A new success story is happening on Steam right now: the survival game Dread Hunger, which mixes the struggle of a group of sailors against the arctic cold with Among Us, has been growing seemingly unstoppably in recent weeks.
Dread Hunger recently set new records for the number of simultaneously active players. The timing plays an important role, after all, the pirate adventure was released on January 26, 2022 as a full version from Early Access.
Have a look? The story trailer shows you how dark the survival game is:
Trailer: Dread Hunger rethinks survival and picks up steam on Steam
More and more active players
The curve of the player numbers of Dread Hunger is impressive: Even in Early Access, the survival game led a shadowy existence with an average of well under 1,000 simultaneously active users. Since the full release, this number has been growing constantly and rapidly – up to the previous all-time high of 61,712 players!
The growth amounts to more than 1,100 percent. On average, more than 15,000 players have been in the action at the same time over the last 30 days. So far, the curve does not seem to have reached its high point, nor is an end to the soaring in sight. Apparently, Dread Hunger is just finding its fan base.
Incidentally, the interest among players can also be seen on Twitch, where constant viewer numbers can also be measured. However, not to an extent that is likely to have a significant impact on the great success in terms of active player numbers. Average monthly viewership over the past 12 months has ranged from 150 to 3,600.
What is Dread Hunger about anyway?
If you know Among Us, you also know how things work in Dread Hunger. A multiplayer group of seafarers must maneuver their own ship through several arctic levels, search for coal fuel in between, fight hunger by hunting and so on.
The special feature: Among the crew are two undercover traitors who not only have to sabotage all plans and assassinate the honest survivors, but can also fall back on dark supernatural powers.
This creates exciting mind games, many (false) suspicions and thus a game dynamic that is sometimes supported by cooperation and sometimes by opposition.
Does that sound way too exhausting for you, but you would like to try a nice survival game? Maybe our recommendations for genre newcomers will help you:
7 powerful survival games for beginners
Have you tried Dread Hunger yet? What do you think about the unusual game principle?