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Choice of two editions are now available to pre-order on Steam; deluxe version to include three-day beta access before launch, digital artbook, and a quest to unlock a flotsam of cosmetics for stranded survivalists and monkeys to wear.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020 – Team17 is today announcing that Steam pre-orders are now open for the upcoming solo and co-operative survival and crafting game, The Survivalists, which is scheduled to launch later this year on PC and consoles. Two editions, a standard and deluxe version, are available to pre-order on Steam, with both editions giving players access to the Monkey Business downloadable content.  

Once completed, the Monkey Business DLC provides players with additional accessories for their stranded humans (the exclusive Straw Hat, The Escapists Guard Hat, and Unicorn Hat) and six additional hats for their monkeys (Top Hat, Lumberjack Hat, Chef Hat, Crown, Hard Hat, and Pirate Hat). The deluxe edition also contains the official soundtrack to the game, a digital artbook, and three days of beta access ahead of the official launch. Those who pre-order the deluxe edition of The Survivalists will receive a 10 percent discount on the full launch price

The Survivalists takes place in The Escapists universe and sees up to four players stranded on a procedurally generated island, where they’re tasked with rescuing, befriending, and training their island’s monkey population while exploring, crafting, and overcoming marauding orc groups in order to survive.
Key Features:

  • Play together and survive: Up to four players can join forces to explore the world of The Survivalists, helping each other out to stay alive
  • Get crafty and be inventive: Various items great and small can be crafted, from weapons to tools and buildings to keep your crew sheltered
  • Automate with monkeys: Enlist the help of monkeys for a number of tasks, including protecting your group and gathering resources
  • Curiosity is rewarded: Players are encouraged to explore their surroundings, where they’ll encounter dangerous wildlife, mythical enemies, and tantalising secrets.

Emma Bates, Producer, Team17 said:
“We’re excited for The Survivalists to launch later this year, and we wanted to give players a little something extra for preordering their copy ahead of time with the Monkey Business DLC. The game breaks new ground for The Escapists universe, with no island ever the same. The pre-order bonus of bonus hats means those eager to get stranded in the world of The Survivalists will have even more individuality with their characters – and who wouldn’t want to see a monkey in a pirate hat?”

To get involved with the demo, head to The Survivalists’Steam page for the game. To keep up to date with all the information on The Survivalists please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join us on Discord.

About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Moving Out, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit for more info.

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