Farewell, the optimism of humanity overcoming our baser instincts and traveling to the stars. Farewell even to the optimism of an eccentric billionaire funding an expedition to Mars. Those dreams were always silly perhaps, and in the eternal words of Charlton Heston: “You maniacs! You blew it up!”
By which I mean: Surviving Mars has spawned a spin-off in Surviving the Aftermath, swapping out the sleek promise of a space-faring future for the bleak post-apocalyptic wastes. Announced just last week, Paradox surprise-released Surviving the Aftermath into Early Access today.