Maia launches proper on Steam tonight after five years spent in early access.

The colony-building game leaves early access at 6pm UK time, 23rd November 2018. It launched on Steam as an early access title on 3rd December 2013, having raised Ł140,480 on Kickstarter.

Here's the official blurb:

"Maia is a colony building game set in the not-so-distant future. Your colonists make planetfall on a hostile world and you must ensure their survival and their safety, constructing their off-world habitat from almost nothing and sheltering them from a dangerous, often deadly environment."

Oxford-based developer Simon Roth told Eurogamer the current build includes a full narrative campaign with voiceover.

"It's been over five years of intense, intricate development delivering on my Molyneux-esque promises, with plenty of ups and downs," Roth said. "The game now is a harsh, dark, and humorous hard sci-fi woven over a core of an accurately simulated detail."

Roth added small patches and free content are planned, alongside meatier expansions.

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