Before We Leave

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In Before We Leave grow, gather and manage resources to help your settlements thrive, and share goods between the hexagonal lands and planets around you.
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About Before We Leave

About this game

Rediscover what was lost and nurture your reborn civilisation in Before We Leave, a non-violent city building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Grow, gather and manage resources to help your settlements thrive, and share goods between the hexagonal lands and planets around you. Relax and expand the fabric of your growing societies and create a solar system of happy planets at your own pace. Not everything will go your way, though - use your wits and research solutions to overcome the challenges that your ancestors once faced.

FEATURES

  • Build settlements for the newly emerged Peeps
  • Discover and research the ancient technologies around you
  • Manage resources, pollution and happiness to avoid the mistakes of your ancestors
  • Trade between your settlements by sea and by space
  • Explore six unique biomes on islands of all shapes and sizes
  • Protect the Peeps from ancient beings that guard the galaxy

THE STORY

Your Peeps have spent generations underground. They’ve missed the caress of sun on skin, the squelch of soil between toes, the tickle of flies on noses. They emerge, full of wonder, but with no idea how to grow anything - except potatoes. Start rebuilding their lost civilisation by providing shelter, uncovering ancient technology, and expanding this reborn society to other continents and planets.

But the universe is not safe. Ancient, ancestral guardians demand attention and challenge your settlements - it’s up to you to circumvent these creatures that hamper progress and disturb your newfound peace.

There are no weapons, no battles with neighbours for control of resources - just you, and a solar system full of opportunities.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 13, 2021
Developer:
Balancing Monkey Games
Rating:
PEGI rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Before We Leave
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U or AMD Phenom II X4 975
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 4890
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

Ian Evenden
PC Gamer
71 / 100
"Cute little city-builder with big ambitions and even bigger cosmic cetaceans."

GotGame

Cole Nixon
8 / 10
"While lacking depth compared to larger, more mainstream strategy titles, Before We Leave is a fun entry in the genre. In its current state, it is still a good respite between...

CGMagazine

Lane Martin
7.5 / 10
"Before We Leave is a great, relaxed simulation, but feels like it may be missing a few things"
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Relax & enjoy! 55.56%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Before We Leave User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 5 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.6

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zeeSwampWitch
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The game started slow with a nice tutorial and was easy to learn, well the basics. After that it sucked me in, as in time you have to take care of several settlements and make decisions and not neglect anything. For the people who love this genre, it offers many hours of play, amazing challenges and very satisfying mood and graphics.
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Fanatical User
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After spending a while looking at Before We Leave and deciding whether it was the game for me, I bought it to give it a try, I’m so glad I did. This has easily become one of my favourite games.
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to PEGI, Before We Leave is suitable for players aged 3 and above.
Yes, Before We Leave is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U or AMD Phenom II X4 975
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 4890
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Before We Leave was released on May 13, 2021
Before We Leave was developed by Balancing Monkey Games
Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as City Builder, Casual, Building, and Simulation
Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as Economy, Relaxing, Family Friendly, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as City Builder
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before We Leave as Building

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