Welcome to Watch Survival

Hello Bloggers and Readers and Survivalists and Gamers! I see you have found your way to Watch Survival. This web space is all about my favorite genre of video games. What you will get on Watch Survival is News and Updates on Current and Up-coming Survival Games.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Watchsurvival Games List Updated! The Long Dark , Still Alive, H1Z1

Hello and well met survival fans!  I have updated the Survival game list to include a few more games headed our way!  I may not post much news as of late but I am indeed still trying to keep the survival games list updated which is the reason most of you are here anyways.  I really recommend following Watchsurvival on Facebook if you want to see updates for games and what most of them are currently up to as it is much easier to follow updates there from the different developers and games.  Thanks everyone! Keep surviving out there!


The Long Dark
Homepage: http://intothelongdark.com/
Forums: http://hinterlandforums.com/

The Long Dark seems to be getting a lot of buzz right now and is being talked about as being a great survival game that will be more based on actual survival than most other games out there.  I am really looking forward to see this game take shape and see which direction it goes in. 

Still Alive
Homepage:  http://www.stillalivegame.com/
Forums: http://forum.stillalivegame.com/

Still Alive seems to be a great little 2d based multiplayer survival game. 

H1Z1
Homepage: https://www.h1z1.com/home
Forums:  Not Seeing an official forum yet.

H1Z1 probably doesn't need much introduction by now unless you are living under a rock.  As an avid gamer of Everquest for years and a personal fan of SOE online games, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this game.  I am really looking forward to it and I believe it may be the zombie survival MMO that I honestly wanted Dayz to be.  I am trying to not jump on the hype train to keep myself from getting disappointed but I really hope this game is everything SOE is claiming that it will be.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kickstarter for Still Alive up and kicking!

Hello and well met everyone! I wanted to make a quick post here to let everyone know about a new upcoming survival game that's recently made it's way to Kickstarter.  The developers contacted me and asked if I would let everyone know about there game and after seeing the trailer and looking at the Kickstarter campaign, how could I not?

The game is called Still Alive and it's a qoute "2D Multiplayer Platformer PVP Survival Game for PC, Mac & Linux."   The art direction looks really cool and different from what is out there and it sure does have a lot of really cool survival elements.  The page can be found at the link below and they have also listed Stretch Goals and rewards and many more other things.  Check it out it may be something all of you fellow survival fans are interested in.  I will perhaps post more updates later about this one as development continues.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/binji/still-alive


Keep surviving out there!

Zargo

Monday, January 27, 2014

Project Zomboid Multiplayer!!! MP Test starting soon as possible.

You read the title correctly! Project Zomboid is hot on the multiplayer trail. Get ready to survive the zombie apocalypse with all your friends. Even that one friend that always steals all the good loot.  A lot of recent news is coming down the pipeline with multiplayer info,  check out the good stuff below.

Most Recent Blog (little talk about multiplayer including MP public test soon)
http://projectzomboid.com/blog/2014/01/lazy-look-at-these-photos-of-us-in-a-pub-mondoid/

Last Weeks Blog (lots of multiplayer talk and multiplayer videos.)
http://projectzomboid.com/blog/2014/01/the-third-act-twist/


More videos to Watch Part 1 of  8
http://youtu.be/xFPEfTF_wJo

Enjoy!





Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Watchsurvival Update! Raindrop added to survival game list. "The Forest" information and gameplay trailers.

Just throwing up a quick update for everyone.  The survival game Raindrop has recently came to my attention and looks quite promising so far.  I'll be keeping my eye on this in the future.

Quote from Website.
"Raindrop is a surreal, environment driven, first-person survival game that includes fully explorable levels with intuitive, complex puzzles. "

Homepage: http://www.raindropgame.com/
Forums:  http://www.indiedb.com/games/raindrop  (official forums not found so indiedb page included.)


Another survival game The Forest on my list is getting some love recently and have released some good gameplay trailers. Check out the IGN link below for the information and the trailers.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/13/the-forests-storytelling-and-gameplay-details-revealed



Monday, December 16, 2013

Dayz Stand Alone is released on Steam Early Access plus Eidolon, Project Redfield added to survival games list.

The Day is here!  Dayz the game is now made available! The game is still technically in beta so do not expect perfection but it is already the top selling game on Steams List.  Check it out below, rest assured I will be diving into this very soon.  I've updated the forums link as well. 

