Indie publisher Mode 7 and developer Codebyfire seek to bring The Colonists to PC via Steam Early Access soon. The strategy game sees you commanding robots to colonize a planet in a simulation setup.
Looking for a simple yet complex strategy game to play sometime soon? Well, The Colonists might be a game to scratch your strategic, world colonization itch. The game is set on a foreign planet where you must build it up to be inhabitable so that lifeforms on the home world can settle in on the planet:
“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.”
Drawing inspiration from other classic titles such as The Settlers and the Anno series — and both titles are strategy simulators at heart — The Colonists offers stages in time like the Stone Age and the Space Age.
In addition to the above, you can build infrastructures for your colony by constructing complex roads, boat systems, train routes, and drone transport systems to heighten efficiency.
Looking past technology and complex infrastructures, you can cultivate natural resources, build up farming and food productions, sculpt the terrain to optimize your networks, conquer other settlements and/or trade with new allies.
As simple as the game may sound according to its official description, it also houses a rather simplistic, minimalist art-style. However this game is said to offer a technical challenge at its core.
You can be the judge as to whether this game is something worth following by checking out The Colonist latest trailer by Mode 7.
Lastly, The Colonists will sport a single-player campaign mode, a free-play mode, a competitive multiplayer mode, and a co-op mode at launch.