Rooted is a survival game made by a French development studio named Headlight Studio . This is the first project from this studio which only started in March 2022. So you don’t need to prepare survival rations or your bunker, the game already has dates which we will see later.
As we said before, the game was born in March 2022. Since August, it is currently in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and has accumulated more than 85,000 euros of the 60,000 fixed so far. If you want to support the development of the game, you have until October 26, 2022 and it’s happening here: Rooted-Kickstart . At the beginning of 2023, according to the developers, a closed alpha phase will be available, and at the end of 2023 a closed beta. Finally, early access is planned for the beginning of 2024 . These dates serve as indicators, but keep in mind that the game is still in development and delays may occur.
Rooted is a third-person survival game. We embody a character who, still a child, survives a bacteriological war that broke out in 2080 and decimated a very large majority of human beings. Twenty years later, the time has come to leave the nest. The context is important, because the game intends to offer us an original narrative component in addition to exploration and survival.
In terms of game, the studio relies on realism. It will be an open world in which each building can be visited, including the apartments, and it is important to underline this. In addition to visiting them, you can also fortify these places to make makeshift camps or caches, for example. In any survival game, there is crafting, and Rooted is no exception to the rule. On the other hand, there is no “classic” leveling here, which unlocks you as if by magic: the developers want players to roll up their sleeves to go dismantle and recover what they find in nature or in the various buildings.
Of course, hunting and fishing are included and will work like the salvage system, with an experience system. Last point to address: the enemies. It will be small animals and humanoids, the latter can also control some machines. But if they can, then you’ll probably also find a way to interact with them.
Again, the game is in development and some things might vary, be it announced dates or gameplay. Let’s hope ‘ Man versus Wild ‘ holds no more secrets for Headlight Studio, because if it survives, we’ll be happy to hear from you in the months to come.