Colonies

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Purchasing new colonies is the main means for increasing BPS and BPC. Colonies cost Bacteria. New types are unlocked when the player has accumulated Bacteria equal to the base price of the next available colony.
Colonies icon.png
Purchasing a new colony increases the price of all colonies of the same type, but the increase to production remains the same.
Before purchasing colonized planets, there is an additional requirement of having previously destroyed 8 planets. This is not reset after entering a Black Hole.
All colonies and regular colony upgrades are used up when attacking a planet or entering a Black Hole. Gene Strand upgrades to colony production are only lost when entering a Black Hole, but BPC and BPS bonuses from the Dark Matter Institute and Premium purchases are permanent.
The effective production of colonies is also influenced by the equipped Evolved Bacteria, which can boost the total BPS, idle BPS, or reduce colony price.

Colony Types

Bacteria Guns

Bacteria Gun is available for purchase from the very beginning of the game.

Unlike other colonies, Bacteria Gun adds only to the player's BPC.

Icon Name Base Price Production
Bacteria gun.png Bacteria
Gun
Bacteria.png25 Bacteria.png1

Bacteria Colonies

Except for Petri Dish, all Bacteria colonies are unlocked once the player has accumulated Bacteria equal to the base cost of that colony.

All Bacteria colonies only add to BPS, but some colony and Gene Strand upgrades can boost the player's BPC by a percentage of the total BPS.

Icon Name Base Price Production
Petri dish.png Petri Dish Bacteria.png80 Bacteria.png 1
Germ flask.png Germ Flask Bacteria.png500 Bacteria.png 4
Rotting fish.png Rotting Fish Bacteria.png4500 Bacteria.png 20
Trashbin.png Trash Bin Bacteria.png63000 Bacteria.png 150
Compost heap.png Compost Heap Bacteria.png1 323 000 Bacteria.png 1500
Incubator.png Incubator Bacteria.png42 336 000 Bacteria.png 20 000
Farm.png Farm Bacteria.png2 032 128 000 Bacteria.png 360 000
Laboratory.png Laboratory Bacteria.png1.46313E+11 Bacteria.png 8.80E+06
Factory.png Germ Factory Bacteria.png1.58018E+13 Bacteria.png 2.91E+08
Sewage network.png Sewage Network Bacteria.png2.56E+15 Bacteria.png 1.30E+10
Nuclear reactor.png Nuclear Reactor Bacteria.png6.22E+17 Bacteria.png 7.82E+11
Area 52.png Area 52 Bacteria.png2.27E+20 Bacteria.png 6.37E+13
Space station.png Space Station Bacteria.png1.24E+23 Bacteria.png 7.01E+15
Asteroid.png Industrialized Asteroid Bacteria.png1.02E+26 Bacteria.png 1.04E+18
Artificial planet.png Artificial Planet Bacteria.png1.26E+29 Bacteria.png 2.09E+20

Colonized Planets

Colonized planets work identically to regular Bacteria colonies, but have the additional requirement of the player having previously destroyed at least 8 planets. This is not reset when you enter a Black Hole, so you should be able to immediately purchase colonized planets as long as you have sufficient Bacteria.

Icon Name Base Price Production
Mars colony.png Mars colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+40 Bacteria.png 9.89E+28
Mercury colony.png Mercury colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+48 Bacteria.png 9.59E+36
Earth colony.png Earth colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+58 Bacteria.png 7.29E+44
Paflaolus colony.png Paflaolus colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+68 Bacteria.png 6.09E+54
Aclanus colony.png Aclanus colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+83 Bacteria.png 7.09E+67
Lableilara colony.png Lableilara colony Bacteria.png 1.26E+99 Bacteria.png 8.09E+80
Atreria colony.png Atreria colony Bacteria.png 7.68E+116 Bacteria.png 8.09E+91

Colony Price Calculation

After purchasing a colony of one type, the price of that colony increases. The colony price can also be affected by certain Gene Strand upgrades. It is calculated according to formula

NewPrice = BasePrice × PriceCoefficientColoniesOwned × PriceDiscount
where
  • NewPrice - current price of the colony
  • BasePrice - the original price of the colony
  • PriceCoefficient - an arbitrary number in the range from 1.07 to 1.098. Each colony has a different Price Coefficient.
  • ColoniesOwned - number of colonies that have already been purchased
  • PriceDiscount - calculated from the reduced colony price bonus that is obtained from Evolved Bacteria

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