Survival

Characteristics

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Scavenge for limited resources and survive dangerous situations.

EXPLORATION

πŸ” Find limited resources πŸ›‘οΈ Find safe areas

MANAGE RESOURCES

❀️ Health, hunger, etc. βš’οΈ Craft items & structures

DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

πŸŒ‡ Day/night cycles β›ˆοΈ Changing weather 🌊 Evolving threats

Keys of Success

  • Challenging - Based on decisions and tactical fights against monster or players

  • Immersive - Revolves around generating tension from the constant search for good resources

  • Play for long - Endless replayability through varied playthroughs with resources

Game Loops

Below is a general game loop diagram for this genre. Your game's loops may vary.

Modifications

Games may have more complex core loops or added secondary loops to offer players more interesting decisions to make. The following examples may be broken down differently into smaller steps:

  • Time Limit - Use a timer Ruleset to get out of an area before something happens (zombie horde attacks, flood, etc)

  • Health Problems - Use Poison preset to constantly decrease player health to pressure them to get to a safe zone or find a healing item

  • Weather Effects - More enemies spawn when rain puts out your campfire or torches

Useful Logic

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