ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Greetings, friends!

It’s time to make a very important announcement! After a year of work spent in Early Access we can finally name the release date for ATOM RPG! It’s going to be the 19th of december, 2018, when we’ll finish polishing the game mechanics, testing of new content, error fixing, and will finalize the main questline of the game.

The fact that we’re releasing the game, though, does not mean that we’re stopping development. ATOM is still going to receive a lot of free additional content way after the release date.

Now, a quick summary of the things you’ll be getting in 1.0:

  • We added a third global map that was needed to finish the game’s main storyline. It’s a place called the “Dead city” - a forgotten, mutant-ridden metropolis that was destroyed by nuclear warheads. After this place was finished, we loved it so much, we’re currently planning on expanding it in future updates! Hope you’ll enjoy it too!
  • We added new NPCs and quests.
  • An ability to roam the Wastes in a car of your own!
  • New dungeons including an experimental-AI-run secret Bunker.
  • New traits available on character creation.
  • New cinematic that will show off how you impacted the Wasteland.
And last, but not least… As we the developers, and you, the players, already know, this game we dreamt of creating for all those years, would never be possible without your trust. This is why we decided to add a bonus “veteran’s kit” for all who bought and played ATOM while it was still Early Access. Thank you for believing in us.

Now then, we’re off to make the final preparations. Feel free to ask any questions.

Let there be ATOM!
ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hello, friends!

A lot of people have been asking - when we will see ATOM? Will it be this year or the next one? Now, we don’t want to ignore our community so here is a small informational post about what we are up to right now.

First of all - the game will come out in the end of December, 2018, no second thoughts about it! Right now we can’t say the exact date, but we will say it in out traditional pre-update post that will come out in the next week. We will use this time to focus on all the new features and quests which there are many! Although, testing the new content, bug fixes and finalizing the new content is not everything that we still need to do.

Aside from that we are also working on adding some of the hottest features that you, the players, asked for! For example, now you can check your dialogue history in the game, use your items on the characters without starting a dialogue, zoom out the camera further and change the game options without quitting to the main menu.

There's a lot of work, but we are even more determined to finish it! :) And here are some of the screenshots of the new locations. We wouldn’t want it to be just some boring ol’ text update now do we!..

Live long and prosper!

Yours truly,
Atom Team

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Good evening, friends!

Finally, it’s time for yet another large update, 0.9!

This time around we made another huge step towards the finish line, which we, hopefully, will soon cross. While the previous update had the most new characters, this one will feature the largest amount of text, quests and new ways to solve old assignments!

After this huge leap, we only have one grand update remaining, after which ATOM RPG will officially leave the Early Access stage. Yes, that’s right! Release version 1.0 is going to be out this December!

Speaking of which… Like we already stated before, after the Release version 1.0 hits Steam in a month from now, old savegame files will lose compatibility and a total wipe will happen. This is, unfortunately, required due to various technical nuances. But believe us, we’ll add enough cool new stuff, so that even the most hardcore of our players will find restarting the game a fun new experience!

But let us return to the update we got in store for you today. In it we continued to fill the world with brand new characters, unique stories, and interesting quests. We added new people to both new and old locations. We continued our work on game mechanics and the AI. We added new sounds and visual effects. And of course, we fixed a whole lot of bugs.

The only bad part (which already became an ATOM tradition) is this: The English translation lagged a bit and is only 90% ready. It means that while you will be able to meet almost every new character and do almost any new quest already today, some others will have that nasty gibberish instead of proper dialogues… This will be fixed in three days or less, we promise. For now, just avoid the new dungeon and you won’t even notice the problem. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Now, the change log:

Continued main story line;
  • Filled the IL-62 (circus) location with the wackiest people in the game;
  • Added people and quests to Fogelevka, Krasnoznamenny, Red Fighter;
  • Added people to locations in the new region “Mountain Pass of Woes”;
  • New encounters with their own stories to tell;
  • New characters with important quests;
  • Meetings with old friends and enemies;
  • A brand new companion;
  • Around 50 new NPC and 30 quests in total;
  • Timed effects revamped;
  • New items, including a night vision system;
  • New additions to the AI - aimed shots and grenade throws implemented properly;
  • New visual effects;
  • New sounds;
  • Many more goodies you’ll find as you play!

As always, it will take us 2-3 days to fix new bugs and finish the translation patch. After that - we’re moving to creating the 1.0 Release!

Now that the journey is almost over, we cannot thank you, our players, enough for sticking with us for all this time. We’re almost there, because of you!

