This reminds me of an episode in the story of Breath Of Fire III where you have to survive in the desert. It's only a short period but it does have the basics of the OP. You need to keep up your water supply/consumption, work with directions and you have a camp.
yeah i like the game "the sims castaway" cause the point in the game is to survive u have to make weapons and tools i really like the theme of the game just its not that well survival it tells where to go and u have a map some how i would like to have a game that u are based in the desert or forest. This is wat i would like to see in a survival game. u start off going on a camping trip and the campsite was attacked by a bear and your friends and u all run to the vehicle and its out of gas so u have to survive while thriveing at the same time. U have a choice of 4 people u can be brad, the jock dakota, the brains loralee, the artistic one or jennifer, the neat and chef. the game should be based in 3rd person so u have a better chance at spotting something useful. so the person u choose u control but u can still tell your friends to do something like go collect wood or go get food things like that.u can also play the game with your friends from playstation network so u have a very good way of surviveing. so when u start the campsite thing goes down then u start of by going back to the campsite and look through wats left u get for the future u look for a stick and take a knife and make a spear used for killing or fishing when u collect food u cook it over the fire unless u decide raw . after a minute of looking through the campsite u find a machete and hatchet. u go off to look for food and u find apple trees and things like that u can collect seeds from the apples or wat ever u find to eat. if u incounter a predator trying to eat u. u have the choice of running back to camp"which the predator will probally destroy your campsite again"or useing the spear u made, if u kill the predator u can get the pelt or tusk or leather or meat either way u benifit from it. u can fix your clothes if they are getting damaged u find a sewing kit in the car, so that is very useful. u survive the first night buit u stay up protecting the camp from predators(hog,pig,cougar,mountain lion,wolve,bear,and snakes ans so on)so after awhile of finding cool stuff. after a bit of the the first day has past u see that a character is getting very sick so u make medicines from leaves and berrys and poison from snakes. u have limited water so u have to spare alot then there is a secret waterfall that if u find u have a unlimited fresh water supply. on the side of the screen there is a bottle of water which shows your hidration. it loses water after a hour pases in the game which take a while to be a full hour in game time. after awhile u start make a wall out of logs so that increases defense against predators. u make more weapons such as ,bows ,arrows, spears, axe, hammer, fishing pole,buckets, and torch. u can climb trees to wait on prey. u will most likely see a deer or elk , bear stuff like that. so that is basicly it so if playstation network could make a game like this it would be amazing and i would get it as soon as it came out the name should be wild life survival. and it should be up to 4 player like with 4 controllers if this ever gets to the playatation game makers it would be awesome to know that there is a game that actually teaches but is a really fun game. thank you