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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:59am
Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:02am
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Testing & what's to come
Stress Test Patch 2.0.5
  • Added death effect and smoother transition back to menu.
  • /Suicide command added
  • Logout is now possible at Sleeping Bags, Sofas and Beds (needs testing)
  • Added starter kit with flashlight and batteries

FIXED - Needs Testing!

  • Added fix which may stop the server player count going negative. Further testing required.
  • Can now close the chat with Escape Opening inventory while chat is open should now be fixed
  • Crashing/Disconnecting/Dying should now make the cursor visible again. Further testing required.
  • Can no longer consume items when you don't have the correct items in hand.
  • Nails and screws will now spawn with quantity.
  • Changed FireSounds to be assigned to the correct group. Now you can't hear guns being fired when Effects Slider is down.
  • Fixed effects on the Board (Sound / Particles) not spawning. Footsteps is assigned to the correct Sound Group, should now play again.
  • Fixed empty cabin at -1150 -26 -539 Double door in brick house in town removed.
  • Double door in plaster house removed.
  • Removed invisible walls around cabin at -1170 -22 -510
  • Shadows on arms and weapons added when player is in sewers.
  • Fixed an issue with health being able to get into negative figures.
  • Richards rice will no longer destroys inventory UI.
  • Ping should now be displaying more accurately.

Test schedule please read this

Report issues on tracker, please be as detailed as possible!

BUGTRACKER [bitbucket.org]

Description
"Survive the Nights" at a glance:

  • First-person multiplayer
  • Community based
  • Realistic survival techniques
  • Unique gameplay
  • Windows and Mac builds


    We want this game to feel real but we remain true to the promise that it will always be fun. The game will have a large, dedicated and persistent server world. The game as of now is island based, this will allow us to release alpha builds sooner. We're in the process of designing our first island now. We've had a good deal of success with an ocean based landscape. Islands will be added to the world and players will need to craft or find ships to traverse between them. It's very important to us that the world is full and alive. Everything we design and everything we want to achieve with "Survive the Nights" has a meaning and a purpose. The following is a list of some realistic survival activities and characteristics that we're including in the game.

    Structures

  • Every structure is enterable and unique
  • Every structure is fortifiable
  • Boards, planks and furniture can be used to fortify structures
  • Booby traps for structures you've invested time into
  • Store your found items in buildings and vehicles
  • No uninhabitable spaces

    Vehicles

    All vehicles are potentially usable. We want vehicles to really have a meaning. They won't be hard to come by, but you might have a problem getting any of them to run. We have planned and implemented an extensive parts list for anything on wheels. Vehicles can also be used as mobile camps carrying all of your goods in their trunks or truck beds. Leaving your fully-stocked car in the wild, unlocked, would be a terrible idea. Removing a part or two should keep it pretty safe. Items can be stored in trunks and truck beds. So you found a nice pile of old barn wood? That'd be great to use when boarding up all those doors and windows back home. You can't stick ten planks into a backpack, right? But you can fit plenty into the bed of a truck or the trunk of a car. Vehicles will be worth their weight in gold in our world so make sure that you take care of yours.

  • All vehicles can be repaired or modified.
  • All vehicles are fuel based and require and use fuel.
  • All vehicles require numerous parts to function.

    Crafting

    Another aspect of the game that we have included is extensive item combining and crafting.

  • Combine household items to create tools or weapons
  • Combine and modify parts for vehicles and equipment

    Multiplayer


  • Persistent servers
  • Character customization
  • White flag and mental health system to discourage KoS behavior
  • Structure ownership
  • Lockable containers
  • Band together to better your chances

    Day and night cycles


    During the day
  • Gather food and water
  • Gather planks and board up windows and doorways
  • Set traps around the perimeter of your structures
  • Board up structures
  • Fuel up your generators and repair the structures electrical panel
  • Day-cycle activities define your chances of surviving night cycle

    During the night
  • Start your generators to provide light and heat
  • Activate any surrounding traps or device
  • Find your favorite vantage point
  • Murder anything that moves

    Food/Calorie intake

    Food and calorie intake will be a part of your daily routine. Realism will be maintained here. If a player doesn't eat for a few hours he won't die but will become sluggish. Death from starvation should take a number of days at minimum. The opposite also being true, a traveler with a high calorie diet will move faster, aim better and carry more weight.

