SCUM Announced

Publisher Devolver Digital announces SCUM, a survival game they call open world in spite of its setting in a prison reality TV show. This Unreal Engine 4 game is in development at Gamepire and includes some sort of cooperation with Croteam. SCUM will break out into PC early access early next year. In the meantime, the SCUM website is where to keep tabs on it, though there's not much there yet. Here's the announcement:
Developer Gamepires (Gas Guzzlers Extreme) in cooperation with Croteam (Serious Sam series, The Talos Principle) and publisher Devolver Digital have announced SCUM, an intriguing and complex open world survival game, coming to PC via Early Access in 2017.

“SCUM is a big leap forward in survival games,” said Tomislav Pongrac, Gamepires project lead. "We've implemented new, intricate systems behind common elements of the genre to produce exhilarating new gameplay scenarios.”

The world’s unquenchable need for entertainment has turned towards bloodlust as entertainment behemoth TEC1 is set to premiere season two of its television sensation SCUM. This new season moves the contest from the rugged, enclosed Alcatraz sector to the full grandure of Bagne de Cayenne, an island with a sordid history of violent incarceration. Both fan favorites and new prisoners will clash in a ruthless war of survival while battling for the support of viewers, producers, and corporate sponsors for fame, gifts, and a chance of life after death.

SCUM evolves the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control, and progression where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival. Players will balance base level needs with knowledge-based skills to manage everything from nourishment, metabolic rate, and body mass to weapons proficiency, combat style, and security systems hacking. Dominate the island with your skills, cunning, and strategies to achieve higher levels of game and receive powerful gifts from corporate sponsors and, if you happen to slip up and die, get resurrected by the show’s producers with all your valuable skills still intact.

“The systems at play in SCUM are astounding and we believe it will raise the bar of what is expected in a modern survival game moving forward,” noted Croteam CEO and SCUM producer Roman Ribaric. “Characters, environments, and even the players knowledge base are all dynamic and the changes in them can greatly effect the hierarchy of the island.”

SCUM is built with Unreal Engine 4 and set to launch on PC via Early Access in 2017. Fans can follow details on development with weekly dev blogs on scumgame.com and on Twitter @SCUMgame.
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Grumpy Sod wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 06:24:
Is SCUM still a trademark of anyone regarding the old point and click engine? It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the article.
me too but that was SCUMM
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Is SCUM still a trademark of anyone regarding the old point and click engine? It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the article.
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Funny thing is this will be reality one day before too long. Bank on it.
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