Aven Colony

Created by Mothership Games in partnership with Team17, city-building strategy game Aven Colony is launching soon on Xbox One.

The game depicts mankind’s first colony on an alien world — a moon orbiting a gas giant several light-years from Earth called Aven Prime. As the ruler of humanity’s first settlement outside the solar system, you’re charged with building and protecting a small, vulnerable human settlement into a prosperous and happy futuristic metropolis.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

In each mission, you must grow your colony’s population, provide housing and electricity, manage air quality, mine iron and copper and convert them to nanotech building materials (Nanites), build fleets of flying construction drones to expand your colony, pump water from underground aquifers, grow food, manufacture various processed food types and enhancers, research new technologies, upgrade and repair your buildings, and provide various services.

All the while, you must handle the risks posed by toxic gas eruptions, alien fungal infestations (Creep Spores), plague spores, and giant sandworms. You can also look forward to extreme alien weather, including huge lightning storms and a snowy night-like “winter” season that impairs your crop growth and solar power generation.

While all of this is happening, you must also keep your colonists happy. A full morale system tracks 12 different factors, and your colonists will occasionally hold referendum elections to boot you out of office if you don’t keep them happy. Ignore their happiness, and you’ll quickly see them protesting at the corners of your buildings, chanting and waving holographic protest signs.

You can learn more about the Aven Colony game development on this page