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Posts tagged “Survival Week”

Feature: Another mouth to feed

Surviving With The Sims

Note - this was originally published a month ago as part of the RPS Supporter program, hence the reference to our now-finished Survival Week. It's Survival Week here at RPS, so I decided that I'd write about my earliest experiences with The Sims, a survival game like no other. Left to their own devices, Sims are just about smart enough to struggle through life but…

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Feature: 1878 - 2014 RIP

A Brief History Of Survival Games

As part of our government mandated Survival Week, I've taken a look into the long history of survival gaming, charting the genre from its origins to its present day obligation. Let's dive in! It always bears repeating that the very first Survival Game was released in 1878, by pioneer developers, Pickering’s Gaming Emporium. Having been created at a time before anyone had had to survive…

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Feature: A war game with a civilian focus

Interview: Warzone Survival In This War Of Mine

"An experience of war seen from an entirely new angle". That's how 11 Bit Studios are pitching This War Of Mine. The new angle they're referring to is the fact that, instead of being an action-packed military shooter, their warzone is a city under siege and requires you to keep a band of civilians alive. Its desire not to glorify war reminds me of Ubisoft's…

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How To Make Minecraft A Survival Game

There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we'll highlight a few of those games and i) write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself. “Survival mode”. Pah. Vanilla Minecraft’s survival mode is for the flimsy…

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Feature: Storms a-Comin'

Minecraft Survival Diary: Longing For Home Comforts

There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we'll highlight a few of those games and i)write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself. Loading my pack with the most brutal of mods, I set out…

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Feature: Hands around my throat

A Fistful Of Gelli Bears: Neo Scavenger Diary #3

Neo Scavenger is one of the best turn-based RPGs I’ve ever played. Although still in Early Access, it has oodles of content and has received several hefty updates since I first played it. As part of Survival Week, I decided to document a single playthrough of the game. No quicksaves, no restarts, no chance. Here’s how I died. The previous parts are here.

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Survival Mod Total Chaos Pretties And Uglifies Doom II

Earlier this week I wrote about DayZ mod for Doom which you can play right now, but here's another, potentially more ambitious still survival remix of id's finest hour. Total Chaos for Doom II is a massively-modified ( to the point of being unrecognisable) singleplayer open world survival horror mod, which uses GZDoom (engine) and Zandronum (multiplayer infrastructure) and - GASP! - features no guns.…

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Feature: Last DayZ Of Our Lives

Every Death You Take: Perma-Permadeath in DayZ

Games with permadeath -- wherein you start over completely when you die -- provide certain stakes to a gaming session. Rather than reloading your last save after you die, you lose all your gear, you lose all your progress, and you essentially lose all the time you've spent playing up to that point. For a while now (a couple years, to be honest) I've been…

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Feature: Cold Mountain

The Lost Cartographer: Surviving The Long Dark

It's grim up north. The northern parts of Canada portrayed in early-access survival adventure The Long Dark, that is. We sent Duncan Geere to explore its icy landscapes for Survival Week, and he came back with a tale of a single day in the life of a lost cartographer, trying to map the wilderness as it slowly kills him. The first sensation is one of…

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Have You Played… A Dark Room?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Is A Dark Room a survival game? It's a browser-based resource management game, which wears the uniform of an 'idle' experience but is about far more than accumulation over time. Perhaps it doesn't quite fit the survival theme because it's impossible to fail…

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Feature: Every Dog Has Its Day

Skyrim Survival Diary: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we'll highlight a few of those games and i)write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself. I found Meeko sitting by the side of the road. He is…

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Feature: You Will Survive

How To Make Skyrim A Survival Game

There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we'll highlight a few of those games and i) write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself. You may have already read my Skyrim survival diary and if…

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Bag For Life: Neo Scavenger Diary #2

Neo Scavenger is one of the best turn-based RPGs I’ve ever played. Although still in Early Access, it has oodles of content and has received several hefty updates since I first played it. As part of Survival Week, I decided to document a single playthrough of the game. No quicksaves, no restarts, no chance. Here’s how I died. Part one is here.

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Have You Played… Notrium?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The RPS archives don't contain a single post dedicated to Notrium and Survival Week is the perfect time to remedy that. Mod-friendly, free to download and rocking a randomised alien world before 'procedural generation' became the buzzword de jour, Ville Mönkkönen's top-down sci-fi…

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Feature: Surviving & Journaling

Eidolon Diary: Diarising Eidolon

Eidolon is a beautiful survival game inside which John starved to death on video back in August. We asked Jack de Quidt, writer for The Tall Trees, to live a little longer and write a little more about his experiences with the game. When you first open up your journal in Eidolon you’re met with wonderful, terrifying blankness. You have no objective. You have no…

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Feature: A field guide, if you will

Field Notes: How Devs Recreate Wilderness In Games

Most survival games are set in the great outdoors, and while The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Firewatch aren't survival games, both have taken interesting steps to present natural wilderness. We asked Mitch Bowman to find out more. The outward appearance of everything on Earth that wasn’t made by humans is one big accident. It’s the result of a bewilderingly complicated system of interactions between…

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