Godforsaken Scavengers is a survival adventure where players take the role of few desperate survivors in a dark and deadly insect world. Together* they strive to cross several unique areas to save themselves at all costs.
Every turn, players choose a scavenge pile to reveal cards from. They may press their luck and reveal as many cards as they like. But among all the great actions and opportunities a peril can be revealed, discarding all the revealed cards and inflicting an affliction. At the end of the turn, players either burn cards to feed themselves or they starve.
Through the course of the game, players will gain afflictions from many horrifying encounters that not only threatens their lives but also cause various unpleasant effects. On the other hand, great portion of the bad luck is mitigated by smart use of cards and player interaction.
* The game features several scenarios that adjust the rules and differ in the amount of cooperation between the players from pure co-op to more individual playstyle to a competitive race mode. The game also focuses on creating unique player stories using its evocative lore on every card.