Stranded: Alien Dawn Challenges Players to Tame and Train Alien Wildlife in Latest Early Access Update

Stranded: Alien Dawn - Tame and Train

Published on: Tue, 17/01/2023 - 2:00pm

Update brings animal taming, dogs, a new survivor, and more to planet survival sim

Cambridge, UK – 17 January 2023. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), and developer Haemimont Games, announced today the second major content update for Stranded: Alien Dawn. The Tame and Train Update brings a range of new features to all players on Tuesday 24th January as part of ongoing development. Stranded: Alien Dawn is available to play in early access now on PC via Steam for a suggested retail price of £24.99/$29.99/€29.99.

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 colourful 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.
Prospective survivalists can look forward to further updates and enhancements in the coming months, with plenty of exciting content on the horizon. Stranded: Alien Dawn is available now on PC via Steam for a suggested retail price of £24.99/$29.99/€29.99.

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About Stranded: Alien Dawn

Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim where the fate of a small group hinges on your every choice. Make vital decisions to protect survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend against hostile alien wildlife that roam an expansive 3D landscape. Devise innovative solutions to problems and manage multiple unforeseen crises at the same time, ensure the survivors live to see another sunrise while on this epic and unpredictable journey.

About Frontier

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

About Frontier Foundry

Frontier Foundry is the games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent game development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. The studio is behind Tropico 3, 4 and 5, Surviving Mars and Victor Vran. Their latest creations include Stranded: Alien Dawn and Jagged Alliance 3.

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