In this game, you'll be the leader of an ancient tribe, guiding your people to explore the natural world, to hunt, and to farm. As culture and civilization prosper, you shall establish a tribal alliance, a community with a shared future of tribes.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (41) - 80% of the 41 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (237) - 83% of the 237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 26, 2024

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’ve been inviting players to playtest Primitive Society Simulator since the very first months of its development in 2021, and your voice helps us decide what works and what doesn’t. Thanks to that feedback, the core of the game is here, it’s fun to play, and we want to make it available for everyone.

We will now be adding more content ahead of the full release, and Early Access players will help us choose where to go next. During that time, Primitive Society Simulator will still have that work-in-progress smell.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the Early Access to last at least a year. While we have ideas for what needs to be done before the full release (see below), players’ feedback affects that and we’re ready to put in additional time.”

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

“Primitive Society Simulator has been evolving based on what players want and that remains the plan for Early Access development. The players’ suggestions dictate the specifics of what we add next.

And we plan to build a picture of various civilizations in the world, including ancient Egypt, Minoan, ancient India, Sumer, Babylon, Aztec, ancient China, and so on. And their various geographical environments, fauna and flora.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has the following systems implemented: building and crafting, combat and defence mechanics, bloodline, family, teachers and apprentice, knowledge accumulation, taming wild beasts, hunting, farming, fishing, nomadic herding, trade with various tribes.”

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

“During Early Access, the price will rise gradually as the content increases.”

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

“Before releasing major updates, we test the new content on experimental branch, open to all players. We read all feedback on all our channels, including an official Discord server where we hang out with the community every day.”
Read more

Buy Primitive Society Simulator

See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards



About This Game

In this Primitive Society Simulator, you will play the role of a leader of an ancient tribe. Inspired by ancient Chinese legends, as well as games such as RimWorld, Dawn of Man, and StoneAge.

You will travel back to the barbaric era and lead the people to gather food, make tools, sew clothes, hunt and fish, and cultivate farmland, building a tribe in the wilderness.

The tribe members will fall in love and have children. Families, including parents, siblings, children, grandparents, and descendants, will gradually form within the tribe. If you can provide meat, eggs, and milk for children during their growth period, their physique and intelligence will be better than their parents.

Each tribe member has knowledge in 8 areas: "Crafting", "Fishing", "Breeding", "Cooking", "Foraging", "Hunting", "Farming", and "Herbs". As they work, they gradually accumulate knowledge. You can assign teachers to teach young tribe members knowledge and skills. You can also command the construction of stone tablets, on which elderly tribe members can inscribe their lifelong knowledge to leave to the next generation.

Starting with catching wild beast cubs, you can breed domesticated animals such as hunting dogs, chickens, and cows. You can also bring in mammoths, sabreteeth, and velociraptors to join the tribe. Tribe members and these intelligent animals can accompany each other and grow together, serving as warriors and artisans for the tribe.

Send out tribe members to trek across mountains and waters, explore the wilderness, and discover unknown plants. You can assign them to "select seeds" from the fruits of the plants, identify grains, and gradually increase the yield. You can also assign tribe members to "taste test" unknown herbs and observe their effects, preparing for possible epidemics that may come at any time.

The various tribes in the wilderness engage in farming, nomadic herding, and fishing and hunting, each with their own ways of survival and difficulties. In the vast cultural sphere, establish trading relationships with them and exchange goods and resources.

Build watchtowers, city walls, and defense platforms according to your plan. Protect our village and the merchant caravans that come from afar. Construct a council hall and a shrine according to your design. The fame and wealth of our tribe will make us the center of trade in this world.

Carve knowledge on oracle bones and spread it throughout the wilderness. Provide food relief to those who suffer from hunger due to floods, and assist them in managing water disasters. Smelt copper and cast swords, establish authority, and end barbaric wars. Accept all peoples of different tribes, establish a tribal alliance, a community with a shared future of tribes.

System Requirements

    • OS *: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 4 cores Intel | AMD CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: choose 'Low Quality', lock frame rate to 30
    • OS *: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 8 cores Intel | AMD CPU
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: lock frame rate to 60
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

What Curators Say

6 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.

Customer reviews

Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Filter reviews by the user's playtime when the review was written:

No minimum to No maximum
Display As:
Show graph
Hide graph
Excluding Off-topic Review Activity
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...