JANUARY 10, 2014 - It has been a month since we have hit Steam's Early Access and from day one the gamers cried out in virtual anticipation " WILL THERE BE A SURVIVAL MODE?", to which ProjectorGames responded with a resounding " YES!" FortressCraft Evolved provides all the tools that power the imaginations of players, now including the SciFi resource management challenge of Survival Mode!
Adam Sawkins and team have been highly active in FortressCraft Evolved's Steam Forums since the game's launch and are responding quickly to all concerns, questions, problems, gripes and praises with earnest replies. They are taking full advantage of having this thriving, growing community who are playing the game with as much passion as they are creating it with. " A survival mode was always in the plans, but the players asked for it so frequently and adamantly that we bumped it up on the schedule so we can give them what they want now." says Sawkins.
While all the elements are still being implemented and fine tuned, players can get a taste of things to come right now and try their hands at surviving in a cold harsh unforgiving world. The virtual reality of gathering resources, building machines and setting up systems that will keep them alive and their hypothermia at bay will push their building, gathering and resource management skills to the limits. Survival Mode stays true to the creative spirit of the rest of the game and pits the player against the environment requiring wit and imagination to stay alive.
These beginning stages of implementation show off the power of the build tools that allow players to construct advanced machinery to stay alive utilizing an all new inventory and construction system. As the Survival Mode continues to develop over the following days and weeks it will incorporate invading robots and other features keeping with the promise of designing with the fans feedback.
Environmental hazards such as heat, cold, toxic air and more require the use of the state-of-the-art suit you are wearing to stay alive, too bad your suit uses a lot of battery power sustaining life support! Here is what you'll need to do to survive:
·During the day, your suit is designed to absorb sunlight and power the battery.
·Press '=' to enter the Block Manager and check the box for 'Machinery' to see what you can make.
·You have one Central Power HUB block in your inventory, use it to turn harvested resources into power to charge adjacent machinery.
·Build Torches to heat your suit during the night time.
·Dig deep for rare resources such as Gold, Lithium and Iron.
·Pay close attention to the battery discharge rate on your suit, a Blue Bar indicates that extreme cold is affecting your suit whereas a Red Bar indicates extreme heat. When the bar is Green your suit is not currently being drained to maintain a livable temperature.
·Use of the Jetpack and the Headlamp items cause faster depletion of your battery.
·Watch out for mechanical spiders!
Buy Early Access now for only $5.99 and get all the milestones and patches that follow through the release for free. Getting in on the Steam Early Access program, will allow gamers to be there every step of the way from Alpha to Final, giving valuable input that is helping craft the best experience possible:
The game is currently available for PC on Early Access with the Mac and Linux platforms soon to follow.
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About Digital Tribe Games
Digital Tribe Games is an emerging indie publisher established to service the rapidly evolving digital distribution segment of the video game industry.
ProjectorGames is a small indie studio, focused on nurturing the creative side of gaming and pushing hardware to its limits. They also have no self-control when it comes to bloom and particle count.