Survive The Disasters! is a popular survival game built by VyrissTheVixen. Its rise to fame started in 2011 and persists even to this day. It is currently the eighth most visited game on ROBLOX, with over 25 million place visits. It was once the most visited game on ROBLOX back in 2011–2012 until it was beaten in terms of place visits by Base Wars: The land and Paintball!. However, it is still the most favorited game on ROBLOX, with over 475,000 favorites. It is also the first game to get over 300,000 favorites.
Over the course of time, Survive The Disasters has been copied several times by many users, such as Coolwhip900. The game, although declined in popularity at certain times, is still a very famous and highly played game on Roblox today.
In Survive the Disasters, players attempt to survive a wide variety of disasters for 30 seconds. Surviving a single disaster would earn the surviving players 270 points, which can be spent on the shop for helpful and/or fun items, such as a Bloxiade and Gravity Coil. The main map consists of an indestructible shop, a small playground, a 4-floor tower structure, and a house from A Happy Home in ROBLOXia. Environments in the game also change every certain amount of time, such as converting into a volcano land and a picnic land that adds corresponding scenery, such as adding giant food items at the picnic theme.
Occasionally, Vyriss would add a new disaster along with making other changes. There are now several maps in the game (one example being Green Hill Zone, an area in the Sonic the Hedgehog. The game's latest update, as of May 15, 2014, now has 97 disasters, with some of the disasters in the game removed and eventually updated due to some of the disasters not functioning properly. After some disasters were returned, two new disasters are added, including Press the Button and Trampoline of Death, and eventually in April 27, 2013, a third Battle Box disaster that involves shooting at players using paintball guns. A major update in May 1, 2013 revamped many disasters and ensured that all disasters will function normally when spawned, provided free VIP tools for every player in the game as a compensation for no VIP in the game due to TheFurryFox not having Builders Club membership. However, in May 27, 2013, the VIP tools were later provided in a separate VIP T-shirt that first costs for 15 Robux or 50 Tickets due to him gaining back the membership. The VIP tools that are included are Gravity Coil, Speed Coil, Graffiti Skateboard, and a Ninja Throwing Star. Another type of VIP was added to the game at June 12, 2013, called Super VIP. It included an Epic Katana, a Gravity Coil, a Chartreuse Periastron Gamma sword, a Grapple Hook, and a Jetpack. The first price of the t-shirt prior to being put off sale is 90 Robux and 360 Tickets. In July 8, 2013, the VIPs are now available in a form of a game pass, reducing the need to wear the VIP t-shirt to the game and thereby putting the t-shirts off-sale, although the VIP t-shirts are still usable in the game. The regular VIP game pass costs the same in Robux, though the price in Tickets is increased from the first price by 50%, going up at 75 tickets, up until the current price of 120 tickets/20 Robux. The super VIP game pass, however, is available in Robux at a price of 100 (formerly 125) Robux and 800 tickets. The September 21 update added extra points upon joining a server for the VIPs, with regular VIP rewarding 900 points, while super VIP grants 1,800 points, allowing access to more items in the shop.
The game currently has 97 disasters, though 67 disasters have been still discovered and more will be added soon. Here's a list of some of the disasters:
Titans is a recent disaster which replaced the giant domo which had no use up to that point.
A recent disaster added in May 15, 2014. People should avoid the green things falling in order to prevent from dying. There is a glitched place which will never kill you. The rain dissolves blocks.
All players will be inside on the cave and try to dodge the rolling boulder. One hit by boulder, instant death.
A goku will say kamehameha then he will use his giant laser that moves corner to corner. SURVIVAL TIP: The best way to survive this disaster is to get on higher ground such as house. Another way to survive it will be going into a back corner. Facing away from the house, the left cornercloser to goku is the safest. the further left you go, the better
A popular Creepypasta character of the same name appears in the game and chases down the nearest player to kill it. The environment during the disaster will change to be consistent with the computer game that popularized Slenderman called Slender: The Eight Pages, with multiple dying trees appearing in the map to create a resemblance to the woods that is found in the aforementioned game.
This disaster is where six slices of cake chase you. SURVIVAL TIP: Go to high grounds, or if you have a weapon, kill the cakes.
It includes the eponymous creator of the game, TheFurryFox, in giant form, chasing down the nearest player to kill it.
A group of creepers from the indie sandbox video game Minecraft will spawn in the map and try to kill the players on touch with explosions. SURVIVAL TIP: The best way to avoid them is to go into the higher elevations, such as the towers or the chimney of the house.
