Paradox Interactive has revealed the followup to last year’s colony builder, Surviving Mars. Surviving the Aftermath will launch late 2020 on PC (Epic Games Store, Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

“With the staggering growth of Surviving Mars this year we knew we had something special and we wanted to find new ways to utilize survival management gameplay,” said Nikhat Ali, Lead Producer, Paradox Interactive. “Surviving the Aftermath gives us the opportunity to experiment with these mechanics in new and interesting ways that we think our players will love.”

Other than being another colony building sim, details are scarce. The official reveal will take place on October 19 during PDXCON 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

To celebrate the announcement, Surviving Mars and all its DLC are heading to the Epic Games Store. The base game and Space Race DLC will be free to download as part of Epic’s weekly Free Games Program, between October 10 – 17. Surviving Mars is also available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Paradox is hosting a modding contest where players can create new animals for the Project Laika DLC. Project Laika released earlier this year alongside the Green Planet expansion pack, and added animals and farms. Ten winners will be chosen, five by Paradox and five by community votes, with $100 prize money. The contest deadline is October 14.

Surviving Mars is rated E10+, and we expect Surviving the Aftermath to follow suit. Details will be announced during the PDXCON 2019 Announcement Show, which will be streamed live October 19.

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