What is Colonies?
Uniting the elements of creativity, horror, and adventure, Colonies promises to deliver a unique and ever-changing ORPG experience. In this open world, you have the freedom to settle your own villages, to defend your friends from the creatures hidden within the dark of the forest, and to cultivate and transform the land for your own purposes. To survive is your ultimate goal; how you achieve this is up to you.
Unlike many ORPG titles, your actions, friendships, alliances, and accomplishments in Colonies truly make a difference to the in-game experience; politics, the ever shifting web of contacts and connections, your social standing and presence, can allow you to quickly make friends from other villages, or rapidly develop a legion of fearsome enemies. Who will be the face, the voice, of your people? How will other villages perceive you? How will trade and your economy develop? It’s up to you, the community.
If the threat of creatures and other aggressive villages wasn’t enough, then the mysteries of the darkness will be. Ghosts, the souls of lost children, and other dark forces will wander into your villages and cross you during your adventures…how will you survive?
Defend your friends, erect your village, hunt and cultivate.
And hopefully, thrive and survive.
How can I play?
Colonies is currently in its closed Alpha 1.0 stage. You can sign up for alpha here (our temporary forum). Access is not guaranteed.
What features are planned?
-An ever-changing world shaped purely by the players
-Villages created and governed by the players themselves
-Basic jobs, like farming, mining, fishing, woodworking, cloth working, and cooking
-Advanced building, allowing you to make a personalized home for your needs and profession
-A simplified stats system, reducing grind and improving players' experiences
-Skill-based combat (no more button bashing or complex combat systems!)
-Diplomacy amongst villages and villagers
-Children and Family NPCs (spawned based on your stats and living conditions)
-Pets and farm animals
What platforms will Colonies be available on?
At the moment, Colonies is only available on Windows (XP, Vista, Win7, and Win8 successfully tested). After our early testing phases, we aim to have a solid build out for everyone to enjoy, including those on MacOS and Linux. Please be patient-- we want everyone to play ASAP!
Who are the developers?
Jungletoe (Programming), ICT (Pixel Art), LegendWeaver (GUI Art), and Allen Calmes (Music). We're informally part of the development group Giraffes. Colonies is currently our main project.
12 new items, 2 new animals, 6 new objects, and improved animal AI!
- Rabbit pelt
- Wolf pelt
- Deer pelt
- Rabbit meat
- Sheep meat
- Wolf meat
- Deer meat
- Cooked rabbit meat
- Cooked sheep meat
- Cooked wolf meat
- Cooked dear meat
- Deer corpse
- Rabbit corpse
- Wolf corpse
- Sheep corpse
- Sheared sheep corpse
- Troll corpse
- Stone doors
New Animal AI
Animals will now attack you if you attack them (excluding rabbits). All animals also have individual health and muscle stats now. Once attacked, animals will attack anyone within a 40-tile radius.
2 days till summer break. Expect a lot more features and fun :)
May 19 2013, 10:03pm by jungletoe
Adding in placeholders for Colonies is making me a much better pixel artist.
May 19 2013, 10:02pm by jungletoe
Photoset: The new updates have arrived! Bunnies, deer, and more meat! T.co
May 19 2013, 3:09am by jungletoe
May 17 2013, 7:19pm by jungletoe
New content - New content: -Bombs (destroy village defenses) -Flags (harder to make than statues, double the... T.co
May 11 2013, 4:30pm by jungletoe
Photo: Here are my (terribly drawn) placeholders for the new items this weekend as a part of Feature Dump... T.co
May 4 2013, 5:23pm by jungletoe
The new forums are up! T.co
Apr 29 2013, 10:24pm by jungletoe
I'm finally about to fix the remaining crash in Colonies. Next weekend will be a flood of new items and objects!
Apr 21 2013, 7:52pm by jungletoe
Photo: A hunting trip… T.co
Apr 7 2013, 7:56pm by jungletoe
Photoset: Some villages + statues! T.co
Apr 7 2013, 3:04am by jungletoe