Survive is very early in development and is using a game engine completely written from scratch by Subsurface Games. Most of the development work so far has gone into creating the engine. The engine just go to the point where all future work is being devoted to gameplay.

Survive will also have Crafting, Multiplayer, Traps, Dynamic Barricading, Land Vehicles, Air Vehicles, and Survivor npc's. All of these features and more are described in detail in this blog post:

You can think of this game more as a zombie apocalypse simulator. If you think right now in your head your exact plan for a zombie apocalypse (which I'm sure all of you have thought of at least once) I want you to be able to do it in the game. The whole goal of the game is to simply survive. There are no quests, there is no story line, and there are no goals. The only goals you have are the ones you set for yourself to survive, such as find guns, find food, find water, or find shelter. Everything that you think should be possible in the game will be. If you want a natural source of fresh water then maybe you should find a cabin on a river. If you don't want to worry about food go to the nearest grocery store and barricade the doors. Think you will need guns (you will), then head to the police station or the nearest sporting goods store. Worried about the heavily populated areas like stores being overrun with the infected (they will be), then maybe the cabin on the river is a better idea. The point is everything will be as true to life as possible to create a genuine zombie apocalypse experience.

The game world will be completely procedurally generated and you will start in a random house in a random person's life (you will most likely be able to customize you character and his/her attributes). You wake up to the dynamic sounds of npc screams and police sirens in the distance. You must do whatever it takes to survive. Because the world is procedurally generated it allows for unlimited replay ability. The game will never get old because you will always play in a new world with new challenges and places. The procedural generation will also allow for one of the most important parts of this game. It will allow you to enter into literally every single house and building you see without a loading screen. I really hate it in games when, as the player, you see a house or a building in the distance and really want to go inside it only to be disappointed and pulled out of the game world when you realize you can't go inside. It reminds you that you are just playing a game and not really running for your life in a zombie apocalypse. The only problem is that it's just way to time consuming to have an artist or a designer go though and lay out every single house or building in the world and fill them with props. The only realistic way we could achieve this is with procedural generation.

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0 comments by subsurfacegames on Aug 28th, 2013

Survive has been Greenlit! Survive will be released on Steam early access when it enters Alpha in a few weeks. Thank you for all the support and yes votes, you guys are awesome!

There will be a video showing the new update in a few days! Here is a screenshot of the new gun and arms to tide you over.

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darkninja788 Sep 21 2014, 12:39pm says:

relsease steam keys please

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vaasret Jun 3 2014, 9:52pm says:

have to download the game?

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zankumuro Jan 18 2014, 10:10pm says:

Cann't Play on ATI 5670

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subsurfacegames Jun 21 2014, 7:03pm replied:

have you tried updating to the latest graphics drivers? Your card should work just fine. The game only needs DX10 level hardware and that's DX11.

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Titsmcgee645 Jan 7 2014, 9:04pm says:

Game looks great but can you make a Demo? i Would like to play it before anything.

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Novocain Jan 18 2014, 9:18am replied:

Don't buy it. It's not even close to a game yet.

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criggie Jan 3 2014, 7:58pm says:

Give us a steam key if it works there this is ridiculous

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subsurfacegames Creator
subsurfacegames Jun 21 2014, 7:03pm replied:

I really want to give you guys steam keys, but its out of my hands right now. To get the large amount of keys needed for the bundle I had to get release keys that only work after the game is released on steam. The reason people who preordered from my site can get steam keys that work right now is because I got their keys at a much lower volume from valve so I could get pre-release keys. I'm sorry, but that's the only way I could do it. I'm going to ask dusura to release your steam keys to you soon so you can make an account on our new forums, but they aren't going to work until the game is released on steam officially. You will also be able to download the game from my site so you wont have to wait for the ridiculously long approval time when I upload it here.

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cycophuk Jan 4 2014, 10:38am replied:

It's not on Steam.

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Ayr1 Jan 14 2014, 5:49pm replied:

Kickstarter have it on Steam !
Just Bundle buyers (Indieroyale Sigma Bundle) still waiting STEAM KEY...

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jamesbuc Jan 25 2014, 7:55pm replied:

Theres no steam access yet, no appearance anywhere on steam currently.

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Very fun game

Nov 14 2013, 1:05am by Bluepenguin63

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 1/10

Game started and my gun was going crazy and flipping all around the screen. I tried restarting it and the same thing was happening. I was like "okay whatever, I guess its just a buggy game" and continued to play. Every zombie appears to be a fat guy and theres tons of them. I started running in one direction and they were chasing me as I was mowing them down, and then guess what... The game crashed. Its a decent idea, but at this point it seems very poorly executed.

Nov 14 2013, 3:56pm by Blackm0th

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@stevebarnard69 @VulkanAPI haha defintetly not, it's just the new version of opengl. Will only take a few days to upgrade.

Apr 14 2015, 10:38pm

@ID_AA_Carmack Have you seen the language @Jonathan_Blow is working on specifically for game devs? It's a ways off, but really exciting.

Apr 12 2015, 7:46am

...I'm also not going to spend time on graphics/performance stuff in this update because of imminent switch to @VulkanAPI once its released.

Apr 12 2015, 6:58am

I should also warn that the next update will be a little rough performance/graphics wise because the focus is all on generation stuff.

Apr 12 2015, 6:57am

Also the next update is still chugging along, it's already taken this long so i'm taking extra time to get it just right.

Apr 12 2015, 6:54am

@3DPhilipp One of the reasons the game is set in an earth sized america, another being the abundance of guns in US compared to Europe.

Apr 12 2015, 6:50am

Development status update:

Mar 12 2015, 8:41pm

@mferiksen One in my head and its very soon, but don't want to say anything bc quota of missed release dates for this update has been filled

Feb 15 2015, 6:18am

Info on some development changes coming and why update has taken longer than expected in a forum post I made here:

Feb 15 2015, 5:12am

@mferiksen They are, but its temporary. There are no fancy shore waves yet, just more foam/transparency near the shore. Good enough for now.

Feb 9 2015, 6:52pm

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