Build a new home for humanity in Aven Colony. Discover Aven Prime - an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and wetlands light years from earth. Build your colonies into massive, sprawling cities whilst dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world.
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Release Date: Jul 25, 2017

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July 27

Aven Colony update notes: 1.0.20217

Hi everyone!

We launched Aven Colony just two days ago, and have already received a ton of feedback from all you of - thanks a lot for that! We know what you love, and we know what you wish was better, and we'll use this to make the game even better for everyone.

(Image courtesy of streamer @FireyToad)

The first post-launch update is out TODAY and adds in-game language selection along with a slew of bug fixes. Keep reporting any pesky bugs you might find, and we'll keep squashing them. The only thing worse than alien bugs are game bugs, so thanks again for bringing those to our attention.

We've got some exciting plans for upcoming free content drops that will add new features and content to the game, but rest assured we'll keep collecting any feedback, and tweak and tune the game where we can.

To change your language in-game, just go to the Options menu, then select the new "Languages" tab at the bottom:

Changes in this update:
  • Added a Language panel to the Options tab to let you select your language at runtime rather than using the current language in Windows
  • Fixed a very rare stability issue related to defeating Hover Guardian robots in the late campaign or in sandbox missions
  • Made "Steam Cloud Saves" text also grey out if Steam Cloud isn't available
  • Increased the shadow distance to cover some cases where shadows weren't long enough
  • Lots of improvements to localized text, especially Russian and German
  • Fixes to ensure that colonists now say things like "This situation is terrifying!" much less often, and only in dangerous situations
  • Fixed some issues with the layout of the main menu was suboptimal at some resolutions. We're still aware of some issues with the in-game UI at 1600x1200 and are working to resolve those
  • Consumer Goods production is now turned off when you run out of Nanites. We are working on a solution to allow Mills and Chemical Plants to generate resources in limited quantities rather than just turning production on or off, but in the meantime, this should help mitigate issues with players running out of Nanites due to Consumer Goods production being left on and chewing through Nanites.
  • Consumer Goods are now generated much more slowly
  • Reduced bird squawking volume

Thank you for being part of the Aven Colony community.


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July 25

Aven Colony is OUT NOW!

Greetings, to all prospective Governors!

The colonization of Aven Prime is finally upon us!

To those that have supplied feedback through the beta phases and demo; thanks for helping make the game what it is today - we couldn't have done it without you. To those new to Aven Colony, welcome to Aven Prime! We can't wait for you all to explore this beautiful but treacherous place, and uncover its many secrets!

Once you've settled in your new colonies, do let us know how you get on by sharing your feedback in the Community Hub, or reporting any issues you might encounter.

Make sure to keep an eye on @AvenColony for the latest news on the game - and its future.

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“I had an absolute blast playing through Aven. It’s as absorbing as it is relaxing”
8/10 – COG Connected

“Translated: I had so much fun with Aven Colony with just a few games”
Recommended – Eurogamer DE

“Its unique alien setting sets it apart from the others. If you love these types of games, you must get Aven Colony right now. It’s just that good!”
8/10 – MS Power User

About This Game

Build a new home for humanity with Aven Colony.

Discover Aven Prime - an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement, where you build and expand your small colonies into massive, sprawling cities while dealing with the challenges faced when settling on a new world.

Build your colony's infrastructure, look after the well-being of your citizens, manage your resources, and guide your colony to prosperity against the backdrop of the harsh and often dangerous realities of the exotic world of Aven Prime.


COLONIZE AN ALIEN WORLD: Build a new home for humanity on a world with a low-oxygen atmosphere, extreme electrical storms, shard storms, dust devils, deadly toxic gas eruptions from geothermal vents, and days so long they have their own seasons. Explore a variety of biomes, from the lush wetlands environment to the much less habitable desert and arctic.

MEET THE LOCALS: Encounter a variety of alien life forms, including giant sandworms, deadly plague spores, and a vicious fungal infection known as “The Creep.”

SUPERVISE YOUR COLONISTS: Settling a new world can be stressful. As a new Colony Governor, you’ll need to work overtime to help your colonists deal with their new environment. Using the 12 distinct "overlay" modes, you can mange your colony's Crops, Citizens, Happiness, Crime, Air, Electricity, Employment, Resources, Commute, Structures, Drones, and Water. Earn the respect of your colonists, and rise in rank from Colony Governor to Expedition President!

DISCOVER THE PAST: The world of Aven Prime holds many secrets. Play through a full single-player campaign and participate in a story that reveals some of the many secrets of this brave new world.

BUILD THE FUTURE: Use construction drones to build dozens of types of structures to house your colonists, establish trading routes, welcome immigrants and much more! Enhance your existing buildings through several upgrade tiers to push your colony to new heights!

EXPEDITION SYSTEM: Deploy your crack team of pioneers to explore alien ruins, recover artifacts, repair crashed vessels and rescue lost explorers. Get ready to take on plague and creep spore nests whilst fending off splinter groups, rebels and Aven Prime's remaining robot guardians which threaten your new civilisation.

PREPARE FOR WINTER: A fully functional day/night and seasonal cycle. During the winter Aven Prime freezes over - farms will not grow food and solar panels will generate far less electricity. Take measures to survive this harsh climate!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 Supported
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard only. Min screen resolution 1280 x 720
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670 or AMD A10-7850k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 390X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 Supported
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard only. Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080. Supports 4K resolution
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