Veteran developer / publishers Team17 have today announced they are teaming up with Texas indie developer Mothership Entertainment to publish their title, Aven Colony, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
This is primarily of note because it shows Team17’s emerging partnerships with developers in the US after they announced their expansion to North America.
Aven Colony has been in the works since 2013, but it has pedigree behind it, with Mothership Entertainment made up of long-time industry veterans who have worked on titles like Fable 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance and Metroid Prime 2, among others.
You can currently play a beta version of Aven Colony on indie games marketplace Itch.io, although as part of their publishing deal development on the game will be expanded to include Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms, with Team17 using an internal development team for the console editions.
Debbie Bestwick, Team 17’s CEO, said in an emailed statement: “The talented team at Mothership Entertainment have been incredibly focused on delivering a solid, fun and unique city-building experience with Aven Colony. As we continue our global expansion, we’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right partners and they’re definitely the right fit so we’re delighted that they are the second US team to join Team17’s games label. We’re excited to work with them and contribute our wealth of expertise in bringing the game to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as Mothership Entertainment have created such a fantastic game that deserves to be shared far and wide.”