Created by the same developer behind Planetbase, Dawn of Man is a city builder that takes you back in time. Way back in time — you begin in the hunter-gatherer era when mankind was living hand to mouth.
A game of Dawn of Man begins with players commanding a tiny camp of humans out in the wilderness. Collect wild plants, fish, and hunt animals to build up enough food for winter and enough raw materials to begin expanding your settlement. As you grow more prosperous, immigrants will join your society and babies will be born.
Dawn of Man sounds easy enough to start, but it gets more challenging as time goes on. Raiders will eventually start to attack you, so you'll have to build sturdy walls to fend off their attacks. Survive hostile wildlife, deadly raiders, and terrible diseases in the earliest days of mankind!
From the Dawn of Man website:
Take control of a settlement of the first modern humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival.
Dawn of Man is a survival/city-builder from the creators of Planetbase.
The game starts in the Stone Age, and takes you up to the Iron Age, spanning more than 10,000 years of human prehistory.
You will have to get your people to survive, expand and evolve, just like our ancestors, facing the challenges that the environment will throw at you.
Animals were a vital source of food and resources for ancient humans. Use their meat to feed your people and their skin and bones to make clothing and craft the tools you will need to stay alive. Confront Mammoths, Wholly Rhinos, Ancient Bison, Megaloceros, Cave Lions and other species that roamed the earth at the time.
Collect a variety [of] resources from the environment, fruit, berries, water, wood, flint, stone, ores. Use them to prepare food, to make tools and to build structures in your settlement.
Plan for harsh times
Fish is more abundant in spring, berries and fruit can be collected in summer and animals are easier to come by when it's warm. When winter comes, make sure to have enough non-perishable food and warm clothing in order to survive.
Expand and fortify your settlement
Build more homes and facilities for your people, in order to expand your population. Construct fortifications and craft weapons, so you are ready for when the inevitable conflict comes.
Each new discovery will make it easier for your settlement to be able to support larger populations, but will also bring new challenges: increased food demand, morale issues and more frequent raider attacks.
Build Megalithic Structures
Our ancestors were capable of incredible engineering feats: mine massive rocks from the environment, transport them using sledges and construct huge stone structures.
Unlock farming technologies to grow your own vegetables, so you can feed large amounts of people. Domesticate animals to produce food, resources and provide increased muscle power.