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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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 2024. 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

Moons of Ardan is an exciting exploration, city-builder, and colony simulation game set in space. This indie gem, allows you to expand your civilization across the moons of a real-time simulated planetary system, growing a small band of stranded Axonauts into a multi-lunar space-faring society.

Key Features

  • Unique blend of city-building and resource management: Similar to the acclaimed Anno series, but with the added complexity of a dynamic, simulated planetary system.
  • Visually Stunning Experience: Experience spacecraft flying by and planets rising on the horizon, showcasing the growth and development of your settlements.
  • Dynamic planetary ecosystem: Presents ecological challenges and opportunities for experimentation, demanding careful management for a sustainable colony.


In the year 2124, the once hopeful voyage of the Axonauts had become an endless odyssey through the abyss of space.

For generations, these humanoid beings had called a massive, self-sustaining spaceship their home. Each passing year deepened their uncertainty and eroded their hope, leaving them adrift in the void of the universe.

Then, on an unforeseen day, destiny took a twist. Their massive spaceship collided with an uncharted celestial body, an enigmatic moon they would come to call Velaa.

Stranded, with no way to continue their search for the new home they longed for, they will settle on Velaa. They have to forge a new existence, constructing a base from the moon's resources and mastering the art of producing their sustenance.

In this alien world, hope rekindled, but the path ahead was a treacherous one, fraught with the unknown, and they were determined to meet it head-on.


In Moons of Ardan, you'll take charge of a resilient civilization of Axonauts, stranded on a remote moon in the vast expanse of space. Your mission? It's simple yet monumental: build a thriving society that spans multiple moons, and ultimately, erect a breathtaking wonder that will stand as a testament to your ingenuity and leadership.

But achieving this won't be easy. You'll need to roll up your sleeves and dive into the nitty-gritty of city-building. From managing crucial resources to setting up intricate production chains, every decision you make will shape the destiny of your colony.

As your population grows, so too will the challenges you face. Balancing their needs against the limited resources of the moon will test your strategic prowess. But fear not! With careful planning and foresight, you'll overcome every obstacle in your path.

And the adventure doesn't stop there! Explore neighbouring moons, unlock groundbreaking technologies, and establish vital trade routes to fuel the expansion of your settlements.

But beware of the environmental challenges that lie ahead. Pollution and other ecological threats will require your attention as you strive to maintain a sustainable and prosperous colony.

As you progress through the game, new opportunities will arise. From mastering energy management to colonizing asteroids with robotic workers, Ardan’s system is yours to conquer.

With its immersive real-time planetary system, diverse population progression, and a wealth of buildings to construct, Moons of Ardan offers an unforgettable city-building experience like no other.

So, what are you waiting for? The stars are calling, and your destiny awaits! Join me in Moons of Ardan, and together, let's build a civilization that will echo through the cosmos for eons to come!

Exploration and Environment:

  • Handcrafted Planetary System: Explore a dynamic system featuring a gas giant, 3 habitable moons, and 4 asteroids.
  • Immersive Visuals: Witness breathtaking planetary views that evolve alongside your settlements.
  • Dynamic Ecosystem: Manage a complex ecosystem with various resources, addressing the pollution challenge for aesthetic considerations or optimal gameplay.

Civilization Development:

  • Population Progression: Witness your civilization progress through 4 distinct stages, unlocking new possibilities.
  • Extensive Building Options: Construct and upgrade over 60 unique buildings, each with specific functions.
  • Technological Advancements: Unlock over 65 technologies across 6 science types to enhance your capabilities.

Production and Resource Management:

  • Diverse Resources: Manage over 45 types of resources to fuel your rapidly growing colony.
  • Challenging production chains: Put your resource management and optimization skills to the test.

Advanced Colony Management:

  • Energy Management: Balance energy needs and production layout for enhanced control over production chains, while also being challenged to reconsider your colony layouts.
  • Space Trade Routes: Establish trade routes between colonies for smooth resource management.
  • Factory Slot System: Exercise precise control over building production by limiting the number of workers for further optimization.
  • Job Prioritization: Identify buildings needing special attention for optimal resource management.


  • Organic City-Building: Design and construct settlements to suit your playstyle with a gridless and organic system.
  • Flexible Gameplay: Play at your own pace, pausing the game anytime to plan and strategize.

Immersion and Engagement:

  • Original Soundtrack: Enjoy a captivating tailor-made soundtrack composed by Christophe Hubermont.
  • Engaging Narrative: Embark on a story-driven mission system for continued objectives.
  • Comprehensive Tutorial: Seamlessly learn the ropes with a tutorial integrated into the narrative, ensuring accessibility for players new to the city-building.

AI Generated Content Disclosure

The developers describe how their game uses AI Generated Content like this:

I primarily leverage generative AI to assist me with refining grammar and ensuring correct spelling in English and French.

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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