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Intertwined
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
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Description
Intertwined is a game set in a post-apocalyptic environment where the player must attempt to rebuild society with what scarce resources are put before him, while staying elusive and avoiding the evils of this new world. While some people may choose to stay isolated and live off the lands themselves, others may take on the hefty task of building or joining a settlement, and living in a community with the perks it provides. As the game advances, the focus of surviving turns to thriving as players take to creating vast cities and rebuilding society; advancing the world from a nuclear wasteland to a potential futuristic utopia.

Current Game Features:
- Massive 100 kilometer squared map
- Open world sandbox gameplay
- Dynamic Wildlife
- Evolving gameplay
- Settlement system
- Inventory system
- Pet system
- Extensive resource harvesting system
- Day/Night cycle

Currently in Development:
- Evolving technology
- Extensive crafting system
- Diplomacy
- Unique settlement features
- Extensive building
- Multiplayer
- Weather
- NPC communication system
- Completely unscripted Survivor AI

Crafting & Resources
Intertwined features an interesting and in depth resource gathering system. There are two main methods of gathering; chopping trees and mining rocks and ores. With regards to tree gathering, we set out to make it feel like you are really shaping the world, and your environment. A tree that is chopped, will not regrow. Having this really makes it feel like you are a part of this environment, and world. If you want to build a settlement, you have to clear an area out first to do so. Our rock resource gathering won’t be as simple as destroying a rock, and finding the contents inside. Different areas will house different ores and different ores will be useful to craft different things in the game. Different areas of the map will have different resources of different uses. You won’t be able to get one thing as easily as another. When starting off, you might simply need to just grab a few resources off a cliff side, but later, the resources may be next to useless, and you may need to venture deep into a cave to advance further in the game. Ore gathering won’t be as basic as just walking up to rocks and chopping at them for a minute. Although you may start like that, the methods of gathering evolve as well. Eventually, you may want to place an excavation drill to gather stuff you need, because you may be busy protecting your settlement from other dangers. As well as gathering resources such as rocks and trees, you will need to gather your basic survival needs too. You will still need to scour the land for food and water; searching old abandoned towns for primary survival needs, because after all, this is a survival game.

AI
The game world is filled with interesting NPCs, both known, and unknown. We have a wide variety of animals, each with unique behaviors and characteristics, which can each provide their own resource to the player, to provide to their initial basic needs.
We are also working on adding a wide spectrum of unusual creatures and mutants, which are one of the bi-products of the nuclear fallout that was bestowed on the world. We believe these can add a dynamic challenge to the game, and also induce a horror aspect towards the game. Some mutants might attack player settlements or even abduct sleeping players in the night.
On top of that, we are also currently working on adding a highly unique survivor NPC system. In single player, there will be potentially hundreds of NPC’s that spawn into the world just like the player, having the exact same goal as the player. They start with nothing, they loot, craft, and build, exactly like the player does. This means that in single player, players can potentially find multiple other cities created by NPCs, which they can interact, trade, or even go to war with.

Settlements
Envision creating a settlement, or maybe supporting one. By creating a settlement you are therefore the manager of the settlement. As the manager of a settlement, you can invite members to join, kick members or even punish members – maybe even throw them in jail.
The whole idea of a settlement is to work toward a collective and cooperative goal – The members of the settlement would help consolidate the economic infrastructure and diplomatic relations in order to expand the borders and spread the faction name.
So what are some of the things you can do with a settlement other than the management of members and diplomatic relations with other settlements? You can enhance your settlement's income or broaden its perk availability for special advantages.
Many buildings are currently being worked on – For example, the bank or the storage unit which will allow members of that settlement to store belongings – but remember to defend your settlement because nothing is ever safe in Intertwined.
Another building that is also being worked on is the idea of having a market that will increase the income of the settlement. Imagine building a trade post allowing caravans to travel in between settlements to transfer goods. Maybe you want to deplete your enemy’s economic infrastructure by ambushing their caravans. The possibilities are vast in the world of Intertwined.
As the game advances, you can upgrade your technology to eventually build potential futuristic Utopias. When you begin the game, the settlements and cities you make will be very basic, and simple. However, as you progress, you can discover new technologies, and advance your buildings in different ways. For example: you might discover technology that leads you to a society like the one we live in today, or maybe you might find yourself moving towards more of a steampunk type future, well, the choice is yours.

Intertwined is currently being developed by a passionate group of three people. The goal is simple; to make a game that we believe we will always enjoy, and hope you will too.
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Oct 16, 2014 @ 1:39am
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61 Comments
ERΛSED May 9, 2016 @ 3:35am 
i love the basic concept of this game, but i think i lack from story progress, are u aiming for endless gameplay?maybe u must watch manga like eden no ori or the walking dead or life is strage, good rpg game must have ending, and good backgroung character, i just my humble opinion dude, anyway i gave greenlight,cheers!
[cozy] Dec May 31, 2015 @ 12:22pm 
Great news! I look forward to future updates and I'm curious to find out about the major design change you have implemented xD Good luck with the rest of your development!
TomND  [author] May 30, 2015 @ 5:23pm 
Hey Declannn. The game is still very much alive! Were really sorry we couldn’t post any updates for the last two months. A lot of us have had to go work odd jobs for a little while to get a little bit more funds. We have also made a major design change to the game, which we think will really turn the game into something really special and unique, but in the meantime, has delayed us a little bit. We hope to start sharing a lot more information in the coming month. Thanks for continuing to show interest. Its comments like yours that help us through the rough patches :) .
[cozy] Dec May 30, 2015 @ 3:22pm 
Is this game still alive? It looks really interesting so I hope it is xD
mm.324 Jan 14, 2015 @ 10:00am 
Like the idea, but not a fan of the first-person view.
The Mouse Potato Dec 5, 2014 @ 3:10pm 
I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Keep it up guys!
ChuBeee Nov 7, 2014 @ 5:44pm 
Amazing game serously. worth your while
sav  [author] Oct 19, 2014 @ 10:24am 
@Dr.Nick @c4n!b4l The settings of the game may be similar but that has absolutely nothing to do with the experience of gameplay you will receive. These are two different games going for two different goals. Intertwined is wanting to explore the idea of rebuilding society after being a victim of a post-apocalyptic war. Through this, we are providing mechanical tools to players for control of their settlement and how they want to survive in Intertwined. THIS is a survival game. We will have the typical array of survival features like hunting, woodcutting, mining, etc - That is something you would expect in a survival game. In regards to evolving gameplay, as the players progress in the server, the technology evolves and as the technology evoles, so does the game itself - You're going to start seeing different tools you can use, different type of gameplay, different tactics for different type of situations. Clearly, Intertwined is different.
canibal Oct 19, 2014 @ 5:42am 
Not another clone! Why you steal the miscreated ?
Cannibal Tribesmen Oct 18, 2014 @ 6:51am 
Looks like A Rust Rip Off.