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Play ‘Circadian City’ at PAX East 2020

  • Currently available on Steam Early Access.
  • Life simulation RPG where you control all 24 hours.
  • Inspired by Stardew Valley, the Sims and Don’t Starve.


Developer Nowhere Studios and publisher Way Down Deep will release their life simulation RPG Circadian City sometime in 2020, and it’s currently playable on Steam Early Access. Circadian City is a title where you control all 24 hours of a character, even their dreams. Should you find yourself at PAX East 2020, which will run from the 27th of February to the 1st of March, Circadian City will be playable. A Nintendo Switch version has also been confirmed.

Circadian City promises to provide a fun, optimistic, romantic, and beyond life itself experience. The developers have found inspiration from titles such as Stardew Valley, the Sims, and Don’t Starve. During your day life, you’ll maneuver through the big city after you’ve graduated from the university. You’ve come to this city to start a new life for yourself. Players will find themselves making friends, working at a weird company, and going out at night to figure out the meaning of your life. Features for the daytime aspect of your life are as follows:

  • Take care of your basic needs (hunger, energy, social, happiness)
  • Earn your life
  • Start developing your interests
  • Make friends according to your interests
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Control your stress

Every night, as your character goes to sleep, you’ll enter the procedurally generated Dream World. Your experiences during the day, the things you do and the emotions you collect, will shape your dreams. Players will get to build their personalities, and experience a variety of play styles to do so. You will have the option to be a patient farmer, a caring rancher, an adventurous miner, or even an ambitious gamer. It’s your dream, and you’re only held back by your imagination. Dream World features are as follows:

  • Build inside your mind
  • Craft dreamlike items
  • Explore a procedurally generated world
  • Discover mysterious characters
  • Find random encounters
  • Choose one of the 16 different personality paths
  • Find your life goal

The developers intend on keeping Circadian City in Early Access for a while, as they have plenty of crazy ideas they want to implement. They will also be receptive to player feedback and suggestions, and will do their best to implement them in the title. Have you been playing Circadian City? Would you recommend it? For those who aren’t, what’s stopping you from playing through Early Access? To stay up to date on Circadian City, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.