The other day I am sitting at home, wallowing away self-pity and despair,which actually means I was sitting around bored waiting for dinner to get done. That is when I got a text from my friend over at gamingwithnoobs. He tells me he got an Alpha code for this game called Volcanoids. We toss stories back and forth but he usually isn’t so excited about telling me about games I have never heard of so this alone makes me take notice. So I looked up the trailer, which you can see below.
As you can see the game is a survival game, much like 7 Days to Die or The Forest but with a twist. It takes place in a more steampunk world with a mobile base and a volcano. This is the part that intrigues me. Many times I have built a base and realized its placement is not as useful as it used to be, but it would take to much work to rebuild it and move all my stuff so I simply travel back and forth. Now you won’t have to.
The robots, known as COGs will appear randomly for now, but eventually, enemy diggers will appear that will spawn them and as you take out the diggers, the COGs disappear as well. That will be in the future, however. I tell you that to show you that the people making this game (Volcanoid) have future plans for the game beyond simply making it work.
I have also spent some time on the Discord server, which is quite exciting in itself. I have spoken to both Tomas and Richard a little bit, both of which are the actual developers and they are friendly and willing to answer questions from fans which is always awesome to see. I don’t want to go into more details right now until I see more of the game in action, but this is a game fans of survival will want to keep an eye on. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.