developer: Human Head Studios
publisher: Digital Extremes
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Development of the game Survived By for PC have been suspended and will not be continued.
Survived By, available on PC, is an independent free-to-play MMORPG, strongly inspired by classic roguelike titles. The game was developed by Human Head Studios (creators of classic productions such as Rune and Prey from 2006) and Digital Extremes (producer and publisher, known for cooperative shooter Warframe, Dark Sector and the first Homefront).
Survived By sends players into a fantasy world that has been infected by an unspecified evil. It threatens the World Tree and all its inhabitants. In order to stop them, a group of daredevils must wander through the dangerous forests and dungeons and face various creatures (including beasts, spirits and elementals) that reside in them.
In Survived By, up to 100 people can fight together at the same time, sharing experience and loot. The first thing they do is choosing one of several character classes (e.g. Alchemist, Harbinger, Infiltrator, Sentinel, Geomancer and Druid). Each of them uses a ranged weapon. There are three key aspects to eliminate enemies. First of all, the use of an extensive crafting system, which allows you to create an increasingly powerful weapons and equipment. Secondly, choosing the right strategy for the chosen character class and proper use of magic and special skills acquired during promotions to the next levels of experience. Lastly, being on the move at all times and avoiding enemies and the missiles they shoot.
Unlike most roguelike titles, the death of the protagonist does not end the game. Survived By has an interesting system, somewhat reminiscent of the one known from Rogue Legacy. When we die, it is possible to take control of the hero's heir. Most of the items previously collected are lost in this process, but some of the experience is retained, which makes it easier to start a new game.
Survived By uses a pixel-art style. The two-dimensional levels and characters are reminiscent of the classic versions of The Legend of Zelda series.
Even though Survived By has microtransactions, the developers want this system to work in the least invasive way. All items available for real money can also be purchased for the gold gained while playing. However, this will take a lot more time.
Expectations: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 256 MB GeForce 6600 or better
- 500 MB HDD
- Windows 7