"Firefly have already proved themselves as an innovative PC developer," said Graeme Struthers, Vice President of Gathering. "Their ability to execute fresh ideas and deliver them to a high standard will ensure that Space Colony is one of our most inspiring titles this year."
Taking your team of starry-eyed misfits with you, you must search out and colonise some of the galaxy's most inhospitable planets. Starting from scratch your colony will need to quickly grow from a simple life-supporting pod into a sprawling meteoric metropolis, capable of keeping this most eclectic troop of tenants happy. As difficult as this can be, life in the colony isn't just about surviving, it's about big bucks and you're going to need to use every resource this planet has to offer to make them. Whether that's capturing the locals to create an alien zoo to attract tourists, mining the planet's core for materials, building a discotheque big enough to accommodate both country and rock or defending your settlement against alien attack, whatever it takes, responsibility for the colony's survival rests squarely with you.
"Space Colony is proving to be a very exciting project for us," said Simon Bradbury, Designer and Programmer at Firefly Studios. "We truly feel that we have something fresh to offer the gamer. Combining a people sim with a builder in one game, really is working for us, it's fun and it's funny – perfect! "
Space Colony is due for release in September 2003.
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