BUILD. DEFEND. SURVIVE. An alien menace has ravaged Earth. Humanity has scattered to the wind. But hope remains. A resistance is organizing. Build your new settlement, defend your people, and fight to reclaim what was lost.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Direct feedback from seasoned city builder and tower defense players will be critical in order to tighten the game loop and increase replayability. This is a unique blend of two genres and there are many philosophies that guide the game’s design. Ultimately, we strive to deliver a game that satisfies our biggest fans - and for that we need an ongoing dialogue around what systems to deepen.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This game will be in Early Access for as long as it takes to achieve the goal of delivering a game players are satisfied with. We are speculating 6 to 9 months of further development.”

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

“By listening to player feedback, we will continue to implement new and improved complex systems. We’re particularly interested in expanding settlement and alien politics. We plan on adding secondary resources to the game that open up very specific industries for players to invest in. We will be adding new buildings, new defensive and offensive spells, and developing further campaign missions throughout Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Rise Against the Invaders has its core city building loop with survival tower defense attack waves fully implemented. There are many industrial buildings to unlock that contribute directly to your settlement's survivability. The game is in a very playable state, with long play times and minimal bugs. There is an endless sandbox mode, multiple maps to play, and a campaign.”

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

“No, the price of the game will not change.”

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

“Rise Against the Invaders has a core team of only 2 people, so we’re incredibly accessible and not hidden away behind corporate PR. We will be monitoring and responding to feedback posted on the Steam forums. In addition, we are active on our Discord channel, Reddit, and Twitter. We encourage players with feedback to contact us on these platforms and we will respond! We love talking about game design and working through tough problems with open minds.”
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“A combination of Surviving the Aftermath meets a little bit of Frostpunk.”
Raptor (Youtube)

“The game is really nice!”
Dan Field (Youtube)

About This Game

Rise Against the Invaders is a city building survival game about rebuilding humanity after a hostile alien civilization decimated the planet.

Twenty years after the War for Earth, humanity is on the brink of annihilation. From your last refuge deep in the bitterly cold Yukon, lead your people toward liberation through a campaign spanning North America and beyond. Fight your way through iconic locations such as Mount Rushmore, Washington D.C., and the Yucatan jungle. Fight for Earth, rise against the invaders.

  • Expand your settlement
Progress through familiar industries such as farming, logging, and refining. Assign workers’ jobs, harvest resources, and spend them to build new production and defensive buildings. Unlock new resources, build advanced structures, and research a variety of technology upgrades.

  • Scavenge for supplies
Send scavenge parties to hunt for rare resources or new survivors to join your settlement. Choose what they carry back based on the needs of your people. Be careful though, not every raid goes smoothly.

  • Trade for what you need
Build a Trading Post and barter with visiting traders. Unlock the Shadow Market and be tempted with offers more sinister.

  • Defend yourself from brutal alien attacks
Strategically place defensive structures to provide the most protection to your buildings. Build a dozen wooden guard towers or invest in a few AI-powered laser platforms? Set up a supply chain and produce ammo for your heavy missile launchers to quickly take down Capital ships.

  • Cast powerful battle abilities
Buildings destroyed? No problem. Deploy militia or a squadron of jet fighters to engage the enemy. Hack shields or jam firing cycles. Launch deadly weapons satellites. Defend your people at all costs.

  • Manage hunger, sickness, and morale
Grow food so people can eat it. Grow herbs and synthesis medicine to heal the sick or injured. Reserve these resources at the Tea House or Tavern in order to raise people’s spirits. Happy workers work harder.

  • Research settlement upgrades
Unlock new upgrades as your settlement grows. Invest in different strategies to combat the alien menace. Do you upgrade your Greenhouses to produce more food? Increase the dps of your gun turrets? Gain more resources when you win a battle? The choice is yours to make.


Fight your way across North America, visiting biomes such as the winter tundra, parched deserts, and humid central american jungle. Meet a cast of characters that need your help in the Fight for Earth. Defend supply routes, invest in industry, and turn the tide for humanity’s survival.

Sandbox mode

Every level you beat in the campaign can be played again in endless Sandbox Mode. Play your favorite map again and see how long you can survive.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel 2.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660, Radeon R7 370 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 970, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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