Blog Archives

Too Many Games Retrospective

This weekend, Outer Colony made its first appearance at a gaming convention! I spent 3 days at Too Many Games in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center giving demos of Outer Colony to everyone who stopped by. It was a ton of fun, and the experience was extremely productive! I got a lot of

Read more ›

Posted in Industry, TFR Updates

Room Designation & Item Placement

Room designation and item placement are two very important aspects of managing your expedition’s structures. Both play essential roles in maintaining the happiness of your expedition’s populous. Summary Once you’ve built a structure, you can use walls and doors to divide it into discrete, interior spaces. These interior spaces can

Read more ›

Posted in Industry, Structures

Free-Form Construction: Building Structures

Buildings in OC provide an immense set of functionality, ranging from simple shelters from the elements to fortified combat positions. Construction itself is a free-form endeavor. Structures are built in whatever shape or size you want from a variety of construction materials, from low-tech stone to high-tech, structural plastics. Simple construction of a

Read more ›

Posted in Industry, Structures

Farming: Gathering, Crops, Irrigation & More

Agriculture is among the most important primary industries in OC, and farming is generally needed to feed any significant population. Summary Foods and drinks in OC are items, and, like all items, they are comprised of materials. Most food and drink items call for some fruit, vegetable, or grain material that’s

Read more ›

Posted in Industry

Mining

Mining is the primary means by which mineral resources are acquired. Metals, metalloids, workable stone, fossil fuels, and other underground materials are extremely important manufacturing resources, so nearly every expedition will need to mine or engage in trade to get these. Summary Mining in OC is accomplished by digging out locations in the

Read more ›

Posted in Industry

Area & Stockpile Designation

An important aspect of managing an expedition is designating locations for various purposes. While not as glamorous as building monuments or fighting battles, these activities are essential to smooth logistical operation of an expedition. Summary Area designations provide a way for you to control where your expedition personnel perform certain activities. For

Read more ›

Posted in Industry

Lumber Industry

Timber can be used for a variety of manufacturing and construction purposes in OC, and elegant woods are prized by traders as some of the finest materials in the galaxy. This video shows a quick demonstration of logging in OC, as an expedition lands on a small, lightly forested island and clears

Read more ›

Posted in Industry

Power Generation, Water Processing & Heavy Machinery

Providing for the needs of your expedition’s settlers is one of the core elements of OC, and good infrastructure is absolutely essential. All heavy machinery requires electricity, making a functional power grid indispensable. Potable water is needed to survive, making water processing and conveyance mechanisms essential. Skill in maintaining and calibrating

Read more ›

Posted in Industry