A new year, a new batch of survival games! Yes, the genre has become so popular that one guide, no not even two guides could contain all of the survival goodness. More keep cropping up. I certainly can’t say as I mind, since this is the style of game that has been giving me the feeling of having an impact on my environment. And it’s not all the same collection of zombies, although there is still plenty of that. It is interesting to see what new takes developers are bringing to the table. Want to do a survival reality show? There’s a game for that! How about living like a viking? Yup. What if you want to be the psychotic killer that survivors are trying to, well, survive? Got you covered. Fell like upping the ante and surviving via VR? There are a few of those available.
If you are looking for a new survival to sink your teeth into, here’s the addendum for some newer games in development as well as some newly discovered ones since the last mega double guide. Note: This collection will be a mix of multiplayer and single-player titles with some uniques thrown in.
The good news is that Camelot Unchained will indeed be hitting the shores of the land of betas. The bad news? It’s not going to be until next year, presumably before the end of the winter. Hopefully you weren’t planning to do that, like, this weekend.
Other beta news that arrived at our doorstep coated in slime and precious stones:
Oh, and there is a long list of titles just past the break, some of which you might not be aware of. Did something swap testing states without our noticing? Let us know in the comments!
The sci-fi survival sandbox Novus Inceptio has launched its early access program, and the team is sorting out feedback and metrics from the alpha so far.
In a development update on Steam, McMagic Productions said, “As expected, we need to go through all the reports and set priorities to issues reported. Right now we will focus on issues affecting playability or game progress […] If you find any issue[s] during initial release, please be patient. There will be probably many updates during following weeks.”
The team also posted a road map with the progress of the project. On tap is the release of the early access trailer, bug fixes, and more Steam achievements.
Post-apocalyptic sci-fantasy MMO Novus Inceptio is now on Steam Greenlight. The indie title aims to diverge from current MMO norms and create an “integrated living world” featuring “hardcore suvival action, tactics, and strategy.”
The Greenlight description mentions character aging and permadeath, attributes that increase with use and decrease with neglect, and effects such as illnesses, injuries, and exhaustion. All of Novus Inceptio’s items are made by players, and the Steam description devotes quite a bit of verbiage to things like exploration, building, and freeform character advancement. Early access is planned for Q4 of 2015.
You can view the latest sample gameplay video below.
There’s something about the apocalypse that makes a world 100% more awesome, isn’t there? People get more creative, previously undeveloped mutated powers come into the light, and there are Thunderdomes everywhere.
That’s why it might be worth keeping an eye on one post-apocalyptic sci-fi MMO, Novus Inceptio. Being developed by a single person, Novus Inceptio aims to create an alien world where players will come together for “hardcore survival action, tactics, and strategy” in order to rebuild the world.
The sandbox aims to have some sort of aging and death system, although there will be clones to offset the loss. The main focus will be on establishing and building up player settlements with the aid of technology and supernatural abilities. You can get a look at the (quite pretty) pre-alpha world after the break.