Bring life back to a sleepy seaside village by building friendships, finding love, harvesting crops, tending livestock, competing in festivals, fishing, mining, discovering magical secrets and more!
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Very Positive (442) - 80% of the 442 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 25, 2016

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October 7

A Story Beside up on Steam

Hello all,
A Story Beside now has its own page on Steam! This is my follow-up to World's Dawn, planned for release in late 2018.

For anyone who hasn't been following the project, it's a narrative-driven adventure game set in a magical fantasy world and starring an ordinary innkeeper. There's lots more information on the Steam page, including screenshots and the newest official trailer for those who missed it.

Thank you as always for your enthusiasm and support! I'm working really hard on this new game and the positive energy from the humble World's Dawn community keeps me going. I appreciate all of you so much =)

All the best,
David Grund
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August 20

New trailer for A Story Beside

Hey everyone,
It's been a while! I've been hard at work on my next game, A Story Beside, and wanted to share this new gameplay trailer. I truly believe fans of World's Dawn will appreciate the charming small-town setting and dynamic cast of characters.

Take a look!
A Story Beside is more of a character-driven adventure game and less of a traditional farming sim. This is in direct response to all the reviews and feedback World's Dawn has received since release — most of which point to the writing and characters and social interactions as the game's most positive aspects. Get ready for a lot more of that in A Story Beside!

At the moment, the new game is planned for release in late 2018. I don't have an official date yet, so be sure to watch the Wayward Prophet Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube for updates.

Finally, World's Dawn is on sale for 70% OFF this week!
Please share with any friends or family who might be interested. Every sale helps and every last bit of income will go directly into development of the next project.

Thank you as always for your continued support and all the lovely comments and messages. Working as a solo indie developer is often a struggle in a number of ways, but the enthusiasm from this small but loyal community inspires and motivates me on a daily basis.

Seriously, y'all are the best.

Until next time,
David Grund
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“The best of Harvest Moon coupled with better writing.”

“With charming graphics and colorful characters, World's Dawn offers a relaxed gaming environment with plenty to do and little urgency.”
Indie Game Magazine

“World's Dawn is an excellent example of its genre, and life/farming simulation fans should find it right up their alley, especially those looking for memorable character interaction.”
Jay is Games

About This Game

World's Dawn is a colorful life and social sim set in a sleepy seaside village. Inspired by the Harvest Moon series, it features vibrant top-down graphics, a huge cast of quirky characters to meet and befriend, and 30+ hours of charming gameplay. Soak in the enchanted, whimsical atmosphere of Sugar Blossom Village as you build friendships, find love, harvest crops, tend livestock, customize your farmhouse, compete in festivals, fish, forage, mine, cook, discover magical secrets and more!

    Engage in a variety of small town activities at your own pace — build friendships, find love, harvest crops, tend livestock, fish, forage, mine, cook, discover magical secrets and restore your dusty old farmhouse.

    Explore a dynamic seaside town that grows and changes as seasons pass by. Sugar Blossom is rich in history and culture, and plays host to a variety of festival mini-games and market events throughout the year.

    Befriend a charming cast of 32 individual villagers, all with their own personalities and quirks. Get to know them through a deep relationship system and hundreds upon hundreds of lines of unique situational dialogue.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 90 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs at 544x416

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