A downloadable game

The Lost Colony is a strategy, building and survival game about discovering what happened to a famed lost colony of Vikings. 

As Jarl, the player must try to command their people and try to survive on a cursed island where vengeful gods are trying to kill them.

Please note that there is currently no available download for The Lost Colony. The next version will be publicly available towards Summer, 2020. You can follow development by following this page, or at @lostcolonygame on twitter. 


WASD to move the camera.

Middle mouse drag, or 'Q'/'E' to rotate the camera.

Scroll middle mouse, or ','/'.' to zoom in and out.

B to toggle the build menu open or closed.

R to toggle the research menu open or closed.

M to toggle the mini-map size.

Left click to select entities, such as pops and buildings. 

Right click an entity with a pop selected, to order the pop to do a task, such as work a building or cut down a tree.

Escape to pause the game at any time.


Charlie Gillies - designer & programmer.

With big thanks to everyone who has contributed on this project. Including:

Aurelie Moiroud, Stuart Hosking, Corry Young & Jordan Crow - known as team AMBIO, they have delivered all of the soundtrack and ambient sounds throughout the game.

Nikita Kotter - level design, set dressing & his Bob Ross work ethic.

Shaham Imtiaz - character & environment art.

Arthur Piassi - building & environment art.

Cari Watterton - user interface & experience design.

Updated 18 days ago
StatusIn development
AuthorCharlie Gillies
GenreStrategy, Adventure, Role Playing
Made withUnreal Engine, Blender
Tags3D, City Builder
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Development log


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i cant find the download link im intrested to play this game.if someone can please let me know

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Hey Kaifwarrior!

Unfortunately the game currently is not available for download. I'm working on the next version, and it'll be available somewhere between eight and ten weeks from now.

ok thank you


On back of what I said here is a video of my gameplay :) 

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Hey everyone and devs included! 

I have a lot of fun trying the game! First time I have picked it up I had a few issues but I  was glad to be able to do a video on it as I do think its got a lot of special things. 

So here are my pluses and minuses i guess. I love the music I think the music is great the graphics are amazing as well with a lot of great detail to the trees and also to the water and structures on the ground. Small details as well such as bridges look really great.

I would love to see what else you add into the game going forward like really look forward to maybe the area of reach for woodcutters to be removed but maybe make them walk slower with the wood so the penalty is that they will deliver the wood slower the further away they are from the trees. I feel that destroying them to rebuild them as there are no trees in the circle area of use is a bit meh but that's my opinions and you devs know best. Same i guess applies for the stone cutters/Quarries. 

I would love to see the bridges bigger and also as they are really cool addition to the map to make sure that's the only way to cross rivers if possible. 

More quests story would be cool. But overall I had a lot of fun with the game and like I said will look forward to see more of it in the future!


Keep up the good work!


Hey SGP, thanks for all your feedback on LC so far. 

A lot of the feedback that you've given is great, and a lot of it is in the process of being fixed and improved upon already! 


I am also getting hard crash when a meteor hits the ground.  Was trying to do a showcase of your game but ran into some problems. Is it an issue that you are aware of it?


Will try again tomorrow but just if you were aware of any issues.


I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

The game on the itch.io page is currently quite far behind the current development stage, but as the current development stage is not yet stable enough to release, I've decided to hide the download until it's ready to go. 

I'd love for you to try the game out again when the next version is available. 


Well although I appreciate that you are doing that to make sure that the game is ready I have tried the game and managed to have a pretty decent experience of it so far. I appreciate your hard work in developing a great game so I will post my video here shortly with a few of my feedback ideas and I will add your game and follow it to make sure I am getting updates. Once I am getting an update I will release part 2. 
Thank you for creating something special!


Thats an odd one, sorry about that. I'm hoping to release a new update in a few weeks that should fix a good bunch of these issues..

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Well, that's odd. I'll try to get this fixed for you in the next version, I apologize for that.

Looks impressive good work

How do you save a game? I can't save a game and it is prone to crashing at some point, I had a good session then it crashed and I had to restart again

Hi there. Thanks for playing The Lost Colony, I'm sorry about the crash - at present there is no way to save the game due to the fact that the game is subject to big design changes that would make saves useless! 

