A single player open world sandbox, crafting and survival FPS game set in a multi-island land where you'll fight to survive. Build your base, hunt and craft to defend yourself from aggressive wildlife, enemies or friends. Do you have what it takes to Hold Your Own?
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Mixed (501) - 68% of the 501 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 1, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a development team of only two and Early Access will allow us to incorporate player feedback into the process so that we’re not developing a game no one wants to play. It is really important to us that players help shape the game, sharing their opinions about new features. In our opinion, it’s vital to the growth and success of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s hard to establish a concrete timeline. However, we plan to keep the game in early access for as long as it takes to reach the point where we are happy with the content and gameplay. Hopefully that will be around a year, but if players are asking for more features, we’re going to keep developing to reach those goals.”

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

“You can expect larger maps, more biomes, more items, multiplayer and a huge emphasis on AI behaviors and intelligence. We know it’s very ambitious, but at some point we’re also planning to incorporate planetary travel into the game.

However, we hope that a large part of the game and its direction evolves naturally based on player feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the game offers a single player experience with many of the core features already in place. Some of these core features include: Base Building, Crafting, Quest System, Farming, Animal Husbandry, Trading Outposts, Hunting, Human AI and much more.”

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

“Pricing will reflect the current state of the game and enjoyment players get from it. The price is likely to gradually increase as we add major features.”

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

“It’s been said many times before, but it’s true. For us, by far the most important part of the development of this game is the community. As we work towards multiplayer, we want to make sure that the features included come from community involvement. Players will shape the game and drive us to work harder. You can count on us to be extremely present in the community with frequent updates to the game as a result.

We are gamers first and developers second, we know the importance of what players have to say and we can’t wait to hear all the great suggestions.”
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About This Game


What Hold Your Own is About:

Insurgents have stolen your land and forced the citizens of your small archipelago to flee or into hiding. A few regroup as a resistance. It will be a long unforgiving battle to match their strength, expect many losses and few hard-won gains. The insurgents will never give up and as you regroup, they will grow stronger and more persistent. Can you make it safe for citizens to return? All you can do is your best to Hold Your Own.

This game is about finding yourself stranded, nearly empty handed having fled your home, on an island with abandoned towns...the insurgents soon notice your unwelcome presence. You will have to fight the elements, gather resources, and see if you have what it takes to survive. You may encounter hostile insurgents and animals that you'll have to fight in order to claim resources and expand building capabilities. A linear quest line in single player mode is currently in place. Side quests, repeatable quests, and spontaneous events are planned. A player may play the quest line or simply play in sandbox mode with or without tutorials.

We intend the complexity of the AI to grow as the player grows, presenting a continual challenge of taking...and losing...territory and control over the resources the insurgents so badly want to take for themselves. Experience, levels, and skill points will be earned and spent in more than one category allowing a player to specialize more in one area than another, and teams in MP to specialize even more narrowly if desired.

Key Features:

  • Single Player, Multi-player is on hold due to technical issues
  • Tutorial Quest Mode, Quest Mode, Full Sandbox Mode
  • Character Hunger, Thirst, Body Temperature Mechanics
  • Base Building
  • Vehicles
  • Hunting
  • Crafting; building components, furniture, workbenches, clothing, ammo and weapons
  • Food Cooking Mechanics
  • Power/Electricity Mechanics
  • Gathering Resources
  • Mining and refining of ores
  • Quests, except in Full Sandbox Mode
  • Friendly NPCs; Trader, Arms Dealer, Pharmacist, Mechanic
  • Kill AI Enemies
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Farming
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Weather Cycle

Relaunch is here! Please look at the patch notes to see where the game has gone in the time from February 2022 to now.

Important Disclaimer:

This is not the same development team or owner as when HYO was originally launched as Early Access. After it was abandoned, it was acquired from the original developer and is now being brought back by a small team with the intention of reaching toward a vision of what it might have been. We will be depending on the community to give us feedback about what's working and what's not and what they would like the future of Hold Your Own to look like.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660, Radeon RX 460 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 970, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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