Interview With Survarium Developer Vostok Games And A Huge Beta Key Giveaway

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 5:45 PM
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UPDATE: The Survarium key giveaway is now over, unfortunately we've ran out of keys!

The relatively new development studio, Vostok Games, is made up of many ex-staffers that worked on the classic and much loved S.T.A.L.K.E.R. title. Since March 2012 Vostok have been beavering away on a new project and spiritual successor to that acclaimed post-apocalyptic series, Survarium.

Vostok is ditching S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S. single-player roots in favour of an MMOFPS experience, one in which you roam the ruined landscape following a devastating ecological catastrophe. Stumbling across other survivors, these can be your saviours or your bitter end. Wanting to poke around the depths of this interesting title a little further we decided to have a chat with Vostok. Needless to say the guys over at Vostok were wonderfully accommodating and they recognised the GD gaming community with such enthusiasm that they bundled us up with an armload of Beta keys that we will give away at the bottom of this interview...

GD: The whole broken-down, overgrown feel is looking really atmospheric at the moment. How has the combination of rural and urban environments opened up new design options for you?

Vostok: It really gives us the opportunity to be very creative with location design. Of course, even after a location is added to the CBT (closed beta test), we still update it and improve the design in future patches. Almost everything is a constant work in progress so we are always looking at how to improve and expand  our map designs :)

GD: In terms of the integration of Survarium's narrative, as an MMOFPS is it just shooting and running, or are there secrets and lore to be learned about the world?

Vostok: Survarium is going to have a deep and exciting story which will constantly expand as the game develops. We also plan on letting players choose which direction the story takes later in development. This will be decided by in-game actions taken by the players themselves.

GD: How hostile is the environment itself, do wild animals and rabid animated trees attack the players, or is it strictly PvP?

Vostok: It will depend which game mode you choose to play. At present, we only offer the PvP in the Closed-Beta test. However, it’s not as simple as Player Vs Player. You are faced with anomalies, toxins and other environmental dangers in the PvP mode. When it comes to Freeplay and Co-op, not only will other players and NPCs be a threat but there will again be anomalies, poisons, toxins as well as weather and of course various mutants!

GD: It can often be a tricky balance mediating a F2P game with its premium content, how much of a challenge will it be to play Survarium without spending a penny, and how do you intend to encourage people to want to spend money?

Vostok: First let me say that we are 100% completely against the “Pay2Win” game mechanic. Yes, we offer premium items, but these will be of a cosmetic nature. Unique camo skins, weapon skins, extra facial and character customisations (visual). For a better idea of what premium users can expect, it’s best to watch our developer diary videos here.

GD: What kind of PC specs will gamers need to get this title running in beta? Will we need a beast of a rig to max out the title?

Vostok: First off Survarium does not support Windows XP!

Survarium Beta System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2 + Platform update), Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
  • RAM: 2 Gb
  • GPU: 512 Mb nVidia GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 3870
  • NET: download - from 32 kbit/s (up to 128 kbit/s in case of high ping and/or poor connection), upload - from 8 kbit/s. We support pings up to 500ms (check your ping rate to survarium.com; our game servers are currently based in Russia, so ping rates may be high depending on your location).

As we progress with development improvements and game optimization, the system requirements will be modified accordingly in the run up to the full game launch. 

Survarium Beta Key Giveaway

KEY GIVEAWAY HAS NOW FINISHED!

Right we've got a whole bunch of keys to give away to GD'ers for instant access to the Survarium closed beta courtesy of the good folks at Vostok Games, and it couldn't be any simpler to grab one.

All you have to do is get on Twitter and click to retweet the message below

I would love a beta code, thanks

{{{Twitter:::I've entered GD's Survarium Beta key giveaway and want 1 key! Follow @GameDebate and retweet for a chance to win!:::http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=13677&game=Survarium&title=Interview%20With%20Survarium%20Developer%20Vostok%20Games%20And%20A%20Huge%20Beta%20Key%20Giveaway}}}

Some important points of note

Make sure you follow @GameDebate

We want to make sure you can get online with your buddies so for today only you can request 2 or 3 keys, so be sure to edit the Tweet appropriately or click on the following.

Please can I have 2 codes?

{{{Twitter:::I've entered GD's Survarium Beta key giveaway and want 2 keys! Follow @GameDebate and retweet for a chance to win!:::http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=13677&game=Survarium&title=Interview%20With%20Survarium%20Developer%20Vostok%20Games%20And%20A%20Huge%20Beta%20Key%20Giveaway}}}

 

I have lots of friends, please can I have 3 codes?

