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 19

Friday Blog 109 - Release Next Week!


-------------IMPORTANT INFORMATION-------------
Here's how to join the beta
Official Release Date for 0.7.0:
Friday July 26, 10AM Amsterdam time / 4AM NYC / 1 AM LA / 5PM Tokyo
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We've finally decided on an official release date! 0.7.0 will go live for everybody within a week. We can't wait to see how everyone will respond!

This week, we've done something that we should've done a long time ago. Zun wrote some simple scripts that calculate how much time it takes to create a specific object, keeping in mind the costs of all required ingredients. We found quite a lot of very unbalanced recipes, and we released a big update on Wednesday that overhauled a lot of them.


Old data from before the big balance patch
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In the 'Time/item" column, you can see how much seconds are needed to craft one item. As you can see, some items like the luxury meal and the perpetual stew take an enormous amount of time.

This is mostly compensated in the next column. It shows how many items colonists need to reach 100% distribution of that happiness type. Berries are easy to harvest but colonist need more than 4 of them, while they only need 0.03 luxury meal per day.

In the third column, these numbers are multiplied to show how much effort is required to provide all colonists with each happiness item. The next column shows how much happiness is provided to the colony when the happiness item is distributed sufficiently.

At the end is the most interesting column. It's a division of the two previous columns, effectively showing how much effort is required to produce 1 happiness.

This number is highest for berries. They're barely worth the effort, but that makes sense: they're a very primitive food source, not an effective happiness item. On the other hand: books are a very advanced happiness item, and they have a relatively low "happiness output" as well.

Happiness items that are unlocked later in the tech tree should be more effective. We've done a lot of rebalancing to make the numbers more sensible. But instead of merely looking at the output, we've also looked at the input. What jobs are necessary to produce all happiness items?


On the left the required jobs before the big balancing update; on the right the same but afterwards.
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Chicken meat and eggs require a lot of barley, and for example the luxury meal required three chicken meat and ten eggs. This made barley farming way too important. We've decreased both the required amount of barley, and the amount of eggs and chicken meat required as ingredients. We've changed some other recipes as well. This should make the distribution of jobs a lot more sensible, and make production a lot smoother.


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After some iterations, Zun decided to also count the food values. The higher the number in column H, the more effort is needed for one calorie. That number does not have to be identical: some food items are hard to unlock, other are primarly meant as happiness item. But especially the exotic food items were very unbalanced. Bread was nearly four times more effective than the rice meal. On the other hand, foofoo was even more effective than bread.


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In the end, we settled on this balance. The amount of effort to produce calories and happiness is a lot more consistent now, with better values for items further along the tech tree.



We're working on the final preparations for releasing the update now. We've got to redo the tutorial and manual. We're working on a splash screen with some important info and disclaimers. To make clear you're in a big new update (and that you didn't suddenly lose your savegames), we've changed the background of the main menu. Thanks PatateNouille for letting us use your creation!

We're perfectionists, and 0.7.0 isn't perfect yet. The new features and complexity increase the demand for other new features. Faster ways of transport, better tools for navigation, better ways to manage your colony, tools to remotely manage colonies, more purpose for large colonies. We'd love to add those things, but we can't justify postponing the update any longer. We do want to add these features in future updates!

We're going to film the new trailer next week, so this weekend is your last chance to submit your world to #trailer-worlds-only on Discord.

Bedankt voor het lezen :)

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July 12

Friday Blog 108 - Plans from 0.7.1 to 0.8.0



-------------IMPORTANT INFORMATION-------------
Here's how to join the beta
Expected time of official launch: in 1-2 weeks
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Zun is back! He left the hospital on Saturday and has been feeling a lot better. He's had an MRI scan today and a doctor will discuss the results with him soon. We're suspecting gallstones and hope it's nothing worse than that.

Thanks a lot for all your well wishes! There was an outpouring of support for Zun, in the comments on Steam, on Discord, in PMs. We deeply appreciate the kindness of the community!

We've released multiple new builds this week, containing all kinds of changes, improvements and fixes. Here's a partial list from the Discord:


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Now that we're getting very close to the release, we've been talking about our plans for after the release of 0.7.0. Here's what we currently think we're going to do.

At first, we'll probably be releasing multiple patches for small things like balancing issues, translations and bugs. These updates will be numbered 0.7.0.1, 0.7.0.2, etcetera.

Our next priorities are:
  • A new menu to display graphs that make a lot clearer how your production is going. See how many items are consumed and crafted, how many monsters are slain and how much days have passed. This is very important because of all the new jobs, items and complexity in 0.7.0.
  • Integrating these statistics in the tech tree, with requirements like "Fire 500 bronze arrows before you can unlock crossbow bolts", "Distribute 100 luxury meals before you can unlock Colony Starter Kits". It won't be a full replacement, it'll be a mixed system.
  • Add Steam Workshop and Steam Cloud support, with an in-game mod manager and support for specific mods per savegame
The things above will probably be the main new features in 0.7.1 & 0.7.2.

In the next "priority-tier" we find industrial content and new guards/monsters. Perhaps new guards and monsters will come in 0.7.3 and industrial content in 0.8.0. Maybe it will all be bundled into 0.8.0, although we don't want to keep you waiting as long as you did for 0.7.0 again. We could also release industrial content first and add new monsters and guards in 0.8.1.

As described in the previous blog, we're very enthusiastic about the pipes, tanks, pumps and rails that Pandaros adds in his mod. We'd love to add similar mechanics to standard, unmodded Colony Survival. Image having to supply jobs with cold or boiling water, or oil, or electricity, and having to build an infrastructure with water pumps, oil tanks, generators and batteries.

The endgame in 0.7.0 is not a proper endgame, because it's not intended to be. Colonizing other biomes and combining resources from exotic regions should be a stepping stone towards industrial content, with materials like oil, rubber, cobalt and lithium being gathered from far-flung regions. In turn, these ingredients should be required for new weapons, advanced happiness items like radios, and new transport like some kind of retro-jetpack and teleporters. That should be the endgame of Colony Survival. We'd love to have your opinion about these ideas!

Bedankt voor het lezen en alle beterschapswensen :)

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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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