Command the bullet hell and extract with your loot–or die trying! Take control of a cloned commander and lead your merc squad against a relentless robot army. Test your skill in this roguelite, bullet-heaven extraction shooter. Survive the Onslaught. Grow your Mercenary Army. Unleash the Havoc!
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Mostly Positive (85) - 76% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 14, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Survivor Mercs is an ambitious game that will grow a lot throughout the Early Access phase.
We want to make a game for you, our players. So we need your feedback as early as possible to create the game you want to play. We truly believe that great games should not be designed and developed in a vacuum.

Please join our Discord server to get involved with the community and talk to us directly!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“To this day, we released multiple smaller and four major updates. We estimate some additional months of development with more major updates throughout Early Access. But this can change if we improve and add more to the game based on the feedback and input we receive from the community.”

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

“The current state of Survivor Mercs is what we call "the foundation" of the game.

What does "the foundation" mean?
The game has the majority of the core systems in place, and what we consider the minimum amount of content it needs to provide hours of gameplay already. From there, we aim to grow and develop the game into the full version - step by step.

You will get a roadmap soon that shows how we are planning our major updates during Early Access. We are currently planning to improve and add:
  • more Mercs and Gear with interesting synergies,
  • more Commander Traits to generate ten-thousands of individual Commanders
  • more Maps with unique Bosses and different Operation types,
  • different rooms for your Bunker HQ that you can build with materials you loot during your Operations to get permanent bonuses and unlock helpful features
  • Missions to unlock new Mercs, Rooms, Gear, Maps, Operations, and Commander Traits
  • lootable Merc & Commander weapons in different rarity grades
  • more variety of Objectives, weapons, and enemies

We are also dedicated to bringing the game to Linux and Mac, translating it into more languages, improving accessibility, and supporting Twitch streamers with our integration. The first available version allows you already to interact with your audience and let them decide about upgrades in the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently stable and fully playable as detailed above. You will be able to play randomly generated Commanders, configure your own with your researched Traits, and commence different Operation Types on various maps where you can recruit a variety of Mercenaries to fight for you. In between Operations, you can upgrade your Bunker HQ with the loot you collected during operations.

The full list of features can be seen in the "About This Game" Section below, and in the Steam Community posts for the major updates.”

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

“Yes. We want to offer our early players a better deal for supporting us in improving the game.
We're planning to increase the price at full release and might adjust it during Early Access based on the content, features, and value added over time.”

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

“Joining our Discord server is the best way to get in touch with us and get your feedback heard!

We will also try to monitor the Steam forums as closely as possible, and are trying to watch as many Youtube videos or streams of the game to see and analyze how our players are interacting with the game.

Just don't be shy and reach out to us, we'd love to chat!”
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About This Game

Survive the Onslaught. Grow your Mercenary Army. Unleash the Havoc!

In a world threatened by evil M.E.G.A. Corp.’s private robot army, the last bastion of hope for mankind is a bunch of armed lunatics who signed up for a mercenary job. And who better to lead them than a disposable clone with an unpredictable set of special traits? Welcome to your new assignment, Commander.

Take the battle to the enemy and build your underfunded, over-ambitious outfit into an apocalyptic war machine that rids the world of evil.

With all chances stacked against your mercenary operation, this isn’t about glory. This is about the loot!

Every Commander is created from a set of randomly selected traits. Can you lead your squad to victory with a hawk-eyed, megalomaniac Infiltrator? Or take on the enemy alone with a nocturnal, greedy One-Man Army? How about an alert, vampiric Ninja?

Each combination of traits yields a unique run with its own set of challenges, mechanics, and surprising synergies.

Assemble your team of mercenaries from a roster of vigorous fighters. Each Merc totes their own arsenal and behavior. Discover their unique mechanics, and rain devastation upon your enemies.

Each Merc and Gear item comes with individual skill trees and powerful synergies. Keep your mercs' strengths and weaknesses in mind as you pick the right gear for your squad, and watch the mayhem unfold!

Navigate the procedurally generated map in each operation and capture different objectives to call in reinforcements or sack valuable loot. But be quick, the clock is ticking. Each minute wasted on the battlefield is punished with more and stronger enemies.

Call in your extraction point and defend it to make it out alive. Or survive long enough and risk facing a dangerous final boss. If you die you lose your loot, but if you survive you keep everything and gain survivor bonuses for your mercs on your next operation.

Invest your loot to hire new Mercs, purchase new Gear, expand your bunker HQ for powerful upgrades, or research new traits for your commander clones.

Focus on movement, or direct your squad with tactical abilities, or actively fight in the battle – each Commander can offer a completely different play style. Experiment and find your optimal Gear-and-Merc combinations. With every map also being generated differently, no two runs will ever be the same.

You've been the bullet hell. Now get ready to command the bullet hell!
Your Mercs await their Commander.

  • Control a Commander, generated from 3 random Traits, with over 15,000 unique combinations
  • Build your squad from a large variety of Mercs with unique skill trees & specializations
  • Select from dozens of Gear items to modify and improve your squad
  • Conduct your Operations on distinct, procedural Maps with different mission parameters, difficulty, and unique Bosses
  • Upgrade your base in between Operations with the materials you’ve scavenged
  • Full support for controllers and keyboard/mouse
  • Stream the game with Twitch integration and let your audience decide your fate
  • Play now on SteamDeck, full compatibility verified

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 Ti or higher, Radeon RX 570 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 or 11
    • Processor: 3 GHz quad-core
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1660 or higher, Radeon RX 5500 RT or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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