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Developer diaries are articles, sometimes accompanied by videos, published by Paradox to describe the game design in detail.

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All developer diaries about the base game during its early access period.

No. Title and Link Description Date
22 The End Game (1.0) Uncover some of the mysteries behind the apocalypse and how the world ended the way you see it now 2021-11-15
22 Surviving the Aftermath Expansion Pass Future planned content updates for Surviving the Aftermath 2021-11-03
21 Update 1.0 is coming The long-awaited Update 1.0 to mark the end of the early access period 2021-10-27
20 Update 17 - Prosperity (Platinum update) The biggest update yet to StA includes changes/reworking for: the production chains, resource requirements, gameplay progression, the tech tree, rewritten events and quests, implemented a new happiness system, and added new buildings to push the game towards our original vision. 2021-08-30
19 Update 16 - Control (Gold update) Improving the existing featuressuch as more accurate information in building info panels, world map bandit combat, combat balance changes in the colony and a new, more proactive way of acquiring specialists. 2021-06-17
18 Update 15 - Trailblazers (Silver update) Adding depth to the world map by expanding on outposts and bandit combat. Other improvements involve new building-based colony exploration, prefabricated buildings for game start and a number of quality-of-life improvements from research queue to carrier limits and more. 2021-05-20
17 Update 14 - Remnants (Bronze update) Overhauling core features like colony terrain and deposit generation, new outpost system, Steam Workshop support, as well as many AI and quality-of-life improvements. 2021-04-22
16 Introducing New Roadmap 4 new updates coming to Surviving the Aftermath as part of polishing in early access 2021-04-19
15 Development Update Surviving Games at Paradox Insider and an Update on Surviving the Aftermath 2021-03-12
14 Enhancement Patch #3 A series of improvements that go to the very foundation of the game by changing how the game flows and is balanced 2021-01-28
13 Update 12 - Nuclear Winter The coming of Winter in its stormy and unrelenting form, challenging the colony to survive through its long duration. 2020-12-03
12 Update 11 - Quests Adding quests, giving some love to the World Map, initial steps towards a more streamlined exploration, a more robust overlay system, improved tech tree visuals and more. 2020-10-22
11 Update 10 - Uncharted Lands More additions to the first moment of each playthrough, a new energy production method, vastly improved terrain visuals, colonist aging, and much more! 2020-09-17
10 Update 9 - First Settlers New game start options and ranching. 2020-08-13
9 Update 8 - Tainted Earth A whole new layer to dealing with pollution and water with improvements to almost every facet of the game to make post-apocalyptic survival more interesting and challenging. 2020-06-18
8 A letter from Iceflake studios Delay in version 1.0 due to the global pandemic affecting development process (move to working from home). 2020-05-14
7 Update 7 - Law & Order A brand new criminality system. A malnutrition system adding a new layer to how you plan food production for your colonists, as they now need a varied and balanced diet. 2020-05-07
6 Update 6 - Hostile World Introducing colony combat, aggressive animals, colonist conditions, revised trading, a new level to your gate, and more! 2020-04-09
5 Update 5 - Sanctuary Introducing disaster relief buildings (like saunas and lightning rods), Ideologies, a revised trading system, and much more! 2020-03-05
4 Update 4 - Great Minds Society and improved tech tree, as well as addressing feedback regarding vehicles and other balance changes. 2020-02-06
3 Update 3 - Expeditions Vehicles to allow faster exploration in the World Map and improved Trading. 2020-01-09
2 Update 2 - Outposts Get even more possibility to shape your colony and explore the world outside the Gate. 2019-12-05
1 Update 1 - The Colony Get more tools to manage your Colony and to continue expanding once the resources on your map are exhausted. 2019-11-14