Surviving the Aftermath Wiki

As if surviving in the aftermath wasn't enough, a chain of catastrophic events still plagues the planet. They range from destructive to infectious, devastating buildings and crops alike.


Type Description
NUCLEAR FALLOUT The sky on the horizon starts turning to toxic green and the air seems to burn your lungs. These are the first signs of the impending danger.
  • Intense radiation is a constant threat, with both colonists and crops suffering greatly during a fallout. Severe cases of radiation sickness, starvation, thirst and exhaustion take their toll on everyone.
  • Crops wither and die quickly, new seeds cannot be planted
  • Colonists have a high chance of contracting radiation sickness
MAGNETIC STORM The air crackles with a faint smell of ozone. Devices begin shutting down and power plants seize up one by one. Short-circuiting components start electric fires around the colony.
  • Energy-producing buildings are shut down and might get damaged
  • Buildings requiring Energy might be damaged
  • Battery Racks with full charge should keep the colony running
PANDEMIC The first signs of a pandemic are upon us. At first, it's just a cough, but then fevers pick up. People start dropping like flies, and the colony grinds to a halt. Now, it's a question of how quickly you react. Several staffed Medical facilities can nullify a pandemic almost completely, but if left unchecked, it spreads like wildfire.
  • Pandemics come in waves, infecting colonists
  • Untreated colonists will eventually die
  • Antibiotics speed up the healing process, so try to scavenge them from the World Map.
METEOR SHOWER The sky turns red as falling rocks plummet through the atmosphere. Smaller ones are just a nuisance so do not worry about them, but do be afraid of the big ones which will demolish even the sturdier buildings with a few hits.
  • Larger meteorites hit buildings for serious damage.
  • Reserve Planks, Metal and other materials for repairs
  • Advance to better shelters to keep your colonists safe.