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.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to get the community involved in Surviving the Aftermath’s development and Early Access is the perfect opportunity to make that happen. Our fans are passionate players and a driving force behind the success of our games after the launch. Your feedback has helped elevate our games to new heights, and this time around, we want to get you involved as early as possible to ensure we get things right from the beginning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our initial plans had us having Surviving the Aftermath in Early Access for a year, and releasing in October 2020. While working with our players it became obvious that we’re working with a truly special game, and we wanted more time to go deeper into gameplay mechanics to meet our community's expectations. Development was also impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and because of this we decided to launch Surviving the Aftermath 1.0 in early 2021.

Until then, we will have regular developer update videos and a regularly updated roadmap with detailed patch notes describing fixes, features, and content updates.”

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. To get a high-level overview of our plans for Surviving the Aftermath, you can check out our coming updates on survivingtheaftermath.com - but this is subject to change based on community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While the game is fully playable it is still an Early Access game. This means there will be bugs and broken saves. The core gameplay mechanics and game loop are in place but we will continue to polish and add features throughout Early Access. Current features include:
Pre-game customization system (ex: choose your difficulty level and starting biome)
Colonist needs system
Buildable Colony with more than 60 buildings
Explorable World Map with exploitable resources and challenges
Tech Tree with more than 20 items
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
Initial modding support for events, building visuals and tweaking catastrophe visuals + values. This will be enhanced throughout the Early Access period.
Pollution, radiation, and water & energy management systems
Colony-invading bandits
More than 1.5 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. The price will gradually increase as additional content and features are added to the game throughout Early Access.”

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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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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