We've all probably played our fair share of farming simulator games—goodness knows I have a ton of hours in Stardew Valley—but we haven't quite seen something like Atomicrops, an upcoming game for PC and consoles from Bird Bath Games. This neat little indie title mixes roguelite shooting action with farming strange plants in a post-apocalyptic environment.
Have a gander at the delightfully surreal Atomicrops Reveal Trailer to see a bit of the game in action:
Bird Bath Games seems to have blended two different genres into a new experience. A core part of the game appears to be classic farming RPG gameplay (the trailer even makes light of this genre by starting off much the same before revealing the horrible truth). The roguelite mechanics come into play with how you farm your crops after the bombs fall: you'll have to shoot the various plants with all kinds of crazy futuristic weaponry.
There's a little more to the game than just farming, though. Players will also have to explore the game world to find upgrades for your equipment, raise mutated animals, and fend off pests that would love to munch on your delicious crops. You'll also be able to marry one of the survivors from a nearby town to get a little extra help on the farm, whether it's by tending to the plants or blasting away gigantic mutant bats.
Unfortunately, that's all we really know about Atomicrops for now. The developers say that they'll be showing an alpha build of the game at both PAX East and GDC. It looks pretty cool, so you should make an effort to swing by if you're headed to either of those gaming conventions.
Atomicrops will be making it to PC and consoles sometime later in 2019. No price has been announced.
What do you think of Atomicrops? Do you like the idea of a game that blends roguelite shooting with farming RPG gameplay? Let us know in the comments below!