Nuclear weapons have the left the world barren and scorched the earth. Survival has never been harder for mankind. Resources are scarce as life has left this world. Rivers are dry. Many of wanderers never survived the icy nights as the moon crosses the sky.Roam a massive streaming map featuring ruined highways and cities. Survive and outwit other survivors, like yourself. Scavenge, loot, and explore during the day and find shelter during the freezing nights. Beware of the beasts and unknown as the sun sets.

iOS vs Android vs PC vs Mac vs Linux. If you can read this post, you can play Survival: Barren Roads.

Current gameplay features already included in the current build:

Line of sight and hearing enabled.

Huge streaming map - if you can see it. You can walk to it.
Tons or areas to explore: towns, distant houses, bases.
Weather system.
Player needs: health, hunger, thirst, shelter.
Full day and night cycle.
Inventory backpack system
30 firearms
15 melee weapons
Customizable weapons: scopes and silencers.
Craft-able weapons.
Hunting system.
Loot, gather resources, and scavenge ruined towns, wrecks, vehicles, and more.
and much, much, much more...

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9 comments by voncarp on Mar 26th, 2015

It has been a bit, since I posted so I wanted to give a quick update.

Here are some progress videos of some combat and a simple trailer.

I've also added customizable female characters:

I also added the ability to build shelters:

Fined tuned running enemies over with vehicles:

And I've continued to expand the game world and made some considerable performance improvements.

Barren Roads is shaping up pretty good. There is still much to do. Building bases took a bit of time to do and is still a work in progress. It builds and syncs across the network. Base building and vehicles were the most requested features, so its something I needed to add. Currently, I am expanding crafting items that you can build. For instance, you can build campfires and storage containers. Containers gave me some network problems early on, but I think I fixed most of the issues.

With drivable vehicles you can upgrade the armor, add storage, or extra fuel containers. You can also pick up friends or ride as a passenger. Vehicles are definitely a blessing considering the scale of the world.

All screenshots are from an iPhone 6.

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lumbyman Mar 26 2015, 5:00pm says:

It may sound stupid, in fact it probably does, but I'd love to finally see a game that does ONE thing, and this genre is perfect for it, the perfect progression system, BEARD PROGRESSION, AKA as time goes on your guy gets more and more fuzz that goes into a beard until eventually shaven off. Who knows, it could provide a bonus to warmth and melee defense for the face, It's just something trivial I want to see, but the game does look amazing anyways!

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cinco Mar 26 2015, 9:48pm replied:

yeah totally nee a new survival open world for this feature.

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lumbyman Mar 26 2015, 11:31pm replied:

Where else would we see it? Then again they did make I am bread... Maybe they are making I am beard somewhere? *Rushes off to copyright it*

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voncarp Mar 26 2015, 1:20am replied:

Not yet. Sorry.

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voncarp Mar 18 2015, 6:20pm replied:

I'm working on 1st person now. I added so much new stuff it took me longer than expected. Thanks for keeping up with us!

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deo78 Mar 14 2015, 5:03pm says:

you did an awesome job!
I look any Thursday (day of games ios in europe) if it is on the appelstore, one last question you provided a localization of languages? or may be I hope in updates was days following its release because in my opinion this one hit we will have between hands... I'm french hence my question and I think that many in europe are waiting for its release

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voncarp Mar 16 2015, 5:49pm replied:

Good question. I'll have to add localization in as I get further along. There isn't that much text to begin with. But, I am open to making the Barren Roads experience easy for players of other countries.


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voncarp Mar 16 2015, 5:50pm replied:

Yes. There will be character creation. I am still working on adding a female protagonist. May still take some time.

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@Gjrockz12345 Laggy mainly. There are memory issues I need to fix. I just haven't done it yet. But, with 1 GB there are no issues.

Mar 26 2015, 4:52pm

Welcoming heroines to the world.

Mar 26 2015, 1:15am

@opasen3000best I'm not sure exactly what your asking.

Mar 24 2015, 6:57pm

@Fish_fart_ Sadly it is not. I have made several games and hundreds of prototypes of different concepts.

Mar 24 2015, 6:57pm

@opasen3000best I'll see what I can do. I hope to make a game worth cracking first. I also want to give people many multiplayer options

Mar 22 2015, 7:46pm

@Gjrockz12345 I'll do my best.

Mar 22 2015, 7:44pm

Base building works good. A little hard to use but it's in there. Also running over enemies in vehicles. Easy now:)

Mar 21 2015, 6:02pm

@opasen3000best it's mainly desert. Nuclear wasteland. Most of the vegetation will be dead. The pc/Mac version will have trees and grass

Mar 21 2015, 6:01pm

@Fish_fart_ interesting. I actually have something similar to that. Not exact. But crafting materials do light up.

Mar 21 2015, 5:51pm

@opasen3000best I don't have a final number yet. I would like about 15-20 drivable vehicles

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