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Space Colony

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Half way across the galaxy with limited resources, a mega corporation looking over your shoulder and a ragtag crew expecting a pay cheque, it's up to you to survive and turn a profit. You have a base to build and hostile alien threats to neutralise, but ignore your crew and the colony is doomed. Each colonist has a mind of their own, so keeping them safe, happy and alive is no easy feat. Nurture your crew and they’ll team up to protect your intergalactic empire, forget to pay them and you’d better post a guard at the reactor!

As a commander of military and commercial installations on Earth, Blackwater Industries wants to see how you handle the rest of the galaxy. In Space Colony your career is in the hands of an unruly crew, all looking to escape life back on Earth. Choosing from more than 100 different buildings, it’s up to you to design and build a colony that meets their needs. Before you shell out your credits on iron extraction and lucrative space chicken production remember that without laser defences, a sauna and a half-decent restaurant nobody is going to want to work for you.

Steam Edition
Created exclusively for Steam, this remastered version of Space Colony features a new Galaxy mode 'Obar' mini-campaign, Steam Workshop support, achievements, trading cards and Steam Cloud for saved games. Space Colony: Steam Edition is the definitive version of the sci-fi base builder for fans of the original, the builder genre and the Stronghold series, with which it shares DNA in both gameplay and an irreverent sense of humour.

Also supported are settings for HD graphics unavailable in the original version, allowing players to view their entire base on a single screen! Detect alien life forms early and counter-attack before they get near your crew, keep an eye on all workers at once or harvest resources off-base while making sure everyone visits the colony psychologist.

  • Remastered for Steam - New 'Obar' mini-campaign, Achievements, Trading Cards, Steam Workshop, Steam Cloud support and a re-balanced Easy Mode.
  • Construct a Colony - Design a base for cosmic warfare or interplanetary tourism with military and civilian campaigns.
  • Defend Your Crew - Protect your colonists from alien life forms with Hovermines, laser turrets and the fearsome Dogbot.
  • Train Specialists - Select your crew from a cast of 20 unique characters and train them in cybernetics, mining, lasers and more.
  • Explore the Planet - Increase your wealth and standing with Blackwater Industries by mining minerals and expanding your colony with over 100 different structures.
  • HD Upgrade - High resolution graphics allow you to view your entire colony on a single screen.
Release date
FireFly Studios
FireFly Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
Memory: 1GB of RAM
Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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Space Colony reviews and comments

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This game is not recent, I remember playing there 10 years ago, but it is always as pleasant... This slightly improved version increases the life duration of the game, several type of mission are offered, whether it is a small story mode whose mission is not all as easy to finish as in universe mode which various mission on different planet and also a mode BA c sand, which allows you to play as you dedicate in different type of climate and planête... the game also features a mode that allows us to create ourselves our story, very easy to take in hand, allowing us to create worlds and scenarios or play scripts create by other player because the game supports steam worshop also... the missions are main are short in some situation, but it is not at all rest to try to manage its base, whether it is at the level of aliens that attacque us, local plants that infest us, and even problems coming from our staff because they are unable to support each other... the choice of buildings is limited, as well as the choice of furniture for the modules, and have quickly made the rounds to buy everything, so in this area it is a little bleak, one of the aspet that will take the most time and space to well developing , it is the tourite side, and Yes, we tried to attract tourists and make them visit any sort of tourist trap, and make them to spend their money in machinne to sub, ect..., but you go to have to take care of them, give them a good service restaurant , places to visit, and tried to make sure that it stays alive if there is danger on the planet, or to make sure that some element of your perssonel backpack does not Hi a tourist with a punch or a slap HA HA HA I would have liked to see more maps great, unfortunately the cards are small and we quickly did explore the surroundings, and in design mode the largest map is only 500 x 500, but if we go back to 10 years ago, it was fine for this time... Although the game seems old, since it is on steam, there are updates that appear, so this is not an abandoned game that it put on steam only to pump more money, but now that the community can use the steam worshop , perhaps we will see stories that will further increase the choice of mission... in terms of the French version, nothing wrong, and compare to several recent company of today that has big budget, and who say that their version is in French while all the voices are in English to tried to save money to put even more money in the pockets by leaving the quality, this game on the other hand reminds us that at the time, the quality passed above all, and the voices are pleasant and in French and each perssonel backpack from the base to its character, certain are more inclined to cry than other (especially women) HA HA HA short, it's a good little game, but as it is not recent, do not linger to find everything, as for example, it is impossible to zoom in front or back, but these are only small detail... a small game of basic management and pleasant personal, but that can become routine, then, do not hesitate to destroy your building to replaçer, ect..., but if you want to elever the level of action, then attract the maximum tourist and tried to play with 20 nobody in your staff, create you your own story and try to give away oxygen and food to all this little world...
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