Today, developer Oxeliz is excited to announce that its debut title, Quriocity, a sci-fi city-builder and colony management simulator, is launching on Steam in Early Access. Starting on a barren cosmic wasteland with a handful of colonists and with limited resources, players must develop their tech and expand their territory and influence into a bountiful metropolis capable of defending its population from a host of threats, including fires, thieves, and deadly infections.
Quriocity has players take command as the leader of the ‘Quriocity 1 Mission’, whose objective is to establish a colony for human space explorers. Colonists can be assigned to a number of professions, and it is up to the player to decide what role these colonists play in the colony based on the current focus and needs of the population as a whole. Keeping colonists happy is a balancing act in itself, with players needing to keep a close eye on food, energy, and housing to keep them happy, productive, and, most importantly, alive. Building specialist structures will provide the foundations for success. Most units depend on a specific cluster building, which can be upgraded to be more efficient and more effective as time goes on.
However, it is a delicate balance between doing things by the book and getting creative, as random events can disrupt the colony at any time. By building the required units, players will be ready to face the many challenges that present themselves on this alien planet thousands of light years away from Earth. Quriocity has been built with a clean, easy-to-understand UI that makes managing this much easier. Players will be alerted to something going wrong instantly, giving them time to take action before it’s too late, whether it is an outbreak of disease or fire..
When not fighting fires, players may want to take some time to beautify their colony and put their own stamp of human personality on the otherwise barren and hostile lunar landscape. Green spaces can be created and filled with trees, water fountains can be placed, and even monuments erected to celebrate the growing greatness of the colony. Each decorative option has a fully changeable color palette too, and creations can be shown off with the Colony Tour feature giving players a fly-over of their deep-space domain.
Start with a small foothold on an unexplored planet and build it up into a bustling metropolis as you manage energy, housing, and food.
Defend the colony from threats ranging from devastating disease outbreaks to ravaging industrial fires
Research and advance through technology trees and upgrade buildings to be better than before, opening up new gameplay opportunities with over 40 upgradeable units
Test yourself if you’re a seasoned city-builder with a number of difficulty modes as you make your way through the main campaign
View your colony and marvel at your work with the Colony Tour feature, and share the results with the community
Quriocity is out now on Steam Early Access for $17.00 and is playable in 12 languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German. Keep up to date with the latest Quriocity news on the website and join the official Quriocity Discord.