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Stevo
08-03-2012, 07:11 PM
So yeah ^ Whether it be FPS,RTS,Roguelike I honestly don't mind I would be interested in seeing what is out there. Id love there be for a game where you have a pretty big world out there with a emphasis on you surviving with what you have and through scavenging the world. I know games like PZ are aiming for this (though frankly that game doesn't feel like what im describing).

Does any such game exist? Would I be better of slamming my head against a wall trying to attempt make such a game?

TimA
08-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Stranded II (http://www.strandedonline.de/s2_infos.php) springs to mind.

vinraith
08-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Fallout 3 with Wanderer's Edition definitely fits this bill, as does New Vegas with Project Nevada to a lesser degree (the latter is arguably too plot driven to fit the category).

Doesn'tmeananything
08-03-2012, 07:17 PM
There is Deus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYL14fwp_kc&feature=related

Stevo
08-03-2012, 07:17 PM
Fallout 3 with Wanderer's Edition definitely fits this bill, as does New Vegas with Project Nevada to a lesser degree (the latter is arguably too plot driven to fit the category).

See I just don't like Bethesda games that much, they can't hold my attention for very long =/

@TimA check that out now.

Wooly Wugga Wugga
08-03-2012, 07:18 PM
There is Deus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYL14fwp_kc&feature=related

Also, Robinsons Requiem.

They're on GOG.

They also have not aged well at all.

Doesn'tmeananything
08-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Also, Robinsons Requiem.

They're on GOG.

They also have not aged well at all.

Right, you have to have a special 'Dated visuals and UI? So what!' gland to enjoy games such as these, but I think they're still interesting enough to try out if you're particularly partial to the genre.

Berzee
08-03-2012, 07:37 PM
So yeah ^ Whether it be FPS,RTS,Roguelike I honestly don't mind I would be interested in seeing what is out there. Id love there be for a game where you have a pretty big world out there with a emphasis on you surviving with what you have and through scavenging the world. I know games like PZ are aiming for this (though frankly that game doesn't feel like what im describing).

Does any such game exist? Would I be better of slamming my head against a wall trying to attempt make such a game?

UnReal World as well, but it's not got the most...accessible...control scheme.

Cryptoshrimp
08-03-2012, 07:38 PM
I think the UnReal World does what you describe pretty accurately?

EDIT: Curse you, Berzee. A minute!

Berzee
08-03-2012, 07:43 PM
EDIT: Curse you, Berzee. A minute!

*waves jauntily from the Mountain of Victory*

DaftPunk
08-03-2012, 07:45 PM
Actually no,it does not exist. It seems like a great idea for someone to make it,but i don't know what are they waiting for.

I would like to have something like Grand Theft Auto,but post apocalyptic settings. Of course with more realistic gameplay,ammo scattering,looking for food supplies and stuff. And i don't need zombies or any other monsters in there,just put me against other survivors and lets roll it! ROOOLL EEET!




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Shane
08-03-2012, 07:51 PM
LOVE
Project Zomboid
Fall of Mankind

Cryptoshrimp
08-03-2012, 07:52 PM
In light of my horrible defeat at the slopes of Mount Victory, I can offer two more suggestions. They're not exactly open world sanboxes, but come pretty close. There's Notrium, which does have a story, but if my memory serves me correctly, you can just forget it and try to survive. Second is Dwarf Fortress which is pretty insane. However, if you think UrW's control scheme is bad, then don't bother.

BenWah
08-03-2012, 08:18 PM
fallout 3 wanderer's edition sorta fits, well the first several hours of gameplay did at least.
HUGE pain to get setup properly. I did get it going well along with a bunch of other mods.

unreal world is a well developed wilderness survival roguelike. Truly open ended.

Forget deus/robinson's requiem, just saving you time they're shit

Stranded II is kind of cool if you play it with "massive mod"
http://www.unrealsoftware.de/forum_posts.php?post=84044#jn

This game only tangentially fits your requirements but if you have an iphone/ipad you've GOT to get it.. One of the greatest games ever made, and hardly anyone has ever heard of it.
"King of Dragon Pass". Guess I'd call it tribal survival, with a massive dose of mysticism.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/king-of-dragon-pass/id335545504?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

I really like rogue survivor if you don't mind zombie + roguelike, it definitely has the desperate survival scrounge thing going on. Urban only.
You could call it open ended, except you're probably going to die really really fast.
http://roguesurvivor.blogspot.com/
(http://roguesurvivor.blogspot.com/)

Bleekill
08-03-2012, 08:58 PM
http://www.stalker-game.com/

One of the best in my opinion.

