About (or simply just Nightwalkers) is a free zombie survival game that plays in your browser featuring real multiplayer (no bots).


The game features several gameplay mechanics: Noise, Apocalypse, building, resource management, player leveling, and most importantly co-op.


Noise is a gameplay mechanic which appears after Level 2. On the left side of the screen you have the Noise Meter UI.

Most actions from your character will create Noise and the Noise Meter will turn red while not doing anything will make the Noise go down and the Noise Meter turning blue. Once the Noise Meter is full, zombies will be alerted by your presence and will try to catch and kill you.

As you level up you will also create more Noise, however at a high level you can unlock the Silent Boots which will allow you to not make any Noise while running.


After you gain a few levels there will be Apocalypse events happening. A timer will appear at the top of the screen with the number of seconds left until an Apocalypse. Once the timer reaches 0 waves of zombies will start appearing heading towards you. This is a good time to have a base to defend yourself in.


There wouldn't be a survival game without some building!

Pressing E or B on your keyboard will open the circular building menu. Each building has a limit based on your level, and the higher you are, the higher the limit is.

  • Wooden Fence - used for stopping zombies until it gets destroyed.
  • Bear Trap - traps and damages zombies (except the Tentacle Zombie); once the trapped zombie dies, the trap opens up again after a short while.
  • Flame Turret - shoots fire in a cone, great for AOE (area of effect) damage.
  • Spike Trap - damages zombies walking over it.
  • Oil Spill - slows down zombies walking over it.
  • Crafting Table - unlocked at a higher level, right clicking it opens up the unique crafting menu where players can make Machine guns and Crossbows. Any player can use any Crafting Table and since it's quite expensive, it's better to group up and build only one.

Resource management

There are 3 types of resources in the Nightwalkers which are needed for building:

  • Nightwalkers wood resourceWood
  • Nightwalkers metal resourceMetal
  • Nightwalkers circuit board resourceCircuit Boards
Nightwalkers hardcore button which spawns waves of zombies
Hardcore button

If the Hardcore button is used there is a chance that a random amount of all 3 drop, however, a zombie Apocalypse is triggered so stay alert and defend your base.

Nightwalkers wood resourceWood

Wood is acquired by shooting benches and crates. It's used the most to create Wooden Fences. Even though the Crafting Bench and the Flame Turret use more Wood than a Fence, the limit for the fences is greatly increased, after all it's your first way of stopping the zombie horde so don't be shy of spamming them.

Nightwalkers metal resourceMetal

Metal parts can be gathered by damaging lamp posts and trash cans. Their most often used in building the Bear Traps since the limit for this building is quite high.

Nightwalkers circuit board resourceCircuit Boards

Metal parts can be gathered by damaging lamp posts and trash cans. Their most often used in building the Bear Traps since the limit for this building is quite high.

Player leveling

Nightwalkers player leveling up
Player leveling up

Gaining levels is the main way of progressing through the game and is done by acquiring Experience.

Experience is gained by shooting objects which drop materials and killing zombies.

Since Nightwalkers is a co-op game, some Experience is shared throughout the whole map so if people kill in one corner be sure you'll also get at least a bit.

Leveling up rewards you with resources, weapons and health packs (which are activated by pressing Spacebar on your keyboard), higher limits for the number of buildings, new buildings unlocked and other bonuses such as Laser Sight, Silent Boots, and more.


The controls are the usual WASD keys or arrow keys and the mouse for aiming.

  • Left mouse button - shoots the currently equipped weapon or places the building you're holding.
  • Right mouse button - exits the building mode and equips your weapon again unless it is clicked over a Crafting Table, in which case the specific crafting menu will open.
  • B or E - opens the building menu.
  • Spacebar - uses the Health Pack, if you're full HP, it will not use any.
  • Keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 equip you with the weapon you have previously acquired.


  • At low levels focus on gathering as many materials as you can. Shooting them will level you up.
  • Being a co-op game your chances of survival greatly increase if you team up with more people.
  • Start building your base with fences to protect the inner part which should host the Flame Turrets.
  • Traps are good to keep small zombies in place while you focus on the big ones.
  • Use the Hardcore button carefully and only after you have a well-established base.


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Game updates & patch notes

Version 5.1

  • Crossbow added as a new weapon added to celebrate the release of our newest io game: CastleWars. The bolt does a lot of damage and impales zombies slowing them down (except the Tentacle zombie). It is crafted from the Crafting Table building.
  • Added daily login rewards. Try your luck and you can get some pretty cool loot.
  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations.