Did you see the announcement that The Culling would be launching into early access on March 8th and weep bitter tears because you couldn’t wait that long for a survival sandbox-style game that stripped out any pretense of being anything other than a chance for players to kill one another? That’s a weird thing to weep about. But you also don’t have to be so sad; the game launched into even earlier access on both Steam and the Humble store. It’s out now, if that’s what you want to play!
The developers are aiming for transparency on a whole, with a full rundown of what is planned for early access and where development is moving from this point onward. Two big components of the planned updates are that the game is still lacking options for female characters and hasn’t yet been tested with huge number of players. So you’ll be testing the game and refining it to make it better, but you have to pay for the right to enter first.
Fair warning: The announcement trailer below is on the gory splatter-of-blood side of the equation.