For those of you who don't know, Survarium is a free to play, post-apocalyptic, MMOFPS currently in the works. It's being developed by Vostok Games, the former developers of The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Games (that is always a bitch to type out). I am a huge fan of those games and highly recommend them to everyone who hasn't given them a shot yet. As for Survarium, it's slated to be very similar to the S.T.A... oh fuck it... similar to the Stalker games in both design, game mechanics, and atmosphere: bleak, desperate, desolate, with an emphasis on survival over success. There will be multiple factions fighting over control of valuable and powerful "Artifacts" and attempting to avoid deadly "Anomalies" in a world where civilization has been de-railed by our own ambition and overrun by nature fighting back.
Right now there are a couple of proposed game modes: Team Play, Free Play, and Co-Op. Team play is the only mode that is currently working and being tested. It is described as being similar to a "Capture the Flag" scenario with several twists that make it geared toward concise and organized team setups. (More info here > http://survarium.com/en/page/teamplay-pvp). Survarium has been in closed beta for a very long time, but the developers are opening up the beta for a large-scale test this Friday, April 25th. I know for sure that I will be downloading and giving it a go since I've been following this project from Day 1. I thought I'd send out a heads-up for anyone else who might be interested and maybe we can get a group to play. Hope to see some of you guys there!