Happiness is an essential metric of your success in Surviving the Aftermath. Happiness is the aggregate of multiple factors, including buildings visited and available, food quality, jobs, colonist traits, and more.


  • Desperate: Colonists are beyond despair and wracked with grief. Increase happiness quickly, or your colonists will start taking drastic measures to end their misery.
  • Unhappy: People are displeased with their situation and many are unwilling to work at a normal pace.
  • Content: Colonists are neither sad nor happy, hoping for the best and fearing the worst.
  • Happy: People are optimistic about the future and in a good mood, many are putting in extra effort.
  • Ecstatic: Colonists are overjoyed and beaming with energy, it's as good as it gets right now.
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