ARK and Conan aren’t the only survivalboxes in town — in fact, several of the modern contenders in the subgenre have updates and videos this week demonstrating their progress.
Today, we’ll start with Next Day: Survival, a new game to our coverage here on Massively OP and one that’s just hit early access today. It’s touting its storyline, questing, “sophisticated crafting system,” car restoration system, repitation, and multiple game modes, including pure PvE and a single-player mode.
“Next Day: Survival is a multi-player survival game with elements of RPG. Its action takes place in an imaginary country within the Eastern Europe, a large part of whose territory is contaminated with toxic fog. The player’s main task is to survive, to develop his game character’s skills, and to interact with the surrounding world, other players, and non-player characters (NPCs). In the course of the game, the character earns a reputation, which gives him the chance to join various factions of survivors, each with their own features and limitations.”
Buy-in for the game is currently marked down to $7.49 on Steam. The final launch is slated for September of this year, so at least it won’t linger in early access forever.
Seriously: Bleakest. Gallery. Ever.
Hellion is releasing patch 0.2.2 today, complete with a server wipe, a rework for the nav-map, tweak for custom orbits, warp drive improvements, new functionality for flight controls, and basketball sound effects. I am not making that up.
The Black Death continues its dev blog series in the lead up to its 0.17 patch; it’s teasing relics, building out Reapers Rest, and posting concept work on Raven’s Reach Crypt (above) and Duffus Castle Ruins. The studio is also relocating its existing Thai language server in Bangkok.
Daybreak is busy touting H1Z1: King of the Kill’s Elite Series tournament at Dreamhack Atlanta this very weekend. There are two different tournaments, in fact — one for 24 five-man teams and one for solo players in a battle royal. (Always put your money on Brienne the Blue.) They’ll be splitting a combined prize pool of $250,000.