From Press Release:
Today Paradox Interactive and Iceflake Studios launched Update 6: Hostile World for their post-apocalyptic colony builder, Surviving the Aftermath. The post-apocalypse gets even more deadly with marauding bandits attacking your colony’s gate and rampaging wildlife going on the offensive. Update 6 introduces the first version of Surviving the Aftermath’s combat system, players looking to shape the combat mechanics in future updates are invited to leave feedback via the updated in-game feedback tool.
Update 6: Hostile World Key Features
Defend Your Colony: Bandits are at the gate and will attack if you don’t give into their demands. Have your colonists fortify your gate and drive them back before the gate is breached. Bandit groups that are strong enough to break your defenses will pour into your colony, wreaking havoc on everything in their wake while your colonists try to mount a counterattack and save their home.
Command Your Specialists: Take command of your Specialists while they are in the colony. You can now order Specialists to go on the offensive and attack invading bandits if your gates are breached.
The Wild Attacks: Wildlife in the wasteland has become aggressive and will attack your colonists. Viscous beasts will cluster around resources, blocking access until defeated. Animals can go on a rampage and storm the colony, damaging buildings, attacking colonists, and eating crops.
Colonist Conditions: Colonists have a mind of their own and will react to the player’s decisions. They can even give helpful advice or share their expectations. If a colonist feels like they are living under negative conditions, it can affect their ability to work.
Paradox and Iceflake have also incorporated player feedback into the game’s bartering and trade system. Players can now barter with wider reputation ranges, take advantage of special deals, and more. The survival colony builder will also receive 10 combat-focused events and two additional buildings, the Outhouse and Gate Level 3, as a part of the content update.
For more information on everything being added to Surviving the Aftermath in Update 6: Hostile World, view the patch notes here.