Promising new colony sim Daybreak Aside was introduced this week, a sci-fi game drawing from the legacy of Rimworld and Factorio to create a game that simulates an expedition arriving to construct automated factories on an alien world. The native aliens, in fact, aren’t thrilled about that—and your colonists may not be both, after they see how spoiled their new house is changing into.
“In DAWN APART you could have been despatched to the distant planet Aurora to mine assets, maintain a rising settlement of fortune hunters and defend it in opposition to the fierce native inhabitants. Fulfill the demanding quotas dictated by your contractor – or flip the script and begin a rise up in opposition to the grasping company exploiting your new house,” says a launch from developer Industrial Know-how and Witchcraft.
It is cool to see a game that is not simply automation, however colony sim as nicely. You may have dwelling colonists who’ve routines and the prefer to maintain alongside constructing a manufacturing facility chain.
The additional-interesting twist is that it is drawing from the voxel-driven destruction featured in Teardown, and that’ll matter when you begin doping up cities or coming below terrorist assault from the native life. It will even have loads to do along with your aim of digging up the world to mine it—and even terraform it.
With only a few exceptions, says the crew, the world can be made from voxels. Voxels which have bodily properties and might get blown up. Wooden will burn, stone will crumble, and iron will shatter.
“For instance,” says the crew, “if a shot from a laser gun hits a wooden voxel it ought to break and burn by it, inflicting different flammable voxels to catch hearth, whereas if it hits a really heavy steel it’d die and simply visually warmth up that voxel as an alternative.”
Clearly that is going to take a whole lot of work, however the crew hopes to make the game’s destruction and automation “actually awe-inspiring” earlier than it releases within the spring of 2024.
Daybreak Aside is developed by a recent indie outfit, Industrial Know-how and Witchcraft, primarily based out of Berlin, Germany. You’ll find Daybreak Aside on Steam.