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Described by the developers as 'A sim with a real personality!', SpaceColony is a simulation game developed by Firefly Studios that places you in charge of a small space colony ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fancy that]]) on an isolated planet, where you gather, process, and sell resources, complete missions, [[NintendoHard keep your colonists happy]], and deal with whatever crises pop up. Best described as [[XMeetsY a fusion of]] ''{{Stronghold}}'' and ''TheSims''.

Gameplay involves placing structures such as mining facilities, assigning tasks to colonists, and then making sure they carry out those tasks properly. You also have to take care of the needs and wants of your colonists, buy and sell resources, [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou furnish the interiors of the biodomes your colonists inhabit]], and manage the colony's defense if/when necessary. Eventually, you will have to deal with tourists as well. There are two campaigns in story mode, one military-focused and one civilian-focused, as well as single missions, a freeplay mode, and robust map and campaign editors.

The game has a fansite [[http://www.spacecolonyfans.net/ here]] with a demo download and lots of game info. It's also available on GOG.Com for $9.99.

Your [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits crew of social misfits]] are:

* Venus Jones - [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]. The least dysfunctional person on the crew (relatively speaking), and the main character in the campaign.
* Tami La Belle - Alcoholic slacker.
* Dean Jefferson Brown - medical student, obsessed with cleanliness.
* Barbara Leechworth - Old, cantankerous CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* Daisy Willowreed - GranolaGirl.
* Billy-Bob Perkins - Friendly but dumb former chicken farmer.
* Greg Chesterton - [[CasanovaWannabe Egotistical sexist jerk]].
* Candy Simspons - DumbBlonde shopaholic.
* Stig Svensson - Norwegian biker.
* Babette Devereux - RichBitch. Utterly and hilariously useless.
* [[SingleMindedTwins Hoshi and Kita]]
* 'Nailer' [=McBride=] - ViolentGlaswegian [[FootballHooligans football fan]][=/=][[AxCrazy convicted murderer]].
* Capt. Charles Worthington - Stereotypical OfficerAndAGentleman type guy.
* Nikolai Volkov - Ukrainian scientist.
* Ashia Green - Former athlete obsessed with fitness.
* Vasilios Cosmos - [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]], [[CloudCuckoolander keeps going on about the stars]].
* Bhoomi Sharma - Elderly lady from India.
* Mr Zhang - CoolOldGuy. The only cybernetics expert in the game; can build androids and such.
* 'Slim' - Spoiled 15-year-old skater punk who was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by his parents]] [[UnfortunateImplications for being annoying]].

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AdoringThePests: One sidequest has your complex become infested with mouse-like aliens. Tami takes a liking to them.
* ArtificialStupidity: Stop letting the air run out!
** Stop letting the colony's batteries drain!
** Stop walking out into the crossfire during firefights!
** Why are you parking the mining dozer in the mess hall?
* BadassBiker: Stig Svensson
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Big ants that will you eat your food, among other things.
** One of the first enemies you face are giant bees.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Barbara Leechworth, one of your colonists, and 'Mr. Waterhouse', the [[JerkAss generally unpleasant]] CEO of your company (although [[PetTheDog he has his moments]]).
** To the point in the Demo you have to build an android to defuse a bomb that would destroy the entire colony. Why? Because it's cheaper than evacuating the colony.
* DeathIsCheap: Well, expensive, anyway (as you boss keeps reminding you), but nevertheless it's possible to resurrect deceased colonists.
** And that's only on site. They come back for the main mission, provided a fail objective isn't that you have to keep everyone alive.
* DumbBlonde: Like, Candy!
* DysfunctionJunction: With the possible exception of Venus, ''everyone'' has some kind of problem or quirk or flaw or dark secret.
* EarthThatWas: In the game's backstory, humanity abandoned Earth due to resource depletion and severe overcrowding and now lives mostly in space, except for a subculture of so-called 'Landers' that colonize isolated planets. The Landers generally come from the absolute dregs of human society, and you play as the leader of a group of them.
** Humanity has only done this recently since everyone's background says they're from a country on Earth.
* EveryoneIsBi
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: your colonists' main food is a green sludge prossessed from local vegetation, which is then reconstituted into cheeseburgers and booze.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Of the "visible beam, instant travel" type.
* GRatedSex: A quickie under the covers.
* KillItWithFire: A rather severe way of dealing with the weed problem.
* NeatFreak: Dean.
* NeuralImplanting: Tired of waiting for your workers to learn? Use the Training Pod to download the info into their heads.
* NobodyPoops: Every bathroom-related need - showering, going to the toilet, shaving, whatever - is abstracted into a single 'hygiene' need bar.
* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Averted, in game the only way to tell spacesuit wearing colonists and tourists apart is their name floating above their heads. Used in the intro video however.
* PlanetLooters: ''Humanity''.
* PlanetOfHats: Averted with the Fribulans. Although they're generally hostile to you, non-hostile groups can be encountered.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: ''Hoo'' boy...
* SettlingTheFrontier: the premise of the game.
* SurroundedByIdiots and slackers and egomanics and hypochondriacs and so on..
* ViolentGlaswegian: Nailer again.

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