Aven Colony, sci-fi city builder, releases in Q2 2107, will be published by Team17

Team17 has today announced its partnership with Mothership Entertainment to publish the sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony, on PC. In order to celebrate this announcement, Team17 released a new set of screenshots for Aven Colony that can be viewed below.

Mothership Entertainment was formed by industry veterans whose combined game credits include Fable 2, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars: The Old Republic, City Conquest, MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna, and more, and Aven Colony has been in development since 2013.

Aven Colony is described as a rich simulation of an extra-terrestrial colony, set on an alien world of deserts, tundras and wetlands. In Aven Colony, players can build, customise and maintain their settlement, manage their resources, encounter a variety of alien life forms and look after their citizens – all while dealing with the challenges of life in an entirely new solar system.

As the press release reads:

“Featuring a dedicated mission objective system which gradually introduces colony management during the campaign mode, Aven Colony welcomes and enables both novice and experienced players alike to acclimatise to life on Aven Prime. Advance from Colony Governor through the ranks to achieve the prestigious title of Expedition President. There’s also an in-depth sandbox mode with a variety of unique maps to choose from and a full suite of options to customize the game experience.”

Aven Colony is currently available in beta form via itch.io, and will launch on PC on both Steam and itch.io in Q2 2017.