Aptly named Mothership Entertainment has announced, in conjunction with publisher Team17, their debut title. The small, independent team behind the likes of Fable 2, Metroid Prime 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic is now working on the sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony. The title takes place on Aven Prime, a planet outside of our solar system, and features a world of deserts, tundras, and wetlands. It’s up to the player to manage your extra-terrestrial colony by building and maintaining your settlement while dealing with alien life forms and other space faring problems. At the moment, we know that you will be able to do these things in a campaign and sandbox mode.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Team17 and bring Aven Colony to PS4 and Xbox One,” said Paul Tozour, founder of Mothership Entertainment. “Team17 shares our values and our passion for serving the customer. The itch.io beta has helped our tiny 4-person team engage with the community and grow the game significantly as we build toward some big new features we plan to unveil in the coming months. The Team17 partnership will help us grow that community even further and allow us to serve console customers in a way that we could never have done alone.”
Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 added, “The talented team at Mothership Entertainment have been incredibly focused on delivering a solid, fun and unique city-building experience with Aven Colony. As we continue our global expansion, we’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right partners and they’re definitely the right fit so we’re delighted that they are the second US team to join Team17’s games label. We’re excited to work with them and contribute our wealth of expertise in bringing the game to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as Mothership Entertainment have created such a fantastic game that deserves to be shared far and wide.”
Aven Colony is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 4 sometime in Q2 2017. You can check out the announcement trailer above and let us know what you think of Mothership Entertainment’s first team effort. Are you hoping for more sci-fi elements, creation mechanics, or both?
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