Can you survive in a world of unrelenting winter, fighting not only hunger and monsters, but also nature itself?
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Mixed (218) - 67% of the 218 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 14, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe nothing is a more personal game-experience than a survival game. Our goal is to develop something that drags you deep into the cold and deadly world of an apocalyptic winter. Therefore, for us this game will only be perfect if we can get feedback from the community. Early Access is designed for that.

Communication between you as the player and us the developer is key. With your help we can create an outstanding game. A game that you helped to shape.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The plan in place aims for 8 months of Early Access and a final release in August 2018.”

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

“We are planning to regularly update the game content throughout Early Access, as well as features we believe will make the game even more enjoyable and richer.

In order to achieve this, and to get as much as we can from the Early Access participation, we will be hard at work listening to YOU, sifting through the feedback (and being awesomely surprised at your creativity to inspire us) and implementing these throughout this phase.

The full version will feature a larger game world with more areas to explore, more followers, conscious choices, and an unique story driving the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At this stage of development we are going out with all the base game features in place:
  • Construct, upgrade and defend your refuge
  • Rescue and recruit followers
  • Coordinate your followers for resource management
  • Combat a variety of eldritch monstrosities
  • Go out on expeditions with your followers on your wolf sled
  • Explore the initial release of the game world, roughly 10 km2 area, under dynamic snowfall and time of day
  • All the while trying to survive the deadly blizzards in this post-apocalyptic world.

We are also introducing the first beats of the story: What is the haunting voice that keeps pestering, misleading, mocking us? Where does the corruption come from, and why?

Can we even do anything about it?”

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

“The Early Access version's price is below the final release price. We want to recognize that you help us developing this game to its full glory and trusting us at an early stage.”

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

“We are planning to make use of the Steam forums. Further communication channels will be on BFG's and the game's social channels. Furthermore, we'll do regular live-shows from our studio where everyone can chat with developers or ask questions. Monthly Vlogs, regular broadcasts and surveys about specific topics are also part of our communication strategy.”
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January 17

Update!

Hey guys.

First of all sorry for the late notice, had a minor misplacement of my notes!

So the update from last night was a merge between the experiment branch and the live branch.

So your game now has included the fixes we launched on the experimental branch the 12th which are as follows!


Change Log:
  • optimization: cloth fx and movement components are now paused when they are not visible on screen
  • optimization: hero gear with fur and clothes
  • optimization: optimized compass HUD
  • optimization: hero actor navigation mesh
  • fix: fixed rare crash when characters are loaded into the game.

Once again sorry for the delay on the notes, that is all on me as you guys know it gets busy sometimes!

//BFG Zyddie.

p.s remember Crushers needs love and hugs too!
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January 12

Changelog for [1.0.626hotfix4]

Live Branch: We are updating the live branch with the changes in the current experimental branch.
  • Fixes for potential performance issues
  • Mouse&Keyboard controls
  • Arrows fixed.
  • Fixes for the hunting area.
Details in the original news


Experimental Branch: We are releasing a new performance patch to the experimental branch

Change Log:
  • optimization: cloth fx and movement components are now paused when they are not visible on screen
  • optimization: hero gear with fur and clothes
  • optimization: optimized compass HUD
  • optimization: hero actor navigation mesh
  • fix: fixed rare crash when characters are loaded into the game.
Please keep in mind that this is an Early Access game. As much as we try to keep the game stable throughout for all our players, at this stage, not everything will work as intended. Throughout the Early Access, we will regularly update the game with optimization improvements, bug fixes, additional features and new content.
Cheers.
Your team at Black Forest Games.

How to change the version branch on Steam:
  • Open your Steam Library
  • Right-Click on „Fade To Silence“ on your list
  • Select “Properties” in the drop-down menu
  • Click on the “Betas” Tab
  • In the drop-down list, select the Beta branch
  • The game will start to update.
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About This Game

As the player you take the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader. In that role you explore a post-apocalyptic, frozen wasteland to gather the resources necessary to establish a refuge for survival. With dwindling resources, simple tasks like upgrading equipment and collecting materials quickly require an expedition to scavenge the necessary items. In the search for survival materials, players must navigate a vast territory, in which they will encounter Eldritch monsters and an even greater foe: the unrelenting winter. While freezing temperatures constantly take their toll on the player Ash, the deadliest event is that of a blizzard. If caught by surprise, it takes every ounce of skill, determination and luck to survive.

In order to survive and overcome all challenges, the player needs to attract followers, bringing them into thei refuge. Each individual skillset and character traits grants access to higher tier resources and gear. Without such advances, the player character can scavenge only the barest necessities, crafting makeshift tools and weapons.

“You’re glad to have found wood; for once, you’ll have a roaring fire in the camp. As your sled wolves race home, you pay no attention to the strange lights in the forest. You’ve done enough for today.
The wind suddenly picks up - a blizzard is moving in fast. The voice in your head dares you to keep going,”Come on! You have plenty of time to make it back.” You doubt it, but stopping now means you need to build a shelter—out of that precious wood. The snow begins to fall; you have only a moment to decide. Should you risk it and keep going, or do you play it safe but lose your firewood?”


Fade to Silence introduces the many dynamics of a harsh winter climate to a complex, character-driven, group survival experience. The dynamic weather system adds to the immersion of survival in a cold, corrupted world. Survival depends on how well the players read weather patterns, and if they come to the right conclusion - look for shelter or press home. The dynamic snow displacement leaves a realistic path by both player character and NPC. This telltale sign will tell you regions where it is good to hunt and regions where monsters are roaming.

“You’re out hunting. The barren, snow-filled landscape is endless and unrelenting. A Ripper comes out of nowhere, and you fight it off, narrowly dodging its gigantic claws.
Then you see it: a distant fire. Another person? Impossible. But there’s a strange noise—a voice? Wild hope sears your heart; you won’t be alone anymore. The voice in your head steps in, discouraging you from investigating. “Anyone living must have done terrible things to survive”, it says. You quiet the voice, defying it this time, and move in closer. Another person could help you rebuild, gather food, harvest deer. You see someone—yes! Someone else is out here. Then, you hear a scream. But you hesitate. How can you trust them? Another scream, desperate. There’s only one way to find out.”

Features:

  • Explore a vast winter landscape: The launch version lets you explore a river delta, a dense forest region and cultivated farmland of an 8km² area.
  • Wolf Sled Expeditions: Pack your sled, take a follower with you and engage in long term expeditions into the farthest regions.
  • Fight System: Tiered weapon system, melee and ranged combat.
  • Moral choices: Save and recruit various NPCs to join your group. Harsh choices have to be made; who do you take, who do you leave behind.
  • Battle increasingly dangerous Eldritch creatures that roam an apocalyptic world.
  • Trust your inner voice. It is your friend.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (2gb or more)
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
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