Starbreeze brings the full 1.0 release of ‘The Tribe Must Survive’
Starbreeze brings the full 1.0 release of ‘The Tribe Must Survive’

‘The Tribe Must Survive 1.0 Emerges from the Darkness’

STOCKHOLM, May 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today marks a milestone for survival, base builder and strategy enthusiasts worldwide as developer Walking Tree Games, and publisher Starbreeze Entertainment, proudly unveil the full 1.0 release of “The Tribe Must Survive” on Steam and Epic Game Store. After three months of intense tribal tinkering and an insightful journey in Early Access, the game emerges from the shadows today ready to captivate gamers with its quirky blend of strategy, survival, and roguelike elements.

A dark, Lovecraftian Stone Age where cosmic disasters coincide with tribal group dynamics. By day, Tribe members work to provide for their community. At night, the faint glow of the campfire becomes the sole defense against what lurks in the dark. Manage wood, food, and other resources to keep the Tribe going in a world filled with threats that could end the run at any time – it’s exhilarating, challenging, and slightly terrifying.

“The Tribe Must Survive” has a steep mastery curve. Forge ahead and learn to adapt in a deeply atmospheric environment, steeped in darkness and sprinkled with unpredictable twists and turns. From Tribe members spiraling into Riots, to transformative spiritual practices, to making choices in life and death Events, there are many ways in which things can go wrong. Its blend of strategy, survival, base-building, and roguelike elements makes it an alluring playground for strategy survival genre fans everywhere.

After an engaging Early Access phase, the development team has focused on enhancing the game’s challenging mechanics and balance as well as incorporating player feedback. 

The 1.0 release brings major new features to this unique base-builder including;

  • Three Progression systems:
    • In-game objectives – challenges and rewards players for taking different approaches to survive.
    • XP based unlocks – Gradually unlocks upgrades, perks, and starting choices that allow players to come up with new and unique strategies with each run.
    • Challenge Mode – Challenging modifications to test even the strongest Tribe leaders!
  • Introducing Transformative Events for radically different runs
  • Deepening Tribe Build options with 17 new Spiritual upgrades
  • New ending cinematic for those that manage to survive for all 100 days

The 1.0 version of “The Tribe Must Survive” is also expanding language support to include Simplified Chinese and Japanese. The 1.0 is available now on PC via Steam and Epic Game Store, priced at $24.99.

To celebrate the official launch, The Tribe Must Survive is currently 20 percent off. It’ll also be available in a bundle with the colorful city builder hit, “Pioneers of Pagonia” by Envision Entertainment. This bundle offers an additional 10 percent discount beyond the individual game promotions. 

For more information, please visit the website or join the community on DiscordX, and Tiktok.

For more information, please contact;
Gustav Nisser, Head of Third Party Publishing, Starbreeze Entertainment
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +46(0)8-209 208

About Walking Tree Games
Walking Tree Games GmbH is a German independent development studio, founded by Simon Mittrücker and Georg Meyerwho previously worked together in the game industry. The studio was officially founded in 2021 and immediately kicked off work on their first game; “The Tribe Must Survive”. For more information, please visit

About Starbreeze’ Third-Party Publishing
Your ideas. Our expertise. We empower and amplify the creativity of game developers by providing them with the support and resources to bring their visions to a global audience.  Starbreeze offers turnkey publishing services, including; game development funding, release management, marketing, creative development of video and imagery, CRM, community management, data management & analytics as well as quality assurance, and more.

About Starbreeze
Starbreeze is an independent developer, creator, publisher and distributor of PC and console targeting the global market, with studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris and London. Housing the smash hit IP PAYDAY, Starbreeze develops games based on proprietary and third-party rights, both in-house and in partnership with external game developers. Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit

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