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78 comments:

  1. Caravaneer is a survival game that should be ended to your list because, despite being a flash game, the gameplay is quite complex and demanding.

    http://www.sugar-free-games.com/showgame.php?game=849

    The developer is also raising funds on indiegogo for a sequel.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/caravaneer-2

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    1. Updated the game list to include Caravaneer. Thanks for the info.

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    2. Here's the primary forum. The developer also maintains two subgroups on Facebook that help with beta testing and translation.

      https://www.facebook.com/caravaneergame

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    3. Underrail on steam looks promising

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    4. You should totally add "How To Survive" which will be released on the 23rd of October.
      It is a top-down zombie survival RPG in which you need to drink/eat/sleep to survive and has a very large crafting system.

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  2. Cataclysn - Dark Days Ahead

    Free zombie disaster roguelike...
    http://www.cataclysmdda.com/

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    1. haha, was coming here to mention it :)

      also it'd be nice to have the list split between "playable naow !" and "not playable" (such as no released build,or very early aplha/prototype,ordead projects).

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    2. Awesome thanks for the information you all, I will update the survival page soon. As far as categories go, I've already had that planned. I will be getting around to that very soon. Life been keeping me busy.

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    3. in the same vein you have Caves of Qud, inspired by Dune.

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  3. A game that I think should be added in survival is called "Rebirth" It is still under development but looks promising!
    http://deadmanwalkingstudios.com/

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  4. do you have any recommendations for a good co-op survival (online co-op) game that me and brother could play?

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    1. Marooned: Arkanus Island is an island survival-game under developmen. It will have co-op, but I don't know if it will be only lan or online. Don't know if it has a release date yet. Anyways, here's a link: http://www.indiedb.com/games/marooned

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  5. Dead Linger would be great but it is still in alpha! I'm playing alone but its great if you can over look a few bugs.
    Dead Isle Riptide but its not really true survival although you can upgrade weapons/skills.
    I think lots of people play Dayz but i haven't tried it.
    A space type survival not yet finished..Wayfarer: The Outer Reaches>>http://brightspritegames.com/I think it will be 4 or 5 people co-op.
    This one has some crafting/building. An alpha is out for multiplayer and I love it myself!>>>http://planetexplorers.pathea.net/preorder/
    I don't play as much co-op as I would like but maybe someone else can recommend some too! Hope that gives you some ideas or leads to something more your style!

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  6. Thanks for all the game suggestions guys. I've updated the games list.

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  7. Thank you Zargo! Love being able to point others to your list of games, really great!

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    1. Zargo, The Survivor Zero link is to an unused domain now! Not sure what is happening with it!

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  8. How about Robinson's requiem its old and its hard to find but i found it :)

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    1. Hello! Requiem is on the list already. Second one down under survival games classic section. I've listed the homepage to good old games that shows you where you can still purchase the game to play it. ;)

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    2. Oh Didnt notice it. i wish they made more survival games because all the games on here are in development and unplayable.

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  9. Still wondering where Starbound is.

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  10. Zargo can you please put status updates so we know there are new games?

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  11. I believe Miasmata should be removed from the list, while a very compelling adventure game this game fails to meet the criteria of the list IE need for food/perma death(or any penalty for death really)

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    1. I was thinking the same thing to be honest. I've not played it personally so I was waiting for someone to confirm. I'll remove it from the list.

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  12. The forest just got green lit so its definitely coming out :)

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  13. came across a game called reborn recently. still in development like everything else but it does seem promising
    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/186232-RebornCity-Open-World-Survival-Horror-Game-(-RB-amp-Aeria%C2%B9Games-)

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  14. Hi, i noticed that you mentioned stranded and stranded 2 not sure if you know this but stranded 3 is in production, check out the website for more info, there's a dev blog.

