Dead Frontier is a free, web-based MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) that is operated by Jagged Blade Games. Neil Yates is the creator and developer of the game as well as an active player with his in-game character known as AdminPwn. Dead Frontier was released for open beta on April 21, 2008 and currently has over 800,000 registered users with several new accounts being created every day.
Dead Frontier offers both free and subscription content; subscription being entirely optional. Being free to play and available on a web browser, the game’s creator is expecting it to grow rapidly into a popular MMORPG.
Currently, Dead Frontier can be played through a 3D version of the game. Developmental work is announced through the main page of the Dead Frontier Wiki or, primarily, through the development blog. The 3D version allows for all players to be playing in just one game room.
On the 21st of April 2008, the game was released to the public as a beta version. Multiplayer mode and PvP Combat were released on the 15th of July 2008, allowing players to team up and play the game, or fight against each other.
A player-run market system was created on the 1st of October 2008 to facilitate trading among players. Named the Dead Frontier Mega Mall, it was popular among players, who used it frequently, as it was the only proper system for trading at that time.
The barricading system, used to secure buildings and prevent more zombies from entering, was released on the 26th of January 2009. It allowed players to create their own outposts in the Inner City, where they can trade etc as they could in the main outpost..
A new inventory system was released on the 15th of March 2009, along with the ability to conduct private trades. A proper market system was also released, replacing the Dead Frontier Mega Mall.
Missions were released on the July 19, 2009. They gave specific tasks to players, such as to destroy all infected in an area, for a cash and experience reward.
On September 16, 2009, a game was released on many game sites in order to promote Dead Frontier. Titled “Dead Frontier: Outbreak”, it is a text-based zombie adventure game, made to raise awareness among gamers about Dead Frontier, which due to its acceptance and success was followed by “Dead Frontier: Outbreak 2”.
On September 20, 2010, a 3D computer graphics version of the game was released to every registered player (previously tested by Gold Members), shifting the way players interact with the game, creating new gameplay strategies and techniques based on new challenges, new zombies and new outposts.
August 09, 2011 brought the first Missions available for Gold Members in the 3D version of the game.
On October 22, 2011, weather has returned to fairview, creating new environments and themes to fight in.
Interiors and Barricading were released on May 26, 2012.