{{{Twitter:::I've entered GD's Survarium Beta key giveaway and want 3 keys! Follow @GameDebate and retweet for a chance to win!:::http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=13677&game=Survarium&title=Interview%20With%20Survarium%20Developer%20Vostok%20Games%20And%20A%20Huge%20Beta%20Key%20Giveaway}}}

You can select up to a maximum of 3 Survarium keys for you and your buddies.

So to enter, get on Twitter, follow @GameDebate, and retweet our message, but: If you want 2 or 3 keys be sure to edit the Tweet appropriately!

Keep an eye on your Twitter inboxes tomorrow when we'll be sending out the beta Survarium keys for the first to follow and retweet!

Late to the retweet beta key giveaway? Dont panic, we have a whole bunch of these keys so get retweeting.

Our full Survarium review will be along later in the year.

A final word: A massive thank you to Vostok and Game-Debate wishes you the best of luck with Survarium.

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20:29 Jul-30-2014

Any kind soul could give me BETA key? Asking because i would really like to AVOID making Twitter just for this :) Thanks in Advance...

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19:37 Jul-26-2014

3 keys for me and my best friends yeah
thanks game debate


downloading the game
so cuz i dnt know how to play it
this is my id: BL4CKW0LF
add me if that allowed to play online! xD

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08:14 Jul-26-2014

Got 3 KEYS!!! Thanks GD! Where do I use it?

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08:22 Jul-26-2014

Got to their site, log into your profile, should a link (redeem code or something) then wait for an E-mail, within the e-mail is the link to activate the downloader :)

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08:23 Jul-26-2014

Create an account here survarium , then go to here after the account is created enter promo here
enter in one of the codes than after that go back here survarium and click play and you will download the launcher.

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07:48 Jul-26-2014

guys any 1 experiencing FPS drops???

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08:06 Jul-26-2014

It is probably when you are looking at the anomaly area or when multiple people are firing rapid firing guns.

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21:11 Jul-25-2014

Damnit! Didn`t get a key.

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18:54 Jul-25-2014

I have one beta key and I do not want this game. Who wants it contact me :)

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18:54 Jul-25-2014

It s not for steam btw

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19:00 Jul-25-2014

please my i have that code? i message the trit inb twitter but didn't get one :(

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21:05 Jul-24-2014

Still no key for me. ;(. Is it over or have you guys run out?

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17:09 Jul-24-2014

Can some1 pls help me ? I'v made an account on twitter but it's locked and i cant follow GD . They said they will send an email to confirm it but it didnt came... I made the account 2 days ago...Can some1 pls help me... I really want a key

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15:28 Jul-24-2014

uhm, this might sound dumb but what exactly is retweeting? never had a twitter account. is it right to just click on the tweet button or do i have to tweet "I would love a beta code, thanks"? and if so, @ what?

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15:52 Jul-24-2014

It's right to just click on ''Tweet'' button but I think (I'm not sure) that the giveaway has ended today. However, it's worth the try.

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14:33 Jul-24-2014

Second day and I still didnt get a key.... fantastic....

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10:42 Jul-24-2014

I wanted an key :(

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08:41 Jul-24-2014

done... but still no key... if anyone has an extra one can you pls send it to me

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00:26 Jul-24-2014

I won three, thanks GD.

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22:28 Jul-23-2014

I dont know how to download the game, i cant see anywhere download button. What should i do?

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22:34 Jul-23-2014

After you redeem the code you'll get an email. It took me almost an hour to get an email. :P

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22:35 Jul-23-2014

Well i redeemed the code but no one sent me an email, i had to make another account and it worked this time.

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22:05 Jul-23-2014

Got my 2 keys went to the survarium site and couldn't find any way to download the game. Help.

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01:05 Jul-24-2014

Go to your profile and add the key to the promo code ttps://forum.survarium.com/en/ucp.php?i=promo&mode=promo
then after that go back here http://survarium.com/en and click play

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20:10 Jul-23-2014

Game debate he gave me a game key, and won in selecting the page Survarium xD

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20:05 Jul-23-2014

Got the key, applied to my account, downloaded the game, went to login... and it said access level restriction. Oh well :(

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19:01 Jul-23-2014

It's says the key is invalid :(

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19:12 Jul-23-2014

O_O


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20:44 Jul-23-2014

You don't activate it on Steam. It's not a Steam key... Go to Survarium.com, create an account and enter the promo code you got in your profile page. You'll get an email and you'll be able to start downloading then. :D

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18:41 Jul-23-2014

I haven't heard of this game. Can't wait to give it a go!

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18:38 Jul-23-2014

For all of you trying to download the torrent, instead of using the launcher to download the game use utorrent or some other service and open the torrent file from there. Wherever you saved the game you can find the torrent file in the downloads folder for me it was C:\Program Files (x86)\Survarium\downloads\torrent after that I just opened the torrent file with utorrent and now I don't have any of that 0 KB/s download anymore.

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