Publisher Curve Digital and developer Denki Studios is getting ready for the October release of Autonauts, an AI coding management sim. The title will launch exclusively for PC.
With the aid of fully programmable AI helpers, players are tasked with colonizing procedurally generated planets in Autonauts. Starting fresh from their spaceship, players must harvest raw materials such as sticks and stones to begin their colonization efforts.
After gathering materials players can only then craft basic items from blueprints and build worker bots. As a player progresses through technological ages they will want to sue worker bots to optimize their economy.
The coding AI is simple and lets players teach their worker bots step-by-step on what task they shall perform. Cooking, construction, farming, mining, or any other task one’s imagination can come up with are all things a player can code into the worker bot. However, there is a limitation as worker bots only have a set amount of memory to store a routine.
In addition the worker bots will carry out their orders until the task is complete or they run out of power. A simple windup from the player or another robot will bring the worker back online.
Each world of Autonauts features low-poly artistic styling that pops to life. The consistent and bright color palette adds both depth and scale creating a relaxing atmosphere and violence-free play space.
Players are encouraged to play their own way whether that be through campaign mode, free mode, or creative mode. In campaign mode players are introduced to all the elements of the game and guides players to the endgame through specific goals. Free mode unlocks all structures immediately and creative mode grants access to unlimited resources where players can build the colony of their dreams and desires.
Autonauts is set for release on October 17, 2019, exclusively for PC on Steam at a price of $19.99 USD. Curve Digital has shared that Autonauts has the highest number of wishlists of any game the publisher has brought to market. For the latest information on Autonauts visit the game’s website at denki.itch.io/autonauts or follow @Automationauts on Twitter.
Denki Studios (@denkigames Twitter) is a video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in 2000 by four developers from the now defunct DMA Design, the studio has worked in digital interactive television or DiTV. In addition the studio has worked on other gaming platforms.
Curve Digital (@CurveDigital Twitter) is a leading publisher of games on PC and consoles. Founded in 2005 by Jason Perkins, the company is a British video game publisher based in London, England. Since 2013 the company has been working with game developers to bring their games to the global market with hits such as Dear Esther and Human: Fall Flat. The publisher has also won awards such as the Indie Games Publisher of the Year at the 2018 and 2019 MCV Awards.