Am I missing something, When I downloaded the file it was a compressed folder with the game files inside, There was NO launcher ?
Did you download the game directly from the itch.io website?
The above post is more about using the itch.io client. Which basically downloads the zip file and extracts it for you.
If you downloaded from the website, then you just download hte zip file, extract it, then run the exe to play the game
Right. Like Satoru said, it refers to those using itch.io's launcher, but those downloading directly should be fine.
Correct. Just extracting from the ZIP file and then running AvenColony.exe should work fine!