Anthile
08-03-2012, 09:05 PM
Apropos Deus (without Ex): http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/06/18/saturday-crapshoot-deus/

Always worth a read.

Stevo
08-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Played Stalker but it's not exactly what I mean, while the game itself is awesome and it's open endish it's still static progression where the game has an end goal that must be reached.

DaftPunk
08-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Rockstar should make GTA:Apocalypse.

Reinhardt
08-03-2012, 09:33 PM
I'm working on a project right now that I'm sure many of you would find interesting. I've got a working ecosystem representative of the African savannah with dozens of species of plants and animals that procreate, hunt, sleep, and interact with each other to keep the whole thing sustainable. Eventually I'd like to turn it into a survival game but right now it's just an ecosystem.

DaftPunk
08-03-2012, 09:59 PM
What kind of game will be,2D or 3D ?


Also if its possible,could you post some stuff from the game,it made me quite interested,as you said :c

Bleekill
08-03-2012, 10:09 PM
True. It would be cool if somebody made a survival mod for Mount and Blade.

Berzee
08-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Stranded 2 looks pretty interesting. I have downloaded it to try out laterz!

Reinhardt
08-03-2012, 10:39 PM
What kind of game will be,2D or 3D ?


Also if its possible,could you post some stuff from the game,it made me quite interested,as you said :c


Well, I wouldn't feel comfortable posting the code itself and any images would just be composed mostly of boxes and triangles but the artist who is working on another personal project (which is much more traditionally gamey) is going to be finished pretty soon and wants to move onto the ecosystem sim around the end of May. We want to use the Unreal engine because of its new and generous licensing policy and alleged ease-of-use.

This game would likely be first-person and revolve around the survival and expansion of a small group of humans creating and using primitive technology. Death would be permanent, but as long as you have humans still alive in your village you can control one of them. I have written absolutely nothing for procedurally-generated terrain, but eventually I'd like to get that set up too. It's 3D of course.

I could talk about this all day so PM me if you have any ideas, questions or suggestions. Like I said, I'm finishing up another game right now so I won't be giving my ecosystem much attention until this summer but I love discussing it.

Lukasz
08-03-2012, 11:04 PM
Op needs to play Terraria

Open world, which wants to kill you. you need to use things you find to build, make equipment. you adventure towards even more hostile environments....

Stevo
08-03-2012, 11:26 PM
Op needs to play Terraria

Open world, which wants to kill you. you need to use things you find to build, make equipment. you adventure towards even more hostile environments....

Again iv played Terraria and really enjoyed that but I guess that's not exactly what im looking for either. Heh maybe what im really looking for is Minecraft with a purpose, with better enemies, and be able to do some Management features =p

Stevo
08-03-2012, 11:42 PM
Anyone know if Mount and Blade has any mods to make it more meaningful?

DaftPunk
09-03-2012, 12:28 AM
Well, I wouldn't feel comfortable posting the code itself and any images would just be composed mostly of boxes and triangles but the artist who is working on another personal project (which is much more traditionally gamey) is going to be finished pretty soon and wants to move onto the ecosystem sim around the end of May. We want to use the Unreal engine because of its new and generous licensing policy and alleged ease-of-use.

This game would likely be first-person and revolve around the survival and expansion of a small group of humans creating and using primitive technology. Death would be permanent, but as long as you have humans still alive in your village you can control one of them. I have written absolutely nothing for procedurally-generated terrain, but eventually I'd like to get that set up too. It's 3D of course.

I could talk about this all day so PM me if you have any ideas, questions or suggestions. Like I said, I'm finishing up another game right now so I won't be giving my ecosystem much attention until this summer but I love discussing it.




That sounds promising man,but just be sure to focus on survivors fighting other people,don't trow any monsters in,it will ll ruin everything. When you finish your current project and start making the game in summer,feel free to make thread here on forums,so we can discuss it and give you suggestions.

agentorange
09-03-2012, 01:29 AM
Animal Crossing. Gotta keep pulling up those weeds or they'll consume your whole town.

outoffeelinsobad
09-03-2012, 04:56 AM
There is a game, called I Am Alive, which was just released on XBLA. I think RPS posted something about it some time ago? I'm not sure how well it would be suited to a PC port, however.

