Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG 05 Apr 2021 10:25 AM +00:00

Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG Enters Steam Early Access On April 6

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Iron Tower Studio's new turn-based, party-based role-playing game 'Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG' is coming to Steam early access this week. April 6 to be more specific.

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The sci-fi game is from the same team behind 'Age of Decadence' and already appears to be getting quite a following on Steam. We've already seen Valheim, Loop Hero and Dyson Sphere Program taking the Steam charts by storm this year. Could Colony Ship: A Post Earth be the next big PC game?

If you've seen the game climbing those Steam charts and want to know more, here's a quick overview of the game and everything you need to know

What is Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG?

As per the games Steam listing: Colony Ship is an isometric, party-based RPG inspired by Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky. Your character's world is a “generation ship,” a massive spacecraft on a centuries long voyage to colonize a distant planet. The Ship's original government has been disbanded following a violent mutiny and you must negotiate a treacherous path among your fellow passengers and the contentious factions striving to dominate the Ship. Your choices alone will determine who your friends and enemies are.

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Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG Gameplay Features

  • Skill-based character system, with feats and implants.
  • Tactical turn-based combat, featuring standard, aimed, and weapon-specific attacks.
  • Multiple quest solutions, mutually exclusive questlines, and a branching main storyline.
  • 10 recruitable party members with different personalities, agendas, and beliefs (only 3 available in the first chapter).
  • 3 main factions and a score of lesser factions and groups
  • A large arsenal including melee weapons, firearms, energy pistols, grenades, and futuristic gadgets like the Energy Shield, Reality Distortion Generator, and Cloaking Field.
  • Different environments to explore, from the Engine Room and Hydroponics to the dystopian cities of the Habitat and the Mission Control ruined decks (only the Pit, Armory, and Hydroponics are available in the first chapter)

Why Is It Launching In Early Access?

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Though the game is launching in early access it is for all intents and purposes feature-complete. The only thing missing on April 6 is the content, with Iron Tower Studio opting to launch the game with only the first of 4 possible chapters.

“We're making this game for you, so not only your feedback matters a great deal, it's an integral part of the design process." the dev team explained ahead of launch. "It played a vital role when we were working on our first game (The Age of Decadence), helping us improve every aspect of the game and refine our design philosophy.

"Now that Colony Ship's first chapter is ready to be evaluated, we'd like to run it by you and see what you think. What you like, what you dislike, what you think is missing or should be improved. Together we'll go through every chapter and location until the game is ready to be released.”

Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG Release Time

The game will be released on April 6. The game should unlock at approximately 1pm BST.

Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG System Requirements

MINIMUM:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 4870 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
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RECOMMENDED:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 950 / AMD Radeon R7 370 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
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