Breathe easy and thrive in this cozy colony sim. Build a haven for castaways, manage resources, live your best life on the ocean. Lead your humble settlement into a high-tech society.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (36) - 75% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,004) - 89% of the 1,004 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 20, 2023
Developer:
YYZ

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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?

“Havendock can already be played from start to finish, but I believe Early Access is the best possible way to expand it!

I want Havendock Early Access to be a lively time inspired by your experience and feedback. I update the game frequently and there are many ways to expand and fun directions for us to explore. Your time with the game helps me understand what you love, what you want to see more of, and develop in a way that’d be impossible without Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I expect Havendock to come out of Early Access in 2024 – but time will tell when we’ve all run out of ideas.”

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

“More fine-tuned, more polished, with a lot more content!

I plan to focus on immersive and polished sim gameplay, quality-of-life improvements, and adding more variety to islands, settlers, and things to do all the time.

Beyond that, I want to create more fun content inspired by Early Access. I plan to provide new ways to design your settlement, expand into the sea, and even take to the skies. There is also a basic story that can be further fleshed out.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable in single-player, with highly experimental online co-op for up to 16 players. You can build your town on the ocean, recruit new settlers, keep them happy and healthy, research new technology, farm, fish, cook, disco, build infrastructure, and explore islands and the ocean floor for new resources to scale up your base and increase production.

There is more polish, balancing, and content for me to create and fully round out the experience.”

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

“Yes, the price will go up as new content is added and as the game gets closer to the full release.”

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

“Join me on Discord, QQ, and the Steam forums!

I spend a lot of time with the community, share what I’m working on, listen to feedback, and actively make improvements and plan out new content.

I am open about my development process – you can always see what I'm up to on my Notion page.
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Reviews

“I'm instantly hooked on this colony sim where you build a town on the ocean. Havendock is oozing with quirky charm, fun management systems, and (mostly) helpful little NPCs.”
PC Gamer

“What a cozy little game, that's cool! Building stuff, upgrading homes, decorating, gathering materials, farming, mining, scubadiving, pretty chill”
Raptor

“I think it's utterly fantastic. I think it's great. I can feel myself falling for the game right now.”
❤️ / 10 – Splattercat

OPEN DEVELOPMENT



Instead of having a fixed plan in mind, we want to let you decide what direction we'll be heading in. There are already some features you can explore. Check out our experimental branch and let us know what you think of them!

You can access the experimental branch by right clicking Havendock in your Steam Library, opening the Properties window, and selecting "Experimental builds for Windows" in the Betas tab.

And for other ideas, you can visit YYZ’s Notion's page. He puts all your ideas there together with his! In addition, we already started collecting suggestions through conversations with players, feedback forms, suggestions on Discord forums, etc. We have also now created a suggestions thread on Steam, and in the future we will prepare even more ways to provide your input, e.g. through a feature upvote system.

Your feedback will allow us to adjust priorities and decide what to develop. Join our Discord and let us know!

Take a look at some of the ideas:

Boathouse
Tired of your bustling settlement? Design a boathouse and sail away ⛵

Astronomy Island
Your settlement gets a taste of outer space! Unlock high-tech machines, catch meteorites, build drones, and uncover Havendock's mysteries 🪐

Wizard Island
Grab a magic wand and enter the path of sorcery! Learn new spells, befriend wizards, and get mana 🧙‍♂️

Air engine
What if there was something beyond Havendock's main questline? Set out for the sky and find out ☁️


So far we've added:

Cow Island
Build a barn and raise cows to get milk and make delicious desserts 🐮

The Cave
Discover the underground world! Fight slimes inhabiting the cave and obtain slime bubbles. Use them to prepare pudding at your dessert stand or craft combat equipment 🗡️

Bird Island update
Bird Island finally lives up to its name with adorable kewi birds! Repair the giant nest, meet mother kewi, do small quests for her and fly on her back 🐦

Fishing Village
Meet the fishermen, create a sustainable source of food for the birds, and make the village full of life again 🎣

Underwater expansion
Dive deep underwater to investigate the crash site! Send your bots to clean the area, drill for new minerals, and find out what happened to the wreckage 🚀

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Join our Discord to share your feedback and influence the future shape of the game.

About This Game

Havendock is a resource management game, where you try to survive in the middle of the sea and build a thriving town. You attract settlers onboard and manage them, while trying to meet their needs.

Havendock is designed as a single-player experience. It has a free bonus: a co-op mode, but right now it is experimental and full of bugs.If you are considering buying the game solely for the co-op, we recommend being patient until that mode is fully functional in the future. If you want to try this out either way, here you can find list of workarounds for issues, so feel free to use it and share your feedback there.

LANGUAGES
- Spanish, Thai and Ukrainian - were all done by the community,
- French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese - wouldn't be possible without the community involvement.
Thank you so much for your support!



Create your own character. This is your life now, stay positive!
Collect resources from floating debris. Build facilities to become self-sufficient.
Arrange your settlement the way you want and at your own pace.



Build farms to grow food and cook delicious meals.
Raise and feed animals – make fluffy new friends, they just want to help.



Welcome new survivors – manage tasks and production to keep everyone happy and healthy. More settlers means more needs to be met, but don't worry. You'll teach your new pals how to work, and they'll help you automate the things you like less.



Master mad science – push past the limits of modern engineering and common sense. From basic devices like water distiller or coffee maker to robots that help you further automate your work, power plants, submarine, and even… a rocket.



Build boats and discover isles looming on the horizon.
Jump into your submarine to explore the depths of the ocean and look for ores and oil.



Invite your friends and play in co-op mode. Have fun but keep in mind that you’ll encounter a spectacular number of bugs as long as this is work-in-progress mode.

Problems and workarounds: please contribute if you want, and sorry for any inconvenience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual core 3 GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 700 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad core 3 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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