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December 14th, 2017, 23:20
The Early Access version of the post-apocalytic survival RPG Fade to Silence is out now:

Fade to Silence

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As the player you take the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader. In that role you explore a post-apocalyptic, frozen wasteland to gather the resources necessary to establish a refuge for survival. With dwindling resources, simple tasks like upgrading equipment and collecting materials quickly require an expedition to scavenge the necessary items. In the search for survival materials, players must navigate a vast territory, in which they will encounter Eldritch monsters and an even greater foe: the unrelenting winter. While freezing temperatures constantly take their toll on the player Ash, the deadliest event is that of a blizzard. If caught by surprise, it takes every ounce of skill, determination and luck to survive.

In order to survive and overcome all challenges, the player needs to attract followers, bringing them into thei refuge. Each individual skillset and character traits grants access to higher tier resources and gear. Without such advances, the player character can scavenge only the barest necessities, crafting makeshift tools and weapons.

“You’re glad to have found wood; for once, you’ll have a roaring fire in the camp. As your sled wolves race home, you pay no attention to the strange lights in the forest. You’ve done enough for today.
The wind suddenly picks up - a blizzard is moving in fast. The voice in your head dares you to keep going,”Come on! You have plenty of time to make it back.” You doubt it, but stopping now means you need to build a shelter—out of that precious wood. The snow begins to fall; you have only a moment to decide. Should you risk it and keep going, or do you play it safe but lose your firewood?”

Fade to Silence introduces the many dynamics of a harsh winter climate to a complex, character-driven, group survival experience. The dynamic weather system adds to the immersion of survival in a cold, corrupted world. Survival depends on how well the players read weather patterns, and if they come to the right conclusion - look for shelter or press home. The dynamic snow displacement leaves a realistic path by both player character and NPC. This telltale sign will tell you regions where it is good to hunt and regions where monsters are roaming.

“You’re out hunting. The barren, snow-filled landscape is endless and unrelenting. A Ripper comes out of nowhere, and you fight it off, narrowly dodging its gigantic claws.
Then you see it: a distant fire. Another person? Impossible. But there’s a strange noise—a voice? Wild hope sears your heart; you won’t be alone anymore. The voice in your head steps in, discouraging you from investigating. “Anyone living must have done terrible things to survive”, it says. You quiet the voice, defying it this time, and move in closer. Another person could help you rebuild, gather food, harvest deer. You see someone—yes! Someone else is out here. Then, you hear a scream. But you hesitate. How can you trust them? Another scream, desperate. There’s only one way to find out.”

Features:

  • Explore a vast winter landscape: The launch version lets you explore a river delta, a dense forest region and cultivated farmland of an 8km² area.
  • Wolf Sled Expeditions: Pack your sled, take a follower with you and engage in long term expeditions into the farthest regions.
  • Fight System: Tiered weapon system, melee and ranged combat.
  • Moral choices: Save and recruit various NPCs to join your group. Harsh choices have to be made; who do you take, who do you leave behind.
  • Battle increasingly dangerous Eldritch creatures that roam an apocalyptic world.
  • Trust your inner voice. It is your friend.
IGN shows some gameplay.

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December 14th, 2017, 23:21
Certainly looks interesting. The graphics are also good and the overall tone of the game. I watched the gameplay of it.

I only find a certain problem with these kind of games. The games that wants to reach out to as many genres as it can,and compress it into one.
It seems to me that there is no clear direction with these kind of games.
Perhaps I am out of touch.

I do like some hybrid games. If done properly.
But most of them are just packed with content,that is superficial,it seems.
And thus the whole game becomes a superficial mess.An imitation that tries to eat the cake,and have the cake at the same time.
All in all. A more straight forward game will actually get my attention.
Of course, these kind of games will appeal to others.
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December 14th, 2017, 23:30
Survival games in Early Access is an oxymoron. They're all in early access; for several years in most cases. This looks okay, but I'll wait at least a year or so before biting. Let it build or die w/o my money. $10? Sure. $27 for EA? Nope.
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Originally Posted by Black Rune View Post
Certainly looks interesting. The graphics are also good and the overall tone of the game. I watched the gameplay of it.

I only find a certain problem with these kind of games. The games that wants to reach out to as many genres as it can,and compress it into one.
It seems to me that there is no clear direction with these kind of games.
Perhaps I am out of touch.

I do like some hybrid games. If done properly.
But most of them are just packed with content,that is superficial,it seems.
And thus the whole game becomes a superficial mess.An imitation that tries to eat the cake,and have the cake at the same time.
All in all. A more straight forward game will actually get my attention.
Of course, these kind of games will appeal to others.
Yeah, I'm not sure of Frozen Wasteland survival mixed with Cthulu. I don't get it. That's why I'll wait this one out. That and the price tag for something that is really at less than alpha stage.
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December 16th, 2017, 01:25
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Yeah, I'm not sure of Frozen Wasteland survival mixed with Cthulu. I don't get it. That's why I'll wait this one out. That and the price tag for something that is really at less than alpha stage.
If you are not sure about this one. Better wait for some feedback and reviews.
And,perhaps get it on sale when that time comes.

The game is going in all kinds of directions,and as I said,that does not work for me.
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