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About The Black Death

Welcome to the gritty medieval world of The Black Death. The plague has left a trail of destruction across Western Europe. Those who endure struggle against sickness, scarce resources and other desperate survivors. Start as a beggar and work your way up to a number of realistic professions, each with their own ways to survive. Enter a huge multiplayer open world, set in 14th century western Europe. Trade at fisherman’s ports, loot disease infested cities, hunt wild animals in dense forests, fight in bandit camps, upgrade your properties and much more. Loot, pillage, craft and survive in an epic struggle against The Black Death.

The Black Death Videos

A Year of The Black Death

To celebrate The Black Death’s one year anniversary, the team have put together a video that looks back throughout the entire development of the game, from early archive footage of when the game was just a white box to test out mechanics, to where it is now. It also features dev interviews with James Rowbotham and Cameron Small from Small Impact Games.

The Black Death - The Long Night - Developer Walkthrough

David from Green Man Gaming sits down with Cameron and James from Small Impact Games to talk about the latest update for The Black Death – The Long Night. We look at some procedural events, the new housing mechanics, UI improvements and pull off a daring heist of an unsuspecting player's house!

The Black Death - Developer Q&A

Cameron, James and Emily from Small Impact Games sit down with David from Green Man Gaming Publishing to browse through the Steam forums and answer some of your questions!

The Black Death articles


Medieval Survival Game The Black Death Gets Relics Update

The Black Death is a survival, medieval life simulator, exploring the time of the plague and the impact and destruction across Western Europe. The game from Small Impact is currently in Early Access In this update players will now be able to explore more areas and encounter new items in the world of Mercia.


The Black Death – The Long Night Q&A

The Black Death has just got a brand new update. The Long Night promises day & nights cycles, performance improvements, days survived, housing overhaul and much, much more! We had a chat with The Black Death’s Lead Artist Cameron Small and Community Manager Emily Barber about the update.


What You Need To Know About The Black Death: The Long Night Update

The Black Death has been given a brand new update. Version 0.12, The Long Night, gives the game some significant updates. Here is what you can expect when you experience The Long Night.


The Black Death Previous Updates

See how far The Black Death has come since its Early Access launch in April 2016.


The Black Death: The Providence Update

This week saw the release of The Providence update for The Black Death. This update brings a massive amount of improvements and new features. You can check out what The Providence update brings below.


The Black Death V0.09 Patch Notes

The Black Death’s new update is live! Here are the brand-new patch notes here!


The Black Death – Update 0.09 Details

The Black Death has had yet another substantial update, but what’s in it exactly? Well, The Black Death‘s 0.9 update is sure to leave you excited, with amazing additions including:


Gamescom Spotlight: The Black Death

Among the other brilliant games that we’re presenting at Gamescom this week, Green Man Gaming is proud to present: The Black Death. A title that we’re currently selling in Early-Access!


Arcade Mode Live: The Black Death

We’ve rounded up the Black Death updates into a short and easily digested video! Find out about the Beggar class, the bounty system and more!


Arcade Mode: The Black Death

The Black Death came out on Early Access this April, from then, the game has seen a number of updates from the team at Small Impact Games. Naturally, I’ve taken a look back at the game to see just how substantial these updates have been!


The Black Death just got better: New bounty system & beggar class

Medieval survival game The Black Death has just rolled out a new bounty system, beggar profession and lots more as part of its latest update.


System Requirements

The Black Death is available for Windows in Early Access now. Here are the minimum system requirements needed in order to play the game.

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