Dawn space probe has been launched by NASA on 2007 to study massive objects of the asteroid belt. Dawn is currently on route to Ceres. “After Dawn” is a game that is inspired by this mission, and set in its aftermath. What is different in this new mission is that the user utilizes the asteroids for extracting metals and volatiles. Also, player must avoid various dangers and threads. In this game, players will be encouraged to learn about astronomy and space technologies, as well as having fun.

This project is solving the Asteroid Prospector challenge.


Goal In After Dawn, the objective is to reach Ceres and return to Earth with valuable information. There is an initial budget to this mission and the player starts with limited fuel. On the way to Ceres you stop by asteroids to fuel up and repair damages if any. On the asteroids there are two operations to be done; “Mining” and “Manufacturing”. You can spend money to buy and upgrade these technologies.

Technologies: Mining Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Collectables Metals (valuables) Volatiles (fuel)

Dangers and Threads Cosmic radiation Small asteroids Space junk

Asteroids Friendly ones, which include random amount of Metals and Volatile Harmful ones; either hazardous or very small to land

Victory Condition Player successfully reaches Ceres.

Failure Condition Player runs out of fuel or receives severe damage.

Score Valuable minerals collected - Time penalty

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)

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  • Metin Arıca
  • Can Sücüllü
  • Volkan Dağlı
  • Metin Akın
  • Bilge Aslan
  • ceren ay