Do your best to die or save your enemies from death in this frantic team multiplayer game about health issues. Death is in the air.
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Positive (42) - 80% of the 42 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 20, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Stayin' Alive explores an entirely new multiplayer dynamic and we would love to hear about users' in-game experiences. This will help us create new features and game modes to push the project towards its full potential.

Playtesting and iteration is crucial for us in this phase and we're keen on our Early Access supporters joining us in the delivery of a truly unique indie title.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At some point before 2018 we hope to be able to graduate from Early Access but it's currently impossible to allocate a date or even a concrete timeframe with certainty.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Future Release Feature Plans:

  • Game Modes: More variations + more challenges.
  • Collectibles: More items to engage with creatively.
  • Locations: More multiplayer "arenas".
  • Crafting: More crafting options = more emergent experiences.
  • Stability & Performance: Always a must.
  • Sounds & Music: Improved sound effects + music options.
  • Full Controller Support: Currently only playable with keyboard.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Stayin' Alive is already a fun and very playable experience with:

  • online multiplayer capability (4 vs. 4)
  • 2 playable maps
  • 6 dying mechanisms
  • numerous life-saving mechanisms

The core aspects of the final version are already in place via a stable, smoothly performing build.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may flatline or take a slight bump upwards while Stayin' Alive progresses toward being a complete project.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're actively looking for feedback as well as insight into Stayin' Alive's subject matter to make the game a more immersive experience. We hope for our Community Hub to become a place of vibrant discussion and we will be very responsive to input from our members.”
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January 17

Update v1.1.0

This update contains the first batch of many new gameplay elements we have on our roadmap!
  • Five new power-up items for Saviors!
  • Fixed non-working achievement Behind the enemy lines
  • Fixed some missing collisions in Catacomb
  • Improved bots behavior when searching for items and isolation rooms
  • Changed item interaction timing for better game feedback
  • Item guide now contains descriptions for Savior power-ups
  • Many new item sounds
  • Removed suspicious "parrots" floating around in the Hospital (really!)
  • Fixed some lighting issues on StayingWell and Catacomb
  • More smaller improvements and fixes
The new items are quite rare and will give Saviors some useful abilities:
  • Dash boots: run at higher speed using less stamina - continuous
  • Radar: show the position of all the Suiciders - continuous
  • Blowgun: shoot a sedative from any distance - single use
  • Teleporter: warp in front of a dying suicider if you got its cure item - single use
  • Elixir: refill to 100% the health of a dying Suicider - single use
Single use items will respawn after being used, while continuous items will mantain their effect as long as you hold them. Please note that some power-up icons have changed since the previous update!
Some balancing will sure be necessary, but don't worry, Suiciders are going to get some exclusive things later... ;)

Talking about the Hospital, we still have to re-open the third and fourth floor, that we closed some time ago due to issues with the amount of items spawned. We will work on that asap!
As usual, let us know what you think in the discussions. Even if sometimes we don't reply, we always read everything. :D
Thanks for playing!
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January 11

New items coming!

Five new items are about to arrive in the next update! These items are Savior-only and will give them some useful abilities, both active and passive. Can you guess what they are?

Update 1.1.0 is coming next week, and will contain these items plus the usual dose of improvements. Keep an eye out! ;)
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About This Game

Get A Whole New Lease On Life!

Do your best to die, or to save your enemies from death in this frantic multiplayer game about life and death.
Stayin' Alive is a game about four wheelchair-bound retirees who have decided it's high time to meet their maker, and four nurses who must keep the old geezers alive at all costs. Choose your side and let the dying/saving begin!

It's Check Out Time!

As a retiree, you will need to craft lethal weapons of self-destruction out of ordinary items and find a suitable place to commit suicide. But beware: nurses are looking for you and they're determined to save you from certain death.

Life Is Precious!

As a nurse, your job is keeping the old guys alive by finding the correct life-saving tool for any situation and using that on whoever is dying. Sedate the old-timers and conduct them into containment rooms to prevent suicide and instantly earn your score.

Any match lasts a few minutes and fast thinking is everything. Any time a retiree dies or is confined, points are assigned determining the winning party at the end of the match. Play in a small retirement house in South America or in a big hospital with up to 4 vs. 4 matches!

Will you take or save lives in the first ever FPSS (First Person Saver/Suicider)?

  • Online Multiplayer matches for up to 8 players (4 vs. 4)
  • Save your enemies as a nurse. How good are you at keeping others safe?
  • Kill yourself as a retiree. How fast can you die?
  • Craft your tools of death. Razors made out of toothbrushes. Auto-combustion kit made from Zippos. Creativity is the key.
  • 6 ways to die. Each one with its corresponding life-saver tool. Die like you always wanted to IRL (!?).
  • Sedate and confine retirees. No real senior citizens were harmed in the making of this game.
  • Cooperation is the key. Help your friends die, or save everyone.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 ghz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 series / Radeon HD 5000 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 ghz quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 900 series / Radeon HD 8000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
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