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Coming from Arpentor Studio, Dawnmaker is a turn-based city building and deckbuilding game that feels like playing a board game.

"Dawnmaker is a solo strategy game combining elements of city building and deck building to create a board game-like experience. In a world covered by a toxic Smog, only you can rekindle the ancient lighthouses and bring light and life back. Construct buildings, gain new cards, generate resources and improve your central lighthouse to unlock new building space."

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  • Optimize your deck — Gain increasingly powerful cards as you improve your city. Your cards and buildings interact in various ways: choose them wisely to create the most powerful combinations!
  • Build efficient cities — Make the best of your limited space by optimally positioning your buildings. Improve your lighthouse to repel the Smog and expand your city.
  • Manage your resources — Grow farms, build industries, develop science and inspire your people to create the rarest of resources: Eclairium!
  • Reclaim the lost continent — The continent of Heksiga has been covered by a toxic Smog. Repair and improve magical lighthouses to repel that Smog and reclaim the land, region by region.
  • Recover lost technologies — Explore vestiges of the old Empire and rediscover technologies that were lost to the Smog.

One of the developers even mentioned "I've been a Linux user for more than 15 years, of course my game runs on it!". Always nice to see more games being made by Linux users!

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Cyril a day ago
A French studio!
Hope they'll release a DRM-Free release at some point.
adngdb a day ago
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Quoting: CyrilA French studio!
Hope they'll release a DRM-Free release at some point.

Yes, we will put a DRM-free version on itch! :)
Gotta admit, when I saw the headline I was thinking "Man, why they gotta put cards in my city builder?" but this looks intriguing.
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