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Take control of a settlement of the first modern humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival.

Dawn of Man is a survival/city-builder from the creators of Planetbase.

The game starts in the Stone Age, and takes you up to the Iron Age, spanning more than 10,000 years of human prehistory.

You will have to get your people to survive, expand and evolve, just like our ancestors, facing the challenges that the environment will throw at you.


Animals were a vital source of food and resources for ancient humans. Use their meat to feed your people and their skin and bones to make clothing and craft the tools you will need to stay alive. Confront Mammoths, Wholly Rhinos, Ancient Bison, Megaloceros, Cave Lionsand other species that roamed the earth at the time.



Collect a variety resources from the environment, fruit, berries, water, wood, flint, stone, ores. Use them to prepare food, to make tools and to build structures in your settlement.

Plan for harsh times

Fish is more abundant in spring, berries and fruit can be collected in summer and animals are easier to come by when it's warm. When winter comes, make sure to have enough non-perishable food and warm clothing in order to survive.

Expand and fortify your settlement

Build more homes and facilities for your people, in order to expand your population. Construct fortifications and craft weapons, so you are ready for when the inevitable conflict comes.


Research Technologies

Each new discovery will make it easier for your settlement to be able to support larger populations, but will also bring new challenges: increased food demand, morale issues and more frequent raider attacks.

Build Megalithic Structures

Our ancestors were capable of incredible engineering feats: mine massive rocks from the environment, transport them using sledges and construct huge stone structures.

Control Nature

Unlock farming technologies to grow your own vegetables, so you can feed large amounts of people. Domesticate animals to produce food, resources and provide increased muscle power.


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Dawn of Man

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We are announcing our new title, Dawn of Man!

The game is a spiritual successor to our previous title Planetbase, but set in a period of time starting about 12,000 years ago, when the last glacial period ended and human populations started to grow.

You will begin controlling a small hunter-gatherer camp, then expand and evolve until the dawn of history. You will have to face the same challenges our ancestors did, thousands of years ago.

Dawn of Man features mechanics that are somewhat inspired by Planetbase but with quite a few differences (we are coding the game from scratch).

  • You will be able to research new techs, to take your people from the Paleolithic up to the Iron Age.


  • You will be able to micromanage them in detail (this is optional, you will still be able to do overall planning of the settlement).
  • The game will be quite a bit longer, about twice the size of Planetbase.
  • The environment plays a big role, you will have to learn how to deal with the different animals in order to hunt, domesticate, or defend against them.


  • Combat is still not the main focus in the game, but plays an increased role, you will have to fortify your village and defend it against attacks.


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Se ve muy prometedor, ya quiero probarlo y si es posible, seguir todo su trayecto
hasta que sea perfecto

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Dawn of Man
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The #DawnOfMan closed beta is starting next week, check out this link: Steamcommunity.com for information on how to apply!

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Oct 5 2018

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