Aspyr Media Inc.
on Friday announced that its Mac conversion of
Space Colony, a new simulation/strategy game, has reached its Beta development milestone.
Space Colony brings players to a burgeoning space station where humans and aliens intermingle. Part simulation, part strategy game, Space Colony makes you responsible both for resource management and interpersonal management. You’ve got to create profitable extraction industries and high-tech factories, for example, while making sure that each of the unique personalities on board your station get along. More than 20 unique personalities and 20 alien species socialize, hunt, and get on with their daily lives.
Space Colony was created by Firefly Studios, the game developer behind MacSoft’s medieval real-time strategy game Stronghold (and some of the same creative team that made Sierra’s Caesar III). This game is the first Mac conversion that Aspyr Media has contracted out to Trihedron, a game conversion company founded by Logicware alumnus Nate Trost.
Preliminary system requirements for Space Colony call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, G3/G4/G5 700MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; 1GB hard disk space; 4x CD-ROM.
Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, Space Colony is available for pre-order from Aspyr Media’s Web site for about $30. The game is still on track for a May release, according to the company.