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"What causes almost all life on Earth to suddenly vanish? Explore the five biggest mass extinctions of the past. Then ponder: Could it happen again? Who or what will survive?" ― Information Tab


Life After Apocalypse is a limited time event which mainly focuses on Mass Extinctions. Like the Tech Tree of Life, this one features generators that produce its main currency per second, Species. This is also the first event which the currency's icon changes depending on the player's progress In the event. (DNA Helix, Trilobite, Placoderm, Tetrapod, Archosaur, T. Rex, Homo Sapiens, Cockroach)

The event officially started on September 14th, 2022 at 16:00 UTC and lasted until September 20th, 2022 at 16:00 UTC.

Story[]

Opening[]

"In all my simulations of life, I detect a surprising pattern of death. I have noted five distinct events in which more than half of Earth species die off forever. What causes almost all life on a planet to suddenly vanish? Could it happen again?"

Ending[]

"Like evolution, extinction never ends. It is a relentless cycle of death followed by new life. Even Earth itself will die. A question remains. Will any Earthlings be strong, sentient, and wise enough to outlive our home world?"

Objectives and Rewards[]

Explore Mass Extinctions (10 Requirements)

  1. Collect L.U.C.A (50) (Reward: 2 Logits)
  2. Collect L.U.C.A (100) & Ordovician Extinction (Reward: Ocean Chemistry Badge)
  3. Collect L.U.C.A (250) & Devonian Extinction (Reward: 4 Logits)
  4. Collect L.U.C.A (500) & Permian Extinction (Reward: 5 Logits)
  5. Collect L.U.C.A (600) & Triassic Extinction (Reward: 6 Logits)
  6. Collect L.U.C.A (700) & Cretaceous Extinction (Reward: Killer Space Rock Badge)
  7. Collect Human Impact (Reward: 8 Logits)
  8. Collect L.U.C.A (900) & Anthropocene Extinction (Reward: 10 Logits)
  9. Collect L.U.C.A (1000) & Solar Apocalypse (Reward: 15 Logits)
  10. Collect L.U.C.A (1200) & Life Beyond (Reward: Solar Apocalypse Badge)

Generators[]

The Life After Apocalypse event features eight generators which produce the currency for it. Generators can only be unlocked following an extinction event, which will cause the previous generator to be wiped out entirely and become unpurchasable (except L.U.C.A. which is always active). The currency's icon will also change according to the generator unlocked.

Icon Name Description Extinction Event First Cost Base Production
LUCA L.U.C.A. The last universal common ancestor (LUCA) is the earliest microbe from which all modern life descends. Its DNA will pass through a chain of evolving species that survive every extinction. Three billion years later, LUCA's genes are inside us — and every living thing. N/A 40 4
MetazoanSeas Metazoan Seas Metazoans (multicelled animals) multiply and diversify in an evolutionary leap called the Ordovician Radiation. They build the first coral reefs, dense with life. The scattered land masses host only mosslike plants called bryophytes. Ordovician 350 8
Age of Fishes Age of Fishes As life begins to thrive again in the Devonian Period, millions of acres of coral reefs span the seas. This is now a fish-eat-fish world. Big-jawed, heavily armored fish called placoderms take hunting to ferocious levels. Devonian 200,000 2,000
Pangean Life Pangean Life The Gondwana and Euramerica continents crunch into one supercontinent, Pangea. A few tetrapod survivors give rise to a stunning range of vertebrates called synapsids. For the first time, land life is as rich and diverse as ocean life. Permian 60.00M 40,000
Mesozoic Dawn Mesozoic Dawn As a new era begins, Pangea drifts north, and cooling triggers million-year floods, which help life recover. The first flowers bloom. Mammal-like reptiles called therapsids thrive. Archosaurs give rise to reptiles, birds, and — famously — the dinosaurs. Triassic 3.00 E10 5.00 E6
Reign of Dinosaurs Reign of Dinosaurs Thanks to a stable, tropical climate, dinosaurs explode in size and diversity in the Jurassic and peak in the Cretaceous. Reptiles — flying, swimming, walking, crawling — and small mammals also thrive. Cretaceous 3.00 E13 1.60 E9
Age of Mammals Age of Mammals In the current Cenozoic era, the demise of dinosaurs makes way for mammals. Our squirrel sized, nocturnal ancestors evolve into thousands of stunning species, from mastodons and saber-toothed cats to whales and elephants and, eventually, humans. Anthropocene 8.00 E15 1.00 E12
Cockroach World? Cockroach World? So, what species will inherit the Earth next? Fun fact: Porelian Insects survived five of the last five extinctions by reproducing, adapting, and diversifying quickly. They tolerate freezing, heat waves, starvation, and even radiation really well. Just sayin'. Solar Apocalypse 5.00 E18 1.00 E15

