Curve Digital is proud to announce they will be working with studio Denki to bring their management sim Autonauts to PCs this autumn. Autonauts is from former DMA Design creative director Gary Penn and will let players explore an adorable universe, and colonize procedurally-generated planets, with fully programmable AI helpers.
Starting from nothing, after leaving your spaceship, you harvest stick and stone to begin the colonization efforts, crafting rudimentary items and teaching AI helpers their duties. You show the helpers what you need them to do, step-by-step, whether it’s cooking, farming, or mining. The helper bots will carry out their duties until they are finished, or you can set them up to loop indefinitely. This creates a fascinating dynamic where players can code AI to do their bidding, offering a whole new approach to building/colonizing style management sims. Autonauts has been in development since 2017 and has been downloaded over 300,000 times since Early Alpha.
- Playful Programming: Teach your workerbots requisite steps to complete tasks by asking them to repeat actions utilizing a visual programming language. Designed to be easy to learn but with added complexity, there are numerous possibilities.
- Automated Automation: Build an army of bots to automate just about everything in your colony, teach them what to do and expand both their brains and task possibilities with numerous upgrades and options.
- Various Ventures: From gathering to building, cooking, fishing, tailoring, farming, animal husbandry and more – the world of Autonauts is vast with limitless opportunities to automate and colonize.
- Charming Creativity: The world of Autonauts pops to life with a low-poly art-style married with a consistent and bright color palette adding depth and scale, creating a relaxing and attractive play space.