Survivor Squad is a Strategy Action game where you control a Squad of up to four survivors and guide them through a highly randomized world looking for supplies to aid you on your journey.
User reviews: Mixed (408 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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"A relatively simple game with a high difficulty curve. Take control of four survivors and cover your asses, because the zombies are coming en masse."

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March 25

Survivor Squad: Gauntlets - Update #19


Howdy folks!

This weeks update to Survivor Squad: Gauntlets is a very visual one! New weapons, explosions and muzzle visuals!

Valerie, Grenade Launcher effective for area of effect damage at a distance


Protheros, Dual Pistols with a high rate of fire


Fawkes, Flamethrower light em up! Great for close quarters


Dascomb, Shotgun very effective at close range, fires multiple pellets that can kill multiple Infected


Delia, Tesla Gun electrocutes Infected in close range and causes damage to other nearby Infected


Etheridge, Sniper rifle kills all Infected in a line from a long distance, takes a while to aim



New Event Action, Environment.Explosion let's you create explosions on the map, using an Event and a bunch of variables you can make a sort of Artillery attack for a defense Gauntlet.

The new Enter Exit Area Object allows for a lot of new possibilities using all the triggers it provides.

And also, Variables can now be used as Input on most of the Object Event Actions, so you could make a button that moves a wall to the side every time you press it or perhaps a create a complex puzzle maze with moveable Lasers.

Have fun!


http://store.steampowered.com/app/331720

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March 18

Survivor Squad: Gauntlets - Update #18


Howdy folks!

This weeks Survivor Squad: Gauntlets update is a big one!
First of all, Shooting while moving has been added!
It's one of the most requested features and you can now try it out. It is a very delicate mechanic so I look forward to hearing you feedback.


Event Triggers!
Now Events have a separate tab for adding Event Triggers. Previously all Events were hardcoded with Proximity and Condition triggers, now you can add the ones you want including all the new triggers like Infected_Died and Item_Proximity.


Gauntlets Variables!
It's very difficult to explain how important this is but it is massively important! There are various types of Variables and most Event Actions can take Variables as an Argument.
If you are a programmer like me you can probably start imagining all the possibilities but for everyone else let's just say the possible uses are endless.


For example it is now possible to make a Gauntlet that works like an arena with RPG elements like leveling up or a shop. You can make it so that every dead Infected drops a certain resource, then using Item_Proximity you can make an Item drop area and increase a variable by that amount. Doing so you can get a "bank" of resources, then you could for example have a button that checks if you have enough resources to spawn a better Weapon or increase the Survivors View Distance.


With enough imagination you could now build an entire complex RPG within the game! Stay tuned for some really cool Developer Gauntlets to be added in the coming weeks!

Enjoy!

Here's some Steam keys for Gauntlets for the first lucky few!
74YLW-FH764-B440W
WKIKC-32929-02EK0
6NTY2-QCW0G-F7MEX
8ADK7-QV0RN-3RC5V
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Reviews

“Survivor Squad gives a new-and-unique look at the survival-horror genre with a top-down, tactical approach to combat and zombie-slaying.”
Gamers Nexus

“Despite its ‘simple’ looks it is packed with a great atmosphere”
Dark Side Of Gaming

“A pretty fun game overall with some interesting game mechanics especially that line of sight and RTS control”
Ziggy

About This Game


Survivor Squad is a Strategy Action game where you control a Squad of up to four survivors and guide them through a highly randomized world looking for supplies to aid you on your journey.

Scavenge for supplies in every corner of every building, craft your gear, pick your skills and loadout while keeping your Squad alive by covering every corner and moving as a group.

It is a game that encourages quick thinking and fast paced play since you need to pay attention to all of your squad mates. If you leave someone behind, chances are they will be pounced on and die. Move as a Squad and cover every corner.

Four game modes: Campaign, Survival, Death Lab and Multiplayer.

Features:

  • Top Down 2d Strategy Action
  • Use Melee weapons to take down enemies silently or go guns blazing
  • Scavenge buildings for materials to craft your gear
  • Equip Gadgets to assist you in combat
  • Highly randomized world providing infinite possibilities
  • Capture Infected buildings and defend them from the horde
  • Several types of Special Infected that must be dealt with quickly
  • Rename your Survivors to have a more intense personal experience
  • Four game modes: Campaign, Survival, Death Lab and Multiplayer.

