Colony Survival is a unique first-person voxel RTS developed by a two-man team. Build your own colony in a voxel world. Command guards, farmers, miners and other colonists. Defend your colony against the horde of monsters that attack every night!
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Jun 16, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We can think of a nearly infinite list of blocks, jobs and features that we could add to Colony Survival. We'd like to keep working on it for a long time, but we'd also like to hear feedback from players. The basics of the game are ready, so now we'd like to welcome other people to play the game and voice their suggestions!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game could be fully and definitively released within a year, but if there is a lot of support we'd like to keep adding new features for a longer period!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We'd like to add news jobs, more blocks, different factions, new monsters and new biomes.
  • Animal husbandry: let your colonists care for horses, sheep and other animals
  • New biomes: cross the ocean to discover a new continent with new content
  • Science: develop new technologies!
  • New monsters: stronger, faster and more dangerous!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The basics of the game are done. Multiplayer is functional. You can start a colony and recruit farmers, miners, guards, smelters, bakers, crafters and foresters. At night, monsters attack your colony. There are multiple biomes, ranging from arctic areas to fertile jungles.
Some helpful but non-essential features like dropping things from your inventory aren't present yet. Colonists don't have a lot of animations.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The early access version is discounted compared to the definitive version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We'd like to fix all bugs players encounter while playing Colony Survival. We want to add features that are in high demand, and will consider proposals for new content.”
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July 13

Friday Blog 56 - Contest Winners and a New Survey!


Would you like to help us shape the future of Colony Survival? Participate in this survey and share your opinion!

During my short stay in France, Zun enjoyed some extra days of rest. Despite that, he also made some progress on 0.7.0. He fixed some common issues that occur in corrupted savegames, specifically the ones with invisible crates and beds. During that process, he also prepared them for multiple colonies! You can compare this week's Progress Meter to the one posted last week.

There has been some controversy regarding our plans for 0.7. Some people love our plans for more modern technology, while others think the game should stay medieval. We've discussed and thought about the subject a lot, and we decided we wanted to organize another survey. We'd love to know what you think, and the previous survey was very useful. We hope you're willing to participate!

Contest winners!

During the past week, many amazing screenshots have been submitted to the Industry Challenge. We've selected five winners. All of them will receive a Steam Key for Rise of Industry! They'll also be promoted to "King" on Discord and gain access to the illustrious secret Kings Channel ;) Here are the five winning submissions:

"Rise of Industry on the Final Frontier" by Aardvark


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Car Prototype Factory from Rise of Industry by nobrains21


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Huge industrial compound by [sirdragonov]


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Industrial Dutch harbor by Thorvic


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Victorian Industrial Steampunk City by Bilzander


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We were thoroughly impressed by the quality of the submissions and want to thank everybody for participating! We had a hard time picking the best five, and many of those who "lost" lost only by a very small margin. We'd love to organize new challenges in the future, and hope you'll participate again!

Holiday's over

I had a great time in Normandy, France. The castles and manors kept reminding me of Colony Survival, and the landscape is a great inspiration for the new world generation. The history of the region is also very interesting and awe-inspiring. Zun spent some days completely absorbed by an addicting book series :)

I arrived in the Netherlands again yesterday, and today work continued with renewed energy. We're hoping to make some good progress during the coming week! We'll keep you updated.


A chateau near Pointe du Hoc, last Tuesday. Full size.

Don't forget to participate in the survey! :)

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July 6

Friday Blog 55 - The Progress Meter and the Industry Contest!



We owe thanks to a lot of people, but this week, Pandaros deserves a special mention. He gave us a lot of advice regarding the savegames. Especially during the weekend, it felt like Zun and Pandaros were exchanging info from early in the morning to late in the evening. Thanks Pandaros! If you're looking for more Colony Survival content while waiting for 0.7.0, you should definitely try his Settlers Mod.

We received a lot of feedback when we described our plans for 0.7.0 last week. Some were concerned the medieval feel of the game would be lost if we added too much modern technology. We understand those concerns. We will probably try to make the modern tech look a bit "retro".

Another good suggestion was "aggro the monsters". It would be awesome if players could draw the attention of the monsters from minor colonies to their strongholds. This would be a fun new job with of course some costs associated.



We've made the Progress Meter above to accurately display what we've worked on and what still needs to happen before the update can be released. The more modern stuff announced last week is not tracked, because we're planning to release it in 0.7.1 and later.

The Progress Meter was accurate last Tuesday evening, but this Friday it's hopefully appropriate to color one or two dots green next to "multiple colonies". If everything goes according to plan, I should be in France right now for a short week. Zun is holding the fort and available on Discord!

Rise of Industry Contest!

