Before We Leave

Before We Leave is a non-violent city building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Nurture your Peeps and their surroundings while rebuilding and rediscovering civilisation. Settle new lands and planets while avoiding hungry Space Whales.

Before We Leave

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Rediscover what was lost and nurture your reborn civilization 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.


  • Build settlements for your newly emerged people, the Peeps
  • Discover and research ancient technologies around you
  • Manage resources, pollution and happiness levels 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 lurk across 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 civilization by providing shelter, uncovering ancient technology, and expanding this reborn society to other continents and planets.
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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.
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There are no weapons, no battles with neighbors for control of resources - just you, and a solar system full of opportunities.
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Epic Player Ratings

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Before We Leave Ratings & Reviews

  • 66%
    Critics Recommend
  • 75
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Ian Evenden
71 / 100
Cute little city-builder with big ambitions and even bigger cosmic cetaceans.
by 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 grueling campaigns for the strategy addict.
by 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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Before We Leave System Requirements



OSWindows 10 64 Bit
OSWindows 10 64 Bit
Processor Intel Core i5-4300U or AMD Phenom II X4 975
Processor Intel Core i5-9400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
DirectX Version 11
DirectX Version 11
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 4890
Graphics NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 590
Languages Supported
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Turkish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
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