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Survival Snippets #39
Dead Matter= Dead on Arrival?
A developer for Aloft posted to their Discord that they were the target of a hack. They’ll be disabling the demo from their Steam store page while they work to figure out the extent of the damage/issue.
Not survival, but fuck if I care, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will be released on December 7th to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna. PLEASE MAKE IT GOOD AND NOT A FLOP. If it is good, expect me to disappear for a few weeks.
After a hundred years, Dead Matter was finally released into Early Access on Steam. And man, is it getting its dick punched. The Steam rating is in the toilet, and it’s being beaten to death all over Twitter. Stay away. Also, this is a hilarious Tweet.
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▻ Dee has a review of the HumanitZ demo slated to drop tomorrow! The game drops into Early Access on the 18th.
▻ I’m clawing my way through a few article ideas. Also, have some ideas for gameplay videos and streams.
⏳ Don’t Miss Out
There are a ton of sales this weekend- you’ll want to snag The Infected, Subsistence, Above Snakes, and Veil of Dust. This is the last chance to catch Bermuda- Lost Survival before the developers yank it.
The Steam Deck is on sale until September 21st. Make a pricey purchase a little more tolerable!
📰 Survival News
No worries on the radio silence; a Discord post from Emre - director and developer of Nowhere: Mysterious Artifacts- explains that they are leaning into a ton of development work. It seems like the work targets the map, building, and performance enhancements.
Check out the work-in-progress shot of new Player Character variants and Armor Clothing Sets coming to Alpha 22 of 7D2D. I can finally be beautiful!
It’s been a while since I hopped into the playtest for Fractured Veil, and I didn’t click with the gameplay the last time I tried it. Maybe drag Dee along and give it another shot. I want to give props to how awesome these weapons look!
Are you trying to follow along with the Unity Engine drama? Here’s a neat read from an attorney.
Last year (literally, it’s been a year), the developers of Last Oasis decided to redo many game features and mechanics. It didn’t go too well for them; reviews tanked even more, and they went radio silent. Alive again to say they’re pivoting to modding to save their asses? I may have paraphrased slightly.