Survivalist video games have become more popular in recent years. In Day-Z, for example, players spawn in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the clothes on their back. With the Survivalist Mod, players can recreate that survival experience within the Minecraft world.
The Survivalist Mod forces players to fight for every moment of survival. With this mod, players will need to:
-Craft medical supplies
-Monitor body temperature
-Above all, try not to die
The world of the Survivalist Mod is harsh, and players who don’t keep their wits about them are doomed to die. As the mod’s creator explains, the goal was to “make the game harsher and more realistic, in a way that fit in with the game without being too complicated.”
To make the game harsher, the mod limits inventory space and allows players to only carry a set amount of weight. Yes, you can make backpacks in order to carry more weight, but don’t expect to be walking around with full stalks of dozens of earth blocks everywhere you go.
Body temperature is one of the most important features added to the game with the Survivalist mod and it affects everything you do in the game:
-Body temperature changes based on which biome you’re in
-Being in water causes your body temperature to drop
-Sprinting will raise your body temperature
-If your body temperature gets too high or low, you’re dead
-You can lower your body temperature by drinking and raise your body temperature by crafting heat packs
-Night cools down your body temperature and day raises your body temperature
Since body temperature is so important, you’ll find a temperature display on the right hand side of your screen at all times. Other smaller features – like the fact that meat degrades in quality over time and eventually becomes rotten – are also designed to make the game more challenging.
However harsh the mod may seem, it just makes every achievement more valuable. Over time, players can go from surviving hour-by-hour in the woods to creating their own fully functioning riverside community. Just like real life, the Survivalist Mod will come with its ups and downs, and players are encouraged to create a long-term survival solution for themselves and whoever else chooses to join them.
Whether you want to survive in the woods as a hermit for the rest of your life or you want to create a thriving, independent community is up to you. Download the Survivalist Mod today to check it out.
How to install the Survivalist Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Risugami’s ModLoader
Step 2) Download the latest version of the Survivalist Mod from here
Step 3) Drag and drop the Survivalist mod .zip folder into your minecraft.jar folder
Step 4) Start playing, start surviving, and good luck!