DaftPunk
09-03-2012, 12:23 PM
I already watched some Lets Play on youtube and its very linear game,also game mechanics get kinda repetitive after the time. You have a gun and you can point it at people,as you do that they raise their hands in air and start backing up,so meanwhile you can come to them and knock them out or back them up until they fall of the cliff or something. Also there is press x to kill machete weapon,and allot of simple climbing. Looks kinda disappointing to be honest.

Voon
09-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Played Stalker but it's not exactly what I mean, while the game itself is awesome and it's open endish it's still static progression where the game has an end goal that must be reached.

Shadow of Chernobyl or Call of Pripyat? The latter seems to be much more open than the former. Plus, you can pretty much do whatever you want early game in CoP. Procrastinating your mission just to hoard more artefacts, shoot bandits or exploring around a beautifully detailed radioactive Soviet ruin. All that was possible late game in SoC.

Olero
09-03-2012, 02:03 PM
The only one I can think of is Wurm Online (http://www.wurmonline.com/) (MMO) but that is more "surviving by doing your daily chores" then the "bloodthirsty monsters can terminate your puny life any time" kind of survival. You need to eat and quench your thirst constantly, which is a real pain. But in return you do get a world you can completely alter (terraforming, cutting and planting trees, constructing houses, carts etc) and work together with other people to build a nice village. The PvP server offers the danger of other playing looting, pillaging and killing you(r village(rs)), but I've never played on one of those, so I'm not familiar with the rules applied there.
All in all, it is a nice, but tedious game, with a lot of "grind". Especially since it (sorta) seeks realism and not always instant fun. The satisfaction after building a house (read: shed) is enormous though! :)

Zockeredwin
09-03-2012, 04:48 PM
Mentioned a few times now, Unreal World RPG is my favourite survival-rogue-like.

R-F
09-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Rogue Survivor is pretty good. You have to survive in a zombie-infested city.

outoffeelinsobad
09-03-2012, 05:54 PM
I already watched some Lets Play on youtube and its very linear game,also game mechanics get kinda repetitive after the time. You have a gun and you can point it at people,as you do that they raise their hands in air and start backing up,so meanwhile you can come to them and knock them out or back them up until they fall of the cliff or something. Also there is press x to kill machete weapon,and allot of simple climbing. Looks kinda disappointing to be honest.

Anything is going to sound silly if you explain it in the simplest way possible. The idea of games is to acknowledge the mechanics, while also fostering a sense of discovery or "what if". I could say, for example, that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a game about shooting people and monsters and finding and selling artifacts while following very clear objectives, but that doesn't convey what the game feels like to play very well, does it?

In any case, I would also recommend Dead Rising. Great, great game, but the survival mode only unlocks after you beat the story mode.

tomeoftom
09-03-2012, 08:04 PM
Sounds amazing.

electrose
13-07-2012, 09:34 PM
Again iv played Terraria and really enjoyed that but I guess that's not exactly what im looking for either. Heh maybe what im really looking for is Minecraft with a purpose, with better enemies, and be able to do some Management features =p
Try using the technic pack for minecraft, its a modpack with over 60 something mods it adds more mobs and a tonn of more items and blocks! heres a link: www.technicpack.net

Zaik
14-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Wurm online is an open world survival MMO, though for every cool thing it does, it tends to shoot itself in the foot. It's got extremely long skill grinds and the in game currency comes primarily from people buying it with real money, but it seems to appeal to some people who felt like Minecraft just wasn't "enough". It runs off a 5 euro/month subscription system that has to be purchased 2 months at a time, though you can try it free indefinitely(skills will be capped at 20 until you subscribe though).

Bleekill
14-07-2012, 11:41 PM
Pretty surprised nobody has mentioned Day Z yet.

DaftPunk
14-07-2012, 11:49 PM
Devs of Men Of War,are making rpg set in post-apocalyptic settings,looks and sounds already good.

thegooseking
14-07-2012, 11:53 PM
Pretty surprised nobody has mentioned Day Z yet.

Only the two posts prior to yours were written after Day Z was released; all the others were from before that.

Bleekill
15-07-2012, 12:05 AM
Yeah I just thought somebody would've dug up this thread I guess. Anyways the OP should check out Day Z for sure.

vinraith
15-07-2012, 12:22 AM
My understanding is that while Day Z was at one time a survival game of the sort described, it's mostly a deathmatch game on a very large map at this point.

