S.O.T.A - Survival Online Time Anomaly is a multiplayer MMO TPS game with RPG and open world survival elements. The game takes place in an anomalous zone. The setting of the game is the Soviet local post-apocalypse.
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Mixed (313) - 55% of the 313 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 14, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The world of S.O.T.A is very large and multifaceted by design. And our ambitions are even greater. It will take a lot of time and money to introduce everything that was conceived into the game.
But two people who are now working on the project will take a very long time to create their plans in the game. We understand that we need to expand. Attract new guys to our small team. Find the same ambitious developers like us. Then the work on the game will go faster. We do not want to look for investors, because by attracting investments, we will lose creative freedom. We already put everything we had on the line. Now we need your help. It is for this reason that we are forced to release the game to Early Access.
Our investors are YOU - fans of our game, those who help us create this game, this wonderful fictional world ...”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“There is no exact date when the game will be released from Early Access.
But we can definitely say that most of the mechanics in the game have already been implemented.
According to our conservative estimates, the game will be in Early Access for about a year and a half, maximum two years. But this should not scare you, since there is already something to do in the game.
Complete tasks, explore territories, artifacts and anomalies are already waiting for you.”

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

“The game's exit from Early Access is due to several factors.
Such as:
- The presence of enough voluminous content in the game that can keep the player busy for at least several weeks (The presence of voluminous quest chains. The presence of a raid mode)
- Refinement of the faction and groupings system (capture and development of the fortified points of the grouping / faction).
- Increase the size of the open world map to about 10x10 km2”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Stable playable Alpha version of the game.
The main unique implemented mechanics of the game are:
• Character customization.
• Developed system of interaction with items in the inventory.
• Exploration of abandoned areas.
• System for creating and improving items.
• Realistic shooting mechanics.
• Realistic interaction of the character with the weapon (cartridge in the store / store in the weapon)
• Quest system
• Reputation system
• System of dialogues with NPC
• Hostile NPC beasts and mutants.
• System of global events.
• Anomalies, artifacts, emissions.
and much more.”

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

The price of the game may change moderately after leaving Early Access.
We plan to gradually increase the price as new content and features are released [/]
With the advent of new content in the game, with the expansion of the explored locations, the introduction of new mechanics, we can revise the price of the game.

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

“Through meaningful and constructive feedback.
Any player can help in the development of the game to one degree or another. A talented artist can draw several art for the game, a 3D artist can model a weapon, character, or decoration elements. Script writer to come up with and write a chain of quests ... etc.
Basically, all communication with the community is carried out through direct voice communication in the official Discord channel, as well as in various popular social networks.
For example:
On the popular social network Vkontakte (https://vk.com/s_o_t_a), there is our game group. Where anyone can connect to the community chat channel and ask questions of interest. In the discussion "Ideas and Suggestions" - describe your idea. In the discussion "Development team / vacancies" offer your services.

We are in favor of direct communication with the game community, this is the only way we can make our overall game better.”
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About This Game

S.O.T.A - Survival Online Time Anomaly is a multiplayer MMO TPS with RPG and open world survival elements. The game takes place in an anomalous zone. The setting of the game is the Soviet local post-apocalypse. An integral part of the game is the uncharted dangerous territory of the zone with numerous anomalies, mutants and abandoned places, in which not everyone can survive. The inhabitants of this world are stalkers who find themselves in the anomalous zone for various reasons. Someone came out of curiosity, someone was forced by life circumstances, and someone was brought into these places against their will ... there are also those who happened to be in the zone quite by accident.

The gameplay of the game is based on a shooter with elements of a social role-playing game, where players must move across a huge territory, trying not to die in a random anomaly or stumble upon a mutant, and possibly at the hands of other players.

Players can survive both alone and in cooperation with other players (create groups and groups with individual symbols), moving closer to their goal. The player's goals can be completely different, from the desire to become the wealthiest businessman in the anomalous zone, to the leader who leads the most influential group in the zone, because the game has no restrictions in terms of the development of events. So, today you are a bandit, and tomorrow you can join the faction of free stalkers.

Among the features of the mechanics of the game, one can note the loss of all items received by the player upon his death, except for registered and premium items. This feature makes the life of the game character more valuable, because the loot for the entire raid can be at stake. Also, you can note the advanced inventory system. Many items have unique mechanics: cartridges must be loaded into the magazine, and the magazine itself must be loaded into the weapon; in order for the flashlight to work, you need to insert charged batteries into it, since discharged batteries will not work; some items may have an expiration date and if not used before the expiration date, they will deteriorate, such as food. It should be noted that there is one more unique feature - realistic shooting mechanics, namely, a flat trajectory of the bullet, the time of the bullet's approach to the target, the range of aimed fire, and the penetrating ability of the bullet. It will be much more difficult to hit moving targets, since you will have to take into account the distance to the target and its movement, and fire ahead of time.

The game offers constant in-game events, excellent well-thought-out quests, a wide selection of weapons and equipment, a well-thought-out cooperative component, and a developed game economy.

If you are interested in the topic of survival, the study of new unexplored territories within the boundaries of the anomalous zone, the search for valuable artifacts, then this game will undoubtedly interest you!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We clarify the minimum system requirements
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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