A game of survival and betrayal. Eight Explorers path their ship through the unforgiving Arctic. Among the crew, two traitors call on dark powers to undermine them.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (242) - 85% of the 242 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,829) - 86% of the 1,829 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 22, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make sure Dread Hunger is at its very best and we feel the best way to do so is to include the players in the development process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If all is smooth sailing, roughly 6-8 months.”

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

“The full version will have extra content including more maps, achievements, characters ( and character customization! ) items, weapons, and NPC enemies!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have spent the last year building the core features into the game. Most are complete or near complete in the current version.

You'll be able to steer a fully finished and functional ship through maps. You'll also have to plan according to survival mechanics like cold and hunger under a day/night cycle.

The game has randomized loot and crafting systems in place to pick and create any weapons, tools, and aids you want from a large selection. You can use these to deal with AI enemies like Arctic predators as well as bloodthirsty cannibals summoned through a versatile spellcasting system for Thralls.”

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

“The price will increase when we fully release (after Early Access).”

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

“We loved playing with those of you who joined us during the game’s closed beta (Steam Playtests) and gave great feedback on our Discord! We can’t wait to play more Dread Hunger with the Community in future and also talk directly with you in the Discord to get a feel first-hand of which direction the game needs to head in.

We’ll continue to keep a close eye on the Dread Hunger Discord here: https://discord.gg/ZM8RRHy95w. There is a channel for bug reports, but also others for you to share all your ideas and suggestions with us, as well as ones for general banter and all things Dread Hunger!”
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About This Game

"We are nearly through the passage, the storm bites at our heels, and the crew whispers of blood and dark magic." - Captain's Log April 1847

  • Survive the Arctic
    Build fires to stay warm, fend off wolves and other predators, and hunt for food to stay alive in the brutal and unforgiving Canadian Arctic.

  • Betray Your Friends
    Feed them tainted food, lure animals to attack them, hex them with blood magic, or if all else fails… just shoot them in the back.

  • You Are What You Eat
    In the Arctic, you’ll have to make some grim choices to stay fed. Butcher bodies and use the pieces as weapons - or food.

  • Captain a Ship
    Steer a 19th century warship around (or into) icebergs. Find coal for the ever-hungry boiler to keep the ship moving... or blow it up.

  • Brave a Perilous World
    Plan around a full day and night cycle, contend with unexpected whiteouts, and try to outrun a massive blizzard that looms over the expedition.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

You can chop the limbs off animals and people with a sword. You can pick up severed heads / limbs and run around with them and then use them to kill other people. Sometimes dead people have willies.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 760 GTX or AMD Radeon R9 280
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060-6GB or AMD RX 580
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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