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Survived By Announced

Digital Extremes announces Survived By, a free-to-play MMO Roguelite game in development at Human Head Studios. They will be unveiling this more fully on Friday at PAX West, but the Survived By website is already online, as is a debut video, and they are accepting signups for alpha testing that will commence this year. There are further details in the announcement:

Independent Canadian publisher and developer, Digital Extremes, and veteran independent developer, Human Head Studios, are proud to unveil the fruit of their new partnership, Survived By™, a new retro-style Free-to-Play MMO in which up to 100 players fight side-by-side in a bullet hell-style battle where permadeath is just the beginning. Known for producing a diversity of imaginative and compelling games for more than 20 years (Rune, Prey, Lost Within, Boxy Kingdom), Human Head's Survived By sends players into a pixel-art, war-struck fantasy world where humanity struggles to survive under the onslaught of a ferocious enemy. Heed the call and sign up now FREE for the Survived By Closed Alpha at www.survivedby.com.

Pushed to the edge of extinction by a "corruption" that creeps into villages and towns within the World Tree, players will create a tiny but mighty character, craft fantastic and powerful weapons, level up, and explore a chaotic, monster-filled landscape. Survived By encourages players to select one of several classes (Alchemist, Harbinger, Infiltrator, Sentinel, Geomancer, and a Druid, for starters) to experience each one's unique powers and capabilities. Every time a player dies, they're survived by a new descendant who carries a small part of their legacy with them. These legacies provide benefits such as new buffs and stat boosts. With each successive play-through, players can select different survivors to experience a new way to defeat the hardest dungeons and bosses of Heartland.

"When we created Survived By, we imagined a game retaining all of the key gameplay elements of the classic games we grew up with and loved, but with a modern role-player in mind," said Ryan Jackson, Executive Producer. "Jumping into a server with as many as 100 players, we discovered a tremendous sense of wonder and an addictive blend of crafting, social team-work and twitchy bullet-hell madness."

Key Gameplay Features in Survived By includes:

  • MMORPG With Up To 100 Player Battles: Survived By is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game played with up to 100 players. Dodge bullets, slaughter hordes of Chimera, and level up while crafting the best gear and weapons. Be careful though, once you die... it's almost game over.
  • Permadeath Is Just The Beginning: Unlike traditional roguelikes, players regenerate health, survive longer, and don't need to dodge everything to stay alive. But every time a player dies, they lose almost everything. They're survived by a new descendant who carries a small part of their legacy with them.
  • Bullet Hell Ballistics: Players craft and wield increasing deadly weapons that can provide tactical options tailored to the character class they select. They'll arm themselves with a combination of magic, steel, and special abilities to fend off enemies while artfully skirting their damaging spray.
  • Gorgeous Pixel-Art World: Team up with friends and others to explore a huge beautifully rendered pixel-art world. Gear up and journey together with friends to crush enemies, raid dungeons, and trade items in a vast, diverse landscape with many in-game achievements and challenges, and hundreds of hours of gameplay.
  • Craft Weapons to Slay the Hordes: Players craft and wield powerful projectile weapons as they confront an array of Beasts (hostile and aggressive creatures), Infernals (fiery forces of indiscriminate destruction), Furies (invasive nightmares that corrupt anything they touch), Spirits (natural disasters made manifest), and more on their journey.
  • Fair Free-To-Play Model: Survived By is designed as a fair free-to-play game. Every item in the game can be earned for free without paying.
  • Frequent Updates: Survived By is designed to be updated frequently with new content and exciting new features. The game will be built with its community's voice and desires in mind.

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17. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 17:34 Rhialto
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 01:33:
Perhaps this is simplistic, but it looks like your character respawns with incrementing appended roman numerals. How is this permadeath? Am I missing something?
That's what I understand also so the goal would be to finish the game without "the II" or more in the name. Maybe it's incredibly difficult and people will have fun trying to complete with the lower numeral value? This may works well if game is fun.

Seems some here haven't watched the video...
 
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16. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 12:37 Nullity
 
"... MMO Roguelite ..."

*stops reading*
 
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15. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 07:43 aka_STEVE
 
SO,...... Spend hours upon hours of grinding to get great gear and crafting materials to have it all gone *poof* by 1 hacking piece of shit ???


Sounds like a real blast.

 
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14. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 06:12 Asmodai
 
Have played RoTMG on and off for years and it's great fun for wasting time and blowing off Steam. If you don't like pixel art, shmups/bullet hell or permadeath, obviously you won't be interested, but the games do have a distinct audience.

ps. Most of these games allow you to stow gear you find for your descendant characters, but it can be disappointing to screaming head desk when you tank a character. /shrug Perma is not for everyone obviously.
 
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13. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 05:35 Nucas
 
a revival of rune, their only IP, and now a pixel art 'roguelite' (urrgh, i can taste bile). human head studios must really be against the wall but at least they're trying; it's hard to be an independent studio anymore.  
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12. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 03:45 VaranDragon
 
I would play this if it actually allowed some kind of gameplay that wasn't simply "bullet hell dodger" city.

As it is it's kind of bullshit.
 
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11. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 01:33 Kxmode
 
Perhaps this is simplistic, but it looks like your character respawns with incrementing appended roman numerals. How is this permadeath? Am I missing something?  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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10. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 20:59 Marvin T. Martian
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 20:38:
They should call it "Griefer's Paradise."

It amazes me this stuff finds an audience. They'd have to pay me to subject myself to that.

Exactly !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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9. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 20:38 Bill Borre
 
They should call it "Griefer's Paradise."

It amazes me this stuff finds an audience. They'd have to pay me to subject myself to that.
 
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8. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 20:25 Kxmode
 

Looks like the website can't "survived by."
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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7. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 19:11 Creston
 
MMO Roguelite

They should call it "Griefer's Paradise."
 
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6. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 18:05 Task
 
More likely 100 player instances.  
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TRO: YAVM Mod for BattleTech
Weapon Diversity Mod for BattleTech
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2017, 17:32 Mordecai Walfish
 
Looks like a much better version of Realm of the Mad God. Besides the lineage system, it looks like pretty much the same game.  
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4. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 30, 2017, 16:11 Tipsy McStagger
 
100 players constitutes an MMO these days? well so does ARK/RUST/DAYZ/ETC so yes it does.

Personally, I believe it's not over 1000 people on a single server it's not an MMO.
 
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3. Re: etc. Aug 30, 2017, 15:40 UttiniDaKilrJawa
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 15:21:
deqer wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 14:46:
Does anyone want to summarize all that yellow text for me?

f2p pixel art perma-death bullet hell "mmo" (100 players max)

100 player max...so does that make this a smmo (Sorta Massively Multiplayer Online)?
 
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2. Re: etc. Aug 30, 2017, 15:21 eRe4s3r
 
deqer wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 14:46:
Does anyone want to summarize all that yellow text for me?

f2p pixel art perma-death bullet hell "mmo" (100 players max)
 
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1. Re: etc. Aug 30, 2017, 14:46 deqer
 
Does anyone want to summarize all that yellow text for me?
 
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