Survived By MMO Gameplay Trailer

Survived By will be a free-to-play game with a strange permadeath mechanic.

Human Head Studios (who just announced their follow-up to Rune, Rune: Ragnarok) and Digital Extremes (who worked on Warframe) have just announced that they will be joining together to make a brand new MMO, Survived By.

Survived By will be a free-to-play game, though no release date has been announced yet. If the trailer hooked you, there is a closed alpha you can sign up for at the game’s website.

Nonetheless, this MMO is not quite like most games in the genre. There will be up to 100 players that will fight together against various enemies, including what appears to be a giant lotus flower. There is also a rather strange permadeath mechanic. It’s a bit unclear, but according to the developers, every time you die you “lost almost everything,” and then the next descendant of yours “carries a small part of [your] legacy with them.”

Regardless, Survived By is made with the “modern role-player in mind,” according to executive producer Ryan Jackson. As such, the game will include “an addictive blend of crafting, social team-work and twitchy bullet-hell madness.”

Each class you select in Survived By has specific tactical advantages, but regardless of which one you decide on, there will be plenty of weapons to craft and find. The more you fight and kill, the more powerful your weapons will become. That goes for your armor too, as you combine “magic, steel, and special abilities” to combat the worst of enemies and avoid dying for a little while longer.

The enemies you’ll be fighting against include Beasts, Infernals, Furies, Spirits, and many more. Beasts are the regular monster within the game, but Infernals are all about the pyromancy, Furies are rather good at spreading even more corruption, and finally Spirits are just plain natural disasters. The latter of which are probably the hardest to dodge, depending on their scale within the game. Though we do see a tornado in gameplay trailer, perhaps they are a lot smaller and easier to deal with than you might think.

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