I’m a big fan of the whole zombie thing, even though many think it’s been done to death already. Zombies or infected are a great way to add antagonists to a game without really offending anyone, except maybe the dead. Zombies and infected are one of the few enemy types that everyone can rally against. The latest game to take on the hordes of infected is that of Techland’s Dying Light. I’m not going to talk about it too much as that will be saved for another post, but all I’ll say about it is that I’m having a ton of fun with it. It’s not a game I’d let the kids play, but it is a game I enjoy when they’ve been safely tucked in their beds. For those who are playing Dying Light, did you know that there is a Dying Light Companion app for it? Did you also know that the companion app is totally awesome and helps you out a great deal while you’re away from the main game?
What makes the Dying Light Companion app different from others is that it isn’t another side app that just shows you a map or what your stats are. Instead, this is a full featured mini game that you play while you’re away from the main game. In fact, it doesn’t even show you anything about the main game. The Dying Light Companion app’s sole duty is to help you farm materials for use in Dying Light.
You do so sending out scout teams of 3 on missions to collect loot. Missions can last from 3 minutes to several hours for example and the harder the mission, the better the loot. What you will need to watch is the health of your scouts. Scouts are characters that you can recruit and level up as you play, but they are also characters that can be killed. Once a high level scout is killed, that’s it. You’ll have to level up a new scout from scratch. Luckily, you can recruit up to 20 scouts to be on your roster so you should have no trouble managing your team.
After you think you’ve collected enough materials, you can create a supply package of all the stuff you’ve collected and it gets sent to the Quartermaster in the game. I haven’t quite figured out how to transfer money however. I don’t even know if you can. Money for the most part seems like it’s just used to heal your scouts that you have.
If you’re playing Dying Light, I highly suggest that you download the Dying Light Companion app, whether it be on iOS or Android. It really is a nice compliment to the main game and an easy way to rack up materials you need for crafting while you’re away from your console. What I like is that you can pretty much set up missions, close the app, and come back later when they are completed to collect your reward.
App Store Link: Dying Light Companion
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
The Dying Light: Companion App is your free, one way ticket to Harran, the zombie infected city in which you managed to survive in. As a newly promoted scout commander, your role is to manage a team of Scouts – other survivors who are brave and swift enough to fight with the infected while gathering supplies and saving other survivors.
Manage your scouts as they embark on dangerous missions. Find new recruits that will join your ranks. Assemble teams that are best suited for any given task and watch them come back with supplies and glory. Send the wrong people to fight the infected, and they will come back as one of them…
Components, supplies, and gear that your scouts find in the Companion App can be transferred to your character in the Dying Light game when it’s released. NOTE: you’ll need to create an account on your Dying Light game which will be available on any next gen console or PC.
[Source: App Store]