Denki and Curve Digital have released their biggest update to date for the acclaimed automated colony creator, Autonauts. The free expansion, titled ‘The Industrial Revolution’, shifts the automation emphasis to mechanise the mining of coal and metal resources to fuel steam-powered worlds, using potent new Mk 3 Bots.
This new update brings a lot of new features and things to Autonauts. Players can now upload and download custom scripts, upgrades, buildings and other content to the game via Steam Workshop.
Also, for the first time players can build advanced rail networks and infrastructure to ferry goods and resources around their expanding colonies. There are 20 different new structures and 4 new core vehicles including Train Engine and multiple freight options.
Moreover, players can expand the evolution of their colonists with the addition of two entirely new categories on the in-game ‘Pyramid to Transcendence’: Health and Education. They can make use of leeches and flowers to dispense medicinal aid to sick colonists and ensure they continue generating Wuv, and raise their undernourished intellect with books.
Then, there are new upgrades and tools such as Steam Hammer, Jacquard Power Loom, Super Backpack to store more items, Memory Upgrade so bots can perform more advanced routines, Printing Press, Paper Mill.
Players also have two new housings at their disposal: Two-Storey Brick House and Mansion, as well as suitably Dickensian attire - Shirt and Tie, Coat and Scarf, Blazer and Cravat. In addition there are new toys which include a horse and carriage, and a dollhouse.
To celebrate all this Industrial Revolution-themed content arriving, Autonauts will be available at a 30% discount for a limited time on Steam.