Texas based Mothership Entertainment teamed up with award winning game label Team 17 to publish their forthcoming sci-fi city building and management sim Aven Colony, as we told you back in January.

Due to launch across multiple platforms in Q2 2017 we’re today treated to a brand new trailer to coincide with GDC happening right now in San Francisco.

In beta since September last year, today is our first look at Aven Colony’s Expedition System.  As governor of Aven Prime it allows you “to send out expedition vessels to explore the often hostile surface of mankind’s new home.  Your expedition vessels will rescue lost explorers, repair crashed vessels, confront splinter groups and rebels, destroy deadly creep spore and plague spore nests, explore ruins, recover artefacts, and fight robot guardians left behind by mysterious ancient civilisation (sic) that once inhabited Aven Prime.”

I have to say, I’m a sucker for a sci-fi setting and there are a few videos over on developer Mothership’s own channel that make this look more than a little enticing.

If you happen to be in San Francisco you can get hands on with Aven Colony at Team 17’s booth located in GDC’s South Hall, space #2130 until March 3rd.

Check back with XboxSector.com in the coming months for more news on Aven Colony as we get it.