New Colonist summary page
Colonist New Landing Page & Matchmaking

Hey Colonists,

We're grateful for all the support the community has provided for Colonist.

  • In 2019, Colonist was a niche game with a single game mode and only the most hardcore Catan players played.
  • In 2020, Colonist had 4 expansions and was played by many casual players.
  • In 2021, Colonist had 8 expansions, 12 maps, and most of North America knows someone who played Colonist.

In 2022, let's make that global.

Here is a recap of 2021 and our plans for 2022.

Game Stats:

Category Jan 2020 Jan 2021 Jan 2022
Yearly Unique Players 🤷‍ 1,669,863 1,972,919
Monthly Active Users 53,471 701,851 714,110
New Registered Players 6984 287,733 182,259
Games Played 🤷‍ 13,833,827 19,334,709
Years of Game Time 37 461 535
Average Minutes Per Game 🤷‍ 17 15

This year we’ve released 28 versions with lots of fixes & features.

The pandemic slowing down decreased our traffic. This year at our peak we had 5200 concurrent users, compared to 9000 last year.

This year Meron, Mayla & Sam joined our team increasing the speed and quality of our work.

We did our first Colonist Con online and streamed it, here is a video if you missed it.

Some of the big things we did in 2021:

  • We completed the most requested feature which was the Cities & Knights expansion and other variants of the expansion
  • We stabilized the server and connections
  • We added matchmaking
  • We redesigned the landing page and lobby

Development Stats:

Category Jan 2021 Jan 2022
Days in development 830 1,195
Public release versions 97 122.1
Lines of TS code 55,042 81,709
Lines of TS tests 20,752 24,442
Total lines of TS Code 75,794 106,151 (10 average books)
Words in patch notes 9,136 10,481
Suggestions done 219 268 (Worked on big suggestions this year)
Team size 4 7

This leads to different kinds of comparisons:

Category Jan 2021 Jan 2022
Lines of code per user 0.26 0.14
Years of game time per resolved suggestion 2.1 10.9
Days of game time for each line of code 2.2 1.8

This shows that making changes, improving things, and fixing even small annoyances in the game is worth it. - Kovarex

Colonist Social Stats:

Category Jan 2020 Jan 2021 Jan 2022
Discord Members ~2,000 18,489 15,017
r/Colonist Members 36 574 1,034
Twitter Followers ~50 292 476
Instagram Followers ~50 325 2,432
Youtube Subscribers 16 72 941
Twitch Followers 0 400 757

We received huge support from the community, helping organize tournaments, find bugs, give support, and so on.

Colonist Community Stats:

Category Jan 2020 Jan 2021 Jan 2022
r/Catan Members 22,718 34,584 44,055
DyLighted - Catan 1,820 24,000 45,600
Neonate Gaming 2,310 3,150 3,230
Treeckosaurus Gaming 429 1,800 2,710

In 2021, the first 2 Colonist/Catan YouTubers made it their full-time job. In 2022, we're expecting at least a few more people to pass that milestone.

2022 Plans:

Here is our public to-do list. This year we'll work on improving the game experience, the end game screen, adding ranked mode, friends system, toxicity management system, and translations into other languages. We're unfortunately not going to do a mobile version until we make the web version perfect.

Want to help us accomplish these goals? We're looking to increase the size of our team.

2020 Summary