Paradox Interactive and Iceflake Studios has announced that Shattered Hope is the second expansion for their survival colony builder, Surviving the Aftermath. Shattered Hope introduces the Shattered Moon calamity, giving players the ability to boost resource production and the task of maintaining survivor’s hope. Surviving the Aftermath: Shattered Hope launches on November 3rd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at a suggested retail price of $9.99.
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In the new DLC, the Moon is shattered in the sky, and its fragments are crashing down on Earth leaving behind them devastation but also moon rock deposits. You can refine lunar fragments and obtain lunar dust which will be used to increase the production of your buildings for a limited time. This new building boost mechanic is called overtime.
Keep your hopes up, and feast
Hope is a new global value that decreases over time and also when catastrophes happen in the game. If kept too low for too long, it will trigger a new condition called anguish that, if left untreated, may turn your colonists hostile. So, keep your hope as high as possible by holding feasts at the new colony square building.
New production chain: take care of your colonists
When colonists experience anguish, you can help them by building a trauma center where they will heal. They will recover faster thanks to a brand-new medicine called antistress. To make it, you’ll have to grow raw resources on the mushroom farm, then refine them into the actual medicine in the med hut building.