It's one year after the collapse of civilization and self-centered hedge fund manager Joe Wheeler emerges from his specially constructed bunker in search of food. This is a huge open-world RPG where you have the freedom to play how you want - but your choices have consequences.
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Very Positive (35 reviews) - 91% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,022 reviews) - 83% of the 1,022 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 30, 2015

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May 1

Greeting and Kicking patch

I've pushed out a small update to patch a few issues people reported with the online co-op release.

The main additions are the ability to set a 'Greeting' message to be shown when people browse the list of games in the 'Join Online Co-op Game' menu, so you can tell people what to expect and what you're looking for - and you now have the ability to kick people from your game, which bans them from joining it again. You can do that from the Online Co-op Settings menu.

Lastly, there's a bunch of fixes for bugs that were reported. Many thanks to the people who reported them.

Here's the change log:

  • Added option to set a 'Greeting' to be shown when people view your game from the 'Join Online Co-op Game' menu
  • Added option to kick (and ban) players from online co-op games
  • Fixed buildings being placed in the wrong position by the cheat menu
  • Fixed clicking Farm on a well not working
  • Fixed crash when half-built buildings are set on fire
  • Fixed a couple more reported crashes

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April 16

Online Co-op is live!

It's alive.. it's alive! I've finally made the online co-op patch (which has been available in a beta-testing branch for the last six months) live in the main branch!

This update brings a ton of other changes, I'll list here the bigger ones (and some smaller ones that were reported to me as bugs by various people):

  • Added Online Co-op
  • Added Log Screen (F5)
  • Changed savegame interface to support more than 8 savegames
  • Added AI for characters following someone who is gathering supplies, or getting water from a well, to do the same
  • Added ability to import translations from TSV files
  • Added Alternate Action shortcut (middle mouse button) to inventory controls for things like Eat, Drink, etc
  • Fixed raiders bodies getting deleted immediately after they die
  • Fixed issue where characters in your community would dislike you for threatening looters
  • Fixed bug where 'There's too many of them out there' awardment was not awarded if you abandoned then re-occupied your bunker.
  • Fixed footstep sound not playing sometimes
Let me know if you have any problems.

EDIT: Some people were reporting problems on Windows XP so I had to issue another quick patch.

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Reviews

“I have to say I love this game. It’s a robust game filled with moral and physical obstacles while giving a grand look on the narrative of humanity and the choices we make.”
5/5 – The Indie Mine

“Survivalist has been compared, the developer admits, to State of Decay (published by Microsoft Studios and built on CryEngine 3), but I actually found Survivalist far more engaging and playable from the outset.”
4.5/5 – Indie Game Reviewer

“Survivalist is one of the most impressive XBLIGs ever produced....Survivalist is an intense experience, one of the most content-packed, feature-rich games on the indie channel. It is not to be missed.”
The XBLIG

About This Game

It's one year after the collapse of civilization and self-centered hedge fund manager Joe Wheeler emerges from his specially constructed bunker in search of food. This is a huge open-world Role Playing Game where you have the freedom to play how you want - but your choices have consequences. Your aim is to find other survivors, gain their respect, and build a community. You'll scavenge for supplies, trade, plant crops, go on quests, face moral dilemmas, go to war, and uncover dark, terrible secrets!

  • Innovative dialog system with characters that remember your actions and form their opinion of you accordingly.
  • Combines Action-RPG and Real-Time Strategy elements - you can take control of, or issue commands to, any character that joins your community.
  • Fast zombies and challenging combat that requires you to make use of all resources available to survive!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10-capable graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Uses the XNA Framework HiDef profile, which means it will run on any graphics card that is compatible with DirectX 10 or higher, and some but not all DirectX 9c ones. PLEASE NOTE: having a version of DirectX installed on your PC is not the same thing as having a graphics card that supports it! If in doubt play the demo.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10-capable graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A mouse with a mouse wheel on the middle button is recommended (or an XINPUT gamepad). If in doubt, play the demo!
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Onnajy
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game isn't worth $5... it's worth at least $15.

The game is very immersive presenting you with ethical dilemmas such as, stealing to keep yourself alive, saving the many by damning the few, hell - there's even a literal gay couple dilemma in here. You heard me right, this game has a morale dilemma regarding the treatment of homosexuals. Now that's pretty damn immersive.

While not listed this game IS a sandbox game as you have the option of building anywhere which makes the game even more immersive as you'll probably spend many hours simply deciding the layout of your base.

There are a ton of quests. Most of these quests, if not all, have diverging paths you can decide from similar to Fallout or Skyrim.

Combat is okay but could be improved. The lock-on system specifically is very annoying because I feel it doesn't compliment the fast-paced tackle/grapple style zombies use. Against human AI the lock-on system is more than adequate and is actually fun but against hordes of zombies it can get annoying.

Coop is fun. You and your friends share the community members which works great as one person can handle the construction or farming and another person can finish up quests and scavange. During the difficult quests you can bring a friend or have your followers back you up. (Peer 2 Peer style coop - someone hosts, others join. No servers req.)

