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7 Days to Die: The Zombie Survival and Crafting Game
I remember the first time I logged in Minecraft. I wasn’t blown away by the graphics, but by the mechanics, world, and crafting system. I classify myself as a very creative individual and to me Minecraft was where I went to practice that art. Recently by word of mouth I discovered 7 Days to Die. When I was reading up on the game it sparked my interest. It sounded like DayZ and Minecraft all rolled into one. Let me tell you this, I absolutely enjoyed DayZ but it was missing one major element to me and that was a real crafting and building system. Now, DayZ Origins addressed some of that and I enjoyed it for awhile. But I wanted to design my own base, build my own traps, craft my own weapons, you get the picture.
So, I purchased the game and I was blown away by how much fun this game is and it’s in its early stages of alpha. I barely survived my first night. Zombies during the day are your average slow moving zombie. Yet, at night they turn in to super zombies with increased movement speed and will hunt you mercilessly. The poor house I took for shelter caved in from the horde tearing it to shreds just as daylight peaked. I survived bloody, beaten, and barely any health left. I managed to loot a shotgun, some spam, some water, and a few miscellaneous crafting materials like scrap and cloth. I punched some trees for wood and made myself a little makeshift hut 6 blocks thick. Then night fall came and I was swarmed with zombies from every angle. They beat that hut down after a little while, came in and slaughtered me. I don’t ask for much but I like to be wined and dine before I’m eaten by a horde.
If you enjoyed DayZ or Minecraft you should check out 7 Days to Die. Or, maybe you’re like me and you enjoyed both. This game has many elements of both, along with multiplayer. I’ve even noticed that some servers have some mods. So, like Minecraft there is more than likely going to be a modding community developing new features or enhancing current features for the game.
7 Days to Die is a new zombie survival game currently in purchasable alpha testing and under development by The Fun Pimps. You can find more information and purchase the game at http://7daystodie.com/. The game was recently on Kickstarter and has surpassed its funding goals. It also has been Greenlit for Steam.
Some Important Information: In current build 1.1a
Some of the stuff mentioned in the Kickstarter video are currently not in the alpha stage but are coming soon. Such as XP, stat boosts, special zombies.
There are reports of bugs happening to some players after day 50 such as unkillable zombies, unable to break blocks, etc.
Missing crafting recipes which can be fixed with some simple editing by either doing a simple google search or checking the forums or wiki. (related to Lead, shotgun shells, and barbed wire)
This game is in no way a finished product. So, if the concept appeals to you and you don't mind being a tester through gameplay, feedback, constructive criticism, and support you should consider picking up 7 Days to Die.