After 3 long months of hard work, we're pleased to say that the next big patch for Atomic Society is now available for new and existing customers!
Update 6 is a big leap forward, Old save games will not be compatible with it and will not even appear in the new version. To download the update either click in the link in the email receipt you received when you bought the game or login to your Humble account (assuming you made one). If you're looking to purchase the game you can do so here.
It includes, among other stuff...
You now have a choice on how to handle the crimes in your town. Will you hang them or lock them up? How long will you lock them up for? Each choice impacts the success of your town in a different way. The choice is yours.
Execution System Expanded
The execution ethical solution has been made more complex and frightening. Picking it now reduces the rates that all crimes occur, but also allows innocent citizens, who never hurt a fly, to be wrongfully accused and executed from time to time. It should add a bit more food for thought…
A new environment has been completed. You can now try and build a settlement upon a frozen hunk of ice in the middle of the ocean if you dare.
3 difficulty modes have been implemented, catering to those who just want to chill and see their population climb, and those who want a real survival challenge. Hard mode on a hard map gives me nightmares.
Culture Critic Effect
The morale building system has been remixed. Citizens now have personal preferences. No longer will everybody will enjoy going to taverns or chapels or theatres for example. Keep your morale buildings mixed or you’ll have unhappy citizens.
3 new cosmetic buildings have been added (with more to come in the future), including flaming torches and scrap metal statues. This version also lets you build much compact towns meaning you can now fill any spare spot in your settlement with these structures and add atmosphere and personal taste.
Latrines and a Diarrhoea System
Citizens now need a place to relieves themselves and a new building has been added to cater to their natural needs. Faecal based diseases will now come to strike down your people unless you keep on top of the latrine situation. Don’t forget to build them.
Completely Re-Designed and Improved UI
The entire UI has been rebuilt from top to the bottom. It is now faster, slicker and a lot more reliable. The amount of changes made to the UI would need an essay to cover, but existing players of the game should notice a lot of "quality of life" improvements.
Many Bug Fixes
No big update is complete without a ton of bug fixes. We test, refine and polish every single update to the death and we’re quietly confident Update 6 will resolve a lot of issues players were having.
We look forward to any comments or feedback you have. Any problems or feedback? Please let us know on the forums.