A true challenge in the video game world is to create something special and unique. This is hard because it seems like everything has been done before, and in a way it has. And yet, developers find a way to take something that’s been done before, and set it up to be something truly special. Such is the case with a new MMO, one that is being created by respected developers Digital Extremes and Human Head Studios. Prepare to enter the large and brutal world that is Survived By.
This MMO mixed with Roguelike is something unique, as the MMO aspect of it allows you to enter the world and play alongside 99 other players in order to get through the dangers that lie before you. But, as with all Roguelikes, there’s permadeath, but with a twist. Every time you die, you leave a descendant behind, and these new characters get a part of your stats, along with buffs of their own, giving you a legacy of sorts to go on with, and craft new experiences.
Survived By puts you in a world where humanity is not the dominate force on this world. There are monsters everywhere, and you have to become a powerful fighter in order to strike back. Do it alone, or do it with others, but no matter what, you can’t stop growing. Wield powerful weapons, get strong armor, and survive all the monsters that dare come at you.
“When we created Survived By, we imagined a game retaining all of the key gameplay elements of the classic games we grew up with and loved, but with a modern role-player in mind,” said Ryan Jackson, Executive Producer.
The best part about this announcement is that they’re already looking for people to sign up for their free Alpha. If you’re game, sign up here.