Suicide Survival is a modification of Half-Life 2 Deathmatch. There are two teams. You either play as an overweight WW2 pilot in the survivor team or as a suicider disguised as a pot plant in the suicider team. The goal for the survivors is to stay alive and to spot the suiciders. They have a couple of throw-able copies of the book: “Gardening for Beginners – by Barbara Bush” as a self-defense weapon. The goal for suiciders is to sneak up close enough to the survivors in order to blow themselves up. Because each map is full of shrubberies its very hard to spot a real suicidal pot plant among the many fake ones. If a shrubbery isn’t moving, you can’t tell if he is being controlled by another player or not. Currently the game doesn’t have any other goal then being simple team deathmatch. However it still is a lot of fun and you should definitely try it out with a few friends.

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This is the first release of the Suicide Survival mod, created by Tobias Baumann. Go in the post for more juicy details =)

Posted by Mastix on Nov 30th, 2008

When you saw this news post, you probably wondered : "What the hell is Suicide Survival?"
Well, I got the answer for you : Suicide Survival is hilariously fun!
When Tobias Baumann, the creator of this mod, started working on it, he had a vision in his mind for the mod, he wanted it to:
1) Be Unique & Fun to Play
2) Be Simple yet Addictive.
3) Make You Laugh, A Lot.
4) Move Away From Things Like Realism & Common-Sense.

Did he succeed? Well... that's a matter of opinion, but this simple fact may give you the answer: Only a day have passed since the mod release, and it already got a lot of lovers & a very positive feedback

The mod
After I got your attention with this long introduction, It's time to reveal what the hell this mod is all about:
You play either as a Survivor or as a Suicider.
The goal for Survivors is to stay alive (duh!) and to spot the Suiciders before they can get close enough to you, The Survivors have the book “Gardening for Beginners” by Barbara Bush as a self-defense weapon.
The goal for the Suiciders is to get up close enough to the Survivors so they can blow themselves up. Suiciders play as shrubberies in a map full of shrubberies, thus blending in with the environment.
If they don't move you can't know which one is being played by a player.

The Mod's Creation
The mod was originally being developed by Tobias Baumann as part of the course: “Multiplayer Games and Technology” in the 5th semester at the Game Design Bachelor degree at the ZHDK, Switzerland. Tobias has decided to continue the development and to refine the gameplay in future releases.

Suicide Survival Screenshots

Call for Help
Tobias Baumann works on this mod alone, in his spare time, and he could use some help, and by help I mean mapping, and by mapping I mean maps full of shrubberies. The mod also needs more servers, a lot of people want to play, and the current official server is hosted on his own computer with limited bandwidth.

Steam Community Group
The offical Suicide Survival Steam community group can be found - HERE

I hope you all enjoy playing, are you ready to get booked?

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Silverfisk Nov 30 2008, 9:02pm says:

This is pretty cool, I like how it looks and I will try it out tomorrow, might set up a temporary server too.

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Jesternz08 Nov 30 2008, 10:30pm says:

Yeh, looks cool

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vfn4i83 Nov 30 2008, 10:44pm says:

I laughing already. Going to spread the word out to my friends right away.

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Wills Dec 1 2008, 2:02am says:

Genius! This is such fun to play! :D

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DuckSauce Dec 1 2008, 2:17am says:

great mod, usually hosting a 8 player temp server when I play.

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awesomepossum Dec 1 2008, 2:21am says:

This mod is hilarious fun. Excellent job!

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FriedchikenCamo Dec 1 2008, 3:38am says:

I wish there were more players, this idea is amazing.

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Arxae Dec 1 2008, 6:15am says:

sounds like fun :p

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oversoul Dec 1 2008, 11:57am says:

This idea sounds amazing... my idea of a simplistic, yet incredibly creative/fun mod. Very nice!

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Bird_of_Prey Dec 1 2008, 12:42pm says:

Unequal, that's for sure. I'll give it a try!

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SinKing Dec 1 2008, 4:17pm says:

That was worth a try and it's so totally unique that the gameplay alone can keep it interesting for quite a while. Pretty addictive, if more maps are made, so hopefully there will be some good Hammer-People with some ideas. Can make a lot out of this.
Really fun, great and simple idea. Had me smiling all over.

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bart2o Dec 2 2008, 2:01am says:

sounds like the ship, but looks fun haha

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soegel Dec 2 2008, 3:23am says:

awesome gamaplay

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Wiweeyum Dec 2 2008, 6:21am says:

Amazing! I grabbed it because it looked weird enough for me to enjoy it, and creative enough that it wasn't just gonna be crap. I love it! Congrats. I've had some fun there.

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OkeiDo Dec 2 2008, 5:15pm says:

Had a pretty good time playing on it, but Survivors are weak! I love being a bunnyhopping Suicider :). Fun concept!

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Mastix Author
Mastix Dec 3 2008, 10:00am replied:

The dev is working on making the teams more ballanced, I'm happy you enjoy playing it =)

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antihax Dec 4 2008, 7:23am says:

this game is fantastic fun!
i feel that for the game to be most fun for survivors, there should be far fewer of them than suiciders, but that means there needs to be a way to balance them out a little too

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AlexCrafter Dec 4 2008, 2:36pm replied:

I feel the opposite, different tastes!

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Lt.SnoWolf Dec 4 2008, 12:33pm says:

Awsome cakes! Grabbed myself a chunk of this cake!

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Dan2025 Dec 5 2008, 9:19am says:

Great concept! Are you ever going to reach a point where Shrubberies are replaced with other..."stuff" so you could do different themed maps?


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Mastix Author
Mastix Dec 8 2008, 12:25am replied:

In the next version (1.1), it will be possinle for mappers to replace the shrubberies with w.e they want. =)

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InStars Dec 5 2008, 10:10am says:

No servers? :/

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hiddenstriker Dec 8 2008, 6:23am says:

This sounds awsome! I will certainly download this mod as soon as i get home!

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Frozencloud Dec 9 2008, 10:25am says:

Bloody brilliant mod! :)
But hard to play when the only servers that have players playing are like 400+ pings :(

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William Dec 15 2008, 10:56am says:

Suicide Survival 1.1 was discussed on this weeks Podcast17 episode:

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Kingestapo Dec 17 2008, 1:39am says:

i just spent 4 hours straight playing it, its so awesome it cured my aids

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judasbenhur Creator
judasbenhur Dec 17 2008, 4:36am replied:

cured your aids? hahaha awesome!

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Mastix Author
Mastix Dec 17 2008, 12:52pm replied:

Hm.... Wtf?

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William Jan 20 2009, 10:16am says:

This mod was discussed on this weeks Podcast17:

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toxichanz Jan 28 2009, 3:03pm says:

can't get it to download plz help

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capsule56 Mar 10 2009, 6:19pm says:

DOING GREAT! I noticed though that the exploding sound bytes sometimes don't play.

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Fatfro Apr 5 2009, 7:34pm says:

This mod is cool. I can help you with some textures if you want. :)

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SuperNoodle Jul 8 2009, 1:13pm says:

Nice. Made a steam group if anyone is interested in joining. Want to try and get some game going. It's called "Suicide 4 Survival". Stupid name I know but whatever. Thanks for this great mod

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migmax Oct 3 2009, 8:02am says:

New update soon?

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