Fallout-Inspired Indie RPG Deals With Recovery After The Apocalypse

By Eugene . November 23, 2013 . 3:30pm



There’s a lot of love floating around for Fallout and its sister game Wasteland—so much so that indie devs Black Cloud Studios have set up their own dream of how these games could have gone with After Reset. This Kickstarter game promises to bring you to another way of looking at the Fallout world with its own post-apocalyptic setting.



Over a hundred years after After Reset’s nuclear resolution to the mystery of a sudden appearance of alien crystals all over Earth, humanity hunkers down in advanced bunker-cities under the Earth as the United Governments. But with the discovery that life topside is beginning to become habitable again, it may be time to once again stretch back into the world above and return the Earth to its former glory.



Unfortunately for the United Governments, they’ll discover that topside has Survivors of the nuclear holocaust, with numbers to make up for their technological lack after having to scrounge around with not much left above the world. And they don’t take too kindly to their new neighbors who’ve left them high and dry for so long.


That’s where you come in—a nameless person awoken by an AI voice from a chip stuck in your brain. Or maybe just a voice in your head, if your intelligence score is too low. Who are you, what do you do? Black Cloud Studios promises you’ll have to find out yourself in a non-linear game that follows the heyday of Fallout where you’ll need to scrounge for resources like water just to travel around. It’s an oId school, hardcore RPGs where they don’t pull their punches. You’ll be tooling around the the re-imagined State of Eagle (California) and the Great Desert Regions (Nevada). Oh, and don’t forget ‘dem aliens.


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Players will be able to encounter four (or more if Kickstarter stretch goals are met) companions, each with their own backstories and possible incompatibilities within your party. The ambitious devs promise music reminiscent of the series they draw inspiration from, and already included two sample tracks on their Kickstarter page as proof. I’m particularly tickled by the underlined tagline of the game: “We stop looking for monsters when we realize they are inside of us.” So true.


At time of print, they’ve already got about $40,000 pledged of their $900,000 goal with 16 days to go. You can check out their Kickstarter here.


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  • Rogerrmark

    Eternal love for Fallout 2 and Black Isle Studios here.I’m more into this than Bethesda stuff…those buggy games are a let down to me.

    Lookind forward to both this game now,and Wasteland 2.

  • Unknown7

    Looks interesting.

  • JustThisOne

    Ah yes! Rebuilding! It’s the kind of storyline that’s usually left untouched. I’d love to see more of this. :3

    • Kai2591

      Indeed. Usually its like nobody in these kind of games ever care of rebuilding poor old Earth. lol.

  • personablaze

    This looks awesome! Gonna throw in some money for these guys and hope for the best!

  • Chaos_Knight

    I never really even thought of what would happen after an apocalypse.

  • James Enk

    i have a thing for post apocalyptic fiction

  • DCBlackbird

    POST-post-apocalyptic story

  • firstarioch

    Cant stand post apocalyptic stories .
    All of a sudden we have plethora of them …
    It would be better if they do more cyberpunk rpgs in sort of Syndicate type world but serious ones dark ones not like shadowrun .

    And a Mecha rpg would be nice .
    God knows that since Xenogears nothing good came expect xenoblade . So there is definately niche for thst .
    How many more post apocalyptic crap can they make ?
    it’s getting saturated out there .

    • DyLaN

      Shin Sekai Yori anime/LN is considered as post apocalyptic and its pretty good. TLOU is also post apocalyptic and it good too.

      So yes, the genre can work when done well. Both work mention above are also PA of different types as well.

      And frankly, a lot genre can be said to be saturated too but wht important is the way its executed.

  • I think, that’s how Fallout 3 should have been.

  • That was the most uninteresting video I’ve seen… :/ They can only show them walking around? Where is the hook?

    • ZekeFreek

      Any game can have walking. This game’s got walkin’ with swagger.

      …Okay yeah, I see your point.

      • Haha, I watched the whole thing to think they might show at least some action, maybe some looting etc etc fallout stuff. :P

        • Kumomeme

          pay them…
          they ask for kickstarter fun though

  • tobi

    Is that Walter White…

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