If survival games are your thing, then “As One We Survive” might just catch your attention in a way you hadn’t expected. It’s set in post-apocalyptic America and follows a father’s desperate journey to save his sick daughter. But it’s more than just a typical survival title; there’s a community to build, resources to manage, and tough choices to make.
More than just a survival game
The heart of “As One We Survive” lies in its blend of survival and community management as stated. Sure, you’ll scavenge, craft, and fight, but that’s only half the battle. The game paints itself as an intense, resource scarce journey where health packs are non-existent, and dangers lurk around every corner.
However, every decision, every risk, and every sacrifice you make takes on a more profound meaning because your daughter’s life hangs in the balance. You’re not just building a community; you’re nurturing it to ensure her survival! It’s not enough to survive though; you must create a safe haven for you and your folks. Recruiting survivors, upgrading facilities, and creating renewable resources are all tasks you’ll place on your shoulders throughout your playthrough.
Made by experts, and passionate devs
Revelation Games, a small Christian-based indie studio, is the driving force behind this unique survival experience. They’re interested in exploring complex human emotions and moral dilemmas, all while delivering a game that’s enjoyable and accessible to everyone. Jeff Simmons, specifically, has collaborated with large studios like Paramount, Nickelodeon, Time Warner and more on properties like Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even with Game Bakers on their indie game Furi!
More on the Gameplay
The gameplay reflects a living, breathing community with full day & night cycles, people going about their daily routines, and the ongoing effort to construct a safe space to live. It’s a dynamic and immersive experience where the focus always returns to the sick daughter, so you’ll have an anchor point for your efforts.
Survival isn’t only about managing resources here; it’s about avoiding conflict and making strategic decisions. Bandits and other threats need to be handled with care, especially when every move is crucial to your very personal mission.
The story resonates because of its humanity and focus on family. A desperate father, a world in chaos, and the unbreakable bond between parent and child give another layer of depth. This narrative just hooks different. I imagine that upon playing it when it releases, you’ll get that sense.
If the personable approach to this gives you ‘The Last of Us’ or The Walking Dead vibes, then you should check out the Kickstarter campaign. It’s live right now with 21 days left on the clock. The developers are over half way to their goal already! This isn’t just another game. It’s a story about human resilience and connection. I say it’s worth supporting if you’re looking for something more meaningful.