From Press Release:
Settlement building game The Colonists is launching today on Steam and GoG. Take control of a team of self-replicating robots who have escaped from Earth and are searching the galaxy for a new planet to call home, all in search of fulfilling their dream to become human.
“After more than two years in development, I’m really looking forward to seeing players create their own bustling anthorobotic towns and I hope that they enjoy watching their little robots chop trees, farm sheep and smelt iron as much as we enjoyed making it” says developer Richard Wallis.
Players will advance through three different periods of time, building infrastructure for the robot colonies by constructing road, boat, and train transport systems. In each area it is important to harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, create expeditions to discover new lands and research new technologies.
“After the great reaction to Tokyo 42 last year we’re excited to bring our second published title into the world” says Paul Kilduff-Taylor of Mode 7 Games. “The Colonists is a superb game and an amazing feat from a very small team – we’re proud to have supported its creation.”