The developer(s) has been pretty transparent with this game often replying to community questions in the forums. I believe a sequel is due and I look forward to playing it. If you're looking for a cheap game that you can easily spend 30+ hours on this is the one.

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Hackedshooter
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Worth the buy, so far so good.
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swasome101
( 117.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I absolutely love it, i spent 300 hours on the game!!! but i know im only one person and im no one special, but with the cheat menu could you make it to where right after you spawn an item in your inventory it doesnt close the cheat menu, that would speed time up :). But i want to say thanks for creating such a wonderful and awesome game and i hope to see it on Playstation4, that would be cool :).
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theslug_1
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Not typically my style of play, but a lot of fun. I tend to lean more towards base builders in which i control busy minions and just focus on the general direction, like Rim World. This is much more actively being in the middle of it.
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mkv96
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
An interesting game, simple and compact, superb soundtrack look forward to continuing to update recommend the purchase of: 10/10 (9/10, due to the favorable reasons 9 + 1 = 10)
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sK^SILVER | CSGODICEGAME.COM
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a nice game to play!
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Exercise 2nd Amendment Rights
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Potential, but it's really irritating that whenever I get attacked, a window pops up that stops me from moving, but doesn't pause the game, so I get injured, infected or killed.
Every time I die, the auto save saves as I'm dying, so it keeps looping me to that point. I have to rush to exit to the main menu or else it just infinite loops. It seems programmed to do this. It has been EVERY time. Literally.
The map is zoomed in so far that it's very difficult to see your surroundings. The zombies pounce you before you see them coming.
There are quests to carry items... but items that are so heavy that you can only carry one at a time. However, the quest requires that you carry at least a dozen of the item, so you have to take a long time going back and forth to get all this crap.
Getting infected is too easy, finding antigens is rare and most infections infect you so fast that even if you have the antigen, good luck using it before you're dead.
If you are very injured and have bandages in your inventory, you can't use them. Sometimes it will randomly use bandages automatically.
This could be fun, but there are too many problems.

Pros: The zombies basically hump your brains out, which is sort of funny.
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[UCG] MiniGoold
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
For the price, its a good few hours of fun. Even more in co-op.
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Gerach
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
There's short piece of music repeating all over that starts to irritate after awhile. Gameplay feels dry and it has bad mechanics implemented. Explains why nobody plays it.
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Kohansky
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Good game. One of the best Zombocalyptic game I ever played.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
What An Amazing Game !!!!

Low Price (WAY TOO LOW), lots of hour of play, lots of fun...

You build up your community/base, loot many places for some great object/weapon, Kill LOTS of zombies, kill lots of Looter that come for you, kill some other looters that stay calm into their base... Untill they see you :D

All this, in a basic style that work really well for this game. May look weird and boring when you see screenshot but trust me, if you love zombies and base building, this game is for you !
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It runs great on my potato computer and so far is very fun.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Survivalist is a surprising find. I don't know how to describe it to anyone that the other comments don't already do a good job of doing. You play as a survivor, you find other people along the way exploring, you do missions for other groups, build up your resources, including building your own town. It is beautiful in its simplicity and wonderful in a sandbox survival with a light hearted story. The fact is I wish there were more buildings, or atleast options to choose colors for your buildings. The game has a lot of amazing fun moments, and some over the top ridiculous story arcs, which made me laugh and I enjoyed the time I've played. If you want a game that will keep you surviving, wheeling and dealing, searching and constantly strategizing on how to get the upper hand, this game is a must play.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game is outstanding, particularly for being so cheap! Its developed by one guy, who continues to work on it. He just added Coop not too long ago. I'm gonna buy my buddy a copy of this game so we can play together. Its that good. BUY IT!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This is like an indie version of State of Decay, it's very well made and is probably one of the most underplayed indie games on steam. It has all the elements of a good game, good story, good game play, lots of action, though choices, etc.

You basically have to start your own community and scavange other abandoned towns for supplies. A lot of people complain about finding insulin for one of your community members however at day 40 of the game when I completed it I still had 11 or some to spare, so there is definitely enough in the game. The game will make you make tough choices to find insulin in it, which is why there is the need for it. If you don't play it the right way and let the person die that needs it, you will not get the full experience of the game, so make sure you play it right.

You will interact with other communities, you'll have to make some difficult decisions with them. A lot of decisions you make can have unintended consequences, so choose wisely.

If only the people who made day z would hire this developer, they might actually be able to finish their game ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Good game. One of the best Zombocalyptic game I ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
For the price, its a good few hours of fun. Even more in co-op.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Not typically my style of play, but a lot of fun. I tend to lean more towards base builders in which i control busy minions and just focus on the general direction, like Rim World. This is much more actively being in the middle of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
117.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I absolutely love it, i spent 300 hours on the game!!! but i know im only one person and im no one special, but with the cheat menu could you make it to where right after you spawn an item in your inventory it doesnt close the cheat menu, that would speed time up :). But i want to say thanks for creating such a wonderful and awesome game and i hope to see it on Playstation4, that would be cool :).
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