Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville (aka Rebuild 3) is the third game in Sarah Northway's post-apocalyptic strategy game series Rebuild.
Early prototype distributed free on sites like kongregate.com. Sarah Northway did the art for the first Rebuild.
Aka Rebuild Mobile, Sarah hired EvilKris to help with the art and distributed first as a free flash game on sites like armorgames.com, then later on iOS and Android. A holiday update to the mobile version added seasons and cannibalism.
Sarah started collecting ideas for Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville in November 2012, and began work on the game in March 2013. It was successfully kickstarted for $40k in October 2013. Private alpha testing started in November 2013 for people who pre-ordered the deluxe edition.
Every survivor has a story of who they were before the plague, or of something that happened before you met them. They reveal it to you in three parts when they reach level 3, 6 and 9. A speech bubble appears to indicate that a survivor is ready to talk. After hearing the next part of their backstory, you get to pick a new perk for them. Which ones you can choose from are dependent on the survivor's skill, and elements from the backstory.