Welcome to a lost world where your only priority is to live another day. You must explore dangerous forests, collect supplies, find food and water, find construction materials, craft tools and weapons to protect your things, and most importantly, embrace a survivors lifestyle
All Reviews:
Mixed (11) - 45% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 17, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I released Era of Survival in Early Access because I wanted to shape Era based on what its community wants. I release updates frequently and the latest stable release launched in May 2021. So far, we have released 19 big updates since our launch in February 2020 and stay committed to those who support our project. Pick up your copy of Era for a unique survival experience, or please consider wishlisting Era!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I currently estimate the game to be in Early Access for at least another 2 years. There is still an economical/tribal component to add to the game, once all basic survival mechanics are added and running perfectly.”

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

“To not promise too much, we preferred to keep the lists short..

The scope to develop an online survival game is enormous. I plan Era's development in several smaller jobs (bite sized chunks) and work them off according to priority, in phases. Sometimes I even add ideas that players requested. This is why the community is so important to Era's development.

In the short term, we aim to make the following changes:
  • Add more tools and weapons, including a bow with arrows of various strength, grade 3 strength tools to gather or mine better with
  • Add more construction parts like doors, walls windows and roofs
  • Add more game cheats
  • Bring the game to a stage where bug reports have dried up
  • Bring in new animals like snakes, rabbits, ducks that bring new craft ingredients with them and unlock more craft items, like clothes
  • Stone blast oven
  • More elaborate farming that opens up more options to the player
  • Fully designed menu including adjusting graphics, audio and input settings

In the medium term, we aim to make the following changes:
  • Setting buildings on fire
  • Assign, complete and polish all character animations
  • Dark caves where better metals can be found
  • Variety of clothing options
  • More weapons including explosive and flammable throwable items and arrows
  • Fuels for cooking and combustion
  • Let other players join your colony and work together under one flag
  • Build strongholds
  • Safe sharing and trade of resources between players
  • Natural disasters
  • Create mechanical machinery including working with gears

In the long term?
  • Add the economical/tribal/colony component to the game

    We prefer to have a level of animosity as to the final future of Era of Survival. In short, it is a surprise :)

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In it's current state, players can play in Single Player mode, over LAN or on the Official online server. Theres already 38+ craftable items, including tools, weapons, medicine, clothes construction parts and more. You can explore a 2 square kilometer map with dams and rivers, dangerous wolves and bears, tender fresh live chicken, medicinal mushrooms, trees abundant, stone abundant and it even rains. Yo can construct your home any way you like, stock up on loot and fight off other players

To get the best idea, have a look at our trailer!”

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

“Yes it will. I understand that the game isn't finished and therefore we would ask a lower price during Early Access.”

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

“I publish updates regularly and stay in contact with the community through social media and our blog to best understand what our community wants most. In-Game bug reporting is also available to acts as a direct line with the developer”
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About This Game

"Welcome to a lost world where your only priority is to live another day. You must explore dangerous forests, collect supplies, find food and water, find construction materials, craft tools and weapons to protect your things, and most importantly, embrace a survivors lifestyle".
Era offers Single and Multiplayer play with an online server based in California.
  • Live a farmers life in your own little home - farming 4 different types of veggies
  • Build a palace for yourself and your friends
  • Fight off hostile animals and players. Cook and eat anything that moves
Era has a strategic and challenging gameplay experience hidden under a simple and unique look and feel. It is designed to give the player an advantage in the first day of surviving the land. Thereafter it becomes a rolling challenge to stay alive. Well thought out decisions will keep you alive, choosing to get food or water before the sun goes down, vs rather getting more wood - may be a fatal choice in either way, but a wise player with experience and some skill will be more alert and ultimately survive the night.

Era is ever-growing and improving with regular updates, and proudly made in South Africa by a one-man-army.

Collect food and water

Some foods you can farm with, others are better at providing thirst than hunger when eaten, find them growing wild in pairs or in groves. Or kill animals for raw meat and cook it

Craft tools, weapons and other essentials

Tools and weapons ranging from entry level to strong. Tools to chop and mine with, weapons to defend yourself with. Essentials like campfires, boxes to store supplies in, beds to spawn at, should you die. Medical supplies to keep your health up

Explore the open world

Discover new foods. Map out areas that will make great living spots due to their location to dams or many close by supplies, like large groves. Encounter wild, hostile wolves that only care to kill you on sight and chickens that provide a good source of raw meats to cook. Find rare and essential crafting supplies around the map. Plan your time so you don't get stuck far away from home after the sun had set.

Build your own house

Build your own base and keep yourself, your team and your supplies safe from others. Collect wood to build a wooden base or mine stone to build a stone base. Stone is stronger, but scarcer to find. Build a massive fortress for you and your clan, or be space conscious and build a lock up and go. Just want to build? Enable Creative mode and InstaCraft and build fortresses of your dreams​

Online Multiplayer

Online multiplayer and Local LAN capable. You can also play offline on your own without internet access. Be prepared to do what is needed to stay alive when you meet others in game. Kill other players and steal their supplies, break into their houses and take their valuables. Chop other players up, cook them and then eat them. In Game Chat supported. Steam integration. Era is dynamic, supplies move every time you start a new world. We also host an Official Online Server in California for low ping to our highest player graphic
Era of Survival is still in its Alpha stage of development and is released under Early Access because we understand that the game is still far from perfect in its current form. Please have a look at our Steam discussions page for more information. If you feel that you like the game but aren't ready to participate yet, then please consider wish listing Era :)

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

As nature intends, from time to time confrontation will take place that could lead to fights with tools or weapons between players in a multiplayer environment. In Era of Survival, players can also choose between avoiding hostile animals or fighting them, which might include using a weapon or tool, to the players preference.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 Home/Pro
    • Processor: Intel Core i3+
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTS450+
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 Home/Pro
    • Processor: Intel Core i7+
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX1650
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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