A huge open-world game where you have the freedom to play how you want - but your choices have consequences. You've survived the zombie apocalypse by living in a bunker for a year and now it's time to venture out. Scavenge for supplies, find other survivors, trade or fight with them, form relationships and build a community. Go on quests, face moral dilemmas, and uncover dark, terrible secrets!

"I have to say I love this game (5/5)" - theindiemine.com
"incredibly well-crafted (4.5/5)" - indiegamereviewer.com
"one of the most impressive XBLIGs ever produced" - thexblig.com

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I've released the latest patch for Survivalist, v27, on all PC channels - Desura, IndieGameStand and... Steam! Yep, thanks to everyone who voted for the Greenlight, Survivalist is now sitting on the front page of Steam under Popular New Releases. Praise be to Gaben!

Steam Keys

If you already bought the PC version of the game, you can get a free Steam key for it! To claim it, go to the site you bought the game from.

  • If you bought it from the Groupees bundle, go to their website.
  • If you bought it from the Indie Royale bundle, either go there or go to Desura.
  • If you bought it from Desura, or recieved a free Desura key as part of a promotion, go to Desura. Go to "Collection" and find Survivalist. Hovering over the box art, some buttons appear, one of which says "Your Keys". Click on this. Then click on the GET Steam Key button.
  • If you bought it from IndieGameStand go there and click on the Steam logo underneath "Redeem On".

Here's the change log for v27:

    • Added Steam build that links with Awardments with Steam Achievements
    • Added Take All button when scavenging a corpse, on PC:

    • Added WASD default controls on PC:

    • Added a button to equip ears of corn on the equipment info page:

    • Added message box telling you if the person you are transferring an item to will want to hold onto it forever
    • Added new awardments for recruiting people from various communities
    • Added option to skip speech when reading novels etc
    • Added option to stop farmers from planting new crops, so they'll concentrate on watering the existing ones:

    • Added some extra info to late game quests to make them clearer
    • Changed Maize and Safflower to be passable and move out the way when pushed:

    • Changed default Quick Load key to F11 (on PC) as F12 is the default screenshot key on Steam
    • Fixed NPCs moving around whenever you tell them to follow/unfollow you
    • Fixed being able to get Dick Short to join you, breaking the Willard mission
    • Fixed bug where people were teleporting to the corners of the map (I think)
    • Fixed various other small things

For XBox 360 owners the patch is currently going through peer review, it should be out soon.

Survivalist has been Greenlit on Steam!

Survivalist has been Greenlit on Steam!

11 months ago News 3 comments

Survivalist has passed Steam Greenlight - and I'm doing a Christmas Sale on the Xbox 360!

Survivalist now has "Awardments", Cheats and a PWYW Deal!

Survivalist now has "Awardments", Cheats and a PWYW Deal!

1 year ago News 3 comments

I've added "Awardments" - the non-copyright-infringing version of "Achievements" - to the game, along with a special Cheat Mode that becomes available...

Survivalist - New PC patch released with Pause/Fast Forward modes

Survivalist - New PC patch released with Pause/Fast Forward modes

1 year ago News 0 comments

I've released a new patch which adds Pause/Fast Forward modes, Concrete Watchtowers, and the ability to use cloths as bandages - and fixes a bunch of...

Survivalist on IndieGameStand & Benny Hill Mode!

Survivalist on IndieGameStand & Benny Hill Mode!

1 year ago News 1 comment

An update to tell you about some small new features I'm working on, and announce that Survivalist for the PC can now be bought from IndieGameStand as...

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immaterialverb Aug 23 2015 says:

Can I just say it would be useful if the music/audio automatically muted when I minimise the game so it doesn't continue on in the background. Currently the only way of doing that without muting all (e.g. for watching YouTube vids) is by using the sound mixer in windows.

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itsHuds0n May 21 2015 says:

Hey dude, I remember playing this game AGES back when it first came out on the Xbox. Glad to hear its out on steam, I'll certainly pick myself up a copy and re-recommend it to my friends! Nice to see its doing well bro, and I look forward to a sequel, or something else by you in the future, I hope?

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bob_the_pr_bot Creator
bob_the_pr_bot Jul 27 2015 replied:

Allow me to direct you to my new FAQ page on the Steam forums :)

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BbachK Apr 24 2015 says:

Thank you so much Bob, for A Great game!
I have almost 30 years of experience with games, and I am absolutely impressed, hooked and addicted to this marvelouse game.

For me the gameplay is the most important. I like the many difficult choises that has to be taken,
health issues of characters and the storyline.

I would very much like to buy the sequel!

My suggestions to your next game would be:

-more complex problems with the characters.
-abillity for characters to make relationships
-...children, not to make, but to protect!
-more building and crafting possibilities like tools, decorations, irrigation, ditches, different housing types and recreational facilitets (shooting range, infermery, workshop, etc. To improve skills.)
-growing more plants and herbs, herbs for medicine purposes.
-no cars or vehicles please!
-possibility to get rid of corpses from zombies.
-possibility for more maps and bigger World. Movement to new map at edge of active map.

Any need for more suggestions or testing ideas, feel free to contact me.

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TBBC Apr 17 2015 says:

First off, I love this game. I found it when I decided to flip through the most inexpensive, highest rated, zombie related games on Steam and this is definitely one of the best $5 I have spent.

I have gotten stuck on a crash though, I have a raiding team of 5-6 people, and they just recruited the entire Gas Station Mafia. Within about 20 seconds of trying to leave the gas station, the game freezes. I have tried splitting the group in two to reduce the number of people following the leader, but the game often freezes while I am still trying to split the group

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bob_the_pr_bot Creator
bob_the_pr_bot Apr 18 2015 replied:

That's weird. There is no limit to the number of people that can follow you and I and many people have had more than 5-6 without problems. Could be you've found some very specific scenario... maybe you could email me your savegame so I can try and reproduce the bug?

On a Win8 machine the savegame will be found in:
C:\Users\ USERNAME \Documents\SavedGames\Survivalist\Survivalist - Saved Data\Player1

My email address can be found here:

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deadzombie1 Apr 4 2015 says:

Can you add more guns in the next update?

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9GeneralE6 Mar 9 2015 says:

Fun, fun, fun!)

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jakeybiscuit Mar 2 2015 says:

And plz may u add to the cheat menu if not very you can spawn people in your community you can choose skill and name but its radomly designed eg looks and if you do can you make a limit of 50 people in your community at one time

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jakeybiscuit Mar 2 2015 says:

Hello please may I ask when will I get my cheat code I donated 2 pounds so when will I get cheat code and how do you activate it

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

I rate this game a 10 because it is for SURE one of the best Indie zombie games. I found myself playing this game more than Dead Island because it has such a vast open world and you can do so much in it. You can build more houses for your community, you can built wells for your community, you can farm, you can run'n'gun, and much MUCH more! I recommend this game to a friend and anyone! You should get it. It is only $2.99 on the Xbox 360 Indie game marketplace! I appreciate the developer's (or developer(s…

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