Gameplay:

Control your Squad with the mouse carefully planning where each Survivor goes to and where to look. The Survivors have a limited view range so it is vital to ensure you are looking where the infected will most likely come from.

Certain events require you to move around a building while fighting off a horde, you must keep a close eye on your squad or they will perish one by one.

Various types of Special Infected have abilities such as Blinding Powder or Acid Pool that encourage you to quickly move your Survivors while making sure they are never alone

In campaign mode you can capture infected buildings that generate resources but must be defended from horde invasions

Campaign:

Play through a highly randomized world following a simple storyline with unique events and a conclusion.

Survival:

Score based mode, go through as many randomly generated buildings as you can never looking back.

Death Lab:

Equip your Survivor Squad with a limited budget and take them through a collapsed Lab. Good micro management of your Squad is essential to your survival.

Multiplayer:

The new Multiplayer mode is a 1v1 scenario (Online/LAN) where one player controls the Survivors and another player controls the Infected. The Survivors must reach the extraction zone and the Infected must stop them by spawning various types of Infected around them. Will the survivors reach their extraction zone alive and well or will they be devoured along the way? It's up to you!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux, version 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Day 1: Found my first survivor!
Day 2: Another one...
Day 3: And another one...
Day 4: Now we are four!
Day 5: Dang it, another one! And I can only take four with me...
Day 6: One more to count...
Day 7: Now we are seven...

Day 8: And sheit... Ran out of food!

The End!

11 / 10
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
didnt much care for the game and bought it on sale a while ago, nobody is gonna see nor read this review so might as well say what i feel.

the game is what the title says, its about a squad of survivors, you are tasked with guiding 1-4 survivors though buildings, getting supplies and going elsewhere (never played the storymode, i assume survival is about the same). you have to make some choices to take some supplies and leave others, other than that, didnt play all that much, maybe enought to get the cards and a few achevements. got a bit boring and a tad repetitive after i kept dying :/. i do recommend the game, just not at full price
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
This game might be cheap, but if you play it youll think WHY?!?!? on the fact this well put together madness of a game is only 9 bucks! It should be worth more because of how well it looks, plays out, and controls i would love to see more from the creator of "Survivor Squad" 10/10 Would download and buy again!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
for less then 1 euro,dollar,pound what ever,if feel i have robbed someone of is well earn pay.Very fun game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
This Game Is Pretty Good For The Money I Paid For It.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
It's a good time passer. The additional modes are a good twist... I enjoyed the graphics and overall visual approach, made me think of the difference between xenonauts and xcom.

BUT WHY ARE THERE NO SHOTGUNS?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Pre-Release Review
Captures many aspects of the Survival Horror Genre left out of other games. Like the chaos of having to manage multiple people against a horde.
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46 of 64 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Pre-Release Review
There's nothing in this game that stands out, good or bad. Although the price is low, with so many games out there, you would be better off spending your time playing another game. This one is just not interesting enough... even boring.

It has all the right parts - tactical combat, strategic survivor management, leveling survivors, crafting items, expanding base, etc. But each part is made so simplistic that you just go through the routine of doing the obvious, not many interesting choices.

The combat part is too simplistic, not much room for tactics, just keep your guys together and let the zombies come to you. Not many interesting decisions to make, not many options (no active skills, no taking cover, etc)

The survivor management part is even less interesting. Again, it's too simplistic, there's not really a lot of thought you need to put in. Just drive to a site, fight, drive back to base. When you have enough resources craft a gun that has more damage, and continue the routine.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
The recent updates (1.14 specifically) add much more to the game where originally it was lacking a little when i first played at the start of the year.

Right now it's in a good state, it's stable and also provides enough content for the price. I'm glad i picked this up again.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
87.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
20141106 - 8-10 hours playtime...

The playtime isn't bad for such a low budget game, However, I just ran into a bug that completely blocked game progression - due to a "defend" mission not ending - nor allowing me to withdraw.

Elevator pitch:
Top down scavage & survive in a Left 4 Dead style zombie world...

