Award-winning game developers Team17 have formed a partnership with Mothership Entertainment, a Texas-based developer, to bring their upcoming sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony.

In Aven Colony, you explore the deserts, tundras, and wetlands of Aven Prime, an alien world light-years from Earth. There’s resource and citizen management, settlement building, and encounters with a variety of various alien life forms.

Mothership Entertainment are an independent studio formed by veterans in the industry. Their staff consists of developers involved in a myriad of prolific games, including Fable IIStar Wars: The Old Republic, and MechWarrior 4: Vengeance.

Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17, said that they are looking forward to working with the independent studio: “The talented team at Mothership Entertainment have been incredibly focused on delivering a solid, fun and unique city-building experience with Aven Colony.”

The beta for Aven Colony is currently available on itch.io, and the full release is set to launch on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 in Q2 2017.

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