With the game launching less than a week ago Scavenger has been sitting in the Desura top 20 for the first few days. Then moving up to the top six for a few days and has now been sitting at number 2 for most of the day.
With 17000 views and over 1100 downloads in less that a week, what is it about this retro styled game that was made by two students in two weeks that has people so interested in it?
Scavenger is a strange beast that truly embraces indie minimalism and retro nostalgia. It is a mix of Day-Z style survival set in space with ever increasing waves of AI drones spawning to hunt and kill you. The setting is a 3d recreation of the original Asteroids with faux wireframe graphics, and the core gameplay is centred around mastering astrophysics as you pilot your ship to avoid the giant asteroids that are careening past your ship.
The game is free for the first month and only @1.99 after that so why not check it out and support these two budding game designers on their first project!