Are you bored with the usual Earth based city building affairs? Do you need something a bit different in order to really show off your planning skills? Do you just want to build a new home for humanity? It may well be worth your time heading into space and spending some time on Aven Prime!

Aven Prime is the setting for the latest Team17 title, Aven Colony, to hit our consoles. In fact, it’s available right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, delivering a city sim style title with a bit of a twist. Priced at £24.99, it’ll whisk you away to another world, tasking you with establishing colonies on the wonderful planet of Aven Prime. With harsh winters to contend with, infectious spores to save your citizens from, and a host of exploration opportunities, if you’re a city planning fan, and wish to stamp your mark on the universe as a whole, then you may not find anything better than Aven Colony.

Beautiful visuals, tons of structure, plenty of objectives and a full on Sandbox mode are all in place, with the latter giving the chance to just go crazy and build your dream colony light years from Earth. Should you prefer a more predefined mission based scenario though, then Aven Colony delivers that too.

Our full review will be with you very shortly – quite possibly by the time you are reading this. But whenever it is, you’ll really want to be hitting up the Xbox Games Store and getting your download in immediately.

Edit: And that review is now live. Feel free to have a read!

Game Description:

Build a new home for humanity with Aven Colony. Discover Aven Prime – an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity’s first extrasolar settlement, where you build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities while dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world. Key Features: COLONIZE AN ALIEN WORLD: Build a new home for humanity on a world with a low-oxygen atmosphere, extreme electrical storms, shard storms, dust devils, deadly toxic gas eruptions from geothermal vents, and days so long they have their own seasons. Explore a variety of biomes, from the lush wetlands environment to the much less habitable desert and arctic. MEET THE LOCALS: Encounter a variety of alien life forms, including giant sandworms, deadly plague spores, and a vicious fungal infection known as “The Creep.” SUPERVISE YOUR COLONISTS: Settling a new world can be stressful. As a new Colony Governor, you’ll need to work overtime to help your colonists deal with their new environment. Using the 12 distinct “”overlay”” modes, you can mange your colony’s Crops, Citizens, Happiness, Crime, Air, Electricity, Employment, Resources, Commute, Structures, Drones, and Water. Earn the respect of your colonists, and rise in rank from Colony Governor to Expedition President! DISCOVER THE PAST: The world of Aven Prime holds many secrets. Play through a full single-player campaign and participate in a story that reveals some of the many secrets of this brave new world. BUILD THE FUTURE: Use construction drones to build dozens of types of structures to house your colonists, establish trading routes, welcome immigrants and much more! Enhance your existing buildings through several upgrade tiers to push your colony to new heights! EXPEDITION SYSTEM: Deploy your crack team of pioneers to explore alien ruins, recover artifacts, repair crashed vessels and rescue lost explorers. Get ready to take on plague and creep spore nests whilst fending off splinter groups, rebels and Aven Prime’s remaining robot guardians which threaten your new civilisation. PREPARE FOR WINTER: A fully functional day/night and seasonal cycle. During the winter Aven Prime freezes over – farms will not grow food and solar panels will generate far less electricity. Take measures to survive this harsh climate!

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