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Post-apocalyptic 'ATOM RPG' released into Early Access

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A new post-apocalyptic RPG has landed in Early Access with Linux support, can you survive in ATOM RPG? [Steam] I will be finding out tonight!

The developer kindly sent over a key, so I will be livestreaming this, along with Nimbatus (see earlier article) tonight! Keep an eye on our Twitch channel and livestream schedule!

About the game:

ATOM RPG is a post-apocalyptic indie game, inspired by classic CRPGs: Fallout, Wasteland, System Shock, Deus Ex, Baldur's Gate and many others.

In 1986 both the Soviet Union and the Western Bloc were destroyed in mutual nuclear bombings. You are one of the survivors of the nuclear Holocaust. Your mission - to explore the wild and wondrous world of the Soviet Wasteland. To earn your place under the sun. And to investigate a shadowy conspiracy, aimed at destroying all that is left of life on Earth. 

It has a pretty decent feature list already including turn-based combat inspired by Fallout 1 and 2, random encounters which can be friendly, unfriendly or a mixture of both. Tons of quests and the game as a whole is nonlinear, with many quests having more than one possible solution.

I don't have any thoughts to share on it yet, since I haven't played it since their early demo (which was promising). I have done a basic test to ensure it runs and it does load fine. 

7 Likes, Who?
madpinger 28 November 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC
That looks really appealing. Hope it turns out, I'll def get a copy at release pending review
Feist 28 November 2017 at 8:53 pm UTC
I've played for around 20 minutes and as said, the game seems to work fine. It does seem a tad lacking in environmental detail still but that's certainly to be expected from an early-access title, I'll give it some more time tomorrow but my initial impression is that it feels/plays rather similar to "Wasteland 2".

Oh, I also bought "Black Mirror" that was released today and that game *does* feel polished & finished. A beautiful and interesting adventure title, tomorrow will be busy ;-) .
coeseta 29 November 2017 at 9:26 am UTC
Looks like Fallout 1 and 2. Will definitely pick it up. The new Fallout games weren't as satisfying as the classic ones.
Geppeto35 29 November 2017 at 10:17 am UTC
coesetaLooks like Fallout 1 and 2. Will definitely pick it up. The new Fallout games weren't as satisfying as the classic ones.
not really a fallout, more like wasteland. I mean to date, feel empty, no joke or fun (serious and depressive, like a stalker...the russian touch?), very slow pace, no subversive dialogues, etc. Quests are very main stream and boring.
I was very excited so I early tried and funded but I left it aside until more fun, FAllout-spirit will be introduced in! It's a disappointment for me to date.
Beamboom 29 November 2017 at 4:48 pm UTC
Oh man how much I love this setting. So much so that I think I'll be able to push aside my tiredness of turn based mechanics and enjoy this one to the max.
Ketil 29 November 2017 at 7:59 pm UTC
I just watched a 50 minute let's play video of this game. What I have seen of the lore is promising, and the NPCs seem like they have interesting dialog. I am disappointed in the choice of using squares in the grid and not hexagons or similar in combat. I wonder if they have explained the reason for that somewhere.

Both graphics, combat and dialogs reminds me of fallout 1+2. Those games are quite good, and are still among the best games ever made even they graphically look old. I do think I would prefer combat based on the system of fallout tactics or the cancelled van burren over f1+f2 though.

I will definitely buy it, but I am not sure if I will buy it so early, as me playing it now might take away from the experience of the game when it is finished.
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