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Surviving the Aftermath
Iceflake Studios
Paradox Entertainment
Release date(s)
Strategy/management game
Single player
System requirements
  • OS: Windows®7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
  • CPU: Intel®iCore™i5-2500K or AMD®Phenom™II X6 1090T
  • Graphics: Nvidia®GeForce™GTX 580 or AMD®Radeon™HD 7870
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Vram: 1 GB
  • OS: Windows®10 Home 64 bit
  • CPU: Intel®iCore™i5-3570K or AMD®Ryzen™3 2200G
  • Graphics: Nvidia®GeForce™GTX 760 or AMD®Radeon™R9 380
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Vram: 2 GB

Surviving the Aftermath is a strategy game following the example set by Surviving Mars, this time asking players to survive in the brutal reality of a post-nuclear world.


There are only few who remember the spark that started it all. A chain reaction of global catastrophes wiped out most of the planet’s population and made people turn against each other. Those who are left must now survive the aftermath in this post-apocalyptic world.

In the wake of the events, resulting extreme weather conditions and other calamities became a normal part of everyday life. Slowly but surely modern civilizations crumbled as catastrophes kept swooping across the continents. Cities were destroyed and the planet itself suffered permanent damage. Destruction of unimaginable scale can be seen throughout the entire planet. Nature's delicate cycle was broken as the bombardment of different catastrophes never stopped. Once lush areas turned to dry, irradiated dust bowls that now cover the land.

Everyone has their breaking point. Eventually it is not enough to just survive through the day. People need hope, and finally there is some. It has been a long road to get here, but what was before can be left in the past. The people around you are the thin line which separates life from death. They are far from perfect but have made it this far. You can trust them with your life and they trust you with theirs.

These survivors will face challenges both large and small; some caused by bandits, others because of their own actions. There are also other societies in the world that won't hesitate to strike back if you look at them the wrong way. Life is unfair, but sometimes it feels like you are not alone. Whether it is an invisible guardian, or just pure fate, but it sure feels like someone is watching over us.


  • Build and manage a colony of survivors after a world-ending event. Construct more than 50 unique buildings to handle everything from resource collection and farming to exploration and security. Don’t forget to construct the Gate to venture into the savage world beyond your colony.
  • Surviving Earth: Explore a vast procedurally generated world featuring six different biomes filled with exploitable resources, bandits, and more. Each environment has different conditions that will affect your colony’s survival.
  • Stay vigilant: Natural disasters will put your survivors to the test.
  • Survival is my Specialty: Recruit over 46 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.