NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter.
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Dec 15, 2014
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July 26

NEO Scavenger Mobile Released!

Hey Folks! NEO Scavenger Mobile Edition is officially launched!





After a few stumbles, and nearly a year of development, NEO Scavenger is now available on your iOS and/or Android device of choice. This is the same game you've grown to love/hate on PC, with all the same features, except the UI has been adjusted to work with multitouch instead of a cursor. That means the same slow-burn, deep-mechanics, play-at-your-leisure experience can now be enjoyed on your favorite bus/couch/train/bed/plane/armchair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtZCxLbtaAQ

What's New?
This version of NEO Scavenger learned a few new tricks! The mobile version has the following improvements:

  • Achievements - Track your progress in exploring all the game has to offer.
  • Leaderboards - See how your performance stacks-up against friends and other players.
  • Improved Save System - No more Flash cookies!

Is There a Demo?
Yup! You can download the free demo at:

and play it as long as you'd like. It's an unlimited time, limited features/content demo, and it should be enough to help you decide if it runs on your device, and whether you like the experience or not.

How Do I Get the Full Version?
To get the full version, just click the "Full Version" button in the app's main menu, and follow the prompts for the in-app purchase (IAP). It will permanently unlock the full version on your device. The price is 9.99 USD to unlock the full version (adjusted for local currencies).

Why Does It Cost $X? Why Not $Y?
I originally wanted to charge the same price on mobile as desktop, since it's basically the same product. (Slightly improved, even.) But the mobile world is weird and prices there don't look like prices on desktop. So instead, I chose a price similar to other mobile games like NEO Scavenger (9.99USD). And just like on desktop, there are games that are both more or less than the price I chose, for better or worse.

If I Already Own the Desktop Version, Do I Get a Free Mobile Copy?
Unfortunately, no. It's a neat idea, but even if I could afford to do this, I'm not even sure I could reliably link desktop owners to mobile accounts without rampant free-copy exploits.

Will the Desktop Version Be Upgraded, Too?
Hard to say. It's something I'd like to do, but it depends on a lot of factors. On one hand, I'd like to unshackle desktop players from the finicky Flash engine once and for all. But on the other hand, I'd really like to resume work on my next game. It's probably something I'll explore in my free time, but I don't want to make any promises I can't keep.

I Want To Help! What Can I Do?
Well, buying the game helps, of course. But if you can't (or prefer not to) do that, you can still help by spreading the word. Posting on sites like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, or similar are a big help, too. And if you know anyone who might dig NEO Scavenger, please tell them!
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July 11

BBG Website Upgrade, And Discord Party!

Hey Folks! Just a heads-up that the BBG site will be down today for a complete overhaul.

Barring any catastrophe, we'll soon have a new site!

Unfortunately, this means the site will be inaccessible during the upgrade. However, I'll be hanging out in the new BBG Discord server intermittently to chat, answer questions, and figure out how to use Discord :)

Invite Link to BBG Discord Server

See you either there, or on the flip side!

Update: Site is scheduled to relaunch tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Pacific Time). Almost there!
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Reviews

“one of the best single player turn-based RPGs I’ve played for a long time.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“In short, this game is terrible...Buy it.”
TheMittani

“It may be a little hard to get into for some, but it's absolutely hard to put down.”
JayIsGames

About This Game

NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!

Features

  • Unique Setting - Near-future, post-apocalyptic Michigan with local cryptids and folklore. And something else beneath the surface...
  • Turn-Based Play - Take your time with each turn, and play at your own pace. Save and quit when you want, and resume later.
  • Permadeath - If you die, that's it. NEO Scavenger is balanced around a single difficulty level: permadeath. Your save will be deleted if you die. So choose every action carefully!
  • No Grinding - There is no XP in NEO Scavenger. No levelling-up. Instead, progress comes from learning how to play the game better, and using your strengths to your advantage.
  • Semi-Random - Much of the map is randomized each game, including the location of ruins, creatures, weather, and certain quest branches.
  • Sandbox or Story - Search for clues to your identity, what happened, and who's hunting you. Or simply test your mettle against man and nature alike. Play how you want!
  • Abilities and Flaws - Choose abilities and flaws each time you play. Different combos unlock different abilities and quest branches.
  • Crafting - Extensive crafting system which allows for substitutions of similar items. Make a rifle scope from half a pair of binoculars, or a noise trap from a pill bottle and pebbles.
  • Desperate Combat - Detailed combat with moves like "Tackle," "Lure," "Kick While Down," "Demand Surrender," and "Threaten."
  • Realistic Wounds - Creatures have complex wound simulation, with multiple wound locations, infection, bleeding, and pain management.
  • Realistic Metabolism - Hypothermia, fatigue, thirst, hunger, disease, intoxication, shelter...everything is tracked.
  • Realistic Inventory - Complex inventory system with slots for holding, wearing, containers, and more. Fit items in grid spaces, and manage encumbrance.
  • Hex-Based World Map - Navigate ruins, hills, forests, and plains in a hex-based map. Line-of-sight, elevation, and daylight matters.
  • Tracking - Creatures leave their tracks and spoor on the map, which can be followed by others. Players can also hide their tracks.
  • Hiding - Players can use hiding to avoid being seen while traveling the map, as well as during story encounters.
  • Hunting - Trap small game for food and fur, or track and kill larger prey on the map for butchering.
  • Hacking - Use hacking skills to unlock scavenged laptops, cellphones, smartphones, and tablets. Mine them for paydata, or snoop through personal files.
  • Foraging - Search for edible plants and water, and use special skills to identify what's safe to eat.
  • Haunting Soundtrack - Music composed by Josh Culler, specifically for NEO Scavenger, plays periodically, lending an atmosphere of loneliness and desperation. (Also accessible as mp3s outside game.)
  • Creature AI - Wandering creatures go about their own business, hunting, scavenging, and hoarding. Morale affects their choices, and some will gang-up and cause trouble.
  • Dynamic Weather - Temperature, rainfall, and night/day are based on real-world data for autumn in the area. If you live long enough, you may see snow fall.
  • Detroit - Take refuge from the wasteland in one of mankind's last bastions of safety. Buy supplies, get medical care, and seek clues in a cyberpunk-styled city.
  • Trading Cards - Collect NEO Scavenger trading cards, badges, emoticons, and profile backgrounds!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Storage: 75 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Storage: 75 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!
    Minimum:
    • OS: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.6 or later (32 bit and 64 bit), openSUSE® 11.3 or later (32 bit and 64 bit), or Ubuntu 10.04 or later (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Storage: 75 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Please try the free demo to verify that it works for you!
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