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Stranded: Alien Dawn

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Frontier Foundry
Developer: Haemimont Games
Release Date: 2023

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'Stranded: Alien Dawn' Early Access Update Adds Animal Taming, Dogs, New Survivor, And More

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2023 @ 8:52 a.m. PST

Stranded: Alien Dawn is a planet survival simulation where you will discover an expansive, unforgiving 3D landscape and forge each survivor’s story.

Marooned on a deadly alien world, the fate of a small group of survivors hinges on the player’s every decision.

Stranded: Alien Dawn challenges players to overcome adversity and ensure their diverse group of survivors can flourish in their strange new surroundings.

Combining modular base construction with deep resource management, research, crafting, and more, players begin Stranded: Alien Dawn with nothing but the essentials, discovering beautiful yet deadly new environments in order to evolve their own unique, thriving base. Grapple with mysterious illnesses, extreme weather, and alien wildlife attacks, with the needs of survivors at the heart of every choice.

Whether players opt to transform their crash site into a sprawling haven or a fortified compound, salvaging and harvesting nearby resources is essential to finding the ideal materials to build and protect their survivors’ new base. Researching new technologies and acquiring knowledge are also vital, equipping survivors to make breakthroughs and advancements that will expand their horizons.

While shelter and security are crucial for success, caring for each member of the group is critical for long-term survival. Take advantage of their individual strengths, weaknesses, and traits to help survivors unite, adapt and overcome unprecedented circumstances. Craft weapons, hunt, forage and grow food, develop medicines, and keep the group entertained, to ensure their physical and mental wellbeing on a far-flung planet.

In Stranded: Alien Dawn players must make difficult choices to shape the story of their survivors, balancing short and long-term outcomes with risk and reward. Creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation are key to ensuring survivors will live to see another sunrise in this unforgiving alien world.

Frontier Foundry and developer Haemimont Games released the second major Tame and Train content update for Stranded: Alien Dawn, which brings a range of new features to all players as part of ongoing development.

Early access players can now take their survival strategies even further with the ability to tame, train, and breed a vibrant array of alien wildlife, as well as the introduction of three new dog species. By researching Animal Taming, survivors can unlock the ability to tame animals, but beware; some species may prove hostile if not pacified correctly. Survivors will then be able to name, heal, train, play, lead, and slaughter their animals, with players able to use the new ‘Ranch’ activity to control taming and training priorities.

Taming wildlife will prove fruitful for any base, with plenty of resulting resources, and some creatures even able to be trained for combat against threats. Keeping tamed animals happy and comfortable is crucial for success - ensuring they are fed daily and housed safely is vital. Survivors can also receive boosts to relaxation and happiness as they play and bond with tamed animals.

Alongside animal-taming mechanics, players can now select Hugo Delano, a new survivor, for their group as part of the update. Hugo’s colorful past as a zookeeper makes him a worthwhile addition, with his ability to train almost any creature and his adept farming skills sure to prove useful for survival.

The Tame and Train Update also introduces a range of additional resources, recipes, and animal statues, as well as five new Steam achievements, which survivors can gain by proving their animal husbandry skills.

Stranded: Alien Dawn is now available through Steam Early Access for £24.99/$29.99/€29.99, and will remain so for at least 6 months.

Key Features:

  • Discover an expansive, living 3D world with remarkable flora and fauna
  • Manage your survivors’ needs, health and happiness
  • Construct and evolve your own unique base, and devise cunning defences to protect it and survivors from being attacked
  • Plant, grow, harvest and hunt down food. Stockpile useful resources and salvage material from fallen space debris
  • Research technologies to expand your horizons.
  • Provide heat, light, devices for relaxation and more to keep survivors on top of their game, ready to face the next challenge.
  • React to fluctuating weather and environmental events
  • Learn to play with the integrated tutorial system

Stranded: Alien Dawn is coming to PC (Steam) in 2023.


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