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Today’s Spotlight is The Colonists, a cute colony management game by Codebyfire and Mode 7.
You control a settlement of self-replicating robots that have escaped from Earth to find a place to live in peace among the stars. You can check out a trailer above.
Advance your colony through three ages as you build up your infrastructure. Build your colony in peace or play a competitive mode where you fight against a rival colony.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
The Colonists is a settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series.
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots who have escaped from Earth and are searching the galaxy for a new home where they can fulfil their dream: to be human.
You’ll advance through three different Ages as you build infrastructure for your colony by constructing road, boat and train transport systems.
- Harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, create expeditions to discover new lands and research new technologies.
- With two separate mission tracks, The Colonists lets either you create sprawling settlements in peace or race to compete against AI colonies in military winner-takes-all scenarios.
- Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart’s content!
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