Build a new home for your team of robots as they begin a new life for themselves on a distant planet where they can fulfil their ultimate dream: to be human.
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Mostly Positive (265) - 77% of the 265 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 24, 2018

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June 3

Mac and Linux Support Released!

Hi everyone,

Support for Mac and Linux platforms has gone live! If you're on recent OSX version or Steam-compatible distro then you should now have access to the game in your library.

We're also now working on localisations of the game - if you're interested in contributing to a community translation of a language then get in touch, full info here:

Next Update
Follow on Discord for latest news of the upcoming update, including new campaign maps and a new hard AI mode -

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April 29

V1.3 - Steam Workshop Map Editor, Elevated Trains, Transport Updates and more!

Hi everyone,

The Colonists are back with some big updates! Here’s what new in V1.3:

Map Editor
Create, share and play custom maps using Steam Workshop.
Sculpt land and sea, place trees, rocks and resources, and set your own victory conditions.

Elevated Trains
Free your train network with the new elevated railway system!
Build tracks that carry your trains through and over buildings and across shallow bodies of water.

New Large Harbour and new Lugger Boat
The large harbour can load and unload three boats simultaneously and has many more stackbots to help with the extra jobs. It also has two separate entrances to filter traffic more easily. The new lugger boat is made of iron and can hold more resources than the clipper.

Transport Improvements
You can now apply rules to individual stops for boats and trains, harbours and stations now have separate rule lists for importing and exporting. Trains now block each other and stations can support multiple train stops. Trains can now also transport construction materials to stations under construction.

Other Updates
  • New Large Storage Yard - can store more resources, has two entrances and has a bot printer.
  • Postcard Mode - create snappy screenshots of your colony.
  • Map Improvements - fixed black lines, added double-click to go to location, more accurate panning and zoom uses mouse position.
  • Each research technology now has its own icon.
  • Road posts now have a darker colour if a rule is applied.
  • Added notification icons when a new building or a new level of a building is unlocked.
  • Many other small improvements.

Thanks to everyone who has been playing the game so far, all your feedback, suggestions and bug reports have been incredibly useful!

Please get in touch if you have any issues with the latest features, we'll be continuing to improve them as well as work on more updates including new campaign maps and AI/military improvements. Vote for features you’d most like to see on our roadmap and remember you can follow development progress as well as play the very latest builds on our Discord server.

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“'The Colonists' is a cute, rewarding, and dystopian space exploration game”

About This Game

The Colonists is a relaxing settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series.

Take on a series of individual missions or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode.

You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement.

You'll advance through three different Ages as you build infrastructure for your colony by constructing road, boat and train transport systems.

Harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, create expeditions to discover new lands and research new technologies.

With two separate mission tracks, The Colonists lets either you create sprawling settlements in peace or race to compete against AI colonies in military winner-takes-all scenarios.

Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content.

An extensive map editor and Steam Workshop support is included, so you can create, share and play custom maps.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit Windows
    • Processor: Multicore with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB DX9 (shader model 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OSX 10.10 or higher (64bit)
    • Processor: 2x 6-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz (Mac book pro circa 2016)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM

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