Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor key art and logo for the roguelite auto-shooter

[Update]: Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is celebrating 1,000,000 copies sold with a brand new Biome.

The original Deep Rock Galactic is all about mining for precious minerals, annihilating bugs in the most irresponsible ways possible, and naturally, taking literal years off from mission control's life due to the sheer madness he's forced to witness on a daily basis. As such, I'm sure it'll come as a massive surprise to hear that's also what the recently released Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, a roguelite auto-shooter spin-off, is all about!

There are some differences since this is a highly challenging singleplayer game, but the concept is mostly the same. You're still mining for minerals, except they're now used to purchase both temporary and permanent upgrades. Similarly, you're still smashing hordes of bugs, except now you also get to loot all sorts of new weapons and weapon upgrades while doing so.

So much like Vampire Survivors or similar games, the point of Survivor is to create the most absurd build possible while fighting increasingly tougher and larger waves of enemies. And you know what? It was a great idea when Vampire Survivors did it, and it's still a great idea in Survivor!

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the latest trailer. That should give you a pretty good idea of just what Survivor is trying to do:

Before you decide whether to dive in or not, it's important to note that Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor has just launched into Early Access and is thus unfinished. The current plan is for Survivor to stay in Early Access for 6-12 months, during which the developers will be adding "more of every type of content", as well as any popular community requests. My personal top pick, at least from a gameplay perspective, would be more interesting upgrades as the current batch is mostly just various stat increases which aren't all that exciting.

Whatever the future may bring, you can read more about Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, as well as keep track of any updates, over at Steam. Enjoy!