Fight aliens raising the dead using physics based weapons and vehicles during an invasion of Earth with 10+ of your friends in this co-op sci-fi action game | Available for virtually all VR headsets & Non-VR Windows Desktop PCs | 👽🌅
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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:

https://trello.com/b/RLmAypFN/aliendawnpublic

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:

https://discord.gg/UsB2zwRG
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Notice: This title runs in both standard and VR modes. It does not require a VR headset.
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About This Game



Alien Dawn is a prototype created by two devs currently available for free using Steam Playtest, and if you would like to join us while we develop the game here is the link to our Discord! https://discord.gg/RAnaPrpHaj



SUMMARY

  • 10+ Player Co-op
  • Survive and Escape an Alien Invasion
  • Interactive Vehicles & Aircraft
  • VR & Non-VR Desktop PC Compatible
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution Enabled

STORY
The world must unite to defeat the outside threat of an Alien Invasion.

MISSION
You and your squad have crash landed in an unknown location in the midst of an alien invasion and it's up to you and your team to find a way home.

  • Find a Map
  • Locate a Radio Tower
  • Call for Extraction
  • Find a Flare Gun & Portable Radio
  • Make Your Way to the EVAC Point
  • Fire the Flare Gun and Get to the Chopper!
  • Escape

THE WORLD & TIMELINE
All primary locations on the open world map are procedurally generated with each play-through lasting between 30 to 90 minutes.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES

Gameplay
  • Free Movement Locomotion | Head or Controller Directional Movement Options
  • Snap Turn
  • Smooth Turn
  • Jump, Climb & Slide
  • Swap Left & Right Motion Controllers
  • Select Grip Types (Always Hold Grip, Always Attach & Hybrid | Only Attach Useable Items)
  • First & Third Person View on Desktop
  • Physics Based Weapons & Inventory Items
  • Drivable and Flyable Vehicles & Aircraft

Additional Features
  • Vehicle Hitching System for Towing Large Loads
  • Dismemberment System
  • NPC Infighting | A.I. Enemies Fight Each Other if on Opposing Sides
  • Clothing System | Different Player Outfits
  • Deathmatch Mode | With Bots Optional
  • Access to Dev Room | Spawn All, and as Many Items from the Game for You & Your Team
  • 4 Difficulty Levels | 1. Welcome to Earth, 2. Close Encounters, 3. No Peace, 4. Checkmate
  • Pizza



Tech
  • Full Body IK | Player Characters Animate from VR Headset and Motion Controller Movement
  • VOIP | In Game Voice Chat with Audio Attenuation, Environmental Voice Filters and Character Lip Sync
  • Performance Specifically Optimized for a Smooth VR Experience
  • Full Video Settings Customization
  • Built in Server Browser with Steam Support

Hardware Tested On
  • HTC Vive | Vive Controllers
  • HTC Vive Pro | Vive Pro Controllers
  • Valve Index | Knuckles Controllers
  • Oculus Rift S | Rift S Controllers
  • Ouclus Quest | Quest Controls | Virtual Desktop & Oculus Link Cable
  • Windows Mixed Reality (Acer) | Mixed Reality Controllers
  • Windows 10 Desktop PC | Mouse & Keyboard

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

We LOVE CO-OP. We love Co-op games that allow for more than 4 players even more.

We also think it's important to bring VR and Desktop players together because it could still be a while before everyone has access to high quality VR hardware.

Finally, we are children of the 80's, so if you're into 80's & 90's Sci-Fi / Horror, we hope you'll love what we have in store for you in this game.

| Notes from the Developers Xtian & JesV |



We put a lot of value in the feedback of our users, and we want to hear what you think would improve the game. One of our favorite aspects of this process is getting a request for a change that would make the game better, and showing it off to the person who made the suggestion.

Thank you for considering trying out this game while it's in its prototype phase. We were lucky enough to have Valve give us access to their new "Playtest" feature on Steam, so if you want to try the game right now for free you can, and we'd LOVE to have you!

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

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i9
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2080
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

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