There is a reason why Team17 are an award winning, industry veteran and that’s because they spot both talent and upcoming fantastic titles then grab them with both hands, bringing them into the light. This is exactly what they done today as they announce that Aven Colony, an engrossing sci-fi city builder from Mothership Entertainment, is joining their games label.
Mothership Entertainment is an independent development studio based in Austin, Texas. Formed by industry veterans whose combined gaming credits will make any gamer stand up and applaud, these include: Fable 2, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars: The Old Republic, City Conquest, MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. Now they are bringing to our machines Aven Colony which they’ve been developing since 2013.
Set on Aven Prime, an alien world of deserts, tundras and wetlands light-years from Earth, Aven Colony is a rich simulation of an extra-terrestrial colony. Build, customise and maintain your settlement, manage your resources, encounter a variety of alien life forms and look after your citizens – all while dealing with the challenges of life in an entirely new solar system. Will your plucky settlers survive and prosper on this exotic alien world, and uncover its many secrets?
Featuring a dedicated mission objective system which gradually introduces colony management during the campaign mode, Aven Colony welcomes and enables both novice and experienced players alike to acclimatise to life on Aven Prime. Advance from Colony Governor through the ranks to achieve the prestigious title of Expedition President. There’s also an in-depth sandbox mode with a variety of unique maps to choose from and a full suite of options to customize the game experience.
You can play Aven Colony – in beta format – by downloading it here at itch.io, and it will launch on PC both via Steam and itch.io. This new partnership – between Team17 and Mothership Entertainment – will see development extend to both Xbox One and PS4, bringing the game to a wider audience worldwide.