I Am Alive on PC September 13

Ubisoft's postapocalyptic action game hitting Windows machines next month through company's digital store, Steam for $15; includes exclusive Easy and Replay modes.

I Am Alive is spreading to the PC. Ubisoft announced today that the postapocalyptic action game will be available for Windows PCs through the company's online store, Steam, and other digital retailers beginning September 13 for $15.

I Am Alive lives on PC next month.

I Am Alive was released for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network earlier this year, receiving a warm critical reception. According to Ubisoft, I Am Alive for the PC has been "enhanced" with higher resolutions and sharper graphics for those with capable rigs.

Additionally, I Am Alive for the PC boasts two modes not available for its console cousins. These are Easy mode, which allows for infinite retries and a "smoother introduction" to the game, and Replay, which allows users to play levels again.

Those who preorder I Am Alive for the PC through the UbiShop will score a free copy of Outerlight's 2010 first-person shooter Bloody Good Time.

Last year, it appeared that a PC version of I Am Alive might not see the light of day. Creative director Stanislas Mettra said in November that the likelihood of piracy would make a PC port's profitability uncertain.

I Am Alive tells the story of an everyman searching for his wife and daughter after a mysterious but cataclysmic event. This man returns to his hometown, Haventon, a year later to find the city in ruins, with its inhabitants taking "necessary actions" to survive.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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onlyforthetrnty
onlyforthetrnty

Haha, I thought this game was about peace and choices?

AlexFili
AlexFili

Can't wait to play this game. It reminds me of The Road and The Walking Dead. I wish more games had you conserve ammo.

Grovilis
Grovilis

I really hope that the majority of people don't use this as some twisted excuse to pirate it. You're only stooping to Ubisoft's level and proving them right as far as they're concerned. If you want to make a stance, simply pay their games no heed.

xMoonDevilx
xMoonDevilx

Was an easy buy at the price...and turned out to be a really good, solid game. Definitely recommend it. Is funny how much alike Last of Us it is in some ways...albeit different takes on Apocolyptic/Future world they are.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

I had a great time with the arcade version of this game on Xbox.

 

 It's a good break from games that force you to kill stuff left and right for most of the game, but the ending was a bit of a bummer so don't play it for the ending!

it009x9281
it009x9281

I saw gameplay of this on youtube i must say does look that great just alot of climbing around i think i will skip it.

fadersdream
fadersdream

"infinite retries"

Thank goodness, this game could have been great, but it's developers tried so hard to make it difficult that it just wasn't any fun.

 

miserable247365
miserable247365

I'm fairly cheap when it comes to games. I usually wait until I can something for less than US$20. But I was very happy with this game. You'll only get 5-6 hours out of it, but I don't think the game could've gone much further without getting stale. I would call this game more of a survival thriller, rather than survival horror as I saw some put it. I'm amazed that they put an easy mode. It's the type of game where, if you search thoroughly, you'll find more than enough ammo and supplies to help yourself and others.

Fowsed
Fowsed

september 13,realy? So there isn't going to be any AC style delay for 6 F'ing months?. I waited for this game since 2008, they had so much time and it looks like a rushed up garbadge. Last of Us showed how a survival game should look like. this game isn't worth the electricity you waste playing it. 

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

I gave this game a swerve when it first came out after I read some reviews that tore this game "a new one" but I see gamespot gave it an 8.  I may try it.

Raxyman
Raxyman

Don't know, don't care.

After so many s*** the developers said and made i couldn't care less about this so-called realistic games of bad graphics and 5 meters long jumps...

darth_3pio
darth_3pio

Having to wait 8 - 12 months (sometimes longer) to play a game previously released on console only, I picked this one up on console back during the first few weeks of launch. I'm a PC gamer but god damned they drive me away with their bullshit.

GinsuVictim
GinsuVictim

According to Ubisoft, every game I look up has the word TORRENT attached. Fuck Ubisoft.

cfstar
cfstar

Game looks shitty regardless of DRM, so no thanks.

toddx77
toddx77

At least its in their store and steam.  Got to give them some points for not being like EA and only putting their games in their store.

SqualleoN_xD
SqualleoN_xD

This is what they dont understand.... Piracy makes their games popular, and 50% of the ppl that play it , buy them... that if they like it :) now, if a game is 30$ or €, lets make the count, the new Transformers has 3000 leechers already and more seeders, so if 1500 buy the game, almost 50.000$ or € of profit.... plus the ppl that buy the gaming, and its been hours since the game is online on piratebay, u have even more trackers, They would get profit.... now if the game is a bad port, or shitty as this, forget it. Pc gamers are more demanding than Console Players, make a good game and u have ur money, make a bad game and dont expect ppl to buy it since we can play it earlier.

getondees
getondees

Ubi.. I don't care for most of your games enough steal them.

3nd_Of_The_Lin3
3nd_Of_The_Lin3

Ahoy mateys! 'Tis time for plunder! Arrr...

 

"Creative director Stanislas Mettra said in November that the likelihood of piracy would make a PC port's profitability uncertain."

 

[rant] If all companies were worried about the risk of a PC port not being profitable due to piracy then I, as a PC gamer, would've given up playing games a long time ago. There's a reason your games get pirated in a greater extent than others'...

