Wastelander is a turn-based colony-building strategy game with roguelike elements. Build a colony up from nothing on a remote desert planet, unlock unique buildings and re-activate powerful relics to protect yourself from destructive storms. Every game and every colony is different!
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Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 5, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have several major planned gameplay features as well as visual and audio improvements planned for the game that we need additional time and resources to complete.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3 months”

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

Planned Features for Early Access period

  • Infinite Mode - a non-turn-limited game mode played on a huge map where players are scored based on base progression and efficiency rather than rate of map completion.
  • Scaling difficulty mode for standard gameplay - Add an increasing amount of random difficulty modifiers to your maps as you complete higher and higher difficulty levels, how much challenge can you handle?
  • Scenarios - Play abandoned or defeated maps from other community members and see if you can succeed where others failed.
  • Map editor & Player made custom map browser
  • Additional Content - We have several new buildings / augments / relics / deployments etc planned that will require large amounts player data in order to tune properly.
  • Steam Achievements

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Feature complete MVP release, please refer to the "About This" section for current features list.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features”

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

“Feedback collection via Discord, and in-game suggestion/feedback form. Interaction with content creators and users via various social media platforms.”
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About This Game

Wastelander is a turn-based, colony-building, puzzle game with roguelike mechanics. Explore a barren alien world and build a unique colony by unlocking new buildings, and re-activating ancient technologies while defending yourself from destructive atmospheric storms. Can you build a unique thriving colony, and find a way to escape this deadly predicament before it's too late?


  • Turn based colony building gameplay that's easy to learn, but difficult to master!
  • Randomly generated, seeded maps create infinite replay value and endless new challenges!
  • Play random maps, on a range of difficulty levels, or compete with other players' high scores on the "Daily Challenge" seed!
  • Scan your surroundings to uncover resources and abandoned supply drops that you can use to expand your colony.
  • Construct defenses to protect your buildings from regular destructive storms.
  • Upgrade and unlock new buildings as you explore maps shrouded in mystery.
  • Use powerful abilities granted by ancient alien relics.
  • Unlock the secrets of the alien ruins to improve your technology and unlock a path to survival.


    Construct your first buildings and explore your immediate surroundings.


    Harvest resources and expand your base. Connect to alien ruins and abandoned supply drops to unlock new buildings and technologies.


    Create a sweeping colony that spans the globe. Connect your base to all the alien ruins to escape the planet before the final storm buries the wasteland and you along with it.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Pentium Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Pentium Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Processor: Pentium Core 2 Duo
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM

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