After the clever fun of Crypt of the Necrodancer – rhythm rogue-lite dungeon crawling – I’m immediately interested in anything developer Brace Yourself Games offer.
I definitely wasn’t expecting a -cyberpunk-city-building-sim-with-combat, but I’m damn excited to learn more about it.
Here’s the teaser trailer, released today.
(via industries of Titan’s site) KEY FEATURES:
- Design your city and grow it from just a few small buildings into a massive metropolis!
- Set up production lines inside your factories to turn raw resources into ever more powerful devices and buildings
- Balance the needs of your workers, your factories, and your buildings to produce a powerful, efficient economy
- Design the interiors of your battleships by strategically placing weapons, shields, thrusters, and more, to reduce weak points and maximize fighting capability
- Overcome your enemies via tactical battleship combat, technological superiority, political influence, or the sheer productive power of your factories
- Gameplay is “real-time with pause” — play at your preferred pace!
- Created by the team that brought you Crypt of the NecroDancer, with art by Sir Carma and Nick Gunn, music by Danny Baranowsky, and audio by Power Up Audio.
I loved Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak’s blend of sci-fi RTS with light narrative, and would love to see Industries of Titan’s take on expanding the building side of the equation. Often in RTS games I have way more fun building the cities, but enjoy a side of combat here and there (yes I’m aware of Civ and love Master of Orion).
Rather than controlling a country/continent/galaxy, I like the idea of focusing on just one city. Getting to know it’s nooks and crannies, while defending it from evil. This could scratch an itch I didn’t know I had until now.
If my blurb about Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak piqued your interest, you should check out a bit of gameplay. I enjoyed the heck out of it and find it criminally un-talked about.
Games I didn’t know I wanted are popping out everywhere. It’s another golden age of gaming. Let’s enjoy.