Protect Ed by Citrus2D

For tutorial and dev videos head to the survival game dev channel or itch forum

Protect Ed brings together the open world survival gameplay of Day Z and the very popular top down rts strategy games of the past like Cannon Fodder.

Enjoy the freedom of an open world map and the traditional survival gameplay of ransacking buildings, base building, chopping trees and searching out supplies and upgrades.

Weapons, food, ammo and clothes spawn into buildings and from other sources so keep an eye out for these essentials.

The gameplay is fast and sometimes mellow, while battles are intense and burtal so you will need to play with skill and get use to hitting your targets to stay alive.

Survive and maybe you are ready to control upto 16 squad members as well, if you are ready then head to the Mission 1 Test Map. Call Squad Members for backup when you feel the need and they will be a wall against the tides of enemy. Have their backs and they will always have yours.

Tatical views and Squad Member controls give you the ability to be an agile fighting force in your battle to stay alive.

Game Features 
(links to videos for more information)

* Open World Map featuring 450+ destructable & Enterable Buildings
* Destructable and harvestable trees and rocks across entire map
* Working Electricity supplies for all buildings, Fuse Boxes, Switches Etc
* 50+ weapons with different calibre bullets, no bullet drop, no range, yet.
* 3X weapons slots
* Bows, Grenades, Mines and other special weapons
* Food, Ammo, Clothes, Weapons, Seeds, Medical Pickups
* A Dastardly Foe
* A Capture the Flag setup for knocking out enemy bases
* 16 x Squad Members for support if you want them.(RTS gameplay)
* Squad Command Panel for setting Squad patrol points etc
* Building System With Rocks, Wood and Metal
* Generators, Seach Lights, LED lights and much more to come.
Health System featuring injuries for eyes, skull, legs, feet and more.
* Day/Night And Weather System Featuring Accurate Calander
* Story plot to unlock the truth behind the blood suckers.
* Lots more to come, read below

All of the above are still under development.

Above: NEW destruction from above game feature being worked on.  For a video with commentary click here to go to this survival games youtube channel. Press NumPad8 to enjoy this game feature.

Above: A Full 365 day season cycle with rain, snow, fog and storms is in development and should be ready for V1.5. Just now Press NumPad9 for winter effects. 

Above: Base building with destructable parts. Build something and then blow it up with some greandes. Keep in mind grenades are 5x their full game setting just now. Bases will not withstand wave upon wave of the dastardly foe.  They will all break so its best to build out of metal if you can.


Game Modes

I dont see Protect Ed as a pure zombie shooter with survival elements. Any hostile force will be optional and I want the game to stand up as a pure survival game by itself and that is slowly coming together. Until the game is fully fleshed out expect the zombie hordes to feature but an option for them being on or off isnt too far away.

This will also be a few updates away as a lot of code has changed meaning the old game difficulty is no longer working. New options to set the difficulty will include things like the amount of items spawned into the world as well as the extremes of weather you will expereince. So the difficulty still has a lot of things needing to be added before I can finaly sort this out.

What is there to do without zombies
Pure survival will involve using the planting options, keeping warm, hunting and things along those lines but thats not to say there wont be any missions. NPC’s are yet to be added and these will provide plenty of options for gameplay on pure survival game mode. Instead of bringing in your squad members you will form a team from those you meet. Some form of hostiles may feature but again this will probably be optional.

RTS Missions
Using your squad is obviously optional but I do want to continue to add in as many features as I can for this area of the game. Im a big RTS fan so I wont be slacking in this area of the game but it is one of the most complicated so will take the most time. Squad formations, forming groups and generaly making them a whole lot better is the plan. Keep patient as Im just a single guy making it all and doing anything in 3D takes ages.

Above:  V1.4.8 Find out the very lastest with this dev chat video


The Story So Far – Why Are We in This Mess
“When the virus first started nobody really took the reports seriously, after all how many times has the news scared us to death only for nothing to ever happen. So life went on as it always had before and Ed went about his business as he always did.

He wasnt one for reading the news anyway and even less so now. His way of thinking is practical and he’s more a hands on type of guy. Thats not to say he isnt intellegent as it was him who first tracked down the source of the outbreak and it was him who called in the authorities.

Little did any of us know that they would handle it so badly and make a bad suituation a million times worse. All they achieved was spreading whatever it was round the planet a lot faster than if they had done nothing at all. Some said thats what they wanted.

So here we all are, the world has fallen into chaos, on the one side there are those immune to the madness the virus brings and on the other a fait worse than being dead. So crazed are these dead walkers that all they do is crave and seek out blood, be that animal or human they seem to care not.

How this will all end is anybodys guess but it seems Ed found something out in those woods that day that even he was too afriad to tell the government about. Some say its a conspiracy while others say Ed doesnt know anything more. But the facts dont lie, ever since that day the blood suckers have persued him without end and without any apparent desire for their own safety.

That through simply logic suggests a group, or, at the very least a central mind is controlling them. If that is the case then we are all dealing with something unlike anything we have ever expereinced before.

What Ed knows we can only guess at and maybe in time we too will find out why he is probably the most hunted man to have ever lived. “


Above: Take control of up to 16 Squad Members for some backup with the RTS game features being added in. A lot more still to come so expect issues with the AI for the time being.


Peace out and I hope you enjoy what has been put together so far. 

I try to make 32bit and 64bit versions available for each update. If you like survival, dont mind early access then download.  Updates, Fixes and additional information  are posted in the survival game forum and some links are below.

Heres are some links.
* Protect Ed survival games Dev videos
* The Developers Page On GameJolt
* Forum Here on Itch for the open world rts survival game protect Ed


If you cant donate a $ or $$ follow the game here on itch to show your support, gamejolt or sub the youtube channel.   Post in the forum here on itch and  I will answer any questions you have as best as I can.

I will be keeping the game up until the end of Feb 2020 but if it remains as barren as it is now then there is sadly very little point in it being here. Granted you might get a free game but it wont be finished correctly without feedback of any kind or any support and thats just the way it goes. Not all titles work out or prove popular but at the end of the day the code remains to possibly be converted into something else.


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