Team17 has announced that it will be partnering with Texas-based independent developer Mothership Entertainment to publish the sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony. The title will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Aven Colony, which has been in development since 2013, is set on an alien world called “Aven Prime,” full of deserts, tundras, and wetlands. Aven Colony is an extraterrestrial colony simulation game where players will build, customize, and maintain their settlement and resources, while protecting their citizens from a variety of alien life forms.
Both novice and experienced players will feel well prepared through the game’s dedicated mission objective system, being gradually introduced to the colony management in the campaign, and advancing from the rank of Colony Governor towards the prestigious title of Expedition President. An in-depth sandbox mode with a variety of maps will also be available.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Team17 and bring Aven Colony to PS4 and Xbox One,” said Paul Tozour, founder of Mothership Entertainment in a press release. With Aven Colony currently available in beta on itch.io, the game is planned to launch on PC through Steam as well. “The itch.io beta has helped our tiny 4-person team engage with the community and grow the game signficantly as we build toward some big new features we plan to unveil in the coming months.” Tozour continued.
Of the partnership, Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 added, “As we continue our global expansion, we’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right partners and they’re definitely the right fit so we’re delighted that they are the second US team to join Team17’s games label.”
The Aven Colony beta is currently available on itch.io, with the full game set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in Q2 2017. The announcement trailer can be found on Team17’s YouTube page.