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. 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.

Cari Watterton - user interface & experience design.

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorCharlie Gillies
GenreStrategy, Adventure, Role Playing
Made withBlender, Unreal Engine
Tags3D, City Builder
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Development log


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2 years ago and still in development, is there a demo available? It looks really cool. Or have you uhh abandoned the project?

How can I download this game?

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did you abandon this game?

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No no, not at all. I'm still working on it, but I'm also working a full-time job outside of this project, so it's slow progress on my end. 

As for your previous question about cost, the next demos and early versions will (probably) be free, but I can't continue to support paying for art or assets out of pocket, so the full version will likely cost something small.

oh i see, thanks for answering

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That's a good question. I was aiming to release a few weeks ago, but there's been a lot of design changes, delays and more. Game development is really hard! 

But I'm working on it, and will release it when I think there's a better and more enjoyable product for you guys to play. 

Feel free to follow on Twitter in the meantime!

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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

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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! 

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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. 

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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..

Need Help

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.

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!