Early in the twenty-third century, humanity sent fleets of ships out to the stars — ships full of intelligent, independent and adaptive robots whose purpose was to find new homes for us. They were programmed to build complete and livable colonies for humanity, and signal us to come and move in.
Colony 337 completed its task successfully. A colony site was fully prepared, and the robots signaled humanity. No response came back. They waited.
Then — something happened. The robots changed. Either through faulty programming or a sleeper virus or some other mysterious cause, each robot suddenly perceived all other robots as a threat to its own existence. They all attacked each other while trying to defend themselves. Chaos reigned. Nearly all robots were demolished.
Fortunately, all robots were also equipped with a low-level automated self-repair and rebuild system.
Slowly, some robots are becoming active again.
Some robots are learning to avoid treating all robots as a threat. Cooperation is possible as robots work together in teams.
You are one of these robots. This is Colony 337.