Rise of the Survival Genre

In this episode we discuss the explosive popularity of the survival game genre, typified by PUBG. An exploration into the mechanics, themes, and settings which underpin some of our favorite recent survival games. Note: this podcast includes chapters if you are listening with an app which supports podcast chapters. We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

Topics Discussed

  • General themes of the online survival genre
  • History of survival games, on Steam and otherwise
  • The prevalence of Early Access survival titles
  • PUBG in China and abroad
  • Games like: Rust, H1Z1, The Long Dark, Minecraft, Ark, and more

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