Upgrades[]

No Effect[]

Icon Name Description Cost
Fire and Ice Fire and Ice Young Earth is a planet of extremes. Its surface swings from volcanic fireball to Snowball Earth — ice-bound pole to pole — and back. Despite the chaos, a microbial slime of cyanobacteria takes hold. Single cells with a nucleus, the first eukaryotes, follow. 25

L.U.C.A. Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiently
CambrianExplosion Cambrian Explosion Sea animals evolve tentacles, claws, shells, and other adaptations that rapidly transform the seas. They drive primitive Ediacaran life to extinction through predation, burrowing into their ocean-floor habitats, and gobbling up their food. 50 50
Trilobites Trilobites Trilobites are one of the most successful animals that ever lived. Their oblong bodies are perfectly shaped for diving into mud to hide from predators. They thrive for 450 million years — longer than the dinosaurs. 500 50
6E49B201-E68F-4FA7-9228-6B0F39DBE1CF Placoderms Placoderms come to rule the seas by wielding a game-changing weapon: gaping jaws with sharp blades that cut like guillotines. A hinged joint in the neck lets the mouth open wide and snap down with bone-crushing force. 3.00 E6 1,500
Tetrapods Tetrapods Tetrapods conquer the land by leveling up their vertebrate skeleton. They have backbones built like bridges to support weight, jointed limbs with multiple digits for locomotion, and flexible necks for looking around. 6.00 E8 1,000
Archosaurs Archosaurs Archosaurs diversify like crazy, thanks to ankle joints. One group has twisting joints, allowing for the splayed gait of crocodilians. Another group's joints bend like a hinge, so one foot steps in front of the other. These bipedal walkers evolve into dinosaurs. 1.50 E11 1,000
Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex T-Rex is the greatest predator that walked the Earth. Why? It's the pinnacle model, the latest and greatest iteration, after 220 million years of theropod evolution. It's gigantic, fierce, and smart too, with a large brain and keen senses. 3.50 E13 1,000
Homo Sapiens Homo Sapiens Homo Sapiens ("wise man") is us — Modern human beings. Out of several early human species, we're the sole survivors. Our superpower is brain power, which was propelled us to planetary domination in a mere 300,000 years of existence. 2.00 E16 1,200
Unknown Species Unknown Species Will cockroaches inherit the Earth? It's a meme that took off in the 1940s, at the dawn of the Atomic Age. But, realistically, what species will be the last dominant one to survive mass extinctions on Earth? There are (almost) no wrong answers. 4.00 E19 10,000
Space Loophole Space Loophole There is a loophole: Colonize another world before the solar apocalypse. If humans don't manage it before going extinct, could future Earth species carry on elsewhere? 1.00 E23 1E+07
Life Beyond Life Beyond Comets and asteroids are always seeding distant worlds with water, carbon. and other ingredients for life. Add energy — light, heat, or chemical — and life can take hold. What alien species have evolved and will evolve elsewhere in the universe? 1.00 E28 100

Metazoan Seas Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
Trilobite World Trilobite World Trilobites dominate, evolving into many thousand of species. Eurypterids (sea scorpions) feast on the abundant prey, as do nautiloids, with their beaked mouths and tentacles. Jawless fish appear, sucking in food with open mouths. 10,000 150
DC40D189-5BAE-4F5B-9D95-A4389C425580 Asteroid Bombardment A massive collision in the Asteroid Belt rains space rocks on Earth for a million years. The bombardment doesn't trigger a mass extinction. Instead, the chaos propels hardy species to evolve and adapt faster. 70,000 100
392F548B-CFBB-4E8B-B0A6-1AA5AF1D8E50 Continental Collision When two landmasses collide, carbon- and sulfur-spewing volcanoes rise, and the Appalachian Mountains form. The sulfur creates acid rain, eroding rock and washing carbon and other minerals into the sea. 140,000 600
230DE667-F9AF-41A8-B7FF-DBEB93914DB7 Carbon Tipping Point Metazoans use the influx of carbon to build calcium carbonate shells. When they die, that carbon sinks to the ocean floor. Over millions of years, the transfer of carbon from air to rock to sea bottom reaches a tipping point. 2.00 E6 125
Ice Age Ice Age! Less carbon dioxide in the air means more of the sun’s heat escapes into space, cooling Earth. The Gondwana supercontinent at the South Pole freezes, causing sea levels to plummet. A multi-million-year ice age begins! 1.00 E7 100
827CA638-968B-4C8E-8072-1C47D60018B4 Anoxic Oceans Hardy species adapt to the ice age. But then, volcanoes swing Earth back into hothouse mode. Glaciers melt, sea levels rise, currents slow, and the warmer water turns anoxic (oxygen poor). Life that thrives on oxygen smothers to death. 3.00 E7 800

