Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a turn-based survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Struggle to survive in a harsh, persistent, procedurally generated world. Scavenge the remnants of a dead civilization for food, equipment, or, if you are lucky, a vehicle with a full tank of gas to get you the hell out of Dodge. Fight to defeat or escape from a wide variety of powerful monstrosities, from zombies to giant insects to killer robots and things far stranger and deadlier, and against the others like yourself, that want what you have…

As your game begins, you awaken with hazy memories of violence and terror from when the world suddenly unravelled around you. Now you need to explore your surroundings, and secure food, water and safety. After that, who knows? Long term survival will mean tapping abilities you haven’t used before, learning to survive in this new environment and developing new skills.

# Features:

- Tilesets, sound, localization and mod support;
- Backwards compatible with desktop savegames;
- Stores game data and savegames in a publicly writeable location;
- Works with a physical keyboard or virtual keyboard & touchscreen;
- Auto-saves when the app loses focus (screen locked, switched apps etc.);
- Highly customizable touch controls and automatic in-game contextual shortcuts.

# Controls:

- `Swipe`: Directional movement (hold for virtual joystick);
- `Tap`: Confirm selection in menu or Pause one turn in-game (hold to Pause several turns in-game);
- `Double-tap: Cancel/Go back;
- `Pinch`: Zoom in/out (in-game);
- `Back hardware button`: Toggle virtual keyboard (hold to toggle keyboard shortcuts).

# Tips:

- If your game doesn't start, crashes or hangs often try toggling "Software rendering" option in prelaunch menu;
- Default tileset is high-memory consuming (try changing it to another one - e.g. Retrodays) if game crashes during world creation;
- Adjust terminal size under Settings > Options > Graphics (requires restart).
- There are multiple Android-specific options live under Settings > Options > Android;
- Keyboard shortcuts for frequently used and/or context sensitive commands appear at the bottom of the screen;
- You can remove a shortcut by flicking up on it. Hold it down to see help text.
- For the best keyboard experience, use physical keyboard or SSH-friendly virtual keyboard such as “Hacker’s Keyboard” on the Google Play store.

# Additional info:

Signup to Beta if you want to play experimental version of the game.

You can find design doc here -
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What's New

The Danny release is characterized by MORE. More UI polish, more features, more content, more long-asked-for changes. It’s the longest-lived and largest in every way release we’ve ever done, and we hope to never do it again. Future releases are planned for roughly 6-month intervals. This release is made up of 37,604 commits authored by over 700 contributors, and it roughly doubled the number of everything in the game, items, monsters, map buildings, you name it, we doubled it.
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Additional Information

April 4, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0 and up
Content Rating
Mature 17+
Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Use of Drugs, Strong Language
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