In this Modern Day Survival Simulator you will be faced with surviving in the Appalachian mountains while you prepare for an apocalyptic event. Hunt gather, build, explore and trade to get what you need to survive, but keep up with whats going on, its about to get really bad in the world, will you be prepared, Come and experience BugOut.
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Release Date:
Sep 14, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Gathering feedback from a community of players will help me understand what's working, what needs improvement and, most importantly, make sure the game is enjoyable on every level. I wanted to use Early access to test the game as it is being built and get community feedback in Early development. Its all about community involvement.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“With the features that we have planned for the game the estimated time for full release is around 16 months. That could change depending on the features and popularity of the game itself. If the community really likes the game and we are growing and the community has requested more be added to the game then it could take longer to reach full release. “Basically - until we're sure to offer our customers a great, bug-free and high-value product. This can only be achieved with a big response from the community, lots of feedback and continuous tests. With such data collected, we will work hard to develop the game, implement requested features and then continue to add new updates to the full version”

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

“The Early Access will only have the first part of the game to play, once we get the first part polished and working with little to no bugs, we will then start on the Major disaster that will take place in the game, that will change the way the entire world looks and feels. This is the main part of the game and what will challenge you to survive any way you can. At the end result we want a well polished, finished, exciting fun game to enjoy.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently offers a single-player deep mountain survival experience, with some game features like crafting, trapping, exploring, building,hunting, trading and just trying to survive. The day and night cycles along with the dynamic weather system is all working beautifully and add to the feel of the game. Some Animal AI are working and in the game as well, but still needs improvement. There are also more than a dozen POI's to explore.”

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

“Yes, as new content is added the price will increase. Those that choose to get it now will save in the future.
In the very early access version ( version 0.0.1 - 0.9.9 ) the game will be $14.99
( version 1.0.0 - 1.9.9 ) will be $19.99
(Version 2.0.0 - 2.9.9 ) will be $24.99
( Version 3.0.0 - 3.9.9 ) will be $29.99
Final Release Version 5.0 will be $34.99 This will be the last price change.”

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

““Our goal is to work together with the members of the A2G community. We will keep our players informed of our plans and progress through our communication channels: Steam forum, our website, Discord, and Twitter . We will be listening to the voice of the community and we are looking forward to constructive discussions aimed at creating the gameplay experience that we will all enjoy. Already in the first 3 months we have built a great little community, come and join us on Discord to see and hear everything about bugout.”
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March 9

The Road to 1.0 Almost there

I just wanted to post a quick update to keep everyone informed about whats going on at A2G studios.

As most people know I released BugOut as a Very Early Access Game, the main idea of what I wanted was there , but what I really needed was community input. Now that the game has been on the market for 6 months we have received some very good feedback and community suggestions,so I have been taking the suggestions and bug reports and improving the game. here are a few things i have been working on, and this is just a few. I will post a full report closer to release..

A much smaller starting map, with more people to talk to and more learning and gameplay. It is a foothills map, and all the trails and roads that lead away from it will take you to much larger maps of Mountain areas. Using lots of smaller maps allows me to make a much better quality game,( you will see the difference ), It also allows for a much better navmesh and more details.

Second I have completely reworked the UI, Now when you open your inventory you get the inventory, crafting, character and all in one window. And all the other interactable items will show up on the right side of the screen.

All new AI Scripts to control the animals, they will be have much better . The AI Scripting has been completely reworked and is now ready for all future development of the game.

Lots of new plants and forest details. I have added new trees, bushes and grasses to the map, including more than a dozen new interactive plants to harvest and use. Also upgraded the plants to a higher quality.

Added a new weather control system, allows it to snow and cover the ground, and rain and working with the seasons. Now when it rains or snows , water or snow will slowly cover the ground to give a much better effect.

Also upgraded to the Unity HD graphics and pipeline, add CTS PBR Shader system to bring it all to life, Everything looks much more realistic, much better blending, leaves and stuff lay on rocks .

More crafting stations, decided to bring on ores, so now we have smithy, and blacksmithing station, small and large.
Added new starting area, Foothills Campground, this is where trader Rons is too. This is the area that everyone will start their adventure. This is an old campground that trader Ron used to run back in the day. Now since the fall of the government, it is used for family's that need a place to survive but cant handle the deep mountains. It is a small but useful community, you can trade with many of the NPC's and learn some valuable survival skills.

