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505 Games has announced How to Survive, a brand new IP developed by EKO Studios. The game strands players on a remote archipelago off the coast of Columbia in the aftermath of an unexplained accident, and forces players to survive against zombies and basic human needs.

In order to survive, you must fulfill the most basic of needs – seeking out food, water and shelter, as well as crafting dozens of tools and weapons from fishing rods to Molotov cocktails. While combat is an essential mechanic in How to Survive, there seems to be more focus on just scavenging for supplies and being well-equipped for the harsh elements around you. Loot collection is a big part of this experience, and you must constantly be collecting everything from twigs to pieces of debris and so on. The game features a robust crafting system, unique survival guide and a host of playable characters.

Everything you create needs to have a purpose. Your character is dealing with not only zombies, but with hunger and fatigue as well. As if zombies, hunger, and lack of sleep weren’t daunting enough, you also have to deal with a day-and-night cycle. Certain enemies aren’t very fond of light, so keeping a flashlight on you is extremely necessary. You never know when you’ll have to shine a bright light on these creatures to keep them at bay. Of course, it’ll probably be difficult for you to do so when you also see zombies coming toward you from another angle and you need to take those out with a bow or blunt weapon.

How to Survive will feature local and online multiplayer, plus there will be challenge modes for extra replay value. We can expect How to Survive this Fall for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and on PC through Steam.

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