Survive the Blackout is a post-apocalyptic narrative survival game.



--What will you sacrifice in order to survive?--
Discover your limits during the fall of civilization in a survival game Survive the Blackout.


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The Game

Your main goal is reaching the mysterious Light while keeping the group alive by making tough decisions. In the world shattered by Blackout, that destroyed all electronic devices, there will be no good choices as people are desperate to get on with their lives and survive.

The Light, seems to be last haven of civilisation. What is the Light? Will the characters find refuge there? Or will it be a trap, set by other survivors? One thing is certain - the road is dangerous and many will try to get there at all costs...


Features

  • Discover the world, in which all known electronics were destroyed in a single incident, almost at your eyes.
  • Make tough decisions, but be ready to accept the consequences… and that sometimes there are no good choices.
  • Lead the team, struggle for survival and face the hardships of new, cruel reality on the way to the mysterious Light.
  • Meet the members of your team and uncover their secrets and backstory, and decide how they will manage their day to day lives in the new, shattered world.
  • Gather and use your resources wisely, as you never know, when you might need them.
  • Discover new elements of the story with each playthrough
  • ...all the while enjoying minimalistic and atmospheric pixel art
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Survive the Blackout - Dev Log 4


And it’s here. The trailer.

It’s been long in the making. It took more thought and hard work than we ever thought that it would. But it’s here. And with the trailer ready we could finally take the plunge and announce Survive the Blackout on Steam.



For a small team as ours, collecting feedback form the Steam community and building wishlist numbers is - of course - a crucial part of our sales strategy. So yeah, we’re pretty much going out of our minds right now. Still, this is the moment to point something out, that we felt was important, but now we’re even more sure that it’s essential.

Professional voicework.

When you have an indie game with simplistic graphics and not that much animation, you’ll be highly depending on words to make the trailer work. You’ll want to capture the gamer’s imagination by just telling them a story. You’ll be breaking one of the first and foremost rules of games marketing (“show, don’t tell”), so at the very least you need to make sure that the delivery of your narrative will be top-notch. You might think that recording a minute-long monologue is trivial. If you do, you probably haven’t tried. We knew better then to even try.

When you think about post-apo narrative, the chances are the very first thing that comes to your mind will be the memorable (and thoroughly, archetypically manly) delivery of the “war. war never changes” line by the man himself, Ron Perlman. We decided to go with a female narrator, challenging yet another rule (or stereotype) of games promotion, that male leads appeal to a wider demographic of gamers. Luckily, we were able to book Katabelle (VACasting.net). Some of us had the chance to work with her before, so we knew we were in good hands. Three takes was all she needed, and it didn’t cost us an arm and a leg. Is the trailer good enough, is the game page going to convert OK, is there a market niche for such a game as Survive the Blackout? Time will tell. But at the very least, we know that the story - our main asset in this presentation - was delivered flawlessly.

Hope that next time, we’ll be able to share insight on dealing with overwhelming attention from gamers, content creators, and the media. See you then!


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Survive the Blackout: get a chance to become an in-game character!

Survive the Blackout: get a chance to become an in-game character!

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serasishvan
serasishvan

I'm so happy with how the trailer looks now <3

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Dustflower
Dustflower

Story-based survival game in a post-apocalyptic setting? Beautiful pixel art? Difficult moral decisions?
… hell yeah, sign me up! :D ɛǐ​ɜ

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taikute Creator
taikute

Long road ahead of us, but now we gonna travel with new energy.
Thanks a lot for ur support <3

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kopstein
kopstein

Love the game concept :) can't wait to play it! :D

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