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Survive the Wild
Welcome to survive the wild! This page contains all available resources to help you play, information, and the store where you can purchase credits for your character.
What is survive the wild?
Survive the Wild is a large online multiplayer game where the goal is to survive and flourish in a hostel, unforgiving and abandoned world! With dozens of quests to complete, plenty of challenges to overcome, large amounts of items to discover and use, a community to chat, trade and play with as well as an absolutely massive and ever expanding map to explore, this game is sure to provide you with plenty of fun, enjoyment and entertainment for months on end, and who knows what will be new if you stick around for the next update! The game is played in 3 dimensions, meaning that you can walk in any direction on the map as well as move up and down. Though the game is called Survive the Wild, as it has grown and evolved I'd say that it is the exploration aspect of the game that is the coolest and most well developed, with a massive world to explore containing plenty of secrets and quests to discover and unlock!
Some of the main features
- This game is very configurable, with many options that can be changed if you don't like something!
- This game also has a great online comunity, so if you connect, you always have many people to ask questions about things!
- Roleplay is not forced in this game, but if you decide to do it, you can start some quite awesome adventures!
- This game has many things you can do, with more being added all the time! If you want to be nothing but a hunter, killing pray and storing it as trofies, you can! If you want to be very social in the game and meat many new people, do that! If you'd like to be a traveler, going far out to sea or traveling the land to see what you can find, then goe right ahead! And much much more! It all depends on creativity and what you feel like doing!
- If you decide to release your rath on another player, you can start up a player killing fight, and se if you can kill your aponent and get all of there stuff!
- This game also has a very great and helpful admin comunity. If there's something that you need help with, more than likely there'll be an admin online to help you as much as possible!
- While most of the game and almost everything in the game is completely free, it is possible to purchase small upgrades for your character like teleporters, death free cards, stat boosts, all for a quite reasonable price!
- In this game, you can craft many items that can help the game progress, usually found with the resources around you.
- While the game was created spisificly for blind/VI players, there is a visual mode that shows the text on the screen, atempting to at least make the game at least sort of accessible to sighted people. All this does is change the window title to the last piece of text that a screen reader would have spoken, but there are possible plans to make this better and potentially draw the text onto the screen in a list which may be much more helpful.
- While the game is called survive the wild, were trying to make sure that it's still a game, and not a sim that no one will play because of how realistic it is. We actually took this too far and the survival aspect started to die a little, so changes are happening all the time to help balance realism and fun.
- This game is not abandoned, and gets updated pretty much all the time. While new client versions aren't released all that often, we can fix bugs and add items any time simply by updating the server, and when we do release a client update it's usually massive!
- This game has massive amounts of content and the amount of that content can grow at any time, do to the fact that Administrators can create items and maps, making it much more than a one man effort!
- And much much more!
Survive the wild is completely free to download and play on any windows system. There are, however, things you can purchase by visiting the STW store to get credits, which can then be used to buy items in the game like teleporters or death free cards. Also, most people end up purchasing a paid/premium account for $15.00. This helps insure your character doesn't get purged or deleted by any spam filters if you haven't logged on for a while, it lets you cary far more items, allows your stats to get higher than they otherwise could, and new advantages to making your account paid could appear at any time! In essants, purchasing items pretty much completely breaks the flimzy reality barrier in the game. For example, a death free card resets a stat that would have killed you, and a teleporter allows you to instantly jump to locations around the game. All upgrades are completely optional, and as stated above, the game itself is free to download and play at your convenience.
Here, i'd like to list some of the people who have really helped this project prosper and helped make the game as good as it is today. Without these people, STW would have failed at the beginning, and I have them to thank for the game's continued existence.
- First, I want to give a huge thank you to Damien Pendleton for formerly hosting the survive the wild server, and for always being there when I have technical questions. Also, a thanks goes to damien for giving me a very useful recording library for allowing voice chat, teaching me about regular expressions so that crashing eloquence becomes very very hard to do, and for generally giving me a lot of knowledge that I didn't have before, which allows the game to get better and better! With out damien, this game would be a lot farther behind than it is now, Dood, I've really learned a lot from you, thank you!
- Also, thanks goes out to Andre Louis for providing some of the great music played threw out the game! The music in the city, for example?
- Also thank you Eric Matyas at soundimage.org for the great music! To see a list of his music that is being used in the game, click here.
