Before We Leave is a non-violent city building game set in your own cozy corner of the universe. Rediscover and rebuild civilization. Create a multi-planet resource network. Overcome ancient challenges and fend off hungry space whales. Your people 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, and with absolutely no idea how to grow anything except potatoes. Rebuild civilization by building huts, harvesting… potatoes and expanding your reborn society to other continents and eventually other planets. Manage resources, discover ancient tech and create a planetary network of colonies to thrive in your solar system. But the universe is not safe. Ancient, ancestral guardians demand attention and challenge your cities. The planets you inhabit are scarred by the disasters that drove your forebears underground, and those catastrophes will punish poorly managed worlds. Before We Leave is a (mostly) non-violent game. There are no weapons, no battles with neighbours for control of resources. You can, however, perish at the flippers of vast planet-gobbling space whales that graze on your worlds and threaten your civilization. Play, chill out, and expand the fabric of your reborn society at your own pace and create your own solar system of rehabilitated planets. Just watch out for those pesky gigantic intergalactic plankton-feeders.
Before We Leave is the first game created by Balancing Monkey Games®; with development starting in 2017.
"Kiwi Game Starter (New Zealand Game Developers Association)" First Place 2019, Finalist 2018 (under the working title “Before”)
"The Pavs (New Zealand Games Festival Awards) 2020:" Winner. The Composed Segment: Excellence in Audio, Finalist: The Decorative Piece : Excellence in Visual Art, Finalist: The 'Slice of Heaven' Grand Prize.
Kiwi Game Starter 2019
The Pavs (NZ Games Fest) - Excellence in Audio
Link to our acceptance Video
Freeplay Across the Ditch 2021
NZ Game Festival
The Pavs, https://nzgamesfest.com/2020-finalists