Trampoline Of Death!
A trampoline spawns and attempts to kill players by sending them to the ceiling. SURVIVAL TIP: It is recommended that you get to higher elevations to survive it.
Press the Button!
A green button appears on the center of the area. Players need to reach near the green button in order to survive. After the button is pressed, a giant red barrier surrounds the free space, killing any players that touch it. In other words, if the player is not fast enough to reach the area near the button and a player presses the button, they would be instantly killed by the red barrier.
Players are teleported to a large white bowl, which would be filled with large, round, and brown cereal pieces, which are Cocoa Puffs cereal pieces, that bumps any players who touches it. Afterwards, the bowl will be filled with milk, which would drown and kill any player that touches it, though at this point, trusses will appear. SURVIVAL TIP: The trusses could provide protection from the milk when the player is on the top.
A group of Jason Voorhees, characters from the popular horror movie franchise, "Friday the 13th" will spawn on the roof and chase down and attempt to kill the nearest player. SURVIVAL TIP: When the disaster starts, it is best for the player to stay away from the house to decrease the risk of death.
A group of oranges with mouths that are larger than the player's characters, which are actually using the model of the LOLHOO hat, will spawn at the far edge facing the house and begin to chase down and attempt to kill the nearest player.
Giant eggs decorated like Yoshi eggs will rain and kill anyone who gets touched by them.
A group of Spongebob Squarepants from the hit Nickelodeon television series of the same name comes out from a pineapple house at the far edge and attempts to kills everyone in plain sight. In the May 1st, 2013 update, more of the casts of the aforementioned series are added to spawn in-game, which are Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, and Sandy Cheeks.
Hole In The Wall
3 large walls with small holes appear and move towards the shop, house, and playground. SURVIVAL TIP: Players have to go through all of the walls, which can kill if touched. The walls are very difficult to avoid, since the walls move rather fast and in confusing positions.
A fog will appear in the area covering most of the lower part of the area and kill everyone that is inside the fog. SURVIVAL TIP: The player must go to high elevations on the map to survive.
Raining Noobs! Take Cover!
Noobs will start falling from the sky. The noobs are approximately 5x bigger than the average character and kills any players if touched.
An Illumina sword will spawn in front of the house and will explode when touched by the player only, though prior to the September 21 update, any part could cause an explosion. Its explosion radius will reach the playground. SURVIVAL TIP: A good idea to survive this is by running to a corner before any unaware player touches the fake Illumina.
Epic Fail Katana
An Epic Katana will spawn in front of the house on a block, and whoever takes it will be killed by a giant katana that strikes down the player who takes it. Sometimes a glitch would occur in which it lets the victim take the katana without freezing him/her. Prior to the September 21, 2013 update, the player who touches it will be frozen, but the near-immediate death animation was added in the update as the freezing of the player was actually a bug in the programming of the disaster. SURVIVAL TIP: Knocking the katana off the block by throwing a pumpkin pie at it and then grabbing the katana will not result in death.
Dodge the Weegee Blox!
Huge green bricks with pictures of a drawing of a staring Luigi on them will appear around the map. If the player touches a brick, he/she will die and the points that would be rewarded for survival will be cancelled out. There's no exact strategy for this and he/she must actually dodge them. The Weegee Blox may appear at random areas, though they can appear on the far edge, the left, the right and behind the house, but never on top or below. SURVIVAL TIP: The possibility of dodging one is rather low, given the speed of the blocks although good timing and reaction can help increase the chances of survival.
Shurikens will start falling from the sky and takes 10-25% of a player's health if one hit him/her. SURVIVAL TIP: Players should seek shelter and avoid the shurikens in order to survive.
Shoop Da Whoop!
A "Shoop Da Whoop" face will appear at the far edge of the map and fire a blue laser at the house, causing the house as a whole to be heavily destroyed, and killing all players who would attempt to cross the laser. SURVIVAL TIP: This disaster is really hard to survive unless the player is out of the middle section of the area. The laser will aim at the house and kill players who are near or in the house.
Raining Hot Potato
Huge flaming potatoes will fall from the sky and kills any player(s) who touch it. It also burns anyone in its burning range. The disaster also has a rare giltch which the player is still on fire when he/she respawns (confirmed).
A bomber airplane will crash into the middle of the map causing similar effects as the disasters Giant Meteorite, Illumina, and Huge Bomb, which is the huge explosion that can virtually kill every player, should they not stay at the corner when the explosion occurs. SURVIVAL TIP: This disaster is a very dangerous one and can be avoided to ensure survival if the player runs or grapples to a corner. It aims for the house.
