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Maia
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Description
Release date: Late 2013
PRIORITY ONE:

Establish foothold on planet 3452C[MAIA].

All other considerations secondary.

CREW EXPENDABLE.


Maia is a colony building game set in the not-so-distant future, twelve light years from earth. Your colonists make planetfall on the weather-beaten rock that is 3452C[MAIA]. Using the no frills technology and equipment that they've brought with them, they must make a new life for themselves.

As the colony commander, your task is to ensure their safety, to build facilities in which they can live and work and, most importantly, to research and understand this strange new world. The atmosphere on 3452C[MAIA] is somewhat toxic to humans and initial research suggests that it is inhabited by creatures of at least rudimentary intelligence. The planet's crust may also be rich with mineral resources.

Taking inspiration from games as diverse as Dungeon Keeper, Dwarf Fortress, Theme Hospital and The Sims, while drawing on the 1970s sci fi aesthetic, Maia is a game of strategy, management and construction. It's also a game of difficult decisions, of dark humour and harsh realities. Not everyone is up to the task of off-world colony command. Are you?

Features:
  • A custom-made game engine with stunning graphics and visual effects.
  • Detailed water, lava and atmospheric simulation.
  • An enormous procedurally-generated world, up to 2km x 2km x 2km.
  • Both a sandbox mode and a single-player campaign.
  • Advanced colonist AI that models behaviour, needs and even mental health.
  • An atmospheric and adaptive soundtrack that responds to in-game events.
  • Meteor strikes and seismic activity
  • A full 3d sound system.
  • A first-person hands-on interaction mode.
Also includes:
  • A grim vision of a low-tech future.
  • Bipolar androids.
  • Fairly reliable technology.
  • Spaniels.
  • Unfriendly life forms.
  • Occasionally sassy computers.
  • Cats with bee suits.
Praise for Maia:

“A vector-laced eyemelt.”
- Jeremy Peel, PCGamesN (Also PCGN's “Best of 2013”)
“Maia could be a truly extraordinary story generator.”
Tom Senior, PC Gamer
“Right up there in the top branches of indie games to stare at with creepily unblinking desire.”
Alec Meer, RockPaperShotgun
“Promises to invoke the glory days of 1970s space films.”
- Eurogamer Staff
“I can’t wait to see what stories it has to tell.”
- Adam Smith, RockPaperShotgun
Popular Discussions View All (17)
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Mar 25 @ 9:30am
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simon
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Sep 13, 2013 @ 6:52am
Maia, like a sci-fi dungeon keeper and evil genius
Sanctioned Sire
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Jul 12 @ 1:53pm
Er 12 light years away...really?
chris1980
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Quixote May 6 @ 2:36am 
Congratulations! Voted for the approval of this game Good game!
Athayde Mar 10 @ 9:54am 
Very nice, free demo
Be2maru248 Feb 22 @ 2:09am 
I am a Japanese. Please support Japanese.
UTair Feb 1 @ 10:33am 
Hello. I would like to play out your game in our group. If you interesting, please write to me. Thank you.
Jinxys Jan 9 @ 11:19pm 
awesome ! I just might have to get this!
wmbran Jan 6 @ 9:02am 
free demo
[PG] Juamps Jan 4 @ 5:28pm 
Cool
Daniel Boone Jan 4 @ 9:53am 
good
Gautama Killer-|3ee--> Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
I'd like the music, a kind of half-life ambiant!
Niel | Road To 2K Dec 14, 2013 @ 5:35am 
Cant wait for the steam version!