Today, Dead by Daylight: the Board Game, developed by Level 99 Games and inspired by the world-renowned hide-and-seek video game, launched on Kickstarter. Fans can pre-order the game—which is scheduled to arrive just in time for Halloween 2022—by visiting the project’s Kickstarter page now and reserving their copy.
Created by board game veterans Level 99 Games in collaboration with Behaviour Interactive, Dead by Daylight: the Board Game promises to recreate the intense experience of the slasher-movie-inspired video game on fans’ tabletops.
Dead by Daylight: the Board Game will be available in two varieties. The standard edition is priced at $49.99 USD and includes 6 Killers, 7 Survivors, and 2 maps. The collector’s edition is priced at $99.99 USD and includes 16 Killers, 17 Survivors, and 4 maps, upgraded components, and additional hook and generator miniatures to complement the game’s ambiance. The collector’s edition will have limited availability post-Kickstarter and will not be available in stores.
Between 3 and 5 players will take on the roles of the resourceful Survivors or the relentless Killer, then traverse the board to either survive and escape or hunt down their quarry. Players will be able to use special items, perks, powers, and props scattered throughout the Trial Grounds to achieve their objectives.
The game balances playability and style. A large board and detailed miniatures make it easy to tell what is happening from across the table, and graphics draw heavy inspiration from the video game’s aesthetics.
“Accessibility is a key aspect of the game,” says lead designer D. Brad Talton Jr. “Dead by Daylight embodies a lot of detailed concepts but presents these very simply and intuitively. We worked hard to capture that aspect in the tabletop game as well so that players of all skill levels can find something to enjoy.”
Fans can pledge between now and April 21st to reserve a copy of either edition on Kickstarter. The game is scheduled for delivery in October 2022, just in time to play at Halloween parties this fall.
Level 99 Games is an independent studio-publisher creating original board games for a video-game generation. The Level 99 Games team is made up of passionate developers who grew up loving both tabletop and digital games. Founded in 2011, the team has delivered over 15 major releases, including projects featuring popular video game licenses such as Mega Man, Dead Cells, Street Fighter, BlazBlue, and Shovel Knight.
Created by Behaviour Interactive, Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action-horror game of hiding and seek, set in dark fantasy and drawing from all corners of horror, where each match is a different experience. Dead by Daylight boasts more than 50 million players both globally and across all platforms. On any given day, up to 2 million players step into the Fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, the game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, movies, and video games.
Behaviour Interactive was founded in 1992 and is Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher. Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 900 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 48 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and many more.