The Atomic Farmer #2

The second edition of The Atomic Farmer™* focuses on the release of Ghosts ‘n Gourds. The first major content update for Atomicrops which has just gone live!

 

*We didn’t actually trademark it.

Full Patch Notes


So. Much. Content.

Ghosts ‘n Gourds is filled to the brim with tasty new content, as well as updates across the board to the existing content. Experienced players can also undertake a brand new challenge with the introduction of Year 2.

Also… Halloween is upon us!


Choices.

Rye is a new playable character with a heavy focus on combat. He’s a mechanic who comes equipped with some pretty nifty bonuses.

  • His weapons last for full days, rather than breaking after only one.
  • He also comes equipped with a Turret at the start of the game, granting you some extra defense against those pesky enemies.

We haven’t forgotten about Lavender either. She’s taken up the profession of a Beekeeper and features a few appropriately awesome farming bonuses.

  • Her crops grow 20% quicker
  • She starts the game with two Bees, which will speed up the growth of individual crops even further

Norman is human. We promise.

If you bug Norman with enough roses, he may just agree to put a ring on it. This flying fellow boasts some pretty valuable abilities.

  • Slows enemies with a special slime attack
  • Converts low tier seeds in to higher tier

Norman will be available alongside Rue and Borage in town.


Spoooooky Decorations

From ghosts in the menu to scarecrows in the field, Ghosts ‘n Gourds is packed with goodies that’ll make you scream.

  • Scarecrows are an alternative type of turret which block bullets and push enemies away.
  • Pumpkins are a new rare & valuable crop that explode for damage when harvested.

What year is it?!

It’s year 2, and you are not prepared. Unless you’re Theboss10987 from the Discord channel. We actually think he might be prepared.

Year 2 introduces an increased challenge across the board, and features a brand new type of enemy. Let weeds grow too long and you’ll come to regret your life choices.


U is for Upgrades.

Get ready to Zap, Poison, Splash (damage) and Orb (this is a verb, we promise) your enemies with a slew of new weapon upgrades. Have a look through the GIFs above for some teasers. These will definitely come in handy when exploring past broken bridges.


Now that your weapons are upgraded, get ready to improve your farming skills too!

Ghosts ‘n Gourds introduces three brand new upgrades to the mix.

  • Trophallaxis
    • Bees water crops
  • Duct Tape
    • Guns last an extra day
  • Participation Trophy
    • Crops don’t require fertilizer to become large

Community shout-out

This week we’d like to give a big shout-out to the now over 1000 users in the #atomicrops channel over at Discord.

A huge thanks to each and every one of you for joining us on this exciting ride of Early Access.


See you again next week for something completely different.