The post-apocalyptic zombie survival game Survive the Nights is something I’ve covered here before. I’m not a big fan of games like DayZ and H1Z1, but where they embrace — and to some degree even encourage — a bandit mentality among their players, Survive the Nights focuses more on teamwork to survive. It’s for this reason that I’m actually looking forward to it.
Survive the Nights has many of the staples of other games in this genre, like a massive fully explorable world that’s brimming with the undead. You’ll be able to scavenge for supplies, which you can use to craft weapons, gear, and traps. It also has a deep survival system that will have you monitoring your character’s health, calorie intake, body temperature, and even their mental state. The game cleverly uses the latter to discourage bandit behavior by penalizing those who do kill other players with an increasingly unstable mental state.
Every player you kill brings your character closer to a psychotic break, with the end result of all that player-killing being suicide.
So far, Survive the Nights has raised an impressive £5,579 of their modest £12,000 goal. Get familiar with it in the pitch video below.
If you’d like to help them out, you can donate to the game’s Kickstarter here.