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Dawn of Man: Food, Farming and Hunting

Take control of a settlement of the first modern humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival. Dawn of Man is a survival/city-builder from the creators of Planetbase.

The game starts in the Stone Age, and takes you up to the Iron Age, spanning more than 10,000 years of human prehistory. You will have to get your people to survive, expand and evolve, just like our ancestors, facing the challenges that the environment will throw at you.

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There are different types of food that your people can consume, it is important to understand the differences between them.

Raw Fish, Available all year long, every river or lake bank contains a certain amount of fish, once you exhaust it you need to wait for it to replenish. You can use the food dryer to convert raw fish to dry fish, which lasts a lot longer.

Raw Meat, Tou can hunt animals for their meat all year long, but in winter there will be a lot less of them around. You can use the food dryer to convert raw meat to cured meat, which lasts a lot longer.

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Berrries, Fruit and Nuts, available mostly in summer only, but some also in autumn. They do not last for long, but they are a good food to eat seasonaily, so you can save non-perishable foods for the winter.

Pulses, available in summer, they require the right harvesting tools and technology to be processed. They last for a reasonable amount of time.

Crain. It lasts for an extremely long timei but reuires processing to be eaten: First needs to be converted intro flour, then into bread. This makes it quite labor intensive.

People will try to eat the foods that are about to perish first.


Farming allows you automate the production of food, and sustain more people in your settlement.

You can plant a variety of crops then harvest and process them to feed your people. Crops are usually planted in winter or spring and collected in summer or autumn.

It is important to plant a variety of crops as diseases can easily wipe out all the individuals of a single species.

In order to maximize the effiency of the harvest make sure you have enough sickies around.


Using specialized tools, your people can hunt animals in order to obtain food and resources from them.

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To start a hunt, select an animal in the environment and then click on the hunt button. Depending on the diffuculty of the prey, and the availability of tools, a certain number of people will go after the animal.

Animals will react in different ways when being hunted: some will try to escape, others will protect their offspring or will try to retailate.

You can control the hunt in more detail by selecting one or more adults and right clicking on a target animal.

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