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Circadian City is a life simulation game unlike any other games out there. It's fun, optimistic, romantic and beyond life itself. Inspired by Stardew Valley, Don't Starve, the Sims Series and Rimworld.


You found a job and you came to a big city after graduating from university. You are starting a new life all by yourself. You will be working in a weird company, make friends, go out at nights, develop interests, build a personality and most important of all you will learn how to take care of yourself by managing your hunger, energy, happiness, social needs and stress. Yup, I said stress.

You want to make some friends, but hey, this is a big city and everbody minds their own business. You need to have some shared hobbies with other people to become friends. Don't worry, we have you covered, you can improve yourself in many interest areas by watching movies, playing games, taking classes or reading books. Once you become close with other people you can start inviting them to dinner, have fun at night, Sunday sports watching or play your favorite board game together.

Picking your friends is important because becoming and staying friends take time and every close friend you have gives you unique bonuses. Furthermore, other characters have their own friends and social groups, therefore if you become friends with two people from the same group you can join their meetups. With doing social activities with your friends you can collect emotions and using them to build your personality. More on that later!

By the way, have you seen that awesome TV series with dragons and zombies? No? Oh, you're so boring. You should stay up to date in your interests.


Every night, when you sleep, you find yourself in a mostly procedurally generated world. The things you do in your daylife shape your dreams. This is where you build your personality and you have a wild range of playstyles to do so. You can be a patient farmer, a caring rancher, an adventerous miner or an ambitious gamer. This is your dream.

You will encounter mysterious characters, you will find yourself in your memories and you will be awesome like you always do. The emotions you collect in the daytime will help you improve your personality slowly in time. There are 16 different personality paths you can follow and they will have various effects in your daylife. You will gain perks, change what makes you happy and in the end you will search and find a purpose for your life.

What about the love of your life? Let's just say you can freely choose your identity and what you are looking for in Circadian City. When you find the right partner for you, your heart will pound like it's exploding.


We intend to keep Circadian City a long time in Early Access and we have crazy ideas for the game. But we know that you have even more crazy ideas and we want you to bring them in. The craziest part is that the architecture of the game is very scalable, therefore it allows tons of new content and features.

We are together in this adventure. Welcome aboard! Let's make this the game of your dreams. If you want to mod, you can tailor the game to your needs (no violence in any form) and we will support you. If you want us to add a new feature, let's talk about it and see if it fits.

Now wishlist and follow the game, join us in discussions and check the updates often.

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We are a bunch of monkeys who were working on a script of Hamlet and we found ourselves developing Circadian City by an accident.

As a strange twist of fate, it seems that people liked the concept of a life sim in a big city where we develop our personality in our dreams. We received a very warm welcome by the community since we opened the Steam page a little while ago.

So we decided, we should let you know about the development story of the game.

Let us start all from the beginning.


A little while after the vertebrates leaving the oceans, some mammals adapted to the new environment and evolved. Later on they created a game called The Sims under the roof of an entity known with an affection of green papers printed other mammals faces and some numbers on them. As an educated gamer, we assume you've been informed about this game already.

Humans are known to fascinate the idea of projecting themselves on a platform and looking at their lives from a 3rd point of view since they've been painting on caves walls. Sims, helped that habit particularly well.

Some time after, another monstrosity came to life and it caused the space-time continuum to shift due to theastronomically high levels of cuteness generated from it. It was Stardew Valley. It is told that this dramatic galactic event was the root cause of many anomalies including the unusual halt of the Hamlet writing task and switching to Circadian City for the monkeys working on Circadian City.

Stardew Valley seemed to satisfy all the needs of humans except the ones necessary for survival and reproduction. Some argue that it was the highest intellectual creation of humankind only to be compared with a cold beer in the afternoon.

Our monkeys, charged with the crimes of developing Circadian City are found playing Sims and Stardew Valley for no apparent reason. Later investigations showed the dangerously excessive amounts of playtimes on their Steam and Play Station accounts.

It is still unknown if it was Nowhere Studios convincing Way Down Deep or vice versa to start working on a game like Circadian City. Some archeologists found the concept below and researchers on the topic have yet to confirm that it might be the reason the game has officialy started.

It seems that combination of keys randomly pressed was quite accurate until today and as of now we opened the store page of the game and it quickly reached more than 6000 wishlists on Steam. You can wishlist us by clicking the link below:

If you want to be a part of this story you can even participate in the alpha tests that will start within a few months.

The idea of becoming a test human, in the hands of several development monkeys might seem unfortunate for some but if you are brave enough to do so, we invite you to our discord server.

Here is a short teaser until a better one is made:

Here are some of the screenshots we took while trying ask for nuts

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Aaaand, here is a little sneakview from the dreamworld.

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And if all of these are still not enough, you can go to our webpage and signup for the newsletter.

We don't expect you to follow us on Twitter, that's a little too much.

An unusual development story

An unusual development story


Circadian City is a life simulation game inspired by games like Stardew Valley and Sims series. The unique part is dreams are playable. You develop interests...


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