A 10+ Player CO-OP, VR / Desktop Crossplay Survival Action Game set in an Open World | Designed as a Large Group Social Experience and for Single Player as a Lone Wolf | Active Solo Dev
All Reviews:
Mixed (82) - 64% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 23, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We had such great success with the feedback generated from the Steam Playtest and Steam Next Fest demo users that we feel we can gain even more knowledge from the community on how to improve our game while developing more content. User comments, bug reports, and encouragement have been incredibly useful and have been shaping our product's development.

We are a 2 person dev team building an open world, procedurally generated, 10+ player co-op experience in VR and Desktop PC and need all the support we can get! <3

We’d also like to say the current state of the main Escape game mode is currently functioning as intended so you will be purchasing a playable game past its prototype phase.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that Alien Dawn would be ready to be taken out of Early Access within 6 months of its initial release.”

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

“Our primary game mode is an open world procedurally generated mission, so it’s different every time you play. As we move through Early Access and into official launch we will be adding all new types of content, items, and enemies to make the experience even more unique for every playthrough.

Additionally, we have many ideas for possible new game modes such as helicopter and vehicle specific missions and alternative versions of the Escape game mode. Currently our game is designed to be very Co-op specific but we have also envisioned a PVP version where multiple squads are all trying to Escape at the same time.

We also love the idea of allowing servers to run a persistent open world mode with a base building mechanic, but that would likely come post release of the full game if we added this feature.

Finally, we want to add more ways to customize and play the game. As an example, controller support for flat screen play and keyboard binding customizations on Desktop.

Follow along with our development on our public Trello:


What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of Alien Dawn is that the main Escape game mode is already available in the game, which is a procedurally generated mission that is designed for 1-10 Co-op players that can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, with each playthrough being a challenging and unique experience.

The game works on all major VR headsets: Vive, Index, Oculus, WMR and also includes a Desktop mode that is compatible for crossplay with VR players.

We’ve also included our Developer Room where we test our game. Players can load this level with their team and experiment with all of the items, vehicles, and characters in Alien Dawn.

Lastly, we also have an experimental death match mode for a little versus action if that is your thing.”

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

“The price should remain the same during the estimated 6 month Early Access time, and would likely marginally increase in price once the official release is launched.

We are an indie team of two people so we don’t intend to charge AAA prices.”

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

“We spent a year using Valve’s Steam Playtest beta which allowed virtually anyone access to very early development builds of our game, give feedback on our Discord server, and even play the game with us.

This feedback has been invaluable to us and is something we always take into consideration while making our development decisions.

There have been several testers that suggested ideas we hadn’t even considered that eventually found its way into the game, so we love our community and find the process as one of the more enjoyable aspects of our development.

If you would like to join our public Discord, here is the link:

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About This Game



  • ​Check compatibility and performance of your VR system
  • Confirm your VR controller and gameplay preferences are supported​

Alien Dawn bridges the gap between VR & Desktop players in this sci-fi action multiplayer game. While this game was designed with VR in mind first, VR adoption by a large percentage of people still has a long way to go. That is why it is so important to include a Desktop mode that is just as fun as the VR version along with parity of the VR player features. If you're a VR player looking for a game to enjoy with your friends that have yet to adopt VR, this is it.

Gaming communities grow and it can suck to leave someone out of the game. Alien Dawn accommodates large groups of friends or random players in its procedurally generated Escape Mode, which of course includes VR & Desktop players playing together. Working as a team to Escape can be very rewarding, but it's also completely playable as a lone wolf (Single Player).

This game takes place in a large open world, so vehicles are vital to the experience of the game to keep it from being a walking simulator. Right now there are vehicles in the main game mode, but in our prototype room available in the current build there are helicopters to fly designed for future modes.

The Escape Game Mode is the primary mission available in this version of the game and it is designed to give you a fresh experience playing each time you play whether you're playing on-line or in single player. The mission starts with you crash landing in a helicopter and having to search your way through the procedurally generated locations to call for a helicopter extraction, all while avoiding a gigantic mothership flying in the sky and her minions.

  • Free Movement Locomotion
  • Head or Controller Directional Movement
  • Out of Body Teleportation
  • Snap Turn & Smooth Turn
  • Swap Left & Right Motion Controllers
  • Customize the Rotation & Location of Motion Controllers

  • Interactive Weapons / Slides
  • Attachable Sights & Scopes
  • Drivable Vehicles and Flyable Helicopters
  • Physics Based Objects
  • Climbing

  • NPC Infighting | A.I. Enemies Fight Each Other if on Opposing Sides
  • PVP Mode | With Bots Optional
  • In game VOIP that changes FX dynamically based on your location
  • Dismemberment System
  • Force Feedback Motion Controller & Gamepad Events
  • 4 Difficulty Levels | 1. Welcome to Earth, 2. Close Encounters, 3. No Peace, 4. Checkmate
  • Access to Dev Room | Spawn All, and as Many Items from the Game for You & Your Team
  • Pizza

  • HTC Vive / Pro | Vive / Pro Controllers
  • Valve Index | Knuckles Controllers
  • Quest 1 / 2 & Rift / S | Touch Controllers | Virtual Desktop, Air Link & Link Cable
  • Windows Mixed Reality | Mixed Reality Controllers
  • HP Reverb G2 | G2 Controllers
  • Windows 10 Desktop PC | Mouse & Keyboard | Xbox / PlayStation Gamepads

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Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

There are realistic depictions of real world weapons, simulated violence, blood, and zombie dismemberment.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • VR Support: OpenXR
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i9
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2070
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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