The Latest Game Tearing Up Steam's Charts Looks So Typical

If the last couple of years didn't make it clear, Steam players sure love their survival games.

DayZ. Rust. The Forest. Starbound. theHunter: Primal. These are just a few of the many, many survival games that have exploded, however briefly, on Steam. The latest survival (early access) game to follow that trend is called Stranded Deep, and you can watch a trailer for it above. Looks familiar, no?

I'll give it credit: the game is gorgeous, as this timelapse by PixelMannen shows:

Still, it's hard not to be curious, right? Here's some gameplay, recorded by FRANKIEonPCin1080p, that shows off how players will go about surviving the island:

Instead of tree chopping, there's palm tree chopping! Building stuff! Coconuts! So tropical. And hey, there's even a sunken ship.

You can check out Stranded Deep on Steam here.


    Think im up to about 18 hours played on this so far, looks amazing, only 300mb install which is crazy small for the procedurally generated map.

    So far bugs and all its actually a really good game.

    Sharks are a bit derpy, your raft constantly disappears, resources are so scarce you are forced to visit other islands just to survive.... a compass is THE best item you will find in this game, it is invaluable if you plan on making island your home.

    in a few updates this game will be a survival game contender among things like, DAYz, The Forest, Rust and 7 Days to Die..

    Are there volley balls in this game?

      yep, his name is Wollie and i found him on my second island.... i also sacrificed him to a shark.... had to happen.

    Looks good, but I'm done with paying to test games and being bored of them long before they (might) get released.

      Exactly my sentiment. If I see the words "Early Access" it's a no buy.

        These days I'll add EA games to my wishlist. In the unlikely event of a later full release, I'm happy to pay a bit more then.

        Or in some cases (Planetary Annihilation, I'm looking at you) considerably less.

        It's not the indie jobs that turned me off Early Access. It's the high-profile games with developers that should really know better. (PA again, and Godus.) Although trusting Peter Molyneux in general seems to be a bad idea, given that the "amazing" prize for his last game was a place as a virtual over-god in a game that is still in development years later...

    The games great in terms of how smooth it is for first release on an early access however its severely limited in content at the moment.

    Once you realise you can chop logs up on your island into sticks and discover how to make different things you quickly end up building a shelter and sitting there like.... now what?

    You'll spend hours figuring out what and how to do things but once you know you could do everything the game has to offer in 1 hour.

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