Colony Survival is a unique first-person strategy game 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 attacks every night!
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Very Positive (7,036) - 91% of the 7,036 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 16, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make Colony Survival the best voxel colony simulator possible. We released into Early Access more than seven years ago, and it has resulted in enormous amounts of useful feedback. We still see a lot of potential for future updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This is difficult to say. We never expected to get all the support that has allowed us to keep improving the game for seven years. We might leave Early Access in the next 12-18 months, or we might keep working on major updates.”

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

“What is certain is that we want to improve the UI. It should be more intuitive and look more appealing. We also want to improve the tutorial and make learning the game smoother and more engaging.

We’re also considering adding some major new features, but they are not planned with 100% certainty yet.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There is a large amount of content and the performance is well optimized. Bugs and glitches should be extremely rare. Not everything is highly polished though: the UI is functional but not the nicest to look at, and things like first-person animations are missing.”

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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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.

Advance from Slingers to Grenade Launchers


Use an extensive science system to unlock jobs, blocks, upgrades and new weapons! Your colony will start in the Stone Age with just a handful of primitive jobs. Produce new materials, study clay tablets and scrolls, sell luxury items and advance throughout the timeline. Ultimately, you will be able to unlock gunpowder weapons, gliders, printing presses, rails and much more!

Explore and Settle a Large, Diverse world


Advancing the tech tree requires resources that are only present in special locations. Purchase the resources in the marketplace for a high price, or find those locations using the astrolabe and build your own putposts on mountaintops, in swamps and other places. Use gliders and rails to move quickly from one location to another.

Co-op: Play with Friends without Problems


Easily launch a co-op server from the main menu, and invite friends to join your world. Share ownership of a single colony with multiple friends, or build your own colonies and trade items and science. It's also possible to use our advanced server tool to set up a more complex system. Extensive mod support allows players to customize their experience exactly as they want.

Regular Updates


We regularly release fixes, improvements, tweaks and content updates. Here a couple of highlights from many, many changelogs:

  • June 16, 2017: 0.1.15. Public release. Contained a handful of jobs and items.
  • October 31, 2017: 0.4.0. Lots of new items, new guards and new monsters.
  • March 23, 2018: 0.6.0. New builder and digger jobs, increased view range, crouching, big performance improvements.
  • July 26, 2019: 0.7.0. Co-op, new world generation, multiple colonies, trading, the glider and lots of bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • May 11, 2020: 0.7.3. Added a statistics menu which tracks and displays data from a broad range of categories.
  • December 21, 2022: 0.9.0. Massive overhaul of the tech tree and world generation, lots of new content like traps and outposts.
  • October 13, 2023: 0.10.0. Added rails and decorative items like roofs, doors, windows and pillars.
  • February 16, 2024: 0.10.1. Water transparency, better fog and lighting 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 in regular Friday Blogs. 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
macOS
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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.11+, Mac from after ~2012
    • 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+, Mac from after ~2013
    • 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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