Dawn of Andromeda is a pausable, real-time 4X space strategy game providing an accessible, fun and immersive experience, introducing fresh ideas to the genre. Build your empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research technologies and build great fleets.
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Release Date: May 4, 2017

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June 20

Major patch is now available!

Hello everyone,

We are happy to tell you that we prepared a hefty update. This update includes some significant UI improvements, adds a new animation for custom races, bigger galaxies, features a new option to disable the camera smoothing effect as well as well as some important bug fixes, balance changes and AI improvements. In addition, the update brings official German language support.

  • New Animation for the custom races
  • Added option to disable zoom/camera movement smooth effect
  • Slow learner and Fast learner now proved a -2 and +2 bonus/penalty respectively
  • Added Select button in ships list menu, enabling the player to select ships from there and without moving the camera, making selecting a ship and sending it somewhere a much easier and faster process
  • Bigger galaxies in average, big and huge settings
    It's now possible to close certain windows by pressing their respective button in the top panel by clicking again
  • Tweaked the AI to be slightly more aggressive
    Improved AI’s handling of certain proposals, namely peace deals and promises
  • A default text has been added for custom races if they don't have a description
  • Rebalanced the Kri to be slightly less powerful
  • Council characters now level up faster (base XP gain is now 8 instead of 5)
  • Removed "We're all done here" achievement as it was impossible to finish
  • Economic victory is now won when the player has 700 Cr instead of 800 Cr
  • Got rid of the Clear Research queue button as it wasn't that useful and caused confusion and in some cases frustration
    Implemented a new system to prevent future updates from wiping save files and allowing users to load older save files
  • Made some very minor tweaks to the default camera smoothing movement effect
  • Adjusted position of certain UI elements in some menus namely council tab in government system, ships&designs and planets&colonies menu

  • Fixed "won with race X" achievements not being properly triggered or wrong ones being triggered
  • Fixed eras with survival objectives not finishing
  • Fixed typos in certain tooltips
  • Fixed typos in Codex menu
  • Fixed units losing their experience after reloading a game
  • Fixed "scientist asks to destroy space monster X" event reward being lost after reloading a game
  • Fixed wrong weapon being shown in the 6th slot when editing a design
  • Fixed survival counter being reset after reloading a game
  • Fixed ruins, vacant buildings etc in planets being surveyable after reloading a game despite having been surveyed before
  • Tentatively fixed ships going off lanes bug
  • Fixed "Ruins/Crash site/etc found on Planet X" emperor log item not being delete after respective planet has been surveyed
  • Fixed some rare instances where ships would ignore a command to survey when sent from another system to it’s destination
  • Fixed a certain AI variable not being correctly saved, causing the AI to potentially make some apparently weird decisions after reloading a save file
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May 4

Dawn of Andromeda Launches out of Early Access!

Developer GreyWolf Entertainment and publisher Iceberg Interactive are delighted to announce that real-time space 4X title, Dawn of Andromeda, has now left Early Access and is available on Steam and all major digital game sites. Having spent several months successfully in Early Access, the team has implemented much of the community feedback and guidance provided by dedicated fans.

Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive, says “Today marks a major release for us, and our team is happy to report that we have arrived in space! We have worked tirelessly to provide fans with the best version of the game possible and we hope they will enjoy it with today’s full launch.”

Of course the game comes with a massive update, bringing all Early Access players the release version of the game. This update comes with many changes and additions, including new animations, new story and late game events and new random events. Most importantly the Eras are now available.

We would like to thank all of our Early Access supporters for their feedback and reports and we want all of you to know we will continue bringing updates to Dawn of Andromeda post release.

Imortant note:
This update will reset all previous save files!

