Early Access to Survived By is now available
offering a roguelite bullet-hell shooter that's free-to-play for Windows. This
marks the open beta phase for the game, and word is developer "Human Head is
prepared to jump into a new, larger phase of development through extensive Steam
community feedback, iteration and improvement." They also promise exclusive
gifts for beta participants.
This trailer offers a
look at what to expect, and here are more details:
Key Features in
Survived By Include:
Approachable yet Challenging: As a new
player, jumping into the battle in the Heartland is easy and rewarding.
Log-in for rewards, escape into a variety of dungeons, and play around with
the expanded customization options like character dyes, skins, and
attachments. Survived By offers great challenges and rewards for those with
hours to invest and explore, while still being fun for those who only have
time for quick play sessions.
Permadeath is Just the Beginning: Unlike
other bullet hell rougelites, 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. With the game's unique Ancestral Legacy system,
they're survived by a new descendant who carries a small part of their
legacy (game DNA) with them the next time they play.
Building With the Community: Since Closed
Beta, Survived By has updated frequently with new content and exciting
features such as storyline quests, dungeons and rotating events, built with
its community's voice and desires in mind. With Steam Early Access, we'll
continue to grow the Heartland alongside our players.
Craft Weapons to Slay the Hordes: Players
craft and wield powerful projectile weapons as they confront an array of
Beasts on their journey. Arming themselves with magic, steel and special
abilities, players craft increasing deadly weapons that provide tactical
options tailored to their character class. Examples of weapon upgrades range
from a single bullet that can pass through multiple enemies to a short-range
blast of multiple waving projectiles, to name just a couple. There is so
Gorgeous Pixel-Art World: Team up with
friends and others to explore a huge beautifully rendered pixel-art world.
Journey through imaginative, expansive landscapes that tweak familiar
Western fantasy concepts with seemingly impossible situations, adorable
looking miniature characters, and witty dialog, all set in a colossal living
Fair Free-To-Play Model: Survived By is
designed as a fair free-to-play experience that's fun for everyone, not just
those who pay. No part of progression is locked away behind a paywall.
Players are encouraged to trade items such as attachments, dyes, skins, and
more with other players using Bloodstones and Electrum.