 

Pffft, what am I even doing here...? If you go bankrupt, boo-hoo. Cry some more. I don't care! [/rant]

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

gunna wait for a review but i really liked the demo on my friesnds ps3.

wish journey was on pc aswell..... grathics could be so nice.

ChristysXmas
ChristysXmas

I own all AC titiles on steam and will buy AC3. I'm playing Ghost Recon Online and enjoying it. You can still make good games, Ubi. But this mediocre yet arrogant thing looks like an insulting afterthought. No thanks.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Why should I buy this when as a PC gamer, I'm supposed to be a pirate?

 

Stanislas Mettra and Ubisoft repeatedly insult PC gamers and then expect to be supported. Are they high?

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

UbiSoft's thinking : Oh, we said something stupid and called all our customers pirates, how do we manifest the spooky numbers we made up in our last statement while still proving to our investors that our DRM is a success ?

 

UbiSoft's solution : Hey, take that crappy title that flopped on consoles half a year ago, scale up the textures, slap on our DRM and sell it as a "enhanced" PC port, then when nobody buys it use these low sales numbers to valid our point of piracy.

 

And just about nobody, having read reviews and seen gameplay videos, will buy it.

Only those few unfortunate souls that fall for all the marketing will.

 

Nice try, UbiSoft, looking forward to exactly that announcement of you in about a month or two.

 

Just a quick shout-out to Eric Chahi : Your game "From Dust" has potential, quit UbiSoft, take the code with you, start a kickstarter, finish the game and release it DRM free - Then swim in all the money you'll get for that.

Only reason why From Dust sold as bad as it did was because of UbiSoft DRM, the non-functional authentication servers and because it's an unfinished game that takes only 4 hours to play through.

pcostix
pcostix

It seems promising. Still gonna wait for some user reviews, and check the DRM situation on this one since its Ubi game.

x3lA
x3lA

Mckayla is not impressed by this announcement

hadlee73
hadlee73

Arrrhh, look another Ubisoft game, me hearties! :P

ramcool789
ramcool789

yay another glitchy superior graphics port for us pc gamers! oh i mean pirates!

IanNikou
IanNikou

Time to pirate another UbiSoft game. Thanks gg kk bye.

deth420
deth420

Im gonna steal this shit!

sortajan
sortajan

I don't really care what Ubisoft thinks of PC gamers, but if this game offers the same problems I had with Splinter Cell: Conviction, I'm not buying it.

brok
brok

Far too little, far too late. I might have got this had it come out even remotely close to the console release date, had it's dev team not publicly dismissed PC gamers outright, had Ubisoft not decided 95% of us are pirates... the list goes on and on.

LucasGod
LucasGod

Well, Ubisoft, there's no way I'm buying it, because since there's a 95% chance I'm a pirate, I'm not going to risk buying it and then discovering that even though I PAID FULL RETAIL PRICE for your games, you consider me a pirate. I'll just pirate it right away. AHOY MATES.

Kickable
Kickable

the captions at the beginning of the video also describes PC gamers after hearing their opinion on them.  i hope that was intentional it'd mean they have a sense of humor at least

yellosnolvr
yellosnolvr

too bad 95% of sales will be lost to piracy :(

DeadLight2080
DeadLight2080

Nice company they build games for 5% of pc gamers :D 

after this I hope to see The last of us on pc bcause I don't want to buy ps3 and wil wait for ps4

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

 @Grovilis good call, but pirates are usually bloody-minded to rip them off no matter the cost to those they plunder, matey.

...

i just got a new sig from gamespot, "I am Alive on PC, but dead on console".

it009x9281
it009x9281

sorry i meant does not look that great!

Grovilis
Grovilis

 @SqualleoN_xD "50% of the ppl that play it , buy them... that if they like it"

 

Do you have any proof to substantiate your claim?  

getondees
getondees

 @3nd_Of_The_Lin3

 YAAARrrr.... its not out fault they decided to put 1000 of buccaneer hours in crappy games and expect us to pay for it!!....ggggggg.That be stealin and plunderin from us!!!TO THE PLANK WITHEM!!!!!

pcostix
pcostix

 @deth420 You shouldn't be bragging about pirating. Download it first to try it out, by all means...

 

But if you like it, buy it!

toshineon
toshineon

 @Grovilis  @SqualleoN_xD That's a very hard thing to prove, but I know that games I really enjoy, I buy. Some games I might DL before just to check them out, if I really enjoy them, I buy, if not... Well, I just delete it from my computer and never touch it again.

toshineon
toshineon

 @wavelength121  @IanNikou How the hell do you IP log someone? Isn't that illegal in itself? Besides, a comment on the internet isn't nearly enough proof to report someone for piracy.

IanNikou
IanNikou

 @wavelength121 zomg noooooooo!! ok i'm ganna buy it then, I guess the numbers went down then, its ganna be 94.5% pirates for ubisoft -.-

 

 

IanNikou
IanNikou

 @toshineon  @wavelength121 :D:DAll kidding aside, Most of Ubisoft games were a day one buy for me but after they said 95% of PC users are pirates I kinda got insulted so from now on I'm just ganna wait for a deal or something on steam.