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Get in here stalker: Survarium alpha set to expand soon

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I still can't pronounce its name without adding an extra 'iv' in the middle - 'Survivarium' just sounds so much better to my ears - but I'm still champing at the bit to play this sorta-spiritual-successor to the Stalker series. Survarium (opens in new tab) is currently undergoing a selective alpha test, but as this tweet (opens in new tab) from the development team reveals, the rusty iron door to the survivalist MMOFPS is about to be opened a little wider. Head here to register (opens in new tab) for a chance to join the post-apocalyptic battle for survival, but remember to pack your Geiger counter.

Since the alpha was first opened up, Stalker-style anomalies have been added to the game, among other things. ( These (opens in new tab) three (opens in new tab) alpha diaries (opens in new tab) go into that in more detail.) Only the team-based PvP mode is offered at the moment, but when the full game is finished it will contain co-operative and "freeplay" modes too. Exciting stuff.

Thanks to RPS (opens in new tab) .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.