Steam Store Page
http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/

A couple of new survival games have recently came to my attention as well.  I've added Eidolon to the games list, the information can now be found below or on the survival games page.  This is apparently a survival game based on  post-human Western Washington. The art style looks good and appears to offer a unique mix of graphics. Created by the company Ice Water Games.   

Homepage:  http://www.icewatergames.com/ 
Forums:  http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=36910.15  (apparently not their own forums but  thread linked from their official site.)

Small write up about the game can be found at Rock,Papper,Shotgun

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/12/07/eidolon-is-a-survival-game-about-mystery-beauty-and-life/ 


Project RedField is another survival game (MMO) recently brought to my attention.  The information for the game can be found below.

Project RedField
Homepage: http://projectredfield.com/
Forums: http://projectredfield.com/forums/index.php

Thanks everyone for your support! Keep surviving out there!



Friday, December 13, 2013

Survival Games List small update! Starbound, Nether, and Rust now playable Steam Early Access. 7 Days to Die also comes to Steam Early Access.

I did a quick update to the survival games list today and added playable tags to the following games, which are all now accessible on Steam's Early Access program.

Starbound
 http://store.steampowered.com/app/211820/

Nether
http://store.steampowered.com/app/247730/

Rust
http://store.steampowered.com/app/252490/


7 Days to Die which has been playable for some time now also comes to Steam Early Access.

7 Days to Die
http://store.steampowered.com/app/251570/?snr=1_7_15__13


Monday, November 25, 2013

Project Zomboid Monday Status Update, 7 Days to Die Alpha 4 is ready.

Hello and well met!  Had a few minutes to spare and thought I would post a quick spot about two of my recent favorite games giving out even more updates.

Project Zomboid Monday status update is out and let's us know what is going on.  Seems like some good map working is in development and Items and loot are getting bug fixed and improved.  Check it out below.

http://projectzomboid.com/blog/2013/11/next-steps/


7 Days to Die is also releasing updates faster and faster recently. Their Alpha 4 update is already ready to go and I just posted about Alpha 3 not long ago.  This update adds some cool melee weapons and new recipes for the crafting system and also a good mix of bug fixes as well.   Check out the patch notes below or read my copy and paste.

http://7daystodie.com/alpha-4-is-available-for-consumption/



-copy and paste-

 7 Days to Die

Official Alpha 4 Release Notes

Added
  • Added scrap metal recipes from candy tins, air filters, and hub caps
  • Added new feature for preview position and rotation for placing blocks. Before placing a block a semi-transparent preview of the block is displayed and player can rotate it using LMB
  • Added Femur bone club\crafting item
  • Added Hunting Knife
  • Added Bone Shiv
  • Added recipe for bone shiv
  • Added recipe for hunting knife
  • Added femur to zombie & deer loot
  • Added hunting knife to loot
  • Added new block rotate sound set
  • The“empty glass” can now also be filled with water at toilets
Changes
  • Reduced polygon density on the barbed wire fence trap, candy tin landmine, hub cap landmine and air filter landmine for better performance and to keep people from reaching max vertices in a chunk
  • When pressing the ALT key in 3rd person the camera can be moved freely around the player. Old state was: when shooting it was shot through the screen middle. New state: the crosshair is removed and shooting is done along the players view
  • When the Z menu is opened, the full text search is auto selected and the old entered text is cleared
  • Increased time that zombies play their roam sounds
  • Increased block damage on explosions to allow better TNT chain reactions
  • The turn speed of entities (like zombies or stag) is now dependent on their speed: the faster they move the faster they turn
  • Increased colliders for inventory slots so that horizontally there is no space any more. Vertically there is still a small gap in the bag
  • Spikes can now be placed only on a solid cube. So stacking of spikes isn’t possible
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed problem that chunk could not be saved when building a column > 190 blocks
  • Configure Controls: fixed bug that “left shift” and “right shift” were not selectable
  • Fixed problem that when placing a bedroll/bed the other block was removed without a check. This could be abused for fast mining. Also set the orientation of a bed correctly
  • Fixed problem that when running a server for a long time and the entity ids get greater than 16 bit, no player was able to connect to the server any more
  • Added delay to food items so they don’t disappear until used
Known Issues
  • Animals get knocked back quite far when hit
  • When you light a pipebomb and don’t throw it, it will explode but the pipebomb is not “deleted”/removed from your inventory. If you die, all of them are dropped, including the one that exploded.
  • Stability on Bridges are still a little weak in the middle
  • Players can sometimes get stuck in small vertical spaces less than 2 blocks high like on top of a cinder block or trash pile
  • Sometimes there are missing polygons in the world