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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Mixed (472) - 66% of the 472 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 25, 2017
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March 2

Aven Colony update: Ark fixes and new Battery interface

Hi everyone,

We've posted a quick update that significantly improves the interface for Energy Batteries:



Some users had expressed a desire to have Energy Batteries turn on automatically and remain on even when their excess power is no longer needed. Now, you can achieve that result using the new interface; just set the check boxes to the opposite of the settings shown above.

These settings are global and always apply to all Energy Batteries.

The button has also changed from opening the Powers & Policies pane to directly toggling the battery state.

We've also checked in some fixes for a few issues with Ark Ships building installations.



Changelist
  • The button on the Energy Battery selection panel is now "Toggle Active" instead of "Open Powers & Policies"
  • The Energy Battery selection panel now has an option "Batteries turn on automatically" -- turning this on will automatically turn on Battery Mode in the event of a power deficit in the primary power zone
  • The Energy Battery selection panel now has an option "Batteries turn off when not needed"; turning this off will allow Battery Mode to remain on even when the excess power is no longer needed
  • When loading a saved game, any "orphaned" installations on the expedition screen will be assigned an Ark ship to build them (or removed if you have no Ark ships)
  • Fixed bug with unfinished Missile Launcher installations sometimes being able to fire missiles at approaching threats
  • Fixed bug with ark ships not being able to build when they reached an installation IF their queue was screwed up
  • The "Remove" button that appears when selecting unfinished installations is now ALWAYS visible and selectable on the POI panel even if no Ark Bay is currently selected

Also, don't forget that we're holding a competition for the 3 new challenge maps! Although Melodix has claimed the prize by posting a brilliant playthrough of Boreal Bay (see link below), the other maps remain unclaimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC8zS8O30lw

Be the first player to record a full playthrough of Icebound Isle or Bluestone Falls at Insane difficulty as per the Rules, and you could win some of the fabulous prizes shown below ... in addition to fame, glory, and bragging rights for all eternity!

Thank you for being part of the Aven Colony community, and we look forward to bringing you many more updates in the future.

Paul
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February 21

Aven Colony update: improved ice & more!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick heads-up that we've put up another update for Aven Colony! This update completely revamps the game's ice effects, in addition to a few other fixes.





Additional Changes
  • There's now an option in the Gameplay options sections to disable the visor frost effect.
  • Improved battery indicator: now has a green outline when active.
  • The indicators at the bottom of the screen have been reformatted to not overlap at 1600x1024.
  • Any "Build N buildings" mission objective now instantly completes if you hit the building limit
  • Due to a slight change in ocean currents, Serpent Isle water now freezes during winter, just like all other parts of Aven Prime
  • Fixed a rare stability issue related to expeditions
  • The startup logos are now the same as on console (Mothership & Team17 logos)

In case you missed it, we recently released Content Drop 3 to PC ... be sure to check out our post here!



Also, don't forget that we're holding a competition for the 3 new challenge maps! Be the first player to record a full playthrough of any of the 3 challenge maps at Insane difficulty as per the Rules, and you could win some of the fabulous prizes shown below ... in addition to fame, glory, and bragging rights for all eternity!



We are hard at work bringing content drop 3 to console. We're also expecting to deliver the 4th challenge map (which will also be available as a sandbox map) in the first week of March.

Thank you for being part of the Aven Colony community!

Paul
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Reviews

“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.

KEY FEATURES:

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

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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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