pax west 2017

Survived By Is Bullet Hell MMO Madness

by Daniel Tack on Sep 03, 2017 at 05:24 PM

Digital Extremes and Human Head Studios had a new free-to-play title at PAX West 2017 - Survived By. The concept is pretty simple. Little pixelated characters run wild and eventually die, with permadeath bearing down on you, but it's not really over when you finally fall, as you are survived by your kin. This goes on and on through ancestral lines and is tied to some really cool meta-progression. Up to 100 players can be in each game, and team up to take on challenges like you would in traditional fantasy MMORPGS. You can play as several different classes like Druids, Alchemists, Geomancers and more as you level up and craft new and exciting loot options.

While there may be a deluge of pixelated indie fare out there, the art really works here with insane ballistic bullet-hell action on every screen. The action is extremely fast-paced and intense, and adding these sort of MMORPG aspects to the roguelike bullet-hell forms a tasty mix of elements that was quite enjoyable on the show floor.

Check out the video to get an idea of what Survived By is all about. I'm really glad I didn't miss this one at PAX, because it could end up being something special!