Giant Domo(no longer in use)/Elmo/Noob/Snowman/Zombie
A giant Elmo, Noob, Snowman, or Zombie, depending on the choice of character, appears and attempts to attack any players on sight while occasionally crushing down buildings at the same time. To avoid it, players should try to stay on a corner nearest to the house, or stay away from the giant humanoid's chasing range. It is also possible to kill the giant humanoid with a shuriken or any other weapon bought from the store. Occassionally, there is a glitch in which either the giant humanoid doesn't appear at all, or the humanoid dies instantly when spawning.
The disaster is similar to the disasters Rising Water, Rising Acid, and Rising Lava, in which a large pool of liquid that kills any player(s) that touches it continually submerges from below until the disaster is finished. Unlike the other three disasters, there are a bunch of trusses out in the open which the player can climb. SURVIVAL TIP: One of the main point for survival is to get on one of the higher trusses, though the player can actually just stand on the middle of the roof or chimney of the house or on top of the tower.
Raining Sparkle Time Fedoras
Sparkle Time Fedoras 10 times the size of a regular one will rain down. There is a red fedora which can drop into the area every second that's bigger than the normal golden one, is able to explode for a few seconds, and usually hits the middle of the map. Any player(s) caught in the explosion of the red fedora dies and cannot qualify for earning points for surviving the round.
This is one of the harder disasters, as the player must not get caught into a spike in the incoming giant black spiked wall. SURVIVAL TIP: The best way to survive is to stay down and go into the black areas of the wall that are in between the spikes.
Falling Tetris Pieces!
Giant colored bricks shaped like the pieces from the popular video game Tetris fall down and damage anyone who touches it.
A huge bomb appears in the house and explodes after a short time. Its explosion radius will reach the tallest building. SURVIVAL TIP: The best strategy for survival is to run to the corner. The reason it explodes in the house is because new players and guests usually camp, or stay, in there.
A giant blue ball with a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog appears around the map. It kills any players that touches the ball. SURVIVAL TIP: It's unlikely to dodge it, unless the player uses good timing and reaction, which can help increase the odds of survival.
A big tsunami appears on the far edge of the map. Its huge height will reach the tall point of the tower. SURVIVAL TIP: The player can dodge this if he/she has a "Gravity Coil" and jumps at the correct timing.
One of the couple only fan-made disaters, this seemingly impossible-to-miss diaster involves cylinder pillars (hence the name) moving through the place, killing anything in its path. SURVIVAL TIP: The only way to avoid it is to be in the right spot at the right time, yet an easier way to avoid it is to stay right below the spawning area (which is slightly above the ground and is shielded).
Giant gears rain from the sky, crushing any unprotected players.
A horde of zombies appear, but with abilities. The abilities are the ability to fly, and the ability to explode on contact, homing into incoming players, which makes them rather dangerous. SURVIVAL TIP: Players should not go outside, but find a good protection area (i.e. corner near the playground) which are away from the zombies.
It is the same as the Flying, Exploding Zombies, except that they are noobs, but do not explode.
A giant shark (hence the name) that represents Jaws opening up its mouth, will try to kill players by making them go into the shark's mouth. SURVIVAL TIP: The best way to avoid the shark is to be on higher grounds.
Giant Noob Head
Hence the name, there is a giant head with a regular face, and it is yellow, remiscent of a stereotypical Roblox noob. SURVIVAL TIP: The best way to avoid the head is to be on higher elevations.
A giant pumpkin head will spawn at the far edge of the area, laughing a demonic laughter for the duration of the disaster. Smaller yet large pumpkins come out of the giant pumpkin head. The pumpkins will target the nearest player, therefore killing him/her on contact. SURVIVAL TIP: A good strategy is staying on higher grounds.
A small group of PurpleMetroes, who is TheFurryFox's brother's account, will spawn at the roof of the house, killing nearby players. SURVIVAL TIP: To reduce the chances of being killed when the disaster occurs, it is best for the player to stay on a tower, a treehouse, or any other area that is not near a house.
An (in)famous pop star singer named Justin Bieber will appear in the center of the area near the house and chase and attempt to kill the nearest player until the disaster ends. SURVIVAL TIP: A good strategy for surviving the disaster is to be on a high point.
A group of humanoids that resemble a werewolf will spawn at one end of the map and chase down nearby players. SURVIVAL TIP: The easiest way to survive is to stay as far away from them as possible.
