A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Android

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It's been a few years since the zombpocalypse turned the world's cities into graveyards and sent the few survivors into hiding. Now you must gather them up and restore civilization to a ruined city, one building at a time.

Rebuild 3 is a strategy sim with a good helping of narrative and dark humor. It'll make you fond of your survivors before you send them to their deaths for the greater good. As you expand your fort to new buildings, you'll decide between farms or fortifications, housing or hospitals, and make tough decisions to fend off raiders, illness, starvation, and madness. And the dead are still out there wandering the streets, hungrier than ever.


  • 4X style strategy and city (re)building
  • Endless replayability with randomized cities and events
  • Survivors with individual skills, perks, relationships, and stories
  • Rival NPC forts with their own agendas, friendly or otherwise
  • Campaign Mode, a journey through cities of increasing size and difficulty
  • Strategic fort defense and interactive attacks
  • Play in either real-time or turn-based mode
  • 5 skills: defense, leadership, scavenging, building, engineering
  • 30 missions: scavenge for food, kill zombies, fish, trade, bartend, craft...
  • 35 node research tree
  • 50 building types with unique uses and/or scavengeable resources
  • 200,000 words of event text - enough to fill two novels

Bonus features in the Deluxe Edition ($25 usd)

  • Desktop version of Rebuild 1 (previously only available in Flash)
  • Desktop version of Rebuild 2 (including "winter" mobile content)
  • 5 bonus professions for your main leader
  • 5 corresponding unique items
  • PDF artbook
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date May 29, 2015
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorNorthway Games
GenreSurvival, Simulation, Strategy
Made withFlashDevelop, Adobe Illustrator
Tags4X, City Builder, Management, Meaningful Choices, Narrative, Turn-based, Zombies
Average sessionA few hours
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly
LinksSteam, Homepage, Steam, Support, Wiki


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Rebuild3Win_v1641.zip 101 MB
Rebuild3Mac_v1641.zip 110 MB
Rebuild3_Android_v1635_64bit.apk 68 MB
Rebuild3_Android_v1625.apk 57 MB
Rebuild3Win_v1641_deluxe.zip 96 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
Rebuild3Mac_v1641_deluxe.zip 105 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
Rebuild3_Android_v1627_air33_armv7_deluxe.apk 56 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
Rebuild 3 Artbook.pdf 29 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild1desktop_v133mac.zip 28 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild1desktop_v133web.zip 5 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild1desktop_v133win.zip 26 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild2desktop_v312mac.zip 40 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild2desktop_v312web.zip 16 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more
rebuild2desktop_v312win.zip 38 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more

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There is an issue with the Android 64bit version. After installing and attempting to launch I reach a Google Play window saying: "To continue using, buy it on Google Play or subscribe to Google Play Pass". From there I either have to buy the game via the play store (for a lot less $...) or subscribe.

For those with the same issue:

I restarted phone, issue remained. I uninstalled via the play store and then redownloaded from itch.io. on that second attempt I installed the non 64bit version (originally installed 64bit). Problem resolved. I am not really sure the cause and what exactly fixed it.

Gosh, I remember missing the Kickstarter for this. I bought this on Steam, I'm very satisfied and I highly recommend it to people. It's got a lot of depth and variety in play. The music is atmospheric and suits the mood of the game. The art makes sense for the time it was developed for and it still holds up. It's not a graphically intense game.

I recommend new players immediately stop time to survey their surroundings when starting a game. As you grow more experienced, you'll find a play style all your own!

I had no idea the people who made this (I played the flash game so much and have had this on my phone for years) made Fantastic Contraption VR. One day you should bring rebuild to PCVR, there are so many zombie games but none of them have the dimensions that Rebuild focuses on.


Hey again, first time a developer makes it on my list for Top Best Games twice, congratulations


I loved Rebuild 1& 2 ( 2 being my favourite) I still remember flaying it for hours on Kongregate

wish I could've downloaded it but it two many factors in the way ( THE PRICE IS NOT ONE OF THEM)

best of luck Northway