DescriptionIn the future, mankind expands through the galaxy, and corporations race to exploit every planet they can. You are the employee of Blackwater Industries ("Putting profit before people.") given the task of running a series of off-world colonies. You must manage both the base and the personnel which inhabit and run this base. This task is complicated by the fact that the colonists are all rejects from society, and will cause problems of one sort or another.
Space Colony is both a strategy game and a personality management simulation; it can be described as Stronghold and The Sims combined, put in space. You will have to set up resource harvesting, resource processing, recreation facilities, tourist facilities, military installations, and such to keep your colonists happy/productive, defend the base, and make money. The colonists have a shift cycle, how long they will work is directly affected by how happy they are, so it pays to have a good base.
What makes this game distinct is that each colonist has a unique personality. There are around twenty colonists which will populate your base in one mission or another. Each colonist has personal likes and dislikes, some are social, others will pick fights; you have to achieve a balance. There are a number of game modes, Career Mode, Galaxy Mode, Sandbox Mode, and you can play user-created maps. In individual missions, you will have to compete against rival corporations or aliens for domination of the planet you are exploiting. Once you have stripped the planet bare, you will move on again, and start the process over again.
- "太空殖民地" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Космобаза" -- Russian spelling
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Oct 30, 2003||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Armchair Empire, The||Nov 16, 2003||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Gamesmania||Oct 10, 2003||83 out of 100||83|
|Game Chronicles||Nov 17, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|GameStar (Germany)||Oct, 2003||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Nov, 2003||78 out of 100||78|
|IGN||Oct 20, 2003||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Joystick (French)||Nov, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Revolution||Nov, 2003||B-||67|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jan, 2004||50|
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Alien HordeIn order to promote Space Colony, a free mini-game titled Alien Horde was released.
Related Web Sites
- Space Colony Fans.net (A fan site with walkthroughs, tips to succeed in Space Colony, information and many user-created missions to download for the game.)
- The Space Colony Website (The offical Space Colony website.)