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    1. link for the love of god, link please

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    2. http://www.unrealsoftware.de/forum_posts.php?post=330941

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  15. This game looks promsing and you might wanna add it to your list :) (Cool site btw, just needs better categories I think! eg. Zombies! haha)

    http://www.zombox.net/?paged=2

    Cool as :)

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  16. Survivor FPS http://www.survivor-fps.com/

    Its another DayZ Clone

    I sent you an email too btw! ;D

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    1. hey! thanks for the link! coop is defintely working in survivor at the moment even though i still have a lot more to iron out - currently working on implementing inventory management and crafting but if you want to see a list of future features have a read of: http://www.indiedb.com/games/survivor-fps/forum/thread/discussion-upcoming-changes#858522

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  17. Check out this game: Rust
    http://www.playrust.com/

    "This is in very early public development. Everything will change. Beware."
    As they say, but it looks amazing, and very promising- just go to youtube, and you'll find some cool videos showing it.

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  18. Virus605>> New on Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/894566117/virus-605-the-evolutionary-zombie-strategy-game?ref=tag#
    http://virus605.blogspot.com/2013/01/spread-word-and-get-your-own-zombie.html

    Also & days to die which is already posted here is now running a Kickstarter for any interested>>>http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/7daystodie/7-days-to-die-zombie-survival-game

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  19. The War Z changed there name to "Infestation:Survivor Stories" So you should change that.

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  20. Take a look at http://balconyteam.com/ in KS 7 more days! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/balconyteam/balrum

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  21. A survival game called 'Sir, You are being hunted' has recently came onto public alpha on Steam and other stores.

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  22. Here's one to add to the list, it's called "Wrecked"

    Here's the site where it's listed http://www.mdickie.com/downloads.htm

    It's a free game!

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  23. survivor fps
    http://www.survivor-fps.com/

    xsyon
    http://www.xsyon.com/

    drath's list Wilderness Survival Games
    http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/drath/lists/wilderness-survival-games/84771

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  24. 'NO RETURN' -- 3D Open World Wilderness Survival & Hunting Game

    Developer's Web Site:
    https://sites.google.com/site/openworldsurvivalhuntinggame/

    Summary from IndieDB:
    http://www.indiedb.com/games/scotland3d

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  25. Niether -- SURVIVAL-HORROR MMO
    http://www.y3kgames.com/

    early-access chance for the fall alpha
    http://playnether.com

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  26. Darkwoods has a forum btw
    http://forums.acidwizardstudio.com/

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  27. Games to be added:

    Don't Starve.
    Dead Frontier.
    Sir, you are being hunted.
    The Long Dark.

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  28. "How To Survive" is definitely a game to look out for, it will be released on the 23rd of October on Steam.
    Zombie surviving with lots of great elements and multiplayer co-op gameplay.

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  29. RimWorld, awesome dwarf fortress style game (Not Acsii. Should fit this list considering this game is about colonizing alien planet and surviving it.
    Your characters need food and rest to survive and there is also other things like mental breakdown if things get too messy. At the same time you need
    to fight against raiders who attack you sometimes.
    Here's the homepage: http://ludeon.com/blog/rimworld/
    And kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tynansylvester/rimworld

    They have released early access already, its quite playable already.

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  30. Dinosaur survival, anyone?

    Dinosaur Battleground, on Kickstarter with 6 days to go!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1319089374/dinosaur-battlegrounds

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  31. cataclysm dark days ahead v.8 up and out as well as an update for project zomboid (new map!)

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  32. Is he still updating this page or has he abandoned it?

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    1. I've not abandoned anything I assure you. I still read every comment and check everything. I just don't do this on a daily basis. Sometimes it takes a few days or around a week for me to get to updating or changing things. I will never abandon my fans or followers or watchsurvival period. I would inform everyone if that day ever comes (which it won't.) I really enjoy Watchsurvival. Also a lot of the recent comments are mentioning games I've already added to the list or have been on the list for a long time now, try to watch out for that. Thanks a lot.

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    2. Good to know, I have Watchsurvival in my favorites, good to keep track on awesome survival games.