Age of Fishes Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
729ADFE2-8D82-443D-9594-E5C15E727CDD Land Grab Lured by plants, insects swarm the land and become the first animals to take flight. Whether chasing those insects or fleeing ocean predators, the first tetrapod ("four feet") animals walk on land. It is a giant evolutionary leap. 4.50 E7 700
Killer Trees Killer Trees The evolution of trunks and roots allows the first tall trees to form vast forest on the Gondwana and Euramerica continents. The roots acidify and erode rock, forming nutrient-rich soil. The unleashing of nitrogen and phosphorus turns out to be a problem. 6.00 E8 450
Killer Plankton Killer Plankton Nitrogen and phosphorus wash into rivers and oceans on a global scale. The chemical feast spurs blooms of plankton, tiny organisms that float near the surface. The overgrowth blocks sunlight and turns water anoxic, creating ocean dead zones. 8.00 E9 200
Extinction Pulses Extinction Pulses Spurts of global warming alternate with ice ages, when lush forests cool the planet by sucking up carbon dioxide. Climate change and other stresses cause species to die out in pulses, with two big peaks: the Kellwasser Event and the Hangenberg Collapse. 3.25 E10 100

Pangean Life Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
Vertebrate World Vertebrate World Tetrapods are ancestors to all modern land vertebrates — reptiles, birds and mammals. But at first, the distinction are blurry. Dimetrodon, a sail-backed synapsid, looks like a reptile but has dagger teeth like the fangs of cat and dogs. 7.00 E9 500
Mega-Volcanoes Mega-Volcanoes In northern Pangea, Earth’s crust slits open, and its molten guts spew out for nearly a million years. The continental lava floodplain, now called the Siberian Traps, grows to an area the size of Europe. 4.50 E10 200
Toxic Ash Toxic Ash More lethal than lava floods are clouds of toxic ash circling the globe. They are extra deadly because of the chemical makeup of northern Pangea’s crust. One of the biggest volcanic eruptions in Earth’s history happens in one of the worst possible places! 2.75 E11 200
Ozone Destroyed Ozone Destroyed Northern Pangea’s crust contains salt from dried-up seas. Burning salt destroys the ozone layer, the atmospheric gases that shield life from the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays damage DNA, causing cancers, mutations, illness, and sterilization. 6.00 E11 300
Acid Rain Acid Rain Four billion tons of sulfur erupt into the air. The resulting sulfur dioxide creates acid rain that poisons land and water globally. Bacteria in the ocean generate hydrogen sulfide, which turns the water toxic. 6.00 E12 125
Carbon Amok Carbon Amok Coal, oil and gas are carbon byproducts of dead life. In Pangea, they’ve piled up in the crust since Cambrian times. When magma sets them afire, carbon and methane explode into the air. Earth warms beyond what life can bear. 1.50 E13 125
Scorching Earth Scorching Earth In tropical and temperate zones, seas turn into toxic, anoxic hot tubs. Land temperatures soar to 60 degrees Celsius, hot enough to cook animal flesh. Inland seas and rivers across, giant Pangea dry up. Only the poles are cool enough to sustain life. 4.50 E13 200

