🌳Timberborn is coming to Steam Early Access in 2021! Wishlist now!🌳

Humans are long gone. Will your society of lumberpunk beavers do any better? Timberborn is a city-building game featuring ingenious animals, vertical architecture, and river control. Contains high amounts of wood.

Wet and dry seasons

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Prepare your settlement for recurring droughts. Stockpile on food and keep fields and forests alive even after rivers dry up. Rely on both natural water sources and artificial irrigation to keep the land arable.

River control

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Redirect rivers, put up dams and dig water canals with explosives – beavers of the future have millennia of experience in water engineering. But be careful, uncontrolled flooding is as deadly as a dynamite blast!



Turn timber into sophisticated machinery, buildings, and monuments. Wood is the core resource in Timberborn, but the most advanced structures require metal. To find it, send your scavengers to the ruins of the old world.

Vertical architecture

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Create a thriving beaver settlement using a modular, vertical architecture system. Space is limited, so stack lodges and workshops on top of each other, cover hills with fields, and set up a power grid for your growing population.

Day and night cycle

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Build a prosperous city with efficient production chains and beaverish nighttime activities. Follow the lives of individually simulated inhabitants throughout their day and celebrate when the next generation is born!



Satisfy the needs of your colonists to extend their lifespan and make them happier. An evolved beaver's lifestyle is not just "work, sleep and chomp on wood". Balanced diet, decorations, temples, even carousels – you take care of it all.

Beaver societies


Control different beaver factions, each with unique style, buildings, and gameplay traits. While some beavers are expert farmers, another family might rely on rapid industrialization. Choose what fits your playstyle!

Map editor


Play on one of the included maps or create your own and share it with the community! With hills of different height, ruins scattered in the desert, and all life depending on access to water, each map poses a different challenge.

...and more!

We regularly add new features and iterate, based on the community's feedback. To stay in the loop, add our game to your Steam wishlist or on GOG, and join our Discord!

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We released Timberborn Demo for Steam Game Festival back in February – it replaced the closed beta we had been running for a while. It is a brand new experience with a lot of improvements, including new beaver models – and it turned out to be a smash hit, putting us in the top three most played demos across the event. It also catapulted us to the Top 50 Global Wishlists. Since then, the demo also made its way to GOG.

In light of that rather unexpected success, we postponed the Early Access launch and published a list of things to be done before we can announce the Early Access launch date. The list included translating the game – and we can now cross that point off.

A few days ago, we released an update to the demo that added seven out of ten new language versions (*). It also added new music by Zofia Domaradzka, including a new main menu theme, and improved the performance. What certainly catches an eye, however, is how the game evolves in terms of looks.

Please have a look at the comparison video we recorded back in March.

And now check out the tweaked version, including brand new particle effects, as of May 2021.

Now, regarding the localization: if you're a veteran who wants to play Timberborn in another language – now it's the time. Be sure to let us know what you think about the translation. We want to make it right for launch. And if you're new to the game: hail and well met! Please don't starve your beavers.

Speaking of which: from now on, the best place to report any issues – both translation- and gameplay-related – is our public bug tracker. It doesn't require registration and will help us prioritize the work for launch and beyond. Please check it whenever you encounter a problem with Timberborn!

(*) We wanted to say こんにちは!, 안녕하세요! , and 你好!here as well. Sadly, we encountered a nasty bug with the engine so even though the Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese localizations are ready to be implemented we had to hold that off. We'll add them ASAP. Thank you for your patience.

If you're interested in the full patch notes, you'll find them on Steam.

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Timberborn Closed Beta now live!


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Never had more fun in a game for years! I hope you will continue developing it and that it will get biiiiiiiiiig someday. You deserve it!

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Added to my wishlist. Looking forward to trying it when it comes out.

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Cheers, thanks for the support! :)

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