this has caused. We were trying our best to get this update complete for a soon as possible but have internally become unhappy over it's contents. So we are now adding more drastic changes since this is the biggest update ever, we wanted to make it truly special. We hope you ca...





  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (64bit OS)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space



  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (64bit OS)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 2 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
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