Mesozoic Dawn Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
Crocodile World Crocodilian World Pangea slowly cracks apart and new coastlines form, along with inland seas and lakes. The waterways favor turtles and crocodile kin, predators that rule the early Triassic. Small, rare, two-legged dinosaurs like Eoraptor evolve later. 1.75 E12 900
Pangean Rift Pangean RIft When landmasses split, mega-volcanoes explode. A devastating rift opens between what is now North and South America. Lava spurts and oozes for 600,000 years. The floodplain stretches from Canada to Brazil. 9.00 E12 1,000
Carbon Amok (Again) Carbon Amok (Again) Tragically, Earth's mechanisms for removing gigatons of carbon from the air are depleted. There are few sea animals to bury it in the ocean and few trees to absorb it. A hot, dry, fragile world reaches a tipping point. 3.50 E14 500

Reign of Dinosaurs Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
Deccan Death Traps Deccan Death Traps What is future Madagascar pulls away from India. The rupture unleashes a lava flood the size of France, now called the Deccan Traps. This mega-volcanic outburst, the second biggest on record, harms life across the globe. How severely, and for how long, is hotly debated. 3.75 E14 500
Killer Space Rock! Killer Space Rock! In an instant, the world changes. An asteroid punches a hole in the atmosphere, and the vacuum of space swoops in. Half a second later, it blasts a mantle-deep crater, ejecting crust into orbit. In minutes, a wide swath of life in what is now the Americas is dead. 4.50 E15 300
Shock and Boom Shock and Boom Speeding 20 times faster than a bullet, the asteroid creates shockwaves, air blasts, and a sonic boom that rings the whole planet like a bell. The boom is 500,000 times louder than the Krakatoa eruption of 1883, the loudest sound on record. 3.75 E16 500
Quake and Slide Quake and Slide An off-the-scale earthquake rattles the planet, easily felt on the other side of the globe. Slabs of the Earth’s crust break off and collapse. One submarine landslide stretches nearly the length of North America’s east coast. 3.25 E17 300
Meteorite Bome Meteorite Bombs Within minutes, ejecta from the crater falls like fire bombs from the sky. Rocks that liquefied on impact resolidify into glass beads that drop like hot bullets into animal flesh. Limestone, ejected from the ocean floor, falls and forms towering cliffs for miles around. 1.75 E18 125
Broiled Earth Broiled Earth The hot ejecta ignites fires that roast the American landscape, broiling all life exposed on the surface. Ash and soot billow into black, toxic clouds that circle the globe. 4.25 E18 200
Day into Night Day into Night For month, the blackened skies turn day into night. Photosynthesis, the process that fuels plants, is nearly impossible. A long, dark chill and scare food are especially devastating to large, voracious animals like dinosaurs. 1.30 E19 500

Age of Mammals Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
Thermal Maximum Thermal Maximum The volcanic rise of the Himalayas triggers a sudden global warm-up called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). Newly evolved mammals and other life that can’t adapt are replaced by species that can. 2.00 E17 500
Ice Age (Again) Ice Age (Again) Antarctica drifts south and freezes. Sea levels fall, and glaciers flow at both poles. An ice age begins. We're still in this ice age 2.4 million years later. Although polar ice is receding now, we could tip back into a deep freeze. 7.25 E17 200
Anthropocene Anthropocene Anthropocene ("recent humans") describes the period when human activity impacts Earth’s climate, geology, and biology. It spans from at least as far back as the Industrial Revolution (1760) to the present day. 3.00 E18 9,000
Human Impact Human Impact What we’ve done to Earth (so far): Dam or divert most rivers; transform a third of the land; overfish and overhunt; accelerate the extinction of species; and reduce diversity. Only 3% of the biomass of land mammals is wild — the rest is human, livestock, and pets! 9.00 E19 1,500
Extinction Threats Extinction Threats What will trigger Earth's next mass extinction? As in past events, it will likely be a combination of stressors. Our current and future actions can stave off some threats. For unavoidable events, we can only plan for survival. 2.00 E21 700
Climate Tipping Point? Climate Tipping Point? Carbon dioxide is rising at a superfast rate because of burning fossil fuels — gas, oil, and coal. Melting permafrost unleashes methane into the air. These sunlight-trapping gases could trigger a Permian-like scorched Earth, with only the poles as a refuge. 1.25 E22 250
Dead Oceans? Dead Oceans? Seas are warming and acidifying rapidly, killing coral reefs and destabilizing food webs. Oceans could turn into dead zones, as in the Ordovician extinction. Overhunting, loss of habitat, and pollution also threaten global life. 3.00 E22 100
Nuclear Winter? Nuclear Winter? Humans have the technology to destroy the planet in minutes. Nuclear war could turn Earth into a cold, dark, radioactive wasteland for years. This "nuclear winter" would resemble the post-asteroid Cretaceous end. 6.50 E22 100
Killer Space Rock? Killer Space Rock? Asteroids and comets have bombarded Earth from one day one. We're tracking 90% of near-earth objects (NEOs), the space rocks likely to hit us. But even if we spot a threat, we might not have the time or tools to deflect it. 1.50 E23 100
Galactic Hazards? Galactic Hazards? As our solar system orbits the galaxy, it passes through two hazard zones. When it crosses the dense plane, asteroid impacts ratcheted up. When it moves above the galaxy’s magnetic field, Earth is exposed to deadly cosmic rays — high-energy, high-speed particle streams. 3.00 E23 100

