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Survival Snippets #40
Pumpkin Spice Everywhere.
Dead Matter launched pretty poorly- whatever setting is beyond “dumpster fire” would probably be a good label. Most developer engagement seems to be limited to Discord, where I snapped this:
Fargone is still alive! The developer apologizes for the bit of radio silence- basically, the upcoming patch has spawned into almost a soft relaunch of the game. Drop into the link for the full breakdown of what he’s working on, including an array of pictures!
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Can only test in person, unfortunately :(
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*drumroll* Many neat things are coming down the pipeline for Escape the Pacific; this Q4 update will have some great stuff.
Good read on the content coming to SurrounDead within the next few updates. I like the look of the new journal UI, though I’ll withhold judgment till I see how it handles within the game. Thumbs up for the (future) implementation of the quest system! I like this laptop idea.
RTE Worlds just released a new trailer. 🤔 I’m still not seeing a lot of survival in the title, though it does look like an interesting action/exploration-type game. (I’m not a fan of giant numbers popping up for XP/damage in combat.) Be sure to slide into the comments with your thoughts, especially if you played the developer’s previous title- Road to Eden.
I’ve never tried Wayward, but it looks adorable. It’s an older game - visually, it looks like Stardew Valley had a baby with UnReal World.
A small patch for Forever Skies dropped today- props for finally including the ability to hide UI for snazzy screenshots.
A new devlog from Winter Survival about the bear. I’m a little confused by this meandering intro on how “they wanted a game different than other survival games” and “wanted to give a challenging experience that would constantly put your skills to the test.” Enter this bear, which wanders around as a pain in the ass in Endless Mode, their sandbox. So, spoiler, you either bait him with a decoy or go to a new area that he isn’t in to stay safe. I missed the ‘challenging and different’ aspect of the devlog.
Enshrouded will debut a public demo on October 9th. Expect Dee and I to post a review of our time in the
survivalmultiplayer action RPG title. Parsing through the videos, I think the game will be a hit for builders- folks interested in dialed back (or absent) impactful survival mechanics-or folks that ever wanted to toss Valheim, New World, and Conan Exiles into a bag, shake it, and play whatever came out!
Mist Survival continues to post sporadic progress reports detailing some interesting new shit, but this is only the experimental (test) branch.
Random ginormous patch of bug fixes from Beam Team. Stranded Deep slightly alive briefly?
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Bit of a sleeper title. If you liked Raft and you like space, be sure to check out Life Not Supported. The new patch features fresh content.
Chunky patch for Conan Exiles, including the long-awaited revamp of the Purge system. It's a good time to check the game out, as it’s on massive sale till the end of the month.
Survive the Nights is brewing a rollicking content patch with several traps - I like these shotgun traps.