The Colony is an old science fiction action adventure game released in 1988. The Colony is currently abandonware and runs on DOS.
It's available for download.
Screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
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Instead of a 360-degree circle, The Colony used 256 "pseudo-degrees" which allowed the game engine to rotate the player's perspective using only one byte of data.
players: single player
graphics: EGA, Hercules
Abandonware DOS popularity: very low