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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Release Date:
Jan 25, 2016

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March 14

World's Dawn developer let's play

Hey all!
As a way to decompress and stay connected with the community after my recent diagnosis and ongoing treatment, I decided to sit down with a good friend and record a World's Dawn developer let's play! We're planning to share behind-the-scenes stories, community comments, and laughs aplenty as we revisit the game I care so deeply about.

Check out the first episode and let me know what you think:

I've never done any of this sort of casual content before, so any and all feedback is appreciated! I'd love to get the community involved and make this series a fun, cozy return to Sugar Blossom for anyone who could use a little levity in their lives.

Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

All my best,
David Grund
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January 24

The story behind A Story Beside

Hello everyone,
I have some rather unfortunate news to share today. I've always tried to be open and honest as a developer, and in that spirit I'm going to delve a little deeper into my personal life than I have in the past.

Over the last several months I've been struggling with a variety of health issues that have kept me from being as focused and creative as my usual self... things like constant fatigue, swelling, soreness, and chest pain. These symptoms are the reason A Story Beside was taking longer to complete than I'd originally hoped, and I was dealing with a lot of frustration trying to figure out what was causing them. I would sit down at the computer to work and just be overwhelmed by all kinds of stabbing pains and discomfort. I couldn't focus.

After several trips to the doctor, in December I was officially diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a very treatable — but still scary — form of cancer. In a way it's a relief to finally know what's been going on, and why my physical health dropped off so quickly, but it also means there's a long road to recovery ahead.

So. What does this mean for Wayward Prophet and A Story Beside?

First of all, know that I'm still fully committed to completing this project. But as things are now, I simply can't make any release date promises... I have to make the physical and emotional health of myself and my family top priority. I understand how disappointing this news must be for everyone who's been waiting to play A Story Beside. Please know that I'm planning to spend every moment I'm mentally and physically able working towards release. It's become a challenge I'm eager to tackle and I'm hoping it will give me a lot of strength and motivation to get through the difficult times ahead.

Thank you for your understanding and support in the meantime! This humble community means the world to me and I'm certainly not going anywhere.

(bonus pic of my two fuzziest fans)

I appreciate everyone taking the time to read this update and apologize that I don't have better news. Rest assured there are still plenty of exciting things ahead for Wayward Prophet, and I can't wait to share them with you.

Thank you, truly. More updates to come!

All my best,
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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