Survival Games: Hunger and Sleep

In this post, I’ll be covering some of the Survival aspects of the environment that can be just as challenging as the other players you are up against. Specifically, Hunger and Sleep.

Cooking wolf meat in at a campfire
Cooking wolf meat in at a campfire

Let’s get into it!

You can equip powerful weapons and thick armor, but without adequate sustenance this is not enough. Simple fruits such as berries can be foraged for in the wilderness as they grow on trees or on bushes. Better than these, are the man made supplies you will find in buildings. These buildings attract players, so keep this risk in mind.

Hunting a boar with a lead pipe
Hunting a boar with a lead pipe

There are also wild animals, such as bunnies and wild boars. These will drop raw meats when you slay them, which are very nourishing, and even heal some of your damage. Boars, wolves and lions all know how to defend themselves, so be sure to bring a decent melee weapon along.

Pro Tip: Hunt peaceful animals like bunnies and chickens to avoid being mauled.

Hunger is linked with stamina. This is a subtle detail, that the more skilled players will take note of. The more often you deplete your stamina by running and power attacking, the hungrier you will get.

This brings us round to the risky business of sleeping. Each day, you become increasingly tired. The consequence, is that stamina will not regenerate. A tired player cannot attack as quickly, nor use power attacks and sprint. Sleeping is easy, just find a clear area and hold down the sleep key (H). It takes a three seconds to go to sleep, and three more to wake up.

Waking after sleeping. Note the placement of landmines.
Waking after sleeping. Note the placement of landmines.

Be sure your chosen nap space is safe before you drift off for the time needed to fully recover. There are beds, and these cut down the time you spend actually sleeping.

Pro Tip: Place traps around your sleeping place, to protect you.

You’ll get to try all this out when Survival Games launches on Greenlight on December 7th. Thanks for reading!