There will be a big update on the 30th of January, and the update after that should come with a proper save system. 


okay wonderful! Thank you! If you need any ideas on the story and game itself I'm a writer and I know a lot about Norse mythology. I also messaged the Lost Colony Instagram page asking the same thing here lol. But thanks for letting me know! I'm happy there is a save feature in the future😊

Oh! That's awfully kind of you. I'll let you know if I ever come to that stage properly in the future. 

Re insta: Sorry. I'm kind of awful at checking and updating the Instagram/social media in general. Something I need to work on.. maybe it should be my new years resolution!

Be sure to check out the new update coming out at the end of January, I'm always keen to hear what people think of the game so far, and to know what they'd like to see in the future!


will do! I'll download it as soon as it comes out!😊 Happy New Year as well!🎉

which system requiriments?

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Hi. There are no defined system requirements right now, but it runs at 40-50fps on my 1050ti. Take from that what you will! C 


I couldn't locate an exit\quit option or menu?

Hi! Yes, sorry about that. It's coming in the patch either tonight or tomorrow evening. C

hi can we change grafics ?

the game as too good grafics for my computer

Hi! I'm very sorry, at this stage in the game there is no way to change graphics settings. I have now marked this as a priority feature, and I will work on it as soon as I'm home from holiday.


Ok thanks this game seams cool i'm going to follow it i'm waiting for the next update (i'm french sorry for my english ^^) i will make a let's play on it on my youtube Channel see you soon 👌

hi the problem of graphics is adjust ?

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There is a new patch coming out around two weeks today, which has graphics settings in it. That should fix your problem, and I'll send you a message once the patch is out. C

ok cool I can not wait to play it. :D

Sorry, I'm running a bit late with this months patch. It will now be out on the 28th! You can follow our progress on twitter @lostcolonygame

Did a first impressions video for this game on my channel today. Hopefully you all enjoy it.


Played for a bit, I like the design of the game very much. I have a few thoughts on a couple things.

1. There should be an "Are you sure?" when you click the delete button on a building. First started the game and thought it was a production icon for the town center and wound up deleting it (Oops :b)

2. Multiple "pops" should be able to work on building a single building to speed up the process.

Just a couple ideas. Looks great though, keep up the good work!

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Thank you for your kind words. 

The "are you sure" button is probably a good idea...quite a few people have pointed this out now.

Thank you! Subscribe for updates if you like, the game is just getting started.

As Usual Gameplay from Z9ZGAMES Channel!!!

With All Thanks to the Creator of the Game!!!

Hey there. Just bought your game a bit ago, and it crashes after about two mins. Have tried it three times and same crash, same error with same action. It happens after I "check out" the dock. Then, I go into research and select it (shipyard). After that, I click on a Pop, then click on the dock (hammer icon) to restore it. As soon as I click it I always get the error: 

The UE4-Polyscape Game has crashed and will close. Assertion failed: (Index >= 0) & (Index < ArrayNum) [File:F:\Fortnite\UE_4.22\Engine\Source\Runtime\Core\Public\Container s/Array.h] [Line: 611] Array index out of bounds: 41486 from an Array size of 40000.

Then it crashes to desktop.

I know you just released it yesterday, so it's not a huge deal. But I wanted to let you know so you can fix it. I'm looking forward to playing more. Even though I haven't been able to get much into the game it seems pretty cool and right up my alley. Thanks

Hey there! 

Thanks for your detailed bug report, and your purchase of the game. Rest assured that the money will go towards making this game more awesome.

In the mean time, I've fixed the bug that you've reported. I hope you enjoy the game as you play!

Cool. I was able to put about 30 mins into it. I'm sure you're aware, but the pathing is a bit weird. I can send a Pop into the middle of the ocean, then leave him there underwater. Then later I can walk him back on shore anywhere. It's like they don't understand not to go into deep water and treat it like any other piece of walkable land.

I don't know if I missed it, but do you have a Discord? That way everything could be centralized in one place. Chats, updates, bug threads, etc...


Ah, that's my bad, I thought I'd fixed that already. 

I'm away on holiday for a while, but when I'm back I'll get something organised.

Thanks for your patience!