Raw Fury has announced that it, alongside developer Birth Bath Games, will release Atomicrops on consoles and PC this year. A new trailer has been released to celebrate and it's well worth a watch.
Just like any other farming simulator, Atomicrops sees you owning your very own farm, ready to live out a peaceful life in the countryside, just like you would in other farming favourites like Stardew Valley. This is a little different, though, because your farm immediately gets turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland with the surrounding countryside being vapourised in a nuclear blast. Oh.
The game has adopted a "Farm. Marry. Kill." slogan, which probably gives you a decent sense of what to expect, but here's a quick description and feature list from the game's website:
"Atomicrops is an action roguelite farming simulator. Armed with your hoe, a watering pail, and a fully automatic weapon, you must grow ultra-GMO crops to feed the local town… and make a hefty profit. Defend your land from the mutant pests and bandits that invade nightly to ravage your fields. Court and wed townsfolk to fight and farm by your side. Gather upgrades to increase yields, profit and power. Befriend the local wildlife to help with the chores."
Farm. Grow mutant crops and reap a bountiful harvest to sustain humanity… and make a huge profit.
Marry. Woo and marry a kindred spirit from the local town to fight and farm alongside you.
Kill. Fight bizarre post-nuclear pests starving for a piece of your crops at night. Hunt and forage in dangerous surrounding biomes for seeds and loot during the day. Turn your enemies into fertilizer to increase your crops quality.
Upgrade. Explore the far reaches of the biomes to find useful relics of farms long past. Discover rusty farm equipment, antique gardening tools, and tomes of how-to garden guides to increase your farming power. Spend your money in town to upgrade your gun and abilities. Permanently upgrade your farm house for bonuses that persist across playthroughs.
Befriend. Recruit an entourage of pig pals, chicken chums and cow colleagues to automate farming tasks. Cultivating atomicrops is a tough job, you’ll need all the help you can get.
The trailer doesn't show a whole lot of gameplay (we're treated to a great little animated scene for the most part), but we're intrigued by its premise nonetheless. Assuming "consoles" includes Switch - Raw Fury has regularly published titles on Switch ever since it launched so it's a pretty safe bet - this one could well be one to watch out for.
What do you think? Will you be keeping tabs on Atomicrops? Let us know your first impressions in the comments.