Embark on a space city-building adventure in Moons of Ardan! Develop a thriving civilization in a real-time planetary system. Oversee production chains, cater to the needs of your axonauts, recover their lost technologies, and navigate resource transportation.
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Very Positive (61) - 96% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 21, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access allows us to engage in regular communication with players, actively listening to their ideas and constructive criticisms.
It provides an opportunity for players to support the development process, which is particularly valuable for our small team. Understanding what players enjoy about our game helps us shape its future and deliver an experience that resonates with the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will remain in early access until the end of 2023. During this period, we will continue to add new features, polish existing content, and address any issues reported by the community.”

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

“As we approach the full release of Moons of Ardan, the Early Access version closely resembles what the final version will be. We always strive to include the most up-to-date content in Early Access as soon as it reaches a stable state for release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is nearing its release. We have been actively developing and refining the game based on player feedback during the Early Access phase, and we will continue to do so until the full release.”

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

“Yes, as we continue to ship new content and features, we will gradually raise the price of the game. Early Access provides an opportunity to join the community at a lower price and receive all future updates without additional charges.”

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

“We highly value the feedback and input of our players, and we are committed to actively involving the community in the development process. We will be listening and engaging with players through Steam Discussions as well as our Discord server (https://discord.gg/gTeucz5bMf). Regular feedback contributors may also have the opportunity to participate in private betas for development builds, allowing them to directly influence the game's future. Your input is crucial in shaping the game, and we look forward to collaborating with you to create the best possible experience.”
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About This Game

From Crash Site to Wonder: Rebuilding Axonaut Civilization

In this game, you'll follow the Axonauts, the survivors of a generational ship that crashed on a lonely moon. In the crash, most of the technology that served them got lost. Your goal is to help them restore their culture and reconnect with their homeworld by building a great wonder, establishing a thriving, multi-lunar space-faring society.

To achieve this, you'll need to collect basic materials to build towns that provide shelter for your people. You must also collect resources and transform them to meet your citizens' basic needs as well as their most luxurious whims. As you progress, you'll need to balance the use of workers to create a robust and efficient economy and carefully lay an effective transporter network.

Develop Technologies and Expand Empire

As you work towards building the wonder, you'll need to develop new technologies to uncover the secrets of space travel. You'll also need to expand your empire in a real-time simulated planetary system by creating new colonies to exploit the materials discovered by your high-level citizens. With efficient trade routes, you can send resources to the most needy locations.

Manage Energy and Balance Environmental Preservation

As you lead the Axonauts towards greatness, you'll need to manage a flexible energy system that gives you increased control over your production chains. This system will challenge you to rethink your colony layouts and make strategic decisions that will have long-term impacts on your civilization. Balancing the use of energy sources will be key to maintaining supply for your people.

But with growth comes responsibility. As your civilization expands, you'll need to keep an eye on the dynamic pollution system that affects your colony's environment. Balancing your civilization's growth with environmental preservation will be a constant challenge. As you strive for a balance, you'll face aesthetic and gameplay challenges, as well as the need to address environmental concerns.

Exploit Asteroid Resources Using Robots

In the end game, you'll have the opportunity to exploit the resources of asteroids using robots. These robots are completely made through production chains and will allow you to collect valuable resources from space. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and you'll need to manage these resources carefully to ensure the long-term survival of your civilization.

With all of these features, the fate of the Axonauts rests in your hands. Will you be able to build a thriving civilization that can overcome the challenges of space and achieve greatness? The answer lies in your strategic decisions and leadership abilities.

  • A carefully handcrafted, real-time planetary system, featuring the gas giant Ardan and its 3 habitable moons, as well as 4 asteroids.
  • Stunning planetary views that immerse players in the game's world.
  • 4 tiers of population progression, allowing players to see the development of their civilization over time.
  • Over 45 resources to collect and manage, providing a challenging and engaging gameplay experience.
  • Over 60 unique buildings to construct and upgrade, each with their own specific functions and benefits.
  • Challenging production chains that test players' ability to manage resources and optimize output.
  • A flexible energy management system that gives players increased control over their production chains while also challenging them to rethink their colony layouts.
  • A dynamic pollution system that offers both aesthetic and gameplay challenges, as players strive to balance their civilization's growth with environmental preservation.

  • A gridless and organic city-building system that allows players to design and build their settlements in a way that suits their playstyle.
  • A powerful space route system for transferring resources between colonies, helping players to keep their settlements running smoothly.
  • A factory slot system that allows players to fine-tune the output of their buildings, providing an extra layer of strategic depth.
  • A priority system for job assignments, giving players more control over how their citizens are utilized.
  • The ability to play at your own pace, or even pause the game to plan your expansion.
  • An awesome tailor-made soundtrack by Christophe Hubermont, adding an extra layer of immersion to the game.
  • A comprehensive tutorial system for players new to the city-building genre, making the game accessible to a wide range of players.

  • Challenging achievement system.
  • Meaningful sustainability choices that make the game more complex but with a more satisfying output.
  • Animated build visuals.
  • Localised pollution system

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: WINDOWS 10 64bit
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, AMD Radeon RX 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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