Dive into the ultimate winter survival experience and see if you can survive long enough for rescue to arrive. Experience our unique sanity system that takes survival to the next level.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (10) - 50% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (233) - 57% of the 233 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 6, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to give gamers the opportunity to help us shape Winter Survival and participate in its development. While we have a solid plan on how to expand the game during Early Access, we also planned for plenty of time to react to feedback from gamers and make improvement or changes accordingly. We believe that survival games uniquely fit the concept of Early Access and gain great benefits from gamers participating in shaping the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Winter Survival is planned to spend at the very least 6 months in Early Access, but depending on feedback from the playerbase we will expand this period.”

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

“The full version will contain all the content and features added during Early Access as well as all the suggested changes and additions from the player base.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a fully playable game where players can experience the first large area of the game. Subsequent areas and additional mechanics will be added in regular updates planned every 8 weeks, with the first massive update to the game’s world just weeks after entering Early Access.
Winter Survival certainly isn’t one of those game where there is a bit of this and a bit of that and game is actually just at the start of its development.”

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

“We intend to increase the price for the full version after Early Access.”

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

“We will post regular updates on the progress and development on the Steam forum and use that forum as our main way to communicate with the community. We intend to actively participate in all discussions and evaluate the improvements and suggestions gamers are going to make and give our feedback accordingly.”
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About This Game


What was supposed to be a nice winter hike in the Mount Washington State Park with friends, turned into a dire situation. You are left alone to fight for your survival. With only marginal supplies you have to fight off of the cold, thirst, hunger, wildlife and your own state of mind while finding your way to an abandoned ranger station in hope to be able to call for help.

Winter Survival is a fully fledged survival game even going into Early Access, with dynamic combat, stealth, base building and its unique sanity system just to name a few. Multiple game modes and difficulties allow you to experience the game differently and tailor it to your taste.

Venture through snow-covered forests, mountains, and frozen lakes. Grapple with treacherous terrain, deadly animals, and harsh winter conditions. Find shelter, cook meals, and rest, ready to face the next day. Hope it won’t be your last…

You are not the first person to visit this area. There have been many before you. More than a century ago some even lived here. If you explore your surroundings you may find things they left behind that will still be useful to you. Explore various areas and discover their story, like a town built by people who are long gone. Force open doors, avoid traps, and make abandoned structures work again. Find personal belongings as you dive deeper into the town’s past. Will you be able to uncover its secrets?

Cold, thirst, hunger and physical as well as mental exhaustion are the five major factors you have to worry about. It doesn’t however end there. Injuries and sickness are other factors and then there is the weather. Spending the night in the freezing cold without any shelter is akin to a death sentence and trying to go out in a snow storm isn’t any better either. Don’t forget, weather in the mountains changes quickly and is unpredictable.

Further variety comes in with our event system where random events can save your day unexpectedly or make the nightmare even worse. Things do not have to be that bleak or stay that way all the time. The adaptation system allows you to open up new survival skills and strengthen your abilities. And then there is our unique sanity system to make things really interesting…

The most deviant enemy in a desolate land, is one’s mind. In Winter Survival you will experience an unforgiving world where it’s hard to distinguish reality from madness, due to the unique sanity system.

In reality, your mind becomes a problem way sooner than starvation. It starts with fatigue symptoms, losing your will to continue the struggle up to imagining things and even full blown hallucinations. Fear and the stress associated with it form another layer that can influence your perception and together all these factors make for a highly interesting and different survival experience.

Hunt or be hunted. Use the environment to your advantage. Observe your prey, study its behaviour, make and set traps to capture animals. Craft torches to scare away wolves. Make spears to throw at prey and protect yourself from apex predators that surround the area.

Given limited resources, think twice before starting a fight. A bear is a mighty predator and going against one with a knife or even a spear might not be the brightest idea. Maybe avoiding the danger or sneaking past a potential encounter is the smarter choice given the circumstance?

Gather resources, learn how to craft all sorts of useful things and build shelters and other structures to escape everyday struggles.
Some resources are easy to find, some are only available in certain areas, others have to be gained from hunting and some are left behind by those before you.

The extended crafting system ranges from simple campfires to cook food to building entire shelters and protective structures wherever you please. It is the crafting and building system that will allow you to slowly transition from unbearable danger to a more manageable environment - if you prepare properly.

It is up to you how you want to play the game and we give you 2 different modes to choose from:

Story Mode: Learn more about yourself and people long gone while you struggle to survive. Find your friends and get back home.

Endless Mode: Take advantage of more resources and crafting options as you try to conquer the world around you. Start and proceed how you want.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Winter Survival may contain content that is not appropriate for all ages. The game contains bad language in the form of the protagonist cursing. It also contains visual violence towards animals and blood (hunting wild animals for survival or getting injured).

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD

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