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Surviving the Aftermath

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Iceflake Studios
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2021

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'Surviving the Aftermath' Rebirth DLC Coming Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2023 @ 9:32 a.m. PST

Surviving the Aftermath is the next installment in the post-apocalyptic survival colony builder series.

In Surviving the Aftermath, players will build and manage a colony of survivors in the shadow of a world-ending event. Resources are scarce following the apocalypse, and survival requires mastery of complex systems to optimize production and colony management to ensure nothing is wasted. Players will construct buildings, manage colonists, adapt to natural disasters and more in an effort to restore civilization.

Surviving the Aftermath is more than a colony builder and enables players to go beyond the shelter to explore a dangerous world filled with unique biomes, hazards, bandits, and more. Recruit and send out teams of Specialists to gather resources and intelligence about the world around the colony. Players can see what their teams have discovered by utilizing a vast overworld map that adds layers of strategic gameplay not typically included in a colony builder.

Future updates to Surviving the Aftermath include diplomacy and combat options between colonies, expanded tech trees, endgame content and much more.


Rebirth introduces terraforming, giving players the power to modify and revitalize the environment for their colonists. An infectious threat has also appeared, so use your knowledge, tools, and specialized buildings to protect the world you have just restored.

For the longest time, you strived to survive the aftermath on planet Earth. Now, thanks to your knowledge, skills, and leadership, you can finally look forward to a new chapter for humankind. “Rebirth” is your mantra, your goal, the dream that will make you overcome old and new challenges, for your survivors and all humanity.

Building upon years of knowledge, skills, and leadership, humankind is ready to move forward and reclaim Earth after the apocalyptic event. Standing between the colonists and prosperity is the Blight, a fungal infestation brought about by radioactive contamination. Find a cure for Blight by collecting samples, utilizing advanced facilities, and modifying your surroundings with terraforming. As your environment returns to a greener and more vibrant state, suppress this infectious, ecological danger and look toward a brighter future.

"Rebirth represents a turning point of humanity's survival experience. It is an end to mere survival and the beginning of a new chapter. It is time to start rebuilding civilization and heal the world,” said Lasse Liljedahl, Game Director for Surviving the Aftermath. "The Blight mechanic presents the greatest challenge the colonists have faced so far, but it is also a key to turn the tide and repair the damage the environment has suffered after the apocalypse. These new features such as terraforming give players more control of their surroundings, but also expand the core gameplay to new meaningful directions."

Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth launches on March 16 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at a suggested retail price of 14.99 USD / 12.79 GBP / 14.99 EUR.

Blight: from threat to resource
After decades of exposure to radioactive pollution, a new infestation called Blight has emerged. Mutated fungi have started to infect the animals, causing them to become aggressive and dangerous. This infection has spread through the wasteland and is threatening to take over. You will need to find a cure for the Blight to defend against it. Gather Blight samples, study them in a new research building and make discoveries to unlock new buildings, resources, and upgrades.

From a wasteland to green pastures
Let’s turn this barren land into fertile soil! With the Terraformer, you will be able to welcome new life: the more you terraform, the more your map will turn green and lush with vegetation and animals. Be aware of the blighted areas that you will terraform, here, blight monsters will spawn and attack your survivors.

New buildings and upgrades
“Rebirth” adds three new buildings, three building upgrades, plus an all-new multi-stage Blight lab with its Research tree. A Purification post will allow you to remove small pollution deposits and it can be upgraded to an Extermination post to clear blighted nests, hives, and lairs. The Basic Terraformer turns the land into terraformed soil and it can be upgraded to Advanced Terraformer. The Environmental Station becomes the Hazmat station: with it, survivors can clear the blight cores and stop the creatures' attacks. While not a new building, the Guard Posts have received significant improvements and will now be more critical than ever when defending your colony.

Key Features:

  • No Place Like Home - 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. 
  • Surviving Earth - 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. 
  • Survival is my Specialty - 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.
  • Expect the Unexpected - 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.
  • Reputation Management - 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. 
  • Defend the Gate - 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. 
  • Mods: Surviving the Aftermath players can bring their own visions to life using Paradox Mods. 

Surviving the Aftermath is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Epic Games Store, Steam) at $29.99 USD / £26.99 GBP / €29.99 EUR.


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