In order to level up your colonist and participate in the game, they have to be officially documented on the website. Documentation is essentially the same thing as Character Creation, or for other ARPGs, import upload.


Colonists always start out as genos. You can see the list of all genos here. If they were randomized, such as for the first colonist a colony has, the stats may be listed as all 0s. Within the Description will be a stat pool often with a species bonus to one of the stats. When you submit your geno design for approval, you will need to break down that stat pool into the six stats (and add one CON, or STR, or whatever the bonus point is in.)

To see a detailed image tutorial on this, click here.



  • Names cannot have slurs or heavy swears in them.
  • Names should not be more than 50 characters. If it's making the page look weird, it's too long.


  • Colonists must adhere to the design standards. There are free lineart resources that you may use, hosted on deviantart.
  • Designs cannot show any markings or mutations, etc, that are not listed in the phenotype or trait listing.
    If you feel like there is an error in your phenotype in any way, report it via Discord or Deviantart!
  • Designs cannot hide any markings or mutations that they have, unless:
    • Two mutations overlap, such as two different types of ear or a bob tail and a long tail.
    • Another marking covers the other marking, such as is often in the case of white-spotting genes.
    • A limb that shows the marking is removed via an item application.

 Lifespan of a Colonist

Litter Images

This is only applicable to colonists who were born via breedings. Litter images are a type of prompt that converts a litter roll into actual, workable Genos. If you have a litter rolled either onsite or from one of the previous two platforms (TH and dA), you should always include the link to the roll.

The Geno

This is the stage after the litter image is approved. Staff will create a Geno using the litter image, but you still have to submit the individual image in order to begin leveling! Staff cannot convert a Geno to a Character for you.

The Whelp

Only applicable to colonists born via breedings or found as whelps. This is the time between levels 1 and 25. Once they reach level 25, you will have to submit a Design Update Request with their adult design in order to continue Leveling them.

The Adult

The final stage and final Design Update you will need to submit. If your colonist began its life as an adult (level 25), which is most often the case for new colonies, this is the only actual design you will need to submit. If you're having trouble, refer to the Character guide in the New Player Guide Series.