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Atomic Picnic

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Mad Mushroom
Developer: BitCake Studio

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'Atomic Picnic' Publishing Picked Up By Mad Mushroom, Playtest Today. Steam Early Access In Spring 2024 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2023 @ 2:25 p.m. PST

Atomic Picnic is a co-op 3rd person shooter roguelite where you get together with up to 4 friends to fight hordes of monsters, gain experience to upgrade your weapons, and create the best build possible to survive.

Get together with up to 4 friends to fight hordes of monsters, gain experience to upgrade your weapons, and create the best build possible to survive. Every Picnic is different, each containing a variety of upgrades that can radically change the way you play.

Atomic Picnic features a Survivors mode where up to 4 players survive non-stop waves of enemies in a 3D Third-Person Perspective, with fast-paced gameplay that completely subverts this nascent genre.

The fabric of existence changed when the world was devastated by a giant explosion known as the Harvest Festival. Weird things started happening, mountains started flying, old men went back to being kids, and kids were born with bunny ears and fur. Human society took a great hit and some places in the world were left inhabitable, filled with monsters and strange artifacts, capable of generating energy or imbuing powers in people.

Now, adventurers known as Stalkers scavenge these desolated areas in search of valuable loot, fame and glory. Join them in their search for a better future and try to survive!

Mad Mushroom, an influencer-owned video game publisher under the OTK Network, announced its first publishing title, Atomic Picnic, coming to Steam Early Access in Spring 2024.

A limited playtest for Atomic Picnic starts today - apply to get access now at On Monday, December 11, the playtest will open to all and be accessible via the game’s Steam pageThis playtest will run until December 18. 

“We were immediately drawn to the vibrant and striking art style of Atomic Picnic. With its blend of co-op, roguelike, and bullet heaven elements, this is a perfect first title for Mad Mushroom to publish,” said Mike “Sibs” Silbowitz, CEO of Mad Mushroom. “And BitCake Studio’s commitment to open, community-first development makes them a wonderful first development partner for us as well.”

"Our job at Mad Mushroom is to find crazy good indie games that people will love and get eyes on them. With an audience of more than 150 million people on our streams, we have those eyes,” said Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris, Chief Games Officer at Mad Mushroom. “Atomic Picnic is a roguelike with the goods to get there, and being cooperative makes it even better. I love that shit and I hope everyone else will too."

“We make games to bring people together, and Atomic Picnic is a prime example of what we’re best at - creating fast, fun, ever-changing experiences that challenge friends to prevail together,” said Camilla Slotfeldt, CEO of BitCake Studio. “Mad Mushroom’s belief in us mirrors a ‘Picnic’ in the game -- the indie landscape may be chaotic, but we’re going to have fun winning together.” 

Every stalker's best friend is the AIR GEAR, a tool they use to reach heights and distances otherwise impossible. With this tool, you can zip and dash around the map, using the terrain's verticality in your favor.

Every decision in Atomic Picnic can lead to a totally different build and playstyle. The more upgrades you pick and combine, the stronger you become. Every run is unique!

Start a Picnic either solo or with up to three more friends in Online Co-Op. Each of you will have your own build, but have to cooperate and level up to defeat the enemy waves and conquer objectives! So be careful, coordination is vital.

Key Features:

  • Skillful Movement: Masterfully moving through each level, players experience a fast-paced and deep movement system, skillfully dashing and swinging around the world at high speeds.
  • Overpowered Builds: Going beyond the limits of their potential, players strive to defeat a nearly endless horde of adversaries. They will level up to unlock new abilities and weapon upgrades, experimenting with builds to find the perfect combination that will carry them to victory.
  • Massive Boss Fights: There’s nowhere to hide! Players will have to join together and strategize to take down massive, battlefield-sized monsters. 
  • Bullet Heaven with Friends: Atomic Picnic is the first co-op roguelike shooter that includes a “collect-a-thon” progression system of the “Survivors-like” genre. 
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream work: The game thrives on the pure joy and excitement of playing with friends. Air Gear in hand, players masterfully dash through ever-growing hordes at breakneck speeds, creating memorable moments of heroic teamwork in the face of chaos.
  • A Vibrant World with a Grim Backdrop: The world of Atomic Picnic is bright and colorful but the truth is dark and grim, with uninhabited lands infested with dangerous creatures. Loners brave these dangers for fame, loot, and glory

Atomic Picnic is coming to PC (Steam).

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