Headup Games will soon be releasing their social survival game Grimmwood onto the Steam marketplace. The game’s release will also coincide with the end of the free open beta period.
It takes a village.
In a post on their official website, Headup Games has announced that their multiplayer game Grimmwood will have a full release this Thursday. Since the open beta started in early May, more than 20,000 players have participated in the game. The official website describes the game as such:
You’re in a village in an ageless, mystical forest, together with up to 30 other strangers all of which are real, live players. Together you need to defend your village against the merciless monster hordes who unleash their wrath against your shelter every night. Use the daytime wisely to explore, gather resources, upgrade and repair. But to be able to do all that you have to eat, drink and rest, because every action in the game takes its toll on your stamina and sanity.
Every night monsters attack your village. Use the daytime and your stamina points to explore the procedurally generated forest, find weapons and useful items, collect food and resources to upgrade and forficate the village. Share tasks and decisions with the other players and work together, because night by night the monsters attacks will become more fierce… And the village must survive at all costs!
Initial Steam reviews of the game were mixed, with the primary complaint being the game’s slow pace. The game normally proceeds in real-time, with an in-game day taking place over 24 hours. However, a newly-added Blitz Mode cuts the game down so a day takes 15 real minutes. Recent reviews seem very pleased by this addition.
Grimmwood will release on PC August 2. There’s still time to try out the open beta, if you’re interested in the game.