In BUILDANAUTS, you’re the foreman, the city planner, and the mayor of the town of your dreams. Build a town that your townsfolk, the Buildanites, will be proud to call home!
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Mostly Negative (54) - 22% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 4, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've been working on Buildanauts for almost three years, now we are ready to share our game with the Steam community. Through Early Access we can gather community feedback and ideas to help us finish development.

Our team is excited to work directly with you and the rest of the community!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“During Early Access, our plan is to polish and add new features and content for the players. When the Steam community and our team feel the game is ready, we will transition Buildanauts to Full Release.”

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

“In addition to the items already in our development plan, we expect the Early Access version of Buildanauts to undergo changes based on the feedback from the Steam community.

Here are some ideas we're considering, in no particular order:

  • Interactive construction vehicles
  • More player customization options
  • More jobs
  • More NPC vehicles
  • Animals in the world
  • Additional textures for structures
  • Sandbox mode
  • Polished user interface and controls
  • Gamepad support
  • More supported languages

And other finishing touches from the community”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Buildanauts provides a strong content base in a procedurally generated world, where you are only limited by your creativity.

Our game supports Steam Trading Cards, Steam Achievements, and Steam Workshop.

Most features are available and ready for you to test drive. Buckle-up, some things are still undergoing development and will receive changes during Early Access. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your feedback.

Please let us know if you have any questions, we are here to help.”

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

“A decision on final pricing for Buildanauts will be made during the Early Access period, and may change depending on the features and content added to the game.”

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

“We feel the Steam community is an integral part of the development for Buildanauts. We plan to announce the features and changes in our development plan to keep an open dialog with you and the community. Suggestions from everyone will be highly considered during team meetings as we value your input on the development of the game.”
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About This Game

Build a town from the ground up in this open-world construction simulator.

In BUILDANAUTS, you’re the foreman, the planner, and the mayor. Plan your town and bring it to life with the help of your construction crew. Build a town that your townsfolk, the Buildanites, will be proud to call home!


Survey a vast open landscape just waiting for your construction crew. Terraform the terrain, or run around looking for resources. Then design your structures by drawing them and choosing paint colors, textures, details, and building materials. Then watch as your skilled construction workers turn your vision into a reality!


Build your town from the ground up just the way you want it! Use a variety of construction tools to place city props, lay down roads, and much, much more. Then keep your resident Buildanites happy! Attract more townsfolk by keeping your town in top shape, but be careful: too much neglect and your Buildanites won't be happy!

  • Design and build a town from the ground up! Create homes, stores, offices, roads, sidewalks and much more!
  • Manage a living town that fills up with residents as you build! Keep your residents happy by building the amenities they need and keeping your city running smoothly!
  • Explore a vast open world and shape it to your liking with a selection of tools.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows® 8 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor (or equivalent AMD processor) 2.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 400 Serias/ATI-AMD® 5000 or faster (Mobile chipsets may not work), DirectX® 11.0c-compliant, SM 3.0-compliant
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 11.0-compatible, 16-bit
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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