You wake up on a mountain covered in deep snow, confused and disoriented after the plane crash that left you stranded here. Unsure of what to do, you check your phone for service and find, predictably, that you have none. You do, however, have something else; someone else's phone with a specially designed app that can predict the future, one choice at a time. There are many possibilities to consider, but the program makes one thing very clear: your chances of survival once darkness falls are slim to none, and time passes far faster than you think.
You have six hours until the last light of dusk vanishes below the horizon.
Can you survive?
Assume Survival is a small adventure/survival visual novel, started for Nanoreno 2018, and finished in 2020. It follows the attempts of fifteen year old Ospina, and four other individuals, to survive in the harsh winter mountains and find a way home. Featuring the unique ability to see the future of your choices, texting-based communication with other crash survivors, and a variety of endings, this game demands a strategy of trial-and-error to conquer.
The game features:
- 2-4 hours of play (~30,000 words)
- Clean, pixel style visual design
- Quick playthroughs meant to be used with a trial-and-error approach
- Ability to preview choices
- Combination of fixed option and text input choices
- Journal system for keeping track of areas visited, people met, and tasks to complete
- 14 possible endings
- 27 unique achievements
- The engine doesn't recognize text messages as text, so it will not stop skipping for unread messages.