Let there be ATOM!

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Good day, friends!

We are continuing our work on a new version, designated 0.9. Here are the major features of this update, that’s gonna hit November 14th:

  • New NPC and quests for the Il-62 location;
  • More NPC and quests for the new region the Mountain Pass of Woes;
  • More NPC and quests in old locations such as Krasnoznamenny, Fogelevka, Red Fighter;
  • A whole new bunker dungeon with traps, monsters and puzzles;
  • New random encounters;
  • New crafting recipes;
  • New items, including a night vision scope;
  • Pre-release version of battle mechanics;
  • New AI features;
  • New visual effects;
  • Fixes for many, many bugs;

As you can see, the bulk of the work went into making the locations even more settled, by adding new interactive NPC, quests, and so on. We are also continuing to polish the game mechanics AI and buggy features before the release. For the release date is almost upon us…

Thanks for sticking with us! Let there be ATOM!
ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

We made a promise to you and we intend to keep it! In the release version of the game you will have an opportunity to get this beauty in your garage - GAZ SG-1 (Pobeda Sport). A real beast of the Soviet automobile manufacturing! Of course, it won't be easy, but we will try our best to make it a worthwhile venture for you :)

And let there be Atom!

Oct 6
ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hello again, friends!

Our work on another large update, numbered 0.8.5. has finally reached it’s end and we are ready to upload it for your enjoyment!
What has been done this time? Well, like we said in the announcement, we are continuing to liven up the locations with new characters, some of which aren’t just ready to tell you their stories, but also ask for your help in various side-quests. A huge work has been done with the crafting system - we added new recipes for not only firearms but meds as well.
Lots of hours were spent behind the stage, where we again tinkered with some of the mechanics to further balance out the game. Also, we have made clothes change possible - you can finally get rid of that sweater for something more fitting your playstyle!

Change log:

- Locations filled with 60+ new characters (look for them in Krasnoznamenny, Peregon, Fogelevka and some other places)
- New crafting recipes. Not just for firearms, but also for medicine and armor;
- 20 new quests and juicy solutions to some of the old ones, including Dan’s quest line, Kostya the Yob’s quest line and more;
- Change your clothes!
- New visuals for character on the global map;
- New visual effects such as cloud shadows on the ground, fog on location borders, etc;
- A large portion of sounds remastered, new sound effects added, footstep noises now depend on terrain;
- New demo global map;
- New location - The Container Yard;
- Rebalanced the perks;
- Rebalanced trade, also some wares turn to money in time;
- Rebalanced and improved AI;
- New follower commands (point to target, or move to location);
- Various bugs fixed

As always, we will spend the next few days hot-fixing new issues, if there will be such. Then it’s business as usual, and by that we mean constant work on the next big update!

Thank you for sticking with us, and let there be ATOM!

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hey guys!
It's time for our traditional announcement of things to come in the new version, that will be uploaded on Steam in the beginning of October!
- This expansion will expand our world with three new locations, and a whole new second region map (WIP, just for sightseeing);
- We livened up Krasnoznamenny and some other locations with many new characters;
- New craft recipes for weapons and even custom meds;
- Many new quests, as well as the ability to finally finish some of the old ones...
- Enhanced visual effects;
- New ways to gamble;
- Remastered sound;
- New order system for followers;
- Improved AI;

This one is going to be really huge! Thanks for sticking with us!
...and let there be Atom!

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hey guys! Here's a patch to finalize the 0.8 update of the game for our English speaking audience. This fix comes with several changes.

- The translation is now complete, with just a few in-game books left untranslated (which is going to be fixed soon). Thank you for waiting!
- New portraits finally added into the game. Last time we had so many new characters, we didn't have the time to liven them all up with unique portraits. We sure fixed that now!
- A few bugs our community managed to find since we posted the update - enemy shield usage bug, trader stock renewal bug, low setting glitches bug, "Manhunter" skill now only works with aimed shots, Journalist quest now working fine.
- Physical borders for the Bunker 317 and bunker levels added.
- New crafting recipes now in stock.
- Now your hero can follow the NPC if the NPC is walking when you try to initiate a conversation.
- Fixed the Abilities menu.
- A lot of dialogue bugs are fixed.
- Fixed the pricing, depending on your Barter skill.
- A lot of minor (and not so minor) bugs in the Bandit Factory location are now fixed.

Have a great time playing the new version! Thanks for sticking with us!

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hello, friends!

