Garry Newman, the man behind the popular sandbox game ‘Garry’s Mod’ has been working on something new this year. In a departure from his original game which now houses a series of fun game modes and modded mini games, Garry along with his company, ‘Facepunch Studios’, is moving on to a new survival style game called Rust.
The game started off as a Zombie survival game but the Zombie’s have since been removed in an effort to distance itself from the popular DayZ mod, instead it is now taking on an approach similar to Minecraft in that you are just thrown in to the world with other players and you must gather resources and survive:
“The aim of the game is to survive. To do this the player should gather resources. Hitting a tree with a rock will give you wood, hitting a rock with a rock will give you rock and ore. You can then craft a hatchet from the wood and rock, allowing you to gather faster. You can go out and hunt a variety of wildlife such as boars, chickens, rabbits, bears, wolves and deer. Once you have killed an animal you can butcher it to gather its meat and skin. You can craft a fire using wood and cook the meat inside the fire. Then you can eat.”
Don’t get the wrong idea though, Rust’s world will be harsh and unforgiving: bears and wolves will eat you alive but it’s not just animals you need to worry about, you’ll need to stay warm and eat plenty of food as starving or becoming too cold will also kill you. Radiation will also play a factor, sort of like the radiation in Fallout, it will poison you and eventually lead to your death.
Other than the environmental conditions of the game, you’ll have another crucial enemy- other players. Not everyone will be friendly, there’s always that one guy who just wants to kill and steal. That said, the developer does hope that people co-operate with each other to create towns and help each other out: “you can make friends and help each other survive. Rust’s world is harsh – so you might need to make friends to survive.”
Rust went in to Alpha earlier this year and is now coming to Steam as an early access title, the release date on the official website indicates that it will release today at some point. It’ll cost $19.99 for early access so we’ll be paying around £12.99 here in the UK.
KitGuru Says: This game has been through some changes but I’m pretty glad they chose to get rid of the Zombie’s as they are really starting to get a over done, we don’t need another Zombie game right now. With it’s change towards focusing on survival and player interaction, I think this game could set itself apart from other offerings. I’m looking forward to trying this one out, what about you guys?