Surviving the Aftermath is a colony builder game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Published by Paradox Interactive, it’s the next game in the “Surviving” series, following 2018’s Surviving Mars. It was announced at PDXCoN, the publisher’s own convention, that the game would be launching in Xbox Game Preview as well as PC.
It launches in Game Preview at a discounted price of $19.99, before the price will rise on official release. There’s also a “Surviving Franchise Bundle” available on Xbox One, where the game is paired with Surviving Mars. On PC, Surviving the Aftermath is coming to the Epic Games Store in early access.
The game puts more focus on surviving and rebuilding after a major event, and looks more grounded in it’s visual style. The aesthetic gives it a recent-Fallout base building vibe, but from an overhead perspective. Of course, Surviving the Aftermath will have more depth, knowing Paradox’s solid history with city builders.
Surviving the Aftermath takes place in a procedurally generated world, hoping to offer enough variety for the player. These systems can create worlds that feel too similar though, so we’ll have to see how this one plays out. The team are hoping to build on the groundwork laid down in Surviving Mars, and are keen to get the community involved as early as possible.
Surviving the Aftermath is available now in Xbox Game Preview, and the trailer is below.