Dawning Star is a science-fiction role-playing game with "firm science" background elements. It is a multi-genre game that spans the possibilities from space opera to urban drama to military science-fiction.

The original d20 version, Dawning Star: Operation Quick Launch, was the first d20 Future full campaign sourcebook, and launched the setting. It was following by Dawning Star: Helios Rising.

In 2013, the publisher launched a Kickstarter for Dawning Star: Fate of Eos, a Fate-based version of the game that advances the timeline and modifies some of the background elements.