After crash-landing on a distant planet, build a colony with your friends, battle others and explore the system prospecting for immeasurable riches. Discover and fight indigenous alien creatures or search for lost human expeditions as you survive the far reaches of space.
New Dawn is an open world Sci-fi Survival set in the year 2078, during which humans are starting to venture into interstellar travel. The player is sent to the Gliese 581 planetary system by the United Nations of Earth (U.N.E.) as a member of the second colonization team with the task of studying the planets for habitability. During the journey, the spacecraft malfunctions because of the light speed travel and consequently crashes onto a deserted planet, which becomes the player's starting destination. In order to survive, the player must build a base while trying to overcome the harsh, unpredictable conditions.
The game features both single-player and multiplayer gameplay in an open world environment. The game's single-player campaign can be played offline as well. To aid navigation in the early parts of the game, players start with jet boots, along with other items.