Posts Tagged ‘survival’

Sir, You Are Hunting: No Return

By Adam Smith on May 12th, 2014.

No Return isn’t ready for primetime yet, which is why I’m writing about it while eating couscous during a drab Monday lunchtime. The open world survival game has a build available but it’s not so much a demo as a proof of some features and engine capabilities. The game has still managed to grab my attention though because despite the phrase ‘open world survival game’ in the previous sentence, there isn’t a zombie in sight. No Return is a hunting simulator set in the real world, with an optional mode that has the player limping away from a plane crash, seeking food and shelter. Harsh climates, trapping and other forms of crafting are planned. If you’re not scared of starvation and frostbite, you can even add a few mercenaries into the mix to increase the threat level.

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The Hunger Game: Don’t Starve

By Adam Smith on November 19th, 2012.

Macabre survival nightmare, Don’t Starve, is available to play in beta form via Steam, in addition to the Chrome variant. Updates appear to be scheduled regularly, with the next due in a week, and I’ve been dabbling in preparation for a closer look at some point in the near future. There are no instructions provided, which is fitting because when lost in a weird world, a gentleman scientist does not receive an instruction manual. Instead, he must craft tools to exploit his environment and build fires to ward off the inky sea of night, and the horrors that scratch and squeal within the darkness.

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Scavenging Angels: NEO Scavenger

By Adam Smith on March 13th, 2012.

Wasteland Hobo

This could be the most important thing you read today, unless you’re planning to operate dangerous machinery and haven’t peeked at the instructions yet. Actually, forget that, this is still more important. That is providing you’re the sort of handsome individual who enjoys survival sims, hex-based RPGs, post-apocalyptic scavenging and turn-based everything. If you like any of those delicacies, I have just the thing for you. It’s called NEO Scavenger, you can try the demo in your browser here or read on to discover more.

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No Parping: A Valley Without Wind Details

By John Walker on May 24th, 2011.

Someone please help that poor mutant thing.

Arcen Games, they most famous for AI War, are still working extremely hard on their next project, exploration-led adventure, A Valley Without Wind. Oh, I’m so desperate for a great exploration game. Will this be the one? Please let this be the one. There’s a bunch of new details, and a new trailer, below.

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