Do you have the Will To Survive the Alien Invasion?
Will To Survive is a Single-Player, RPG Survival game set in the English city of Brighton. But instead of surviving in a world ravaged by an unknown virus and having hordes of the undead around every street corner, Will To Survive tasks you with surviving through an Alien Invasion! That’s right, no zombies insight folks! The game is currently being developed by Firing Pin games (aka Alex Dawson) and will definitely bring a completely new, and ultimately fresh, take on the survival genre.
You play as Will, one of the survivors of the Alien invasion. After the invaders have destroyed earth and taken the resources they needed, most of the aliens returned home. However they left pockets of enforcers to handle the small pockets of survivors which still scatter the earth. And that is where you come in, trying to survive in this harsh and devastated city, while not only staying alive by eating and drinking, but by also taking the fight to the aliens, or not. It’s your choice!
Unlike most games currently out there, Will to Survive is truly a 24/7 simulation, featuring a persistent world which will continue to simulate even after you have left the game, similar to what we see in State of Decay. Upon exiting the game, you will be notified of how much estimated survival time your Will has to survive, taking into account food and water levels, as well as your fortification. If your Will is unlucky enough to not make it while you are away, there are unlockable starting perks which will make starting again much less daunting. Even when you are playing, you will have to play carefully, as death means death!
Will to Survive will also have several different modes. catering to a wider variety of players depending on their needs. Survivor mode is the standard game mode, where Will will eat and drink automatically to stay alive while you are away, however he will leave the defenses how you left them. Automatic mode is suited to people who won’t be able to dedicate as much time to the game as Will takes charge of eating, drinking and looking after all the defenses, giving him the best chance of survival. Hardcore mode is for those players who really want a challenge, and of course, time! In this mode, Will only eats, drinks and build defenses when YOU tell him to! So if your gone too long, you may have no Will to return to…
Having been delighted we had discovered Will trying to survive an alien invasion, we were even more delighted when Alex Dawson agreed to do a Q&A with us, to help give you even more of an insight to what exactly Will to Survive is and what the future has install!
The aim is to work on the game for a year, be it as a solo developer or as a team and release the game around September of 2014. It’s a fairly agile project which will adapt based on the total of the received funds from the Kickstarter campaign. Releasing it sooner is definitely possible should I have the ability to rope in some of my freelance friends for extra code or art support.
If you are interested in supporting Will To Survive, you can find it currently on Kickstarter here!