Bring life back to a sleepy seaside village by building friendships, finding love, harvesting crops, tending livestock, competing in festivals, fishing, mining, discovering magical secrets and more!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (11) - 81% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (329) - 82% of the 329 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 25, 2016

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August 29

Looking back and moving forward

Hey everyone!
I wanted to drop by and share my thoughts on the current state of World's Dawn, as well as how its reception here on Steam is helping shape what's coming next. Although I'm not planning any more content updates (for now anyway), the spirit of World's Dawn is alive and well in my next project.

Take a look at this retrospective video I put together to show how the feedback and critique World's Dawn received has inspired the development of A Story Beside.

I've taken a lot of lessons from World's Dawn, its lengthy development process and managing regular updates and patches post-launch. As a result, I'm more confident in my strengths as a designer and more aware my weaknesses and limitations (engines, resources, time, etc.). Being able to communicate with players and engage in the Steam community has given me a ton of valuable insight and experience moving forward.

A very heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to play World's Dawn and share your thoughts on it. I'd also like to apologize to those who expected more in the way of content updates or fixes. While I'd love to add children, deeper character customization, and tons of unique events beyond the main story, it's just not feasible as a one-person development team with limited time and a meager budget.

I'm so excited for everyone who enjoyed World's Dawn to be able to play A Story Beside — and hopefully love it for a lot of the same reasons! Please look forward to the game's release in 2018 (and more updates to come in the meantime).

Words aren't enough, but thank you once again for your continued energy and enthusiasm. The support from this small but incredibly positive community has truly kept me going and inspires me to make the next game that much better.

One last note... World's Dawn is on sale this week for 50% off! If you have any friends who have wishlisted or simply might be interested, now would be a great to time to nudge them in the direction of the Steam page or give it a share on social media.

All my very best,
David Grund
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“The best of Harvest Moon coupled with better writing.”

“With charming graphics and colorful characters, World's Dawn offers a relaxed gaming environment with plenty to do and little urgency.”
Indie Game Magazine

“World's Dawn is an excellent example of its genre, and life/farming simulation fans should find it right up their alley, especially those looking for memorable character interaction.”
Jay is Games

About This Game

World's Dawn is a colorful life and social sim set in a sleepy seaside village. Inspired by the Harvest Moon series, it features vibrant top-down graphics, a huge cast of quirky characters to meet and befriend, and 30+ hours of charming gameplay. Soak in the enchanted, whimsical atmosphere of Sugar Blossom Village as you build friendships, find love, harvest crops, tend livestock, customize your farmhouse, compete in festivals, fish, forage, mine, cook, discover magical secrets and more!

    Engage in a variety of small town activities at your own pace — build friendships, find love, harvest crops, tend livestock, fish, forage, mine, cook, discover magical secrets and restore your dusty old farmhouse.

    Explore a dynamic seaside town that grows and changes as seasons pass by. Sugar Blossom is rich in history and culture, and plays host to a variety of festival mini-games and market events throughout the year.

    Befriend a charming cast of 32 individual villagers, all with their own personalities and quirks. Get to know them through a deep relationship system and hundreds upon hundreds of lines of unique situational dialogue.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 90 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs at 544x416

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