SCUM Coming to Steam Early Access on August 29

In the mood for a new survival game that seems to have actual depth? Indie devs Gamepires would like to have a word with you, as they have just revealed the Early Access release date for SCUM, their upcoming multiplayer open world survival title set in a futuristic prison island. Built with the help of Croteam, SCUM has been sitting on my wishlist for a while now, so hopefully my (admittedly somewhat high, thanks to DayZ‘s failure to deliver) expectations will be met once it comes out on August 29th.

What’s that I hear in the background? Oh, you want a price? Well, you are in luck! A little bird told me the game will cost US$/€19.99.

The world’s unquenchable need for entertainment has turned towards bloodlust as entertainment behemoth TEC1 is set to premiere season two of its television sensation SCUM. This new season moves the contest from the rugged, enclosed Alcatraz sector to the full grandure of Bagne de Cayenne, an island with a sordid history of violent incarceration. Both fan favorites and new prisoners will clash in a ruthless war of survival while battling for the support of viewers, producers, and corporate sponsors for fame, gifts, and a chance of life after death.

SCUM evolves the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control and progression, where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival. Players will balance base level needs with knowledge-based skills to manage everything from nourishment, metabolic rate and body mass to weapons proficiency, combat style and security systems hacking. Dominate the island with your skills, cunning and strategies to achieve higher levels of game and receive powerful gifts from corporate sponsors and, if you happen to slip up and die, get resurrected by the show’s producers with all your valuable skills still intact.

If you, dear reader, haven’t heard of SCUM until today, I’d like to point out that the developers’ official Youtube channel is full of information about the game (most of it narrated by the excellent John J. Dick, also known as the voice of Serious Sam).

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