Xaviant Games announces that The Culling has been released ahead of time. SUPRISE! if you haven’t been under a rock for the last two weeks, you will have seen at least one video or stream someone playing this game. Its a survival game with similar mechanics to several other games where you are dropped in to a small area with nothing and then forced to craft things and kill people.
Evidently the closed Alpha and its media blitz were a sucess. The developers seem to have had a fire lit under them by the positive media coverage. So it seems they worked worked a bit of overtime to get the product as close to finished as possible. As a result The Culling is available right now on Steam’s early access platform.
Xaviant Games CEO Michael McMain said in an email:
After we took the Alpha test offline, we decided to do something a little crazy. Based on watching you play and hearing your feedback, we knew there was a lot of work to be done. We decided that if there was a way to get that work done faster, we would make it happen. So the team buckled down even tighter and put in five very late nights. The result is a game that’s seen over fifty significant changes. We’ve fixed bugs, rebalanced systems, refined art, and generally made the island a nicer place to die.
So now the general public will get a chance to play this great game. Personally I was recently absorbed by a similar survival game H1Z1 King of the Kill. Though the two games are similar this one contains much more crafting and only a few firearms. With such a tiny price tag of $12.99, it should be quite easy for many gamers to pick this game up and give it a try. Personally I will be picking the game up and look forward to reviewing it here!