The Colonists, a settlement building game hits Steam and GoG today, and players control self-replicating robots who have escaped Earth. In search of a new home somewhere in the galaxy, their ultimate goal is to become human. Three periods of time take place in The Colonists, and players work on infrastructure by constructing road, boat, and train transport systems. In each area, it is important to harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, create expeditions to discover new lands and research new technologies.
“After more than two years in development, I’m really looking forward to seeing players create their own bustling anthorobotic towns and I hope that they enjoy watching their little robots chop trees, farm sheep and smelt iron as much as we enjoyed making it” says developer Richard Wallis.
“After the great reaction to Tokyo 42 last year we’re excited to bring our second published title into the world” says Paul Kilduff-Taylor of Mode 7 Games. “The Colonists is a superb game and an amazing feat from a very small team – we’re proud to have supported its creation.”