You built your first outpost, secured enough supplies for the next days of survival… what now? Time to craft a raft and travel the ocean! Bermuda – Lost Survival will feature a couple of different vehicles that enable you to explore new sectors and reefs and to collect and transport resources and artifacts.
Beware of the tigers!
The reefs of Bermuda are very populated. You will encounter a lot of different corals, small colorful fish, rays, different species of sharks and more. Most of the time you can dive safely and enjoy exploring the environment, but always keep one eye on the wildlife’s behavior. You better not be between a shark and its prey. Also, your actions and changes you make to the environment can change the strategy and behavior of some animals as they try to adapt.
Taking a rest is very important!
In Bermuda - Lost Survival you can choose to sleep in order to skip time. Additionally, sleeping will also restore parts of your sanity, which is drained over time. The longer you survive, the higher your loss of sanity will be. Besides sleeping you can find artifacts that you can use to compensate your sanity loss.
The first thing you need to know in every survival situation is how to obtain drinking water.
You should never try to satisfy your thirst with salty sea water as it will dehydrate your body even more. Instead you must distill the water. Basically, all you have to do is heat up some salt water, so it gets evaporated. The next step is to cool down the steam and collect the clean, salt less water. In Bermuda you can achieve this with a very handy distillery.
After you collected enough resources and crafted some structures, let’s build something awesome!
To do so, just select your hammer and build mode gets activated. All placeable structures and objects are automatically loaded from your inventory and get arranged in a scrollbar near the left screen border. With the inventory-driven scrollbar, object snapping and color indicated previews building is pure fun and lets you experiment a lot.
In Bermuda – Lost Survival crafting can only be done at stations. Basically, there are 2 different kinds of stations in this game.
The first ones, like toolboxes, workbenches or anvils offer you blueprints that you can add to the crafting queue once you have sufficient resources stored in the stations inventory. Those stations are mostly used to craft building materials and structures.
Other stations, such as the fire bucket, distilleries or cooking pots use hidden recipes to craft consumables like food, first aid kits, torches etc. To craft consumables, you must add different combinations of resources to the stations inventory, add any kind of fuel and run it. It automatically produces the item that suits your input. You must explore and figure out the different recipes on your own.
Resources can be harvested and collected underwater. Different sectors contain different resources and no sector ever contains all resources. Also, some sources, like wrecks don’t respawn. This requires you to keep exploring and build several outposts in different parts of the ocean.
As you progress in the game, harvesting materials gets more effective, you’ll learn to make use of advanced materials like iron and some parts of the harvest-refine-craft chain can be automated with various machinery.
Bermuda – Lost Survival is designed to require quite a bit of strategic planning and management. While crafting, cooking and upgrading your toolset can only be done on the surface, for example on your raft, a boat or on built outposts, all the required resources need to be picked up from the depths. This means you must carefully plan each dive. Make sure to carry enough supplies and oxygen on you and consider a few torches and first aid packs, in case something goes wrong.
Another feature that differs a lot from other games is that tools, like the knife, axe, spear, bottle etc. are organized within a skill tree. That means, they’re not treated like consumables that break and need to be recrafted frequently. Once you progress and gain higher levels, you can use your experience and materials to upgrade tools to a higher level, increasing their effectiveness. Some tools also require you to find specific artifacts, that add unique effects and abilities to the tool.
This is a quick example of what we like to call progressive gameplay. We want you to progress within the game. We don’t want you to redo the same things repeatedly.
In this very first blog post, let’s talk about the game’s premise and the allover vision we have for Bermuda – Lost Survival. The journey begins with you being stranded on a life raft within the wide ocean of the Bermuda Triangle.
The first thing, you’ll notice is the indication of your avatars needs, which need to be satisfied to stay alive. While you can rely on the raft’s emergency supplies for a couple of days, you’ll have to figure out how to hunt, distill water and cure injuries on the long term. You’ll explore the rich underwater environment and dive for all sorts of materials, that help you to craft tools and other useful equipment.
You will also use salvaged ship and plane wrecks to build floating outposts. Those are very important and play a strategic role, as there are no islands or continents in this game.