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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Mixed (47 reviews) - 65% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,259 reviews) - 81% of the 1,259 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 30, 2015

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January 7

Survivalist is now in German!

I've updated the game with a German translation! This is the result of over a year's work by at least seven different Survivalist fans. Many thanks to all who contributed!

As usual there's a few other small changes, mostly relating to translation work. Here's the full changelist:

  • Added German Translation!
  • Added Italian to list of WIP translations (that are not enabled but recognise a .tsv file)
  • Added gender formulae to speech parser (for translators)
  • Fixed various issues in all the translations.
  • Fix for being able to uncover parts of the map too early by demolishing fences.
  • Fix for crash when shutting down early (due to another crash?)
  • Slight tweak to sensitivity when switching targets with mouse

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October 2, 2016

New patch with French Improvements

Raphael has been going through the game double-checking the French translation and he's given me a big list of improvements. These are now available in the latest patch!

Aside from that there are a few fixes for bugs that people reported to me. I've also increased the online co-op prediction timeout (that's how long it takes to display a message saying "Waiting for player..." if it isn't receiving any network messages from them) in the hopes of making it a better experience on slower connections - I'm not sure how much that helped though. Survivalist is a bit unusual in that it uses the "deterministic lockstep" networking model (due to having a large number of AI characters running at once), and I think it's actually okay on slower connections but bad on choppy connections where packets get lost.

Here's the full changelist:

  • Improved French translation.
  • Fixed 'Missing' quest getting stuck if Rachael dies during the 'El Dorado' quest.
  • Fix for not being able to reply to characters if they ask you for food.
  • Fix for crash on some PCs when alt-tabbing.
  • Fix for end of trail running quest sometimes not triggering.
  • Increased online co-op prediction timeout from 1 to 5 seconds.
  • Fixed crash when Joe gets zombified if he dies in online co-op and you leave the game running
  • Fixed a couple of rare crashes

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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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