- I'd also like to thank NS Studios for hosting the survive the wild server before damien pendleton became available. He as well played a part in me knowing what I know today.
- Also i'd like to extend a thanks to Justin Thornton for some of his great sound designing help early on in the game, It's really not easy making hundreds of sounds, so having some of that work taken off my back is a great help! A thanks should also be given to Justin for all the item descriptions he wrote, and for the general support and enthusiasm he provided at the game's beginning!
- A massive thank you also goes out to Smoke J, the main founder of Black Screen Gaming. He spent years as an administrator, and in that time he caught a lot of cheaters, and also did some of his most important work, which was to balance a corrupt admin team and to help make STW's world what it is today. Smoke has, and continues to make some of the most detailed, complecated and challenging maps that STW has ever seen! Not only that, but he also provided absolutely loads of useful information on the game for everyone to see, which you can access by clicking the Survive the Wild link on BSG's homepage. That combined with being the guy that always tells me what I need to hear whether I want to hear it or not, it's clear that he deserves absolutely massive thanks for being one of the biggest shaping factors in STW's history!
- And of course, my admin team!
With out the admins, this game would have been a scrapped heap quite early on in it's development, but because of all these awesome people and now great friends in my book, I got the support and help I needed to keep this project going! The amount of times they've all shifted their sleep schedules and were there for the game when they were needed most is uncountable, and I will always be indebted to them! Thank you all very much admins, Your all great and I owe every last one of you!
- Akilor: Even since before you were an admin, you have tried to help the game out anyway you possibly could, even writing the plot for the new and improved survive the wild story. You have spent so many uncountable hours on STW, whether it being building maps, helping players, dealing with cheaters or even just chearing me up when needed as we make all sorts of stupid jokes while coding or working on the game. You have been an admin for absolutely years now, and have never given up on me or the game, even during all those times I wasn't around, was slow to fix bugs or just generally showed the game neglect. At times you held things together when I didn't, never stopping unless it was required. For that I owe you a massive thank you!
- Aamir: You have also been part of the admin team for ages now. I remember when you were first promoted I doubted you a lot, because you were the first admin who, instead of being directly chozen by me, was requested and recommended by other admins and some players alike. As such, I didn't really know what to expect, because I'd never talked to you in my life before that. You then proceeded to wipe all doubt from my mind in the next weeks and months as you proved yourself more than worthy of putting cheaters in their place and being supportive to players. We have many cool conversations about all sorts of things, and it's always fun talking to you! You as well stuck around even when I didn't more than once, and continue to deal with my slow development response to bugs or features. For all of that I must thank you very much!
- Amine: Sorry bro the only thing worth thanking you for is for making it so we can have a 3rd admin with a name that starts with the letter A. Other than that BALLS to you and all you stand f... Nah dude, you've been invaluable! I don't think I want to get into a bug catching contest with you because I'd rather keep a little dignaty than lose in just a couple moments. I don't know how you do it, but you have to be the best bug catcher we've ever seen! That of course stops any number of cheaters from runing the game. Not only that, but you spent loads of time being an administrator before taking a break, and then when the game was in an unstable state, you just casually agreed to return like it was nothing, something I entirely didn't expect! Your cheater catching, bug finding and good ideas make you a great person to have on the team and I thank you much for agreeing to be a part of it!
- MastermindShivaraj: I hope I get to a point some day where I can stop copypasting your name and remember how to type it my dude. :D I think you surprised everybody. You became an admin at one of the game's worst and most unstable periods ever, and proceeded to, for lack of a better way to put it, absolutely and utterly wipe the floor with cheaters on mass! You have to hold the record for number of cheaters caught in the shortest time, and if not, you must be really close to it. You never once asked to be admin, and I'm quite happy that you were recommended enough to get the position! Even aside from your administration which is amazing, I enjoy the conversations we all have for hours while the game should be getting developed. Your fun and easy to talk to, which helps you be supportive and helpful to players. I'm excited to see what you do next. Thank you for being one of the people to help pull the game out of the ashes at one of it's most unstable periods ever, and for being an awesome admin!
- SamTupy: Oh... oops? I forgot I don't count.
- And of course, I must thank all the players that played and still play my game, forgive me if I make a mistake, report bugs, and give me motivation enough that i can continue development! Watching people enjoying the game is one of my only reasons to develop it. What would an online game be with out it's players, after all? Thank you all! And maybe you, the reader of this page, can become a player as well, if you wish to give this game a try!