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SCUM is a survival game that insists on healthy eating habits

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Survival games like PUBG have already established the concept of a butt naked guy dropping from the sky but SCUM takes it to the next level - the game simulates human metabolism, so living healthy is a must. Until shooting starts, that is.

SCUM has got quite a team built around it, seeing as how the game's developer is Gamepires, whereas the producer is Croteam, the guys behind the Serious Sam franchise.

Being a survival title, SCUM may encounter a lot of competition but it looks to differentiate itself with some hard core realism. In fact, the devs start their presentation showing the in-game character taking a big steamy one, explaining how our metabolism is based on two crucial holes. We knew that Gamepires.

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SCUM's in-game characters come with BCUs, body control units, which are situated on the back of one's head. Their job is monitoring your vital signs and the amount of data is pretty impressive.

Blood pressure, body temperature and pretty much anything you'll find on hospital equipment is featured in SCUM. Thankfully, you don't have to be a doctor or a licensed physician to interpret them. Even the devs reflected on it saying, "as long as it's not a flat line, you're good".

BCU performance monitor is extremely valuable when building up your character, as it packs stats such as gear weight and weight threshold, which are again directly related to the strength stat.

GamepiresA man with a helmet and large backpack sitting on a log SCUM

The devs said that getting your teeth knocked out in SCUM will not only affect your "whistling" - it'll actually make eating solid foods difficult, which in turn puts your body mass into question.

SCUM has entered early access, with the devs claiming it will take about a year to the final release. Note however that community related requests may push this date around somewhat.

The game will increase in pricing as well so if you like what you see, you might as well go for SCUM early, as it may save you a few bucks. You can find SCUM on Steam or on the game's official website.