is now accepting signups to alpha test Survarium
Vostok Games' upcoming post-apocalyptic MMOFPS. This is not a sales incentive,
they seem intent on testing things, so there are no guarantees of entrance, but
they plan on continually adding testers as they go along. There's also a new
on the game and the
Official Survarium Forum
is now online to foster discussion of the project.
Here's a reminder about the game: "Survarium is a free2play MMOFPS game set in
the near future. The game focuses on the aftermath of a massive ecological
catastrophe on Earth, the reasons behind which are only vaguely known.
Impassable woods advance onto cities from every side, as maddened animals and
birds attack industrial complexes, military structures, warehouses and
power-plants. Strange plants and mushrooms grow through concrete and steel.
Scientists all over the world haplessly try to cope with the anomaly expanding
with terrifying speed across the planet. Countries collapse; anarchy spreads
throughout the world. Now force dictates who can survive."
Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam
for the week:
- BioShock Infinite
- Age of Empires II: HD Editions
- Torchlight II
- Arma III
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- Kerbal Space Program
- Dead Island Riptide
- Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack
Looking forward to the return of Mad Men tonight, as Sunday continues to offer
an embarrassment of riches in terms of good television. We'll have a good
60s-style sit-down dinner to accompany it, as we picked up a rack of lamb at the
big-box store, which I have been tasked with preparing. I am going traditional
with this one, and will actually eschew the man-stove in favor of the oven.