Cockroach World? Efficiency[]

Icon Name Description Cost Efficiency
An Existential Question An Existential Question In the next hundreds of millions of years, how many die-offs and evolution reboots will our planet endure? Could an event wipe out ALL life on Earth? (We came close in the Permian.) 7.00 E20 1,000,000

Extinction Events[]

Icon Name Description Cost Effects
5AE9BE6E-A1F0-4C88-92FF-B1D660322DA5 Ordovician Extinction In the first mass extinction, 88% to 91% of species vanish. Shallow seas dry up, and coral reefs are devastated. Mass die-offs in the deep ocean collapse the entire food web. Earth takes five million years to recover. 1.00 E8 Metazoan Seas 100% less efficient L.U.C.A. 100% more efficient
Devonian Extinction Devonian Extinction The second mass extinction destroys 87% to 89% of all species. A shocking 96% of marine vertebrates are gone forever, including placoderms. Only 1% of those massive coral reefs survive. They take 100 million years to recover. 4.50 E10 Age of Fishes 100% less efficient L.U.C.A. 5,000% more efficient
Permian Extinction Permian Extinction A shocking 95% to 99% of species perish in Earth’s biggest loss of life. As the Paleozoic era ends, trilobites are gone forever, and oceans regress to microbial slime. Forests revert to ferns and mosses. Most of Earth is uninhabitable for millions of years. 1.00 E14 Pangean Life 100% less efficient L.U.C.A. 1,100% more efficient
529B7712-D4CB-445D-BD4C-5F26974D8B5A Triassic Extinction About 89% to 76% of species succumb in the fourth mass extinction. Coral reefs are nearly wiped out yet again. Few archosaurs and only one line of crocodiles, Crocodylomorphs, survive. Small dinosaurs step into life’s void. 3.00 E15 Mesozoic Dawn 100% less efficient

L.U.C.A. 50,000% more efficient

Cretaceous Extinction Cretaceous Extinction About 76% to 86% of species die out in this infamous extinction. Almost all dinosaurs vanish along with swimming and flying reptiles — plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and pterosaurs. A few theropods survive and later evolve into modern birds. 1.05 E20 Reign of Dinosaurs 100% less efficient

L.U.C.A. 100,000% more efficient

Anthropocene Extinction Anthropocene Extinction The timing, causes, and scale of the sixth extinction event are uncertain. What species will survive? If not humans, which survivors will evolve to dominate the planet? 9.00 E23 Age of Mammals 100% less efficient

L.U.C.A. 5,000% more efficient

Solar Apocalypse Solar Apocalypse We are, in fact, all doomed. As the Sun dies, its radiation will intensify and sterilize Earth. That could happen as soon as 800 million years from now. In a few billion years, our dying star will vaporize the planet itself. 7.00 E24 Cockroach World? 100% less efficient

L.U.C.A. 95,500% more efficient

Duration[]

  • September 14th, 2022, 16:00 UTC — September 20th, 2022, 16:00 UTC

Bugs[]

  • There is a small chance that when you buy a lot of generators (like L.U.C.A.), the counter can get corrupted and display the wrong number of units collected (see gallery).
  • When the event ran for the second time, the garden showed the wrong visuals. (Ex: showing the human impact visuals while you have the solar apocalypse)
  • If you stay in the event after it finishes, you can buy the extinct generators but do not produce anything.

Gallery[]

Explorations and Events
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Season 2 E07-Deep Sea Life Deep Sea LifeE08-Tea TeaE09-Music MusicE10-Human Body Human BodyE11-Visual Art Visual ArtE12-Outbreaks OutbreaksE13-Cats Cats
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