Dead Island: Epidemic is not a first-person MOBA, new screenshots released 5

Dead Island: Epidemic was a zombie-themed PvE/PvP three-team MOBA by Stunlock Studios and Deep Silver. Despite being pretty much anti-MOBA, I thought it was kinda fun and enjoyed the few times I hopped into its beta.

The game shut down in October of 2015, but its legacy lives on — in my (and others’) Steam inventories. I had half a dozen beta keys for the game that could not be redeemed or deleted, so they sat there, clogging up my inventory, for the past year and a half. I wondered if they would be there forever, part of some cunning marketing ploy to keep a dead game at least partially “alive” — you know, like a zombie.

Thankfully, one enterprising Steam user came to my rescue. I read the heartwarming (and mildly insane) tale of CookieMisha on Reddit, who enjoyed DI:E so much that she decided to collect those useless beta keys — both for her own love of the cancelled game and to provide a service to users who wanted to clear them from their inventory. As she puts it,

Right now, these keys hold no value and many of them are still sitting in player inventories, the game is dead after all, completely unplayable. You know, Dead Island Epidemic had not had very bright history, but the community of dedicated players was great, and me, being part of it, I first though I would just collect the keys because I really loved the game, but then it just became a routine and I was happy for every key that came into my hands.

If you have excess Dead Island: Epidemic keys, you can exchange them with Misha via this Steam page.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Arieswar on April 14, 2017

    Not suprising at all if u do a simple search on rare steam keys and gifts u can see people are paying stupid amounts of money.. this so called good person taking ur old beta keys might intend to sell them later basically you been scamed 😀

    not to worry this has happen me aswell and i have severall old rare gifts in my inventory, because i love how people try to get em off me.

    • Curst on April 14, 2017

      If someone agrees to take something you wanted to get rid of by any means necessary, it can’t be a scam regardless of what that person intends to do with said “something”.
      You’ve been reading Trionis$#!7’s comments too much, not everything in this world is a scam.

  2. Andew Murczek on April 13, 2017

    BRING BACK Dead Island: Epidemic this game was so much fun .. i just cant figured it out why they shut it down …. BRING IT BACK … !!!!!!!!!!! NOW

  3. davon8ball on April 13, 2017

    I have 6 open beta keys selling each for 1k 😛

  4. Why? on April 13, 2017

    Is this autism in its truest form?

  5. Curst on April 13, 2017

    Finally. Let her deal with all the undead steam keys instead. I wish someone would accept all the other useless items lying around and collecting virtual dust in my inventory. >_>

    • asd on April 13, 2017

      Search Trashbot on Steam.

      • Curst on April 13, 2017

        “Trashbot has been retired.”

      • Curst on April 13, 2017

        Never mind, find a working one. I wasn’t exactly desperate to get rid of those items, so it’s not surprising that I was oblivious to bots like that.

  6. Misha on April 13, 2017

    Well, thats kinda suprising.
    Someone linked me to this article. I did not expect that to happen at all. Thanks to all who decided to contribute to my collection.

    • Jason Winter Author on April 13, 2017

      Yes, that someone was me 🙂

      • Misha on April 13, 2017

        Haha! Thank you, thats awesome.

  7. BrawlPunk on April 13, 2017

    Complete Greediness from that Stream User.