Colonies Online is an open MMO sandbox. The game is set in the distant future. As a colonist you should be prepared to explore vast territories of far-out planets, withstand numerous monsters populating them, search for rare resources and simply survive. In cooperation with your friends you can set up your own colony which will become your new home in the outland.
Universe: All players of Colonies Online are interacting in the common game world. The system implemented in the game supports almost infinite number of planets. Planet size amounts to several thousand square kilometres. Due to that we do not need to separate players in different game worlds, ensuring that there will be enough space for everyone.
Constructions: Building is one of the key features of Colonies Online. Colonies are supposed to become true centres of communication, research, trade, etc. It is up to players to decide what their colony will be - a protected military base or a commercial harbour open to everyone. With various constructions at hand players can create unique facilities and protect themselves from intruders with defence systems. Auction houses, item storages, vendors and so on, disposed on the territory of a colony - all of this will help make a particular colony a popular place. And by building own spaceport, players will be able to link their colony to amicable colonies on other planets.
Character: In Colonies Online we do not have built-in classes. Instead, there is a big number of various skills a player can choose from to create and study a set of skills of their own. A new profession may be originated on the base of this skill set and then taught to other players. Rare skills obtained by a player can make such profession appreciated and highly-demanded.
Combat: We introduced fair "non-target" system in the game, which in combination with isometric view and original game controls makes battling dynamic and unpredictable. It is better to think over the combat tactics in advance in order to shoot your enemies and avoid hurting allies.
PvP: Colonies Online is a free PvP, so other players may pose serious threat. Hunting other players’ characters is risky but sometimes the loot is worth it. It may be a highway robbery for the sake of plunder or a well-planned attack on a hostile colony with the aim to take over resources and technologies.