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Snippets #33: So much for the weekend.
Sundays just seem so short.
Nowhere: Mysterious Artifacts released into Early Access on August 17th with ‘Mixed’ reviews before clawing into ‘Mostly Positive.’ Currently under a 10% launch discount until August 24th. Judging by the Discord pings, the developers are on top of patching bugs/issues, so that’s good to see. There’s a demo available on the Steam page if you want to check it out, and the developer gifted us some keys, so there’s a Giveaway up in our community Discord!
Sunkenland will release to Early Access on August 25th. Digging their latest trailer!
Tune in to the Opening Night for Gamescom streaming live Tuesday, August 22nd at 11a PT /2p ET /8p CEST, with the pre-show starting 30 minutes earlier. If you’re lucky and can be there in person, go! Excellent chance to meet the developers for some survival titles, check out some demos, and maybe even get some swag. (If you don’t want the swag, send it to me!)
(Official YouTube Livestream)
▻ We have phenomenal community members- our newest newsletter will highlight a fantastic person every other week. First up is Becca!
▻ Not much to report this week from Hashtag beyond the Becca post. I have been fucking struggling. So yanno what, whatever I can get done is A+.
(I typed A- accidentally at first, which seems fitting.)
▻ Have you taken this poll yet? It would help me out. Big thanks! (Straw Poll)
Don’t Miss Out
Switch owners, don’t forget to check the eshop for sales on popular survival titles! Subnautica is on sale until the 24th, and Green Hell until the 31st. Personally, I’m a huge fan of anything that’s 80% off or more- that’s the sweet spot.
Tribe: Primitive Builder is holding another Playtest that starts today; you can request access from the Steam store page. Dee and I took a stab at an older demo build back in February. I wasn’t a fan, and she thought it was… okay.
Nightingale will be demoing a brand-new trailer at Gamescom.
Start Over will release a new map- check out the image teasers in the news post. I wonder if this means folks will have to…start over?
Fancy a change of platform? You can now find Homeseek on GOG.
A limited-time playtest? Do tell me more, Last Whisper Survival.
So I still haven’t tried out Native Hunter, but I have to say, I am incredibly intrigued by…taming penguins as an animal companion.
Closing in on the release of the first major expansion for Icarus! In the meantime, they added some more workbenches, so that’s a thing.
Big things ahead for Square Glade, the studio behind Above Snakes! Catch up on the news with this fancy YouTube video. They’ve also created a Patreon based Supporter’s Club. Perks, depending on tiers, grant you behind the scenes access to closed tests for Above Snakes, and exclusive access to new prototype games.
The storage & Transportation Update to Green Hell will go live on August 28!
So much new shit for Project Zomboid, luckily there are a few videos embedded in their latest news post for those intimidated by the wall of text.
Gord is a colony survival adventure strategy…thing. I’ve been kinda following along with news for the past year or so, and it finally released last week. It’s sitting solidly at Mixed reviews so far, which is disappointing. Price point is a little steep at $35, maybe I’ll wait for a sale.
If anyone DOES go to Gamescom, be sure to check out the demo for Serum and report back. It’ll be the first time folks see something beyond the shallow lore teasers, and this thing has been dragging on for ages.
Grats on that one year anniversary Farthest Frontier!