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  33. Banished: http://www.shiningrocksoftware.com/

    And I'm not sure if farming games fit into your category but...

    Stardew Valley: http://stardewvalley.net/

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    1. Really? These are not survival games..
      How can you even even this that city builder and farming game could fit on this list.

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    2. In that case, Stonehearth and Timber and Stone should be removed from the list because they're also city builder games. However they should be kept and banished added because you need to feed people. If that isn't maintained, everyone will die and everything you worked for will be gone. In banished you have to help your people survive the winter, give them warm clothing, and help them with agriculture. You also need to get resources from the land in order to survive. Sounds like a survival game to me. I'd understand why Stardew Valley shouldn't be added to the list, but Banished definitely should. Especially when there are other games similar to it on the list.

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    3. while I personally would not consider banished a survival game I would agree that it meets the criteria to be on the list.

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  34. You should let us know what's B2P, P2P, or F2P.

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    1. Will be adding this tag in the future.

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  35. Darkout has a sale on atm on steam thought you may want to know :)

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  36. Starbound should be taken off the list.
    It does NOT meet the criteria in any way.
    The food-system is so bad it should be removed from the game, the food supply is infinite and the easiest thing to get in abundance.
    The death penalty is of no consequence, provided you are not an idiot running around with 50K pixels on you and even then its not a very big deal loosing 25K.

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    1. I've heard your concern, I'm not sure about the game myself as I have not personally played it. I have created a Thread on the message board where people may leave their thoughts on the subject. If I get a couple of people that share your thoughts I will remove it. Thanks

      http://watchsurvival.proboards.com/thread/9/starbound-keep-loose

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  37. "The Long Dark" in development >> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hinterlandgames/the-long-dark-a-first-person-post-disaster-surviva http://www.hinterlandgames.com/

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Tim! I will be checking this out soon.

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    2. Welcome Zargo, glad to help and keep up the great job!

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  38. For me best zombie survival game is How to Survive. It has hunger,thirst and sleep bar and you can craft weapon's and armor's.

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  39. http://www.indiedb.com/games/endyr is a survival game being worked on as well. Release is still TBD.

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  40. Hey! Here's an update on the game "Survivor FPS" It's now free to play!

    http://www.survivor-fps.com/news/business-closedgame-now-free

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  41. hey there i found this one still being done
    http://www.indiedb.com/games/project-serenity-finder

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  42. H1Z1 looks like its going to be *awesome*, its a zombie survival game based on the planetside 2 engine. Release date will hopefully be about mid may according to the developers on reddit.
    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H1Z1
    Teaser site: www.h1z1.com/home

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  43. Zargo,
    Didn't see where anyone had mentioned this one....http://dyinglightgame.com/ I can't wait myself, It will be on Steam too!

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  44. rim world should really be added to the list, its a dwarf fortress esc game that is shaping up to be really really good. rimworldgame.com/
    fits the bill with
    colonists have perma death,
    colonists need to eat or they die/go berserk

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  45. forsaken state is looking promising http://frozenstate.net/ playable with hunger/thirst system perma death,tiredness,body temerature system, i think it should be added

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  46. last winter should be added to the list, urw esc type of game

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  47. last winter should be added to the list here is a link http://unfairrandombrutality.com/blog/?p=22 its not a very popular game but its pretty good

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  48. Stranded deep should be added. Island survival just released on steam early access I believe.

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  49. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/400003719/dinosystem-dinosaur-eco-simulator should be added to the list. Its a kickstarter and is waiting to be green lit on steam. There is mode where you join the world and have to survive. You need to maintain your hunger, water, temperature, etc... Hope more people back the project, seems worth the donation to me.

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    1. It's currently out on Steam early access http://store.steampowered.com/app/373750/

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  50. Clockwork empires is on steam early access, city building sim where your people need to eat to live, its being compared to dwarf fortress a lot *though i would say that is unearned at this point*

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  51. sheltered just released on steam, people have been calling it a cross between ftl and fallout, I would say its more like kind of like this war of mine.

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