December 2013 - PC
April 02, 2015 - Steam
|April 01, 2022 - In-game purchases disabled
May 31, 2022 - Server Shutdown
June 01, 2022 - Removed from Sale
|Survarium homepage [Archive]
Vostok Games announced on February 7th, 2022 that Survarium would be shutting down at the end of May. The earliest beta tests began in late 2013 before a Steam Early Access debut in April of 2015. Over the years it has maintained close to 500 daily players on Steam with regular patches continuing to roll out into February 2022, even after announcing that it would be shutting down. The resources needed to maintain the game are now better spent on new projects and so the decision was made to wind things down. The team’s full announcement follows.
After almost ten years since the start, the time has come to close the book of Survarium. This decision has been under consideration for a long time, but we delayed it as much as we could because we realize how important and special the project has become to many of you. And thus is a decision made with a grieved heart.
We are immensely thankful to every player who has been with Survarium throughout its history – for your support, your constructive criticism, for the time devoted to the game – these have been fantastic years together! We believe and hope to continue this mutual path together in the future – with the Vostok Games projects to come. Subscribe to our pages on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on future announcements and be the first to get access to the new games by the studio. On a separate note, we would like to particularly mention the players who have greatly contributed to the development of Survarium. Your efforts and support will not be forgotten!
In the meantime, our current game plan is as follows:
Until the end of March the game will continue functioning in full scope: we’ll proceed with releasing updates, and most of those changes will be based on your ideas and suggestions from Survarium’s official Discord channel. The technical support service and web-store will function accordingly.
Beginning of April we will cease to provide technical support and will switch off the monetization (web-store and in-game store), however the game servers will continue working. We will distribute 50,000 gold and 500,000 silver to all the players, so that each of you could obtain and try any weapons and equipment you like.
Finally, in mid-May we will start an in-game event dedicated to the closure of the game, following which the game servers will be deactivated. The game will also be delisted from Steam.
After the closure of Survarium, the team of Vostok Games will fully focus on the new project already in development.
Thanks again for all the support throughout all these years!Always yours, The Survarium Team
Vostok Games later confirmed that Survarium would be removed from Steam in mid-May, ultimately happening on June 1st, and that the servers would be shut down on May 31st. On May 25th, 2022 the team updated again with a farewell message to players:
A bittersweet day approaches. On one hand it is good to look to our future but on the other, it is difficult to say farewell to an old friend. Survarium will go offline for good come the day of May 31st 2022, 23:59 Kyiv time.
We truly cannot express our gratitude towards all of your many years of support, new and old players alike. Through the ups and downs many of you stood by us in solidarity. That is truly something special that we will always be grateful for.
While we close the book we will always have fond memories! A new chapter awaits us and our eyes are firmly focused on the work ahead.
Remember to follow our social media pages to stay in the loop with all future news from Vostok Games.
We Salute You!Vostok Games Announcement – May 25, 2022
In one final post on June 8th, the team offered a graphic representing some key figures from Survarium’s lifetime and celebrating its community.
About the Game
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- FIGHT IN DIFFERENT GAME MODES!
Survarium offers several game modes. Some are familiar to all shooter fans, some are more unique. Fight in a squad or solo: the higher the risk, the higher the reward!
- SURVIVE IN ANOMALIES!
There are many strange places in the world of Survarium where death awaits you around every corner. But you can find valuable artifacts there, which make you stronger.
- GATHER ARTIFACTS!
In anomalies you will find various artifacts with unique properties giving you passive and active bonuses. Use the artifacts to turn the tide of battle!
- LEVEL UP YOUR CHARACTER!
Gain experience in battle and unlock new skills. You can improve physical abilities, shooting skills, increase protection from the anomalies and more!
Thanks to Joe Mullin for submitting this game to the site