Team17 have today confirmed that they will be working with indie dev, Mothership Entertainment, to ensure Aven Colony hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC. They’ve also released a fair few screenshots to check out too!
The engrossing sci-fi city builder has been in development by Mothership Entertainment since 2013. With members of the studio having worked on the likes of Fable 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Metroid Prime 2 and 3 and more, it’s pretty safe to say that Aven Colony should be hotly anticipated.
Those anticipation levels have today reached new highs though as history proves that Team17 have more then delivered the goods. We expect those goods to arrive once more with Aven Colony.
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. You’ll get the chance to build, customise and maintain your settlement, manage your resources, encounter a variety of alien life forms and look after your citizens, all whilst having to deal with the challenges of life in an entirely new solar system.
It’ll come with a dedicated mission objective system, allowing the likes of colony management to be slowly drip fed in during the campaign mode. Aven Colony will welcome both novice and experienced players alike as they try to acclimatise to life on Aven Prime, advancing from Colony Governor through the ranks to achieve the prestigious title of Expedition President as you do so.
There’s also an in-depth sandbox mode with a variety of unique maps to choose from and a full suite of options to customise the game experience.
If you check out itch.io, you’ll find Aven Colony is currently available in beta form, but will launch on PC on both Steam and itch.io. The new partnership between Team17 and Mothership Entertainment will ensure that development is extended to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the aim of a Q2 2017 release.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Team17 and bring Aven Colony to PS4 and Xbox One,” said Paul Tozour, founder of Mothership Entertainment. “Team17 shares our values and our passion for serving the customer. The itch.io beta has helped our tiny 4-person team engage with the community and grow the game significantly as we build toward some big new features we plan to unveil in the coming months. The Team17 partnership will help us grow that community even further and allow us to serve console customers in a way that we could never have done alone.”
Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 added, “The talented team at Mothership Entertainment have been incredibly focused on delivering a solid, fun and unique city-building experience with Aven Colony. As we continue our global expansion, we’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right partners and they’re definitely the right fit so we’re delighted that they are the second US team to join Team17’s games label. We’re excited to work with them and contribute our wealth of expertise in bringing the game to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as Mothership Entertainment have created such a fantastic game that deserves to be shared far and wide.”
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