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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June 23

Coming Soon: Water Worms!

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While the Aven Expedition first became aware of the presence of Sandworms during the mission to build a mining colony at Sandy Gulch, subsequent expeditions to Hyla's Crescent and Kelori Strand revealed the presence of a distant cousin, nicknamed "Water Worms" as they inhabit watery tunnels in the few forested areas of Aven Prime.

After some analysis, Expedition scientists determined that Sandworms and Water Worms do not build new holes all at once, as this would require them to move massive amounts of material. Rather, they are believed to build and expand their tunnels continuously throughout their life cycle, gradually digging out and widening their tunnel networks as they grow from tiny larvae to full-fledged mature worms over several decades. These holes are then adopted by their descendants.

Over time, several parts of Aven Prime have become riddled with these enormous underground tunnels, allowing both worm species to flourish.

It is believed that the four massive, bony "fang" structures visible near the mouths of both worm species have several purposes, not only assisting the burrowing process, but also serving as a defensive weapon and helping the worms clear out the occasional pests that attempt to infiltrate their tunnels.

Expedition scientists have also detected small earthquakes in areas with substantial worm populations. As both worm species are believed to be highly territorial, it is theorized that some of these quakes may be related to territorial struggles between the worms for control over different parts of the subterranean tunnel network.

Nearly all of the holes visible in Vanaar, Sandy Gulch, Kelori Strand, and the other landing zones are now believed to have been carved out by sandworms at some point.

Although both worm species occasionally take their territorial instincts out on human colonies of the Aven Expedition, it has been discovered that plasma shots from Watchdog Plasma Turrets will scare the worms into retreat without piercing the worms' thick hides or causing any lasting damage.


Water worms will be coming to the Aven Colony beta and demo in early July.

Stay tuned! We'll be announcing a new, even deadlier addition to Aven Colony next Friday, June 30.

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June 19

Hotfix update for demo and beta users: 0.1.18886 (beta) and 0.1.18889 (demo)

Hi everyone,

We discovered some rare stability issues this morning and just posted a hotfix build.

The beta has been updated to 0.1.18886 and the demo build of Aven Colony (previously made available via a PC Gamer key giveaway and the Alienware Indie Game Challenge) has been updated to an equivalent build (0.1.18889).

There are no patch notes since the only changes are fixes for rare stability issues. This resolves all remaining known stability issues with Aven Colony.

Please be advised: if you saved a game in the last 5 days or so and encounter any issues, please try the following:

  • Load the game
  • Save it
  • Load it again from that save

This may be helpful in some cases to clear out a few rare issues with bad save files.

If you encounter any further issues, please let us know in the Forums!

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Pre-Purchase Offer

Pre-order Aven Colony today to explore the treacherous badlands of Cerulean Vale. This additional sandbox map features the harshest environment yet, and the greatest rewards. Push yourself to the limit of extrasolar survival!


EXPLORE A STUNNING NEW BIOME: Discover the remnants of an ancient seabed, tinted blue by crushed micro-crystals of azurite.

SURVIVE THE BADLANDS: Native Earth crops simply refuse to grow in this former ocean floor. Prepare to cultivate local plantlife to survive this hostile region.

POWER UP YOUR COLONY: Produce remarkable levels of electricty by taking advantage of Aven Prime's most generous deposits of Zorium.

WEATHER THE STORM: Get ready for a region that features some of the most challenging weather conditions on the planet!

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
    • 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 12
    • 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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