Aven Colony Breaks New Ground Today with Launch; Team17 Releases Trailer to Commemorate

Team17 is making sure everyone is ready to get their terraforming gloves on to dig into Aven Colony today on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 for $29.99 USD.

on July 25, 2017 1:17 PM

Terraforming sim Aven Colony has been released to the masses today and Team17 was quick to put up a launch trailer to mark the occasion. The game is now out for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 for $29.99 USD (and unfortunately marking the end of the free preorder DLC). According to the press release, this is the ‘culmination of several years of work’ by four-man team, Mothership Entertainment, out of Texas.

The game takes place on the dangerous Aven Prime. It’s your job to colonize the planet and make thriving cities and outposts. Lucky for you your equipped with the latest technology to make terraforming a breeze and architecture child’s play. But your building drones won’t have the easiest task as numerous hazards exist on this new world.

The trailer showcases some of these hardships with its ‘survive’ segment. Lightning and other crazy weather effects such as ‘shard storms’ threaten to reduce buildings to rubble. And the fearsome looking and gigantic sandworms also make a number of appearances, showing off their ridged head and long body.

Of course the world of Aven Colony looks gorgeous with a number of ecosystems shown off during the video. From frozen tundras to lush jungles to waterlogged swamps, they’ll definitely be a lot of unique terrain to explore and build upon.

And while the game has a sprawling and challenging campaign mode, there will also be other ways to play. As the press release states:

“All the single player content can also be explored in sandbox mode which allows players to tailor a full suite of options to customise the game experience including editing the starting resources, environmental events, minerals, and much more!”

You can pick up the game now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If you need more convincing, the launch trailer is below:

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.