I have been going through the suggestions and I have added quiet a few of the community suggestions. Cant wait to get this update out, but I still need to do a few more things..
I know the update is taking a little longer than I expected, and as far as the EXP version, yes there are 2 new EXP versions out, but they have been limited to who has been on them.
I learned from the past few months that This game is going to go a long way, but in order to do that I was going to need to rework some of the main gameplay code and other areas , so that everything I want to do can be done
and that has taking a while
but I am almost there

I want to give a big SHOUTOUT to the BugOut Discord community, you guys are great, thanks for all the time , suggestions and support that you give this game.

BugOut 1.0 is on the way, keep your eye out, for Bugout.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Join our Discord and stay up to date..
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February 7

A Quick Dev Update

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am working on a very large update, and it is taking a little longer than I thought. I expect the new update to be out by the end of February and will have lots of improvements to the game play. You can plan to see a new and improved UI system and graphics, along with a much better and larger crafting system. The AI has also been reworked and the animals now have a much better behavior, you will also be able to obtain fur, bone, fat, meat, and leather from animals. A new particle effect has been added to the harvest able plants so they will be easier to see, and some task and missions have been added to the game too. With the new task comes a new trader that you will find back in the woods at a camp that some survivors have put together, they will offer some different items than trader Ron.
I have also been working on the building , I may have to remove the log by log building for the time and add prefab wall and floor pieces but there will be many more building items in the next update too. This was just a quick update to keep you informed, thanks for all the support.
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Short Description

The year is 2019, the news is crawling with fear mongering stories of things to come, the end is near, climate change, WW3, Asteroids, Civil Unrest and anything else they can think of, but in the background, you can see the government prepping for something, but what. You decide its time to go off the grid and prepare for the worst.
In this Modern Day Survival Simulator you will be faced with surviving in the Appalachian mountains while you prepare for an apocalyptic event. Hunt gather, build, explore and trade to get what you need to survive, but keep up with whats going on, its about to get really bad in the world, will you be prepared, Come and experience BugOut.

The fear of something major coming soon has taken its effect on you. You feel like you need to do something to prepare yourself to survive the unknown catastrophe. You sell all of your personal belongings and head off to the mountains to start a new life leaving this old one behind. With only a backpack and a few things to eat you really don't have much to start with, after hitching a ride into the Appalachians, you are dropped off at a mountainside trader, your adventure starts here.

Before you can do anything you will need to get some experience in bugging out. The game starts off in the Appalachian Mountains at a mountainside trading post. Talk to people at the trading post to learn how to get started. Here you can buy some starter gear and head off into the mountains. You can freely hike around the mountains and learn survival skills, or you can accept one of the challenges from the Trading post to receive a reward and maybe some extra skill points if you complete the challenge. As you gain more experience, you will be able to craft more items do more things. While on your Hiking and Camping you can gather extra herbs and other items, and sell them to the trader for some extra cash. The cash can then be used to better your gear. After you have reached enough experience, the piece of land beside the trading post will be available to you at a price. Raise some money and buy the land to start building a full out BugOut home and prepare for the upcoming world-changing event. You can even make it completely self-sufficient and Off-grid with solar power and a water well. If you want you can also choose to grow and jar your own food or use the money to buy long-term storable food. Upgrade your home to survive many different scenarios or if you really want to go all out build a bunker, then stockpile your bunker with everything you think you will need.Be sure get a radio or PC so you can keep up with what is going on, you never know when the time will come that you will need to BugOut.

Be sure get a radio so you can keep up with what is going on, you never know when the time will come that you will need to BugOut.

Will you be prepared?

Prepare as much as you can, an event can happen at random times. 
Increase your skills in hunting, fishing, herbalism, building and much more. The better your skill level, the easier it will be to survive when the disaster strikes.

Disaster Events will not be available during stage 1 or 2 of Early access

When a world disaster strikes you will need to use all you have learned to survive the event. 

( Example : If a nuclear war was to happen, you would have to be in a sealed living area, with enough food, water and other resources you would need to survive the fallout, and then enough to use after the event until you can acquire more, plus you would need gear to test for radiation and explore infected areas) This is only one example, other events may affect you in an opposite way. 
After the main event has happened at you come out of your home or bunker, you will be faced with lots of new challenges and a huge open world to explore. Stay in the mountains if you can still sustain, or explore the towns and cities, travel around and gather more resources to survive. Depending on the event you may have to deal with AI players, or different types of animals, you just don't know, thats why it is best to prepare all you can before the event. 

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Mature Content Description

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This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: I5 3.2ghz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 or Better
    • Processor: I7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 6GB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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