Similar to Giant Shark. A group of snakes will spawn at one end of the map and chase any players nearby. SURVIVAL TIP: The best strategy to survive is to stay away from where they spawn. There is a glitch that is currently occuring occasionally in which the snakes are dead when they first spawn, making the disaster significantly less dangerous.
A group of guests wearing a brown hat called Erik Cassel's Hat, formerly called Well Worn Hat prior to being renamed in honor of Erik.cassel, co-founder of ROBLOX, will appear and chase down the nearest player. However, flying guests are also present, increasing the danger of the disaster. SURVIVAL TIP: Like many disasters similar to this, the best way to survive is to stand on top of the house or tower, but in this disaster, it is possible for a flying guest to fly to the player at the tower and kill them. Another good way to survive it is by going behind the house, assuming that it is mostly intact, so players who are exposed outside would die first, then respawn and get the guests to chase down the respawning players.
Multiple large explosive large pies would drop from the ceiling, killing any players it crushes and exploding after a short while, also killing anyone caught in the vicinity of the explosion.
Hand Rocket (Originally "Giant Hand")
A white hand appears on the edge facing the house, firing red block rocket projectile that is 4 studs long and 1 stud thick at nearby players, possibly destroying them or even killing them, along with any unanchored bricks it hits. The disaster, originally named 'Giant Hand', used to shoot orange spheres that functions similarly to if not the same as the current disaster. It was also broken before the September 20 update, in which the hand does not fire the orbs at all, making survival nearly if not entirely guaranteed for every player.
Based on the Terminator from the movie franchise of the same name, it will shoot two rockets at players every second. SURVIVAL TIP: A good strategy is to hide behind a protective barrier, move fast from the projectiles, or get out of its aim. Originally, it was broken for a long time, with the Terminator not attacking the players, guaranteeing survival for almost every player and therefore more points added. Go behind indestructible objects (ex. A pillar from a shop, crater, volcano, etc.)
Deadly Rocket Turrets
Intended to shoot the players with rockets, there is currently a glitch where they will instead spaz out in turns, thus not being able to shoot and not harming anyone.
A giant brick with an Epic Face decal on it will suddenly appear from the edge facing the house and kill anyone that is above the standing height of a person. SURVIVAL TIP: A strategy for survival is to fall down to the ground as fast as the player can if he/she is on a high elevation, such as the top of the house or the tower, and do not attempt to jump in the duration of the block moving through the area.
Like most raining disasters, giant hats will fall out of the sky and kills a player if the character touched. However, one bumping into the bottom of the tower can cause the tower to move.There can occasionally be one hat that is red and on fire spawning down into the area once in a while in the duration of the disaster. A similar removed disaster is present called "Raining Zombie Heads".
Giant Soccer Balls
The disaster with no name in-game, giant soccer balls will fall out of the sky. The balls kill any players that touches it. Unlike other disasters, it will happen with no mention of its name due to not having one.
A group of bats spawn near the house and can fly up to the top. SURVIVAL TIP: A good strategy for survival is to avoid attracting one towards the player and to stay away from the house.
One of the 3 disasters with "Rising" in its name, it is water/lava/acid rising up. Once the water/lava is just below the top floor of the tower, it vanishes and the disaster is over. However, the acid reaches just at the top floor, making survival slightly harder, so players need to reach the pole or a slightly higher elevation in order to survive. SURVIVAL TIP: A good strategy is to try to reach to the top of the tower or to go to a high elevation before the water/lava/acid drowns/burns the player.
Fire! Stay Above!
This disaster requires players to move up in order to survive. The fire will start on the ground, but go up. The player must get to a high elevation. It usually happens after Stay Down, or vice versa.
When the disaster starts, players will teleport out of the disaster area and onto a moving platform with large lines of lava, which the player must avoid touching by jumping over them and to avoid falling off the platform by continually moving. Players that die in the disaster "minigame" respawns back at the normal area.
A giant wall will come towards the players, and the only way to survive is to get on the wall and in the black area between the spikes.
A giant Telamon (currently named Shedletsky in ROBLOX) will spawn at the edge facing the house. Afterwards, the giant Telamon will spawn a bunch of Telamons, including some flying Telamons, killing any players that it touches. One of the best way to survive is staying on top of any building, although some of the flying Telamons that are present in the disaster can increase the risk of death, cancelling out the reward for survival for the disaster.