The full changelog for this release update can be found here:

  • Added Eras
  • Added new race intros
  • Improved Victory and Defeat screens
  • Added new traits and rebalanced many existing to fit the new council mechanics
  • Minor races now can't be convinced to join you without first trusting you, and joining is now more expensive
  • Added Total War mode
  • Added icons for Characters ships
  • Added Character button in main UI panel to go straight to Characters tab and select the respective character in the menu
  • Pirate races now won't attack races in neutral systems and might declare war when protection fee isn't paid
  • AI is now more active when it comes to taking initiative to propose alliances and non-aggression pacts
  • Added new story and late game events
  • Added new random events
  • Improved AI handling of their colonies infrastructure
  • Implemented new council mechanics
  • Codex has been updated with more Lore and new Gameplay entries
  • Adjusted the scale of most ship models
  • Prosperity tooltip now updates in real time
  • Player now start with 5 max research
  • Camera max zoom now adapts to the galaxy size
  • Added new artwork for certain events
  • Fixed bug in which ships would be stuck going back and forth on portals
  • Fixed Travelers showing wrong Logo after loading a game
  • Fixed mercenaries continuing their previous route after being hired
  • Fixed instances where ships weren't correctly being deleted from the game
  • Fixed Former Tribe Leader trait not working correctly
  • Fixed instances where units would not attack enemies on sight and just stay idle instead
  • Fixed Productivity showing 01.0 instead of 1.0
  • Fixed Art of Craft technology having wrong requirements
  • Fixed systems being visible in impossible spots when starting a custom game with an empire that has more than one planet
  • Added option for "none" when choosing pirate clans quantity in custom game creation
  • Fixed non functioning Pirate Clans quantity popup in custom game options
  • Fixed failed colonization attempt leaving a selectable but invisible unit in front of the planet
  • Fixed ships lights flickering
  • Fixed Mercenaries all having the same weaponry and shields
  • Fixed Outlaw losing information after loading a game
  • Ship list now indicates when units are colonizing, mining or surveying
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“A promising 4X strategy game that lovers of Civ-like games and science fiction should definitely consider adding to their collection.”
70 – GameSkinny

“Extremely well put together and comes highly recommended.”
The Torch Entertainment Guide

“An exceptional indie title and a staple for any 4X fan.”
80 – Geek Snack

About This Game

Andromeda has seen quieter days, and it’s up to you to take the reins of one of many civilizations, and guide it through the many hidden dangers in the galaxy. Dawn of Andromeda is a pausable, real-time space 4X game focused on providing an accessible, fast paced, fun and immersive experience that allows you to truly play as an Emperor. Build your empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research new technologies and build fleets so powerful, your enemies will tremble.

Explore a galaxy filled with diverse factions, outlaws, merchants, pirate clans and mercenaries but also anomalies, black holes, ancient artefacts, ruins and much more. Arriving in a new system may provide new opportunities, or open a new can of worms.

Are you up to the challenge?


  • Eras; unique scenarios, each with a pre-designed galaxy and background stories which you can play as one of the existing factions, each with their own victory conditions, traits, challenges and ongoing conflicts and relationships.
  • Explore, expand, exploit and exterminate in this real-time space strategy game, featuring real-time, non-instanced combat in a dynamic and ever-evolving galaxy.
  • Pre-designed, customizable and randomly generated races, each with their own unique backgrounds and traits.
  • New factions and characters can join the fray mid-game; artefacts, ruins, anomalies and a huge variety of fascinating elements are scattered throughout the galaxy and can yield new research opportunities and events. Various characters such as outlaws, merchants, travellers and others roam the galaxy.
  • Asymmetrical gameplay. Not all races discover space travel at the same time, some may have yet to discover it, some may have already built a mighty empire, and some races may be naturally stronger than others. However if you’d rather prefer a traditional 4X experience and start an entirely symmetrical game, it’s up to you.
  • Accessible and fast paced gameplay, featuring a highly-intuitive User Interface.
  • Reduce micromanagement by appointing governors to your colonies and council members to your empire, all of whom can be levelled up. Each come with their own unique traits, happiness and experience.
  • Multiple, customizable victory conditions and AI behaviors, changing how each faction operates and making for unpredictable friends and foes.
  • Research incredible technology, from weapons so powerful they can destroy an entire planet, to Dyson Spheres.
  • Explore ruins, anomalies and much more. You may even find artefacts you can study, projects you can start and come across interesting events and quests you can take on.
  • In-depth diplomacy system. Make allies and enemies, but beware, each action you take can change how the rest of the galaxy will view you. Destroying an entire planet, or just praising or denouncing another race, can have a deep impact on the balance of the entire galaxy.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported!)
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported!)
    • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GTX660 or equivalent, 1 GB ATI HD7850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
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