Today Firefly Studios announced Space Colony: Steam Edition in London, with the first playable build on show at EGX Rezzed. Developed and self-published by Firefly, Space Colony: Steam Edition is a remaster of the original sci-fi base builder that expands the game with new missions and features. It will release exclusively on Steam in Q2 2015.
Fans of base builders, management sims and the closely-related Stronghold series can soon return to the world of Space Colony in HD. Faithful to the original game Space Colony: Steam Edition includes military and civilian campaigns with more than 80 missions in total, including brand new single player content. Steam Workshop functionality also has been added to the game’s map editor, allowing players to share custom maps with the Steam community. Fans can discover old favourites, upload new creations and even download whole new campaigns designed by the Space Colony community.
“As an indie dev self-publishing on Steam we’re in total control. That’s a daunting prospect but without Steam’s help, empowering developers like Firefly, this new release wouldn’t be happening.”, said Simon Bradbury, Creative Director of Firefly Studios. “Many of the original Space Colony team still work at Firefly and we’re all thrilled to see the game finally getting the exposure it deserves! I really hope players enjoy the new single player content and cool Steam features.”
Nearly twelve years after release, Space Colony: Steam Edition is more feature rich and visually enhanced than ever before. Created exclusively for Steam, this new remastered version will include Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Steam Workshop support and Steam Cloud for saved games. Space Colony: Steam Edition is the definitive version for fans of the original and the Stronghold series, with which it shares DNA in both gameplay and an irreverent sense of humour. Also supported are new high resolution graphics settings, allowing players to view their entire colony while playing on a single screen.