A ramp will spawn at the edge facing the house with large snowballs/eyeballs. After spawning, the snowballs/eyeballs will fall towards the house, possibly breaking down many buildings and even unwary players. The best way for the player to survive is avoid the snowball/eyeball's movement path or being on top of a building. In the May 1st, 2013 update, the Annoying Orange Ramp, a similar disaster using anthropomorphic oranges based on the comedy series The Annoying Orange, is replaced with Rolling Eyeballs, redesigning the oranges with large eyeballs.
Battle Box 1
A disaster that takes place in an area outside the disaster area called the Battle Box. In it, players can pick up a nearby sword and kill other players. There is a trick for (potentially) easily killing many players where the player can use a gear called "Epicsauce" before the player is teleported into the battle box and his/her character will spin rapidly and could then grab a nearby sword and kill other players easily.
Battle Box 2
Another disaster that takes place in the Battle Box. This is similar to Battle Box 1, but instead of swords, players use rocket launchers to kill other players.
Battle Box 3
A continuation to the Battle Box series of disasters, players can attempt to survive in the Battle Box like the previous 2 disasters by fighting other players in it, but unlike the 2 Battle Box disasters, attacks are done with paintball guns in order to eliminate players.
A giant Black Hole or a Tornado appears at the middle of the map, sucking anything into it. The only safe spots are like in the house, or on the tallest building.
A giant user named "RealCrazyRobloxian" will appear and destroys everything in it's path.
An igloo will spawn in the middle of the map and penguins will come sliding out, killing anyone they touch
Left or Right
A blue-colored wall that goes through, killing any players that touch it. The only way to survive is go to the farther-most left side, or the right.
The walls are closing in!
A light blue wall, which covers all 4 sides of the map. The wall shrinks, and after a while, the wall stops shrinking. Players touching the wall are instantly killed.
Thiefs spawn occasionally being several humanoids. They damage the player and take away Points from the player.
- As of around October 2013, this game is a victim of Doge lawsuit.
- In July 8, 2013, Super V.I.P. game pass was added. The Super V.I.P. pass will grant the player Epic Katana, Gravity Coil, Laser Sword, Grapple Hook and Jetpack in game.
- As of May 2013, TheFurryFox added Creeper as a new disaster, returned the removed Terminator (now finally attacks the player) and he revamped tons of disasters.
- As of April 27, 2013, this game is one of the most known and third most visited game in ROBLOX.
- There is a glitch in the Giant Domo and other giant humanoid disasters in which their head will fall off and suddenly die, therefore most if not all could survive and win points due to the glitch.
- As of April 27, 2013, TheFurryFox had already deleted Terminator and Deadly Rocket Turrets, as well as fixing Giant Hand and therefore replacing it with a similar disaster called "Hand Rocket".
- Some players would often abuse, with enough points, the Ban Hammer and/or the seat ball, which bumps the player that is hit by it, because they want their victim to die during a disaster, therefore they do not receive points upon death. This tactic is colloquially constituted as griefing, since it is the intentional harrassment of a player/players by cancelling out their rewards of points during a disaster.
- This game was reviewed by the famous ROBLOX user XiaoXiaoMan in a Raging Roblox Reviewer video. In this video, he criticized about how many disasters that are in the game were very difficult to survive, such as complaining how the "Plane Crash" disaster is virtually impossible to survive. He also made note that some disasters are too easy to survive, such as the fact that the "Deadly Rocket Turrets" disaster is broken at the time of the review, making the 'disaster' very easy to survive. He also made note that a great number of disasters were merely rehashes of already-existing disasters, such as zombie attacks with different characters taking on the role of the zombies, e.g. Guests, Jason Vorhees, and Justin Bieber.
- In October 2012, many disasters had fog added, such as bats and zombies, as a part of the ambience of the disasters.
- In May 27, 2013, TheFurryFox has gained Builders Club membership after several months of being a free user, thus allowing him to add a VIP T-shirt for the game, which costs for 15 Robux or 50 Tickets, along with 19 badges.
- In October 28 2013,TheFurryFox has add the game pass called Fusion coil.
- In November 27 2013,TheFurryFox has added the gamepasses called Silver Ninja Star.
- There's a glitch where the player's points are taken away for unknown reasons.
- For unknown reasons,Dodge the Weegee Blox does not show anymore.
- On October 1, 2014, TheFurryFox has made a sequel to the game, Survive The Disasters 2.
- The description of the Nyan Cat badge is a reference to Skittles.
- Many people go on top of the Crossroads tower for a higher chance of survival