Atomic Picnic to Hit Early Access in September - New Playtest Now Live!

June 4, 2024

Atomic Picnic, the co-op roguelike shooter from BitCake Studio, will launch in Early Access on Steam in September, 2024. Announced today at the OTK Game Expo, check out a brand new trailer here:

But you don’t have to wait that long to venture out into the wasteland - a new playtest of Atomic Picnic starts now!  Head to and join the community to get access right away. If you’ve taken part in one of our two past playtests you’re already in, just update the game on Steam and hop in. This playtest will open to all on Steam this Friday, June 7, and wrap up on Monday, June 10. 

Here’s what’s new in this playtest:

  • New character abilities & stats - Each playable character now has both an active and passive ability, plus unique base statistics. 
  • New weapon - The powerful Pistol!
  • New mini-boss - Jonathan, a giant turtle, can be found on the Twilight Dam map
  • New enemies - New Flying Shooters spray patterns of shots, and the JellyEgg spawns Mini Jelly mobs. 
  • New upgrade - The Doom On Device curio 
  • A slew of updates - From UI and UX changes to balance changes and bug fixes. 

Many of these changes have come directly out of the feedback that you, the playtester community, have given BitCake Studio. Your input is key to the continued development of Atomic Picnic, so keep it coming!

Be sure to join the Atomic Picnic Discord and follow the game on social media as we get closer to Early Access launch in September!

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