State Of Decay 2 Devs Add Player’s Deceased Father As A Playable Survivor To Pay Homage

A wholesome moment unlike any other.

Story Highlights

  • The State of Decay 2 devs at Undead Labs have added a player’s late dad as an NPC in the game.
  • He was memorialized per the player’s request, but the devs went further beyond to make it special.
  • The deceased father is now a playable survivor that the player has encountered on his journey.

Many of us jump into gaming to escape the horrors of reality and cope with grief. So, it’s no surprise that games mean a lot to players who have lost their parents. A State of Decay 2 player has had a similar experience, but Undead Labs has gone above and beyond to show support. As per a Reddit post by u/EmbarassedBudget859, the studio memorialized his father in the game as a playable survivor.

My dad passed away 3 years ago. Found him in the game.
byu/EmbarrassedBudget859 inStateOfDecay

Initially, the player had only asked the State of Decay 2 devs to add his father’s name as a tribute to one of the survivors. But after three years, he’s discovered that there’s a whole playable character dedicated to him with traits and other characteristics that match him. Unsurprisingly, the Redditor is extremely grateful to the studio for the kind memorabilia.

State Of Decay 2 Devs Have Responded To The Wholesome Moment

The devs were quick to recognize the player on Twitter and issued a little statement to console him. Undead Labs has congratulated EmbarrassedBudget for finally stumbling upon the wholesome easter egg. Similarly, players have admired the touching gesture by the studio and shown support for the player.

The State of Decay 2 devs have added player's late dad into the game to pay respects | Image Source: Twitter
The State of Decay 2 devs have memorialized the player’s late dad in the game to pay respects | Image Source: Twitter

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All in all, the wholesome moment has been commemorated by many in the little yet amazing State of Decay 2 community. It shows that gamers and devs can oftentimes come together in beautiful and unexpected ways to create happy memories that last a long time. It will certainly help EmbarrassedBudget deal with the sorrow of losing his father.

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