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Survive the Nights
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:59am
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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 (17)
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Feb 21 @ 4:31pm
PINNED: General game ideas
Jayty
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Jun 4 @ 10:58pm
PVP Focused? Singleplayer? Cooperative Gameplay?
Darkening Demise
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Jul 7 @ 2:39pm
Release date ?????????????????????????????????????????????
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BeautyOfTheBeast Jul 3 @ 11:39am 
To damn cheap with the salt, make it higher :p thanks
Joecia82  [author] Jul 3 @ 11:35am 
@BeautyOfTheBeast for you 25.99€ ..Yeah the conversion as of right now is 22.00€ :)
BeautyOfTheBeast Jul 2 @ 11:55am 
Will it be priced 22.99€?
Num47 Jun 14 @ 8:11am 
They are hoping for 4-6 weeks, this is just an estimate so don't mark it down on a calendar.

I am sure we will all be given a heads-up in the days before it's due to be released. They ain't just gonna drop it without notice, they crazy but not that crazy.
Lucas_ez Jun 13 @ 7:33pm 
when df it coming out doe
Mr.Explorer Jun 12 @ 10:24am 
it would be good
Num47 Jun 5 @ 8:25am 
You can pre-orded from humble for the time being and will recieve your key when the backer build is released.
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/survive-the-nights?hmb_source=search_bar
ETA on release?... from what I know/have read, they are hoping for within the next few weeks but please bear in mind that is just an estimate/rough guess.
Chicken Supreme Jun 5 @ 8:12am 
This game is very cool how ai buy this game ???? pls help my.
Num47 Jun 3 @ 11:23am 
They plan on releasing backend server files (at some point) so we will be able to host a private server on our own machines, want SP then play alone... simple :-)
kaique_ks Jun 3 @ 10:54am 
Because you will not have Single Player mode. You have to launch in sing play too. The easiest way to create, and the best to play. If I only have online mode I will not even buy. We cannot grow in an online mode. The server crashes, The server goes down, Someone arrives and ends it all. And all the work will be lost. We all expect an SP mode.