Society is dead. So remake it. Build and rule your own post-apocalyptic society. Decide the laws and morals of the survivors. Overcome challenges and threats from the wasteland. What kind of society will you make?
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Very Positive (96) - 84% of the 96 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 15, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Atomic Society is a passion project for us and we’ve been letting people play it, and give us feedback, since the very earliest days of the game. Working with our players just makes the game better and better, so why wouldn’t we keep doing that here on Steam?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About 12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version will just be expanded version of the core game you get right now, with more to do, and more polish.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“See the game description. That tells you everything that's currently in the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We're not sure yet.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“See the top answer.”
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October 17

48 hours since launch, slowly recovering!

I cannot believe it's only been 2 days since we clicked the magic green button and launched on Steam. I've probably aged a 100 years since then.

We'd been selling the pre-alpha version of this game on our website before, and had found a really nice, little community of players who gave us feedback.

Then we came here.

And we've sold more in the past 2 days than we have over the last 2.5 years put together... That's a lot of feedback to take in!

It'll be a long while until that money gets to us though, so for the time being, we still had to go to work today (while trying not to daydream about AS all day long in a daze). But soon, maybe, we can start hoping about becoming full-time devs. All thanks to the people who have bought and supported us already, even at the very start of our Early Access journey.

Truly, thank you to every single person who has bought the game, even if you hated it and refunded it - you at least took a chance on us. And super special thanks to everybody who took the time to write (polite) feedback, or write us a good review, or just tell their friends about it. And all the streamers who have made vids of the game. We'll watch them all when time allows.

We're not done with this game by a long shot.

If you'd played the pre-alpha a year ago, and then played it today, you'd see a huge difference. Expect a similar huge leap forward to be there 12 months from now as well. That's what we're working towards anyway.


Thanks to our players contacting me (this is why Early Access is awesome) we now know of 4 big bugs in the game that we're already working on fixes for.

I'm not sure when that bug-fixing patch will be out, as we don't want to accidentally make new bugs fixing old ones, but we'll update as soon as is realistically possible. Work is being done on them as I write this.

We always focus on serious bugs ahead of gameplay. I used to be a tester many years ago and I can't break old habits. ;)

Thank You To the Helpful Early Access Community

Atomic Society is going to keep existing because of you. I'm going to have to learn how to cope with a much bigger community of post-apocalyptic town builders (who seem to hate vegetarians?!) but hopefully I can work it all out. :)

To be honest, I'm still in a state of mild shock, and I'll cope with it.

Nobody wants this game to better than us, and the vast majority of feedback I react like "Tell me about it!" but I'm also so thrilled that people can have fun with what's there so far.

I'll be in touch regularly on the forums, at least where people can keep their cool, and you'll be hearing a lot from me in future. :)
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October 15

Atomic Society - Now Available!

Atomic Society is now available to buy. Hope everyone enjoys creating your own little dystopias or utopias.

Please bear with us over the coming week. We've been working manic hours to get the game ready, so we're a tad tired. But we will be checking the forums and social media regularly to see if there’s any questions/problems all the same.

Please Leave Us A Review!

If you play the game and enjoy it, it'd be a massive help if you left us a review. We're dependent on word of mouth so any review really matters.

What’s Next?

This is an Early Access game so there will be a few bugs and glitches as you play, but nothing that should stop you making a town from start to finish and having a good time. If you hit any snags, a quick save and reload, or restarting the game should sort them out for you.

Our first plan is to see what’s happening on the forums, etc, and then we’ll probably put together a little bug-fixing patch to smooth things out (assuming it’s needed). Then, as soon as that’s sorted, we’ll get back to creating new features, social issues, and ways to expand your town.

We’ll definitely be listening to any ideas and feedback players have too, when they seem reasonable (if they’re doable by our little team). The pre-alpha community has definitely helped us shape and refine this game for years and we’re not going to change that, while sticking true to the kind of game we want to make.

If things go well, I think we’ll probably put out another big update to game between now and Christmas. We like to make big, chunky updates to the game that really make it worth playing all over again, but big updates can take a while to complete so please be patient with us.

(It is possible that big future updates might break existing saves, but we won't do that very often as I know it's frustrating.)

Thanks To All Our Players

Thank you to everybody who buys the game, or leaves us a review, or just gives us their support. It keeps us going.

And now... It's time for us to go and pop the cork of something cheap and bubbly and hit F5 on the sales page like maniac all night as we're broke! :)
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About This Game



What kind of society will you make? After nuclear war destroyed civilization, the time has come to rebuild.

What will you legalize, and what will you forbid?

Run society the way you want, good or bad, and create a successful settlement.

Keep hundreds of survivors alive in a dangerous wasteland where life is always hard.

CURRENT FEATURES (More Will Be Added in Future Updates)

  • CRIME. Citizens who commit crimes and a wide range of social issues as you play.

  • JUDGMENT. Act as judge over a range of social issues including abortion, murder, vegetarianism, drug use, cannibalism, and several other controversial topics.

  • PUNISHMENT. Choose between execute, long or short prison sentences, tolerate and even encourage for all the issues that happen in your town. Be whatever kind of leader you want.

  • BELIEF. Pick what you believe in and share that with others through violence, exile or education so that your laws are listened to.

  • OUTSIDERS. Build defences to keep raiders out of your town for good. Or make deals with them so they won't attack you.

  • CONTROL. Create and name your own leader character. Use this person to help build your town, or explore the world for salvage and special upgrades. Walk around your town.

  • SURVIVE. Starting out with nothing, slowly build a large settlement that can keep hundreds of people fed, watered, healthy, housed and entertained, if you can. Convert ruined houses and offices into useful buildings or loot them for supplies!


  • Custom difficulty mode lets you tweak the experience to be as brutal or gentle as you like.

  • Play just for fun, as a sandbox simulation, or complete set challenges to build the ultimate settlement.

  • Over 33 types of structure to consider building, each with a unique appearance and use.

  • 9 huge, handcrafted environments to try and build a town in ranging from deserts, to tropical islands, to snowy mountains.

  • A large degree of randomisation to make replaying and building a different society challenging and rewarding.

  • Face up to the problems of poor sanitation, plague and how to treat the elderly.

Mature Content Description

Atomic Society involves judging controversial real-life social and political issues, including abortion, sexuality, murder and several others. It also allows players to set laws and punishments in ways some players might find disturbing or offensive, though you are free to build society the way you believe.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows (Any Version From 7 upwards)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor (i3 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500+ (or equivalent). 2GB of Video Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows (Any Version From 7 upwards)
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor (i5 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700+ (or equivalent). 4 GB of Video Ram.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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