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Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce but opportunity calls. Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (47) - 80% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (1,172) - 66% of the 1,172 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 22, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to get our community involved early on in Surviving the Aftermath's development and launching on Early Access gives us the tools to make that happen. Community-driven development has always been an important element to our games and we can take that commitment to the next level by bringing the game to Early Access. We plan to incorporate player feedback throughout the Early Access period.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Since Early Access launch, we’ve been working with our players to go deep into gameplay mechanics and meet our community's expectations. Development has been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic and we are aiming to release Surviving the Aftermath 1.0 in late 2021.

We’ve had regular updates, videos, community live streams, and devblogs throughout Early Access. We will continue to be transparent with our community for the remainder of development.”

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

“Many of Surviving the Aftermath’s features are still in development or have limited functionality with their current implementation. The finished game will include deeper layers of gameplay to both strategic and management layers, additional features for colonists, enhanced environmental elements, and much more. Stay tuned to the Community hub for regular updates!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Surviving The Aftermath is using an iterative development process that has enhanced current features and added more gameplay depth during the Early Access period. We continue to work alongside our players to polish the experience and add depth to the game’s systems. You can check out our roadmap to get a high-level overview of what we’ve done, and what’s coming, to Aftermath.

Current features include:
  • Pre-game customization system (ex: choose your difficulty level and starting environment)
  • Colonist needs system
  • Buildable Colony with more than 127 buildings
  • Explorable World Map with exploitable resources and challenges
  • Branching questlines where your decisions will affect how the world interacts with your colony
  • Over 100 technologies on the tech tree
  • Storyteller AI “Gatekeeper” - designed to provide players with ever-changing, but manageable, challenges and events by reacting to the player’s actions
  • Catastrophes & Disasters to challenge the player
  • Comprehensive pollution and soil system that affects the environment around your colony as well as food and energy production
  • Dynamic weather with harsh winters that you’ll need to prepare for when stockpiling resources
  • Steam Workshop support is available. Mods can be made for events, tweaking visuals + values, and more. Mod support will continue to expand leading up to launch
  • Expanded water & energy management systems
  • Colony-invading bandits and combat-ready specialists
  • Hostile wildlife
  • More than 2 hrs of music

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

“Yes - we are offering an “Early Bird Discount” to players who purchase the game during the Early Access period. Anyone who purchases Surviving the Aftermath at its price still has full access to the game, and will continue to receive all content updates released during the Early Access period. Likewise, players who purchase the game now will get access to all previously released content and all future updates while the game is in Early Access. We want to reward our players who embark on this journey with us and create an expansive experience.”

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

“We have an in-game feedback system in place for reporting bugs and content suggestions. In addition to the in-game system, we will involve players from the Paradox forums, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and other channels.”
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About This Game

Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce but opportunity calls. Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world.

Go beyond the colony and explore the wastelands to gather resources, meet rival colonies, and fight off bandits.

Build and manage a colony of survivors after a world-ending event. Construct more than 61 unique buildings to handle everything from resource collection and farming to exploration and security.

Explore a vast procedurally generated world featuring six different biomes filled with resources, wildlife, rival societies and more. Each environment has different conditions that affect your colony’s survival. Stay vigilant: Natural disasters, dangerous animals, and bandits will put your survivors to the test.

Recruit over 80 unique Specialists, each with their own skills and motivations, to manage your colony’s resources and production. Send them beyond the Gate on scientific missions, scavenger runs, and to fight bandits.

Life in the aftermath requires you to make moral choices. You may not be able to control everything in your colony, but how you respond to situations and emergent events will shape the character of your new civilization.

Every decision can have dire consequences on your colony’s survival. Your reputation with other societies will affect your ability to trade and can even affect your relationship with their leaders. Colonists have a mind of their own and will react to your choices.

Fortify your gates and protect your colony from rampaging animals and deadly bandits. Enemies who breach the gate will pour into your colony, wreaking havoc on everything in their wake. Take command of your specialists and drive the invaders back.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-2500K or AMD® Phenom™ II X6 1090T
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 580 or AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 3 2200G
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 760 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 380
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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