Review:
This game could have been epic, but the bugs, near programmer level art, flat and unexiting skillsystem make for a very flat and unengaging experience in the end... It is a shame, because a few bits taken care of - this could easily have been worth €20+. Such as:
- A massive bug-hunt...
- An art overhaul...
- More skills both in number and variation...
- Some added gameplay features like sneak, move&fire, etc.

...as it stands - I guess I'm ok with donating €6 to the dev for a good try. Perhaps if he gets enough such donations he will wrap this up into the game it deserves to be.


Recommend?
This is a hard call... really hard.
While I really DO want to recommend this rough diamond - the developer has all but carried himself to the finishing-line and needs but fall over to complete the product - unfortunately I can not recommend a game which has a progression blocks.

If I see regular updates - I will reconsider this assessment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
So far so fun, so I'd recommend it. The directional revealed light system is quite cool, but I think that people actually have a wider range of view than the 50-60 degree angle presented in the game. Further, for some reason all missions are done at night. Perhaps some in game explaination, like they know that zombies are inactive during the day, so that's when everyone sleeps because it's safe? Also the tutorial level could have been a bit longer, explaining stuff like Active Pausing and controlling your survivor's orientation. The graphics for the portraits is ... childish at best ... but the overhead view is good and it cuts the zombie killing down to the important stuff.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
1 Room, 4 entrances, 4 guys.... guy 1 guards entrance 1, guy 2 guards entrance 2, guy 3 guards entrance 3 and guy 4 guards entrance 4.
Simple enough... except when a couple of infected come through entrance 3 the all turn towards entrance 3
now I'm getting overrun from entrance 2 and 4 .... YOU'VE GOT YOUR JOB LET THEM GET ON WITH THEIRS! If they get into trouble I WILL TELL YOU to turn around.... that's MY JOB!!!!

There needs to be an option to stop them turning around, or at least limiting it to only if their team mate is being attacked

That said.... Pretty good game all things considered :-)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Its an amazing game about survival. I really like how I got hooked to this game out of curiosity. Its just amazing. It has a lot of potential to it. Overall it can be more enjoyable with more than 4 people, say that you can handle or deploy 2 Squads at the same time or like 1 first for this location then on the other side the other one. Anyways I really like this game and I would put more hours into it :P Overall It's a fun game to pick up while in sale. 8.5/10
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
31.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I really enjoyed playing this game, although the actual main story and game is rather bland, every level is the same and there always in darkness. You control 4 survivors, of which you can level up with exp as you go, this gives them special abilitys such as having a better shot or more health. The new added dlc is great although very short, but hey it free and is a gd addition. Theres also a survival game mode and also something called death lab, which is survival over ten levels. At first the game seems difficult but once you learn it can be paused on the go and movements planned while paused it all becomes a little easiar.... but be warned, youre find yourself tapping that spacebar like a crazy man to advance. Overall for the price this is a must buy for anyone who enjoys this type of game, 7.5/10
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Nice little Zombie game with a tactical approach. It also seems to be randomized each time you play so it is somehow rogue like.
It is very important to place your soldiers tactically. Rushing in a building with all 4 soldiers might get you swamped with Zombies. So scout the place first, stealth kill stray Zeds, thin the Zeds by shooting through windows and so on. But always have someone cover the back as Zombies can sneak up from behind. Use your gadgets wisely!
There are some elements that force you making quick decisions like bombs, alarm traps and Zombie spawning room size hearts :D
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Glorified flash game. Dosn't explain itself in any way, things just kinda 'happen' and it assumes you somehow know what it is / how to deal with it. Game dosn't always respond to your orders, which really makes it hard to play at times, with how fast-paced it typically is. Good idea, but poorly executed.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Nice to play every now and then.
Quite entertaining and challenging, it will give you good and bad surprises.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I didn't play this game when it's came out but with the recent version of game, i can say it's pretty good and smooth. I haven't experienced any bug either.

About game, it's a real survival strategy game which is a great combination. If you like survival games you'll definitely like this one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Pretty neat game in all honesy. I haven't ran into any bugs yet but its plenty of fun and a great mix of genres :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Pre-Release Review
SP is good fun and the game feels finished.

it just needs better MP support.
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