Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, or CDDA, is an open-source survival horror roguelike video game. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a fork of the original game Cataclysm. CDDA features text based graphics but has an alternative graphical tiles version. The game is freely downloadable on the game's website and the source code is also freely available on the project's GitHub repository under the CC BY-SA Creative Commons license. Rock, Paper, Shotgun named CDDA in 2016 one of "The 50 Best Free Games on PC".
The game is set in near-future New England after a catastrophic event killed most of the human population and spawned various monsters and hazards. Though the cataclysm is predominantly a zombie apocalypse, many other disastrous events are going on, including invasions from fungi, Triffids, Lovecraftian monsters and caves containing sewer rats and a rat king.
Unlike most roguelikes, it has no goal: the player is free to explore the procedurally generated map, clear areas of monsters, work with NPCs, and build shelters and vehicles. The gameplay is mainly based on day-to-day survival, and the game tracks parameters like hunger, thirst, morale, illness and temperature which the player must manage to stay alive. The game also manages numerous other mechanics about the player including drug addiction, mutations, broken limbs, and bionic implants.
Screenshots from the game Cataclysm DDA: Dark Days Ahead
System requirements Cataclysm DDA: Dark Days Ahead for Mac Os:
- Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
- Mac OS X 10.7 or later
- 50 Mb of available disk space
- 1 GB of RAM