Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors.
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Very Positive (2,722) - 88% of the 2,722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 12, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Bringing Stranded: Alien Dawn to players in early access allows us to hone and fine-tune the game’s systems and mechanics. By offering the game to a core group of players before its full release, we can receive essential feedback and introduce updates that will allow us to provide the best possible experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Stranded: Alien Dawn lands in early access in October 2022, and while we aren’t ready to share exact dates just yet, we expect that early access will last at least 6 months. ”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Stranded: Alien Dawn is planned to incorporate additional content and features influenced by community and player feedback during the early access period. Throughout early access we’ll be providing updates to add new content and enhancements, further fine-tuning the game’s systems, game mechanics and features. We plan for the full version of Stranded: Alien Dawn to be an enhanced version of the game with even more depth.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early access players will be able to enjoy a fleshed-out game, set in an expansive 3D world, with a wide range of features and mechanics from base-building and hunting, to crafting and resource management. Fend off attacks from hostile alien wildlife, source and grow food, develop medicines and more to ensure survivors can thrive.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“There will be a slight increase in the price once the full version of the game is released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback is important to our development process, and players can reach out to us on the game’s official Discord server, or leave their suggestions and feedback on the game’s official forums on Steam. We will also be taking player feedback and suggestions on our social media channels.”
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About This Game

Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend the survivors from attacks by alien creatures that roam an expansive and deadly alien world. Experience an epic and unpredictable journey.

  • Discover an expansive, living 3D world with remarkable flora and fauna
  • Manage your survivors’ needs, health and happiness
  • Construct and evolve your own unique base, and devise cunning defences to protect it and survivors from being attacked
  • Plant, grow, harvest and hunt down food. Stockpile useful resources and salvage material from fallen space debris
  • Research technologies to expand your horizons.
  • Provide heat, light, devices for relaxation and more to keep survivors on top of their game, ready to face the next challenge.
  • React to fluctuating weather and environmental events


Stranded: Alien Dawn pushes you and your survivors to the brink. Limited resources, unpredictable weather, illness and hostile alien creatures make it hard to establish a foothold on an unforgiving world. The next challenge is never far away, requiring construction of an increasingly robust base using advanced resources and improved defences.


Ensure your group’s physical and mental wellbeing by providing weapons, medicine, and much-needed entertainment. Every survivor has a unique backstory, varying levels of ability in key skills, and both positive and negative traits. Only by improving their skills and maximising their potential will you survive.


In Stranded: Alien Dawn, every playthrough is unique. Experience a journey driven by random story events, alien wildlife threats and adverse weather. There will be setbacks; devise your own innovative solutions to problems and manage multiple crises at the same time. However, actions have consequences and as you strive to plan ahead, you must make difficult choices to shape the story of your survivors, balancing short and long-term outcomes with risk and reward.


Design and build your base on an alien world and transform it from simple shelter to high-tech outpost. Protect it with perimeter defences, decorate it with furnishings, introduce automated devices such as defensive turrets, and discover new technology to create your own functioning space pad.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i7-6700 or AMD FX 8370
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon RX 480 or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10, 11 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-10600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 5600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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