Frostpunk has been a game that I’ve been wanting to put my thoughts into words about for some time, and with the hottest summer to date winding down, what better time to talk about a game dealing with the brutal cold. While it may look like a city builder, this is a survival game first and foremost, and a deconstruction of the genre.
After a long development on Early Access, Gaslamp Games’ second title Clockwork Empires is finally here. While it still shows the promise of a steampunk-lovecraft city builder, there have been some changes to the plan.
Recently, I got back into Anno 2205 which is the latest game in the economic strategy series from Blue Byte. The game is more notably known for streamlining a lot of the game down to its basic systems. While I enjoyed the game and love titles built around optimization, I can’t help but feel that the developers messed with one of the most important draws of game design built around optimization.
For #9 we have another surprise title: An ARPG developed by a studio known for City builders.