Bleekill
15-07-2012, 12:27 AM
well it's not your average death match game because of tons of zombies running around and the constant need for resources. yeah, players kill each other but that's what is awesome about it. You have to worry about ruthless humans players AND ai.

I'm looking forward to the more polished release though, I don't own it yet

cheat2win
15-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Bump. Interested into this too.

DaftPunk
16-07-2012, 12:03 AM
Developers of Men Of War,are making rpg set in post-apocalyptic settings.


http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/07/06/interview-best-way-talk-nuclear-union/


http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/12/jul/union3.jpg

cheat2win
16-07-2012, 12:08 AM
Probably will only be available in 2013/2014...

internetonsetadd
16-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Still keeping an eye on The Dead Linger, a KS project I backed several months ago. Not completely unlike Day Z, perhaps with more of an emphasis on a creative relationship with the world (crafting/modifying/constructing). How it will turn out is anyone's guess. The pitch was sound, but the dev sometimes comes off as more ambitious than might be warranted given the scope of even a modest implementation of the intended game.

JECJoker
02-12-2012, 09:06 PM
Sorry to resurect a dead thread, but theres a few games that fit the genra now that I'd like to list for people!
Realm Explorer (http://www.realmsource.com/) - RPG MMO/Single player - Open world with endless generation and many survival elements.
Dysis (http://dysis.net/) - RTS (not sure about how many people could play yet) Open world with possibly other planets in the future with endless generation of the world.
Kenshi (http://www.lofigames.com/) - An open world RTS/RPG game that can be solo char or with your own army/faction.

I may have more to post later, theres a few more I dont have on hand yet.

Robert
02-12-2012, 10:00 PM
I'd imagine that Miasmata (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/miasmata) (link to GoG) might fit that bill. I haven't played it yet though.

johnki
02-12-2012, 10:16 PM
I'd imagine that Miasmata (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/miasmata) (link to GoG) might fit that bill. I haven't played it yet though.
Saw this thread and just came on to say that.

Miasmata does seem to fit that bill quite a bit, being that you're fighting a disease, hiding from a terrifying predator, and trying to cure yourself all at the same time.

Not sure if anyone's mentioned Don't Starve yet, but it also fits the bill.

Pertusaria
02-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Don't Starve may be of interest - there's a demo that runs on Chrome if you're trying to make up your mind; full beta version is on Chrome and Steam. You play as a Victorian scientist-type who's lost in the wilderness and has to scavenge, craft, and keep a fire burning at night to survive.

Tangential, but possibly of interest, is UnReal World RPG, which is a sort of roguelike based in neolithic Finland. I keep meaning to check it out, but going purely by the website description it sounds like it could be close to what you're looking for.

Arona Daal
02-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Notrium (Free)

2D Sci fi, Survival on hostile Planet,Shooter Elements

http://www.instantkingdom.com/notrium/
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Neoscavenger (got that one in some Bundle,and was quite taken)

2D,turn Based ,Fallout like Settings ,not finished yet but playable

http://bluebottlegames.com/main/node/21
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Malawi Frontier Guard
02-12-2012, 10:37 PM
It's a shame the rogue survivor dev is now working on an FPS "sequel" with blocky graphics developed from scratch and hasn't updated the original in months. There was still a lot missing from that game.

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of FPS survival games, but not that kind. The kind that never gets done and looks like shit.

BlackAlpha
02-12-2012, 11:35 PM
While not a pure survival game, there's a specific mod for STALKER Call of Pripyat that is worth checking out. It's called Misery. It's basically a big overhaul mod that tries to improve the game in every way possible. It adds a bunch of new mechanics, to weapons, to graphical stuff, and more. It's pretty popular and people are talking highly about it.

Anyway, so this mod enhances the survival aspect of the game. STALKER COP already has a nice survival feeling, but with this mod it's improved quite a bit.

Their new version is almost out and it's looking quite big. For instance, they say they will have 150 different guns (many of these guns will be different quality versions of the same type, worn, new, etc). They say it's going to be released this year, which means it will be out soon.

Link:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-misery

TheXand
03-12-2012, 01:05 AM
Such a shame that Project Zomboid seems to have fallen through as that would fit the bill nicely.

As suggested earlier Fallout 3 Wanderer Edition is a good one, or New Vegas in Hardcore mode.

Wurm Online is another.

There's the Stalker series as well.