Australian-made post-apocalyptic not-zombies survival title Down to One will be heading to Steam Early Access come this Thursday, developer Gadget Games announced.
Described as a mix of DayZ, a desert setting, eSports focus and last-man standing style play, Down to One's early access will offer players a chance to get their hands dirty in helping shape the game's future launch. Designed using the Unity 4.5 engine, Down to One will have players starting off a round with nothing but their fists as they try to scavenge what little is available on the map. Hopefully you'll be lucky in finding a gun, but even a rock can be deadly.
In regards to the eSport focus, the developer has designed the game with competition in mind. This comes in the form of tickrates adjusting dynamically depending on player count, plus plans to hold regular competitions and ladders. The team has also pledged to actively combat cheating.
Lead developer Alex Blaikie has also mentioned that the team will have a (small) Australian server box ready to go for early access, so you won't have to worry about overseas latency.
For more on the game, check out the Steam page here
or the reveal trailer below.