During the Summer Sale, we bought Rise of Industry. We've got to keep tabs on the competition! ;) We got in contact with the dev who started the project, and he had already played Colony Survival for dozens of hours! We decided to organize a contest together. We're organizing a Rise of Industry contest, they're organizing a Colony Survival contest.

You can win one of five Rise of Industry Steam keys. To win, you've got to build something with an industrial theme in Colony Survival, make a good screenshot, potentially edit it, then share it on our Discord. If you're among the best five submissions, you'll win!

The rules
  • Post the image in #IndustryChallenge in our Discord. You've got to be verified before you can post images there. You'll be verified if you post a message in one of the channels. It can take up to a dozen or so hours before you're verified.
  • Images should be submitted before 4PM UTC Friday July 13th.
  • The winners will be announced in the next Friday Blog.
  • You're allowed to post only one image. If you post more, they'll be deleted and only the first one will count for the contest.
  • It should be a still image, preferably JPG or PNG. Videos, links to website or albums, GIFs or MP4s will be disqualified.
  • Mod use is allowed, as is editing your images.
  • The most impressive and beautiful five screenshots will win!

If you'd like to enter the Colony Survival contest, join the Rise of Industry Discord! Here is the link: https://discord.gg/riseofindustry

Good luck with both contests!

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About This Game

Dynamic 3D Pathfinding


Both colonists and monsters can find their way in your world. Build bridges, tunnels, stairs, overpasses and underpasses to make sure your colonists get where they want to go, and monsters don't! Plant a banner to start your colony. As you recruit more colonists, more monsters will try to invade your colony! Build walls, dig moats and construct forts to deal with the increasing threat.

Dozens of different jobs, unlockable with science


Use an extensive science system to unlock jobs, blocks, upgrades and new weapons! Your colony will start small, with a couple of berry farmers, slingers and a copper miner. Expand your colony and start using new metals like bronze, iron and steel. Producing them will require new fuels like charcoal and cokes. Use more advanced metals to unlock crossbows and matchlock guns for your guards! Add wheat farmers, bakers, flax farmers, tailors and many other jobs to your colony.

Regular updates


We regularly release fixes, improvements, tweaks and content updates. Here's a small example:

  • June 1, 0.1.0.
  • June 16, 0.1.15. Public release. Contained countless tweaks and fixes and small content updates like clay and bricks.
  • June 22, 0.2.0. Contained among other things berry farmers and grinders.
  • July 13, 0.2.6. Huge performance improvements for big colonies and multiplayer servers.
  • August 25, 0.3.0. Scientists, multiple science bags, tailors, carpet, technologists.
  • October 31, 0.4.0. Three new weapons, monsters now have three different HP levels and three different speeds, five new crafting jobs, multiple new metals.
  • November 22, 0.4.3. Overhaul to the early game and the science system.
  • December 22, 0.5.0. Five new jobs, dozens of new blocks, lanterns in different colors and herbs.
  • January 19, 0.5.2. Five different types of stairs.
  • March 23, 0.6.0. New builder and digger jobs, increased view range, crouching, big performance improvements.

The complete package: lots of settings, fan translations, mods, cheats and more!


Colony Survival contains everything you'd hope to find in a game -except for proper animations.

  • Translations: fans from all over the world have translated the game into their native language. Play the game in German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, French or any other of the many supported languages!
  • Cheats: bored of playing the way it's intended? Use cheats to quickly recruit more colonists, spawn blocks and unlock research.
  • Detailed graphics settings: don't like bloom or depth of field? Want to adjust the FOV? Change it quickly in the graphics menu.
  • Game settings: turn off monsters if you want to build in peace. Or allow them to spawn during the day for a difficult challenge!
  • Mods: we've developed the game to be as moddable as possible, and we're in close contact with mod developers to help them create awesome mods.
  • Advanced server tool: every player can use our intuitive server tool to host a private server for friends, or a public server for the entire community.
  • Transparent development: we explain what we're working on and why every Friday in a detailed blog. We're continuously trying to figure out what the community would like to see tweaked and added next by being active on the Steam Forums and the official Discord.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1 & newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G620 (2.5 Ghz dual core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000, 1280x720 display
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 & newer, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-2300 (2.8 GHz quad core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 or equivalent, 2 GB VRAM, 1920x1080 display
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.11+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G620 (2.5 Ghz dual core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000, 1280x720 display
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.12+
    • Processor: Intel i5-2300 (2.8 GHz quad core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 or equivalent, 2 GB VRAM, 1920x1080 display
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+; 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G620 (2.5 Ghz dual core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000, 1280x720 display
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+; 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-2300 (2.8 GHz quad core) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 or equivalent, 1920x1080 display, supporting openGL 4.2+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Work in progress: new features may raise the bar, optimizations may lower the bar
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