The Colonists is a settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series. In the game, you take control of a team of robots tasked with settling a newly-discovered planet, preparing the ground for an influx of inhabitants from their homeworld. You’ll advance from the Stone Age to the Space Age as you build the infrastructure for your colony by constructing complex road, boat, train and drone transport systems. Harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, sculpt the terrain to optimise your networks, conquer other settlements or trade with new allies. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart’s content!

The Colonists will feature a single player campaign, a free-play mode, competitive multiplayer and co-op. It will launch in Early Access in August 2017.

  • Codebyfire is Richard Wallis, a one man game development studio from Bristol. After more than ten years in the games industry working on a variety games for web, mobile, console and PC, Richard is now developing his first full release, The Colonists.
  • Mode 7 is an indie developer and publisher based in Oxford, known best for their 2011 strategy hit Frozen Synapse.

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