Atom Team is online with many great news. The last month was really good for development, and now you get to experience what we were making for all this time. We really hope these results will be to your liking.

In this major update, we continued to liven up Krasnoznamenny and Peregon with new NPCs and quests. We also listened to you, our dear, dear player base. You wished for an ability to leave your followers near your personal bunker. It is now possible.

You know what else is possible? Playing a true villain. Sure, you always had a chance to insult a sweet old lady, or punch a grieving father in the throat. But now, you will be able to turn the Wasteland into dust, by siding with a certain edgy new faction of freaks and weirdos from up north. Remember to save into a new slot before doing so… We promise to make the game completable with this option turned on, but before that happens it can get pretty boring walking the charred earth... On the other hand, you’ll get a lovely new follower if you join… the dark side!

But the real difference made concerns our gameplay mechanics. This part of our work really earned this update it’s name “The Global Update”. The whole system of roleplaying mechanics will grow double or even triple the moment you update. You will get tons of new skills to choose from, for yourself and your partners, including the dog.

Speaking of the dog, Dzhulbars will now get armor, pouches, leashes and even helmets he always dreamed of! Tune your mutt as you please, by giving him certain items and special skills.

This update will also add many new items, from beets to shields which have their own unique set of mechanics in battle.

Hand to hand and melee characters will no longer feel left out and weak, thanks to the new craftable weapons and skills you may choose on level-up.

And you will always have an ability to solidify your name as the Fist of the Central Wastes by working out with a barbell we created inside your bunker! Just don’t try to jump it…

In other words, the work we made was really huge. So huge, in fact, that it’s not completely finished. While you will get to play with everything mentioned above, a small segment of new dialogues and the books are still not translated completely. Some portraits are also still unfinished. But that will be fixed in a few days or so, we promise! We’re really sorry it has come to this yet again :(

Now, for the full changelog:
- New video briefing segment
- Skill tree
- 36+ NPCs, most have quests on them.
- 20 new quests
- Better graphics v/ SpeedTree™ system
- Earn a fair buck travelling with the caravans
- More craftable weapons
- Shields
- Improved Melee and HtH.
- Beets, onions, cheeses and more!..
- Dog Armor
- New location Fogelevka village (in dev)
- New location Old Scrapyard
- New follower
- Strippers!
- Ten new books
- Yashin’s quest has a conclusion
- A way to Die for the God-Emperor!
- Throw grenades anywhere you want in the throw radius
- Exploding terrain, watch out for red barrels!
- An ability to leave your followers near the bunker
- A gym
- Knocking down doors with melee
- Many more little things and tweaks!
- A way to turn off cinematics through game settings (helps with bugs with old ATI 5xxxx, 6xxxx models)

We really, really hope you enjoy! Let there be ATOM!

As for us, we’re off to make a new update, which will seem especially great for those of you who follow the main quest line, wish for new locations and more sexy times for the main character…

Thank you so much for sticking with us.

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game - AtomTeam

Hello, friends!
Work is going according to plan. We have managed to create a whole lot of new content, some of it - inspired by your very own recommendations. In this thread, we will announce the major changes that will come to the game later this month.

- Many new characters and quests - from a peaceful project, where you help an aspiring writer publish his works, to a series of battles with the future of the Wasteland at stake! New quests will not only add hours to gameplay, but will also reward you with unique new items.
- Grenades now have much more tactical uses. You will get to see the damage radius, as well as throw the grenade on an empty square, for example to hit more opponents, or make a chain explosion by targeting a flammable piece of terrain.
- A unique new follower for your party!
- Doors now can be forced with a melee attack.
- A new perk tree, filled with special abilities your character gets to pick for himself and his team mates during the game.
- We are adding shields - a piece of equipment with unique mechanics, that will add to your frontal and sideways defence.
- New random encounters you can get into while walking the world map.
- Your actions in Peregon now have consequences.
- New melee weapon recipes for crafting!
- New cinematic!
- We got a SpeedTree licence, that will help us liven up the world by making plant life better. The first results are available on a new map we added.
- Lots of bugs fixed, including the disappearing body under objects bug the community found.
- Also, we would like to give a shout out to the new Atom Wiki run by the fans of our game. Finding this place on the web was a huge surprise. Thanks a lot, guys!
As you can see, we have a lot of updates this time. So much so, we even passed on the idea of making a shiny new video announcement about the changes. We hope that the screenshots we took would be enough for the time being. And now, it’s time to get back to work. Thanks you for sticking with us, friends!


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