  • Trapping small animals
    You'll be able to set small traps with the hopes of catching small game like rabbit, squirrel, rat, moles, etc.
  • Hunt larger game
    Go on the hunt for larger animals like deer, fox, sheep, etc.
  • Fish in lakes and ponds
    Find lakes and ponds use a crafted fishing pole or a found one to go fishing
  • Find canned goods and preserved food supplies
    Scavenge canned and dried goods from all of our abandoned buildings, stores and homes
  • Forage for wild berries and edibles (some may kill you so you better Google it)
    Berries and edible plants may provide that extra burst of energy you really need or they may make your small intestine come shooting out of your nose
  • Take to streams to fill water bottles or activate well pumps in homes to access the water supply

    Maintain body temperature

    Our island is set in a colder climate and our weather system is fully dynamic. Keeping your body temperature up in the colder months will be necessary for survival.

  • Start campfires in the wild
  • Power home heating systems
  • Find shelter to conserve heath

    Maintain physical state
    Broken bones, limbs or bad cuts will make your survival bloody and painful.

    Maintain mental state
  • Killing other players will eventually result in a mental breakdown
  • Blurred vision, shaking hands, voices only the player hears

    Leveling/XP

    An important aspect of any multiplayer game is leader boards, achievements and leveling your character in order to move up in rank. People like being number one in stuff, right? Survive the most nights to gain server wide rep. Level your character to better your skills.

  • Leveling up will be old school. Do something enough and you'll get better at it.
  • Hunt to improve your trapping abilities
  • Shoot to improve your accuracy
  • Trap a lot to improve your return rate
  • Fortify a lot to improve your carpentry skills. You get the idea right?

    Weapons, tools and machinery

    Tools and machinery can be used for many things. You'll need certain tools to fortify homes and buildings, certain machinery to power homes or access water supplies.
    There will be a large array of weapons. One thing that we've already had some success working with is using every day items as weapons. You'll be hard pressed to find yourself in a situation where you can't defend your life with a weapon of some type. Being able to place window boards quickly and without worrying about powering the structure first could be the difference between life and death.

    Communications

    Text based chat will always be available, voice based chat will only be possible if you have the right equipment.

  • Two way radios will enable voice chat
  • CB radios reach a wider range
Popular Discussions View All (191)
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May 16 @ 2:47pm
PINNED: General game ideas
Jayty
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1 hour ago
Lol, See ya survive the nights.
->EPC<-Crazy Chyld
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May 1 @ 10:51pm
What kind of character and clothing/armor customization will be in STN.
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6,172 Comments
wallsandon 11 hours ago 
me to
Tonimo112 May 22 @ 2:29pm 
i cant wait to play that game!!!
GeneralPoop May 22 @ 5:24am 
when
Hectorzarlas May 21 @ 9:54am 
i want to play it so bad, it looks amazing!!!
EpicGamer [GER] May 20 @ 11:58am 
Alter der HAMMER!
dinomuenchies May 18 @ 4:13pm 
i need it
Hoooom May 18 @ 7:40am 
Ich will dieses Spiel...
Tonimo112 May 16 @ 12:03pm 
I WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BeautyOfTheBeast May 12 @ 7:36am 
I feel sorry for you guys that "purchased" this game 3 years ago, by the time it gets finished, it will have nothing new, others will be better than them, by then. If only they released the game already, with what they show on the videos, it will be top game of survival.
Prospection May 12 @ 4:24am 
Excited to play this game because it has all what I wanted