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Maia Team Contact Lost

Maia Team Contact Lost

Thought to be caused by "blackout"


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The human race has begun its first extra-solar colonization program. A target of this endeavor is Maia, twelve light years away in the Tau Ceti system. It’s a world in flux.

In a  brief study, the planet’s surface had been found to be “mostly harmless.”


The Maia expedition is being conducted by a select group of scientists, engineers, biologists and other such specialists. Their mission is to make the planet suitable for habitation.

A blackout has occurred and has been blamed on Maia‘s sudden environmental shifts. There have also been reports of ferocious indigenous creatures and probes being knocked out by solar storms.

Inspired heavily by ’70s sci-fi aesthetic, Maia is a colony management simulator in which you must keep your colonists safe, fed and happy.


  • Up to 2km x 2km x 2km of procedural world
  • Complex colonist AI
  • Dark humour
  • A unique aesthetic
  • Water and Lava simulation
  • A dark ambient soundtrack
  • Cellular Atmosphere
  • A simple minimalist UI
  • Inspired by 1970s hard sci-fi
  • Intricate defense systems
  • Bi-polar androids
  • First person mode
    Open data for modders.

Also includes:

  • A grim vision of a low-tech future.
  • Bipolar androids.
  • Fairly reliable technology.
  • Spaniels.
  • Unfriendly life forms.
  • Occasionally sassy computers.
  • Cats with bee suits.

Maia has been Kickstarted and Greenlit. All that’s left to do now is wait.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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