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Dorfromantik, a peaceful city-builder, is out now on PC

No combat, tricky trade routes, overwhelming user-interface, or need to skim a wiki rundown – the peaceful city-builder Dorfromantik is just a chill game "to unwind with during turbulent times." There's so much beauty in its simplici...

 
 
 
 
 
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Pharaoh: A New Era is a 2021 remake of the old city-builder

Have any room in your life for a city-builder? What about a modern take on an old classic? Dotemu and Triskell Interactive are bringing back Impressions Games' 1999 Egypt builder Pharaoh in 2021. The announcement trailer is light on gamepl...

 
 
 
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Townscaper is a stress-free game about building quaint towns

Townscaper is a town-builder without the usual hustle, bustle, and minutia that so often defines larger-scale simulation games like Cities: Skylines and Anno. In fact, Townscaper is "more of a toy than a game," according to creator Oskar St...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cities: Skylines welcomes the 'Campus' expansion on consoles

Paradox Interactive has finally ported over the "Campus" expansion for Cities: Skylines on PS4 and Xbox One. Allowing players to plop down university districts, Academic Works, a varsity sports arena, and a few other unique buildings, "Cam...

 
 
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I'm going to lose so much time to The Settlers

Ubisoft is bringing back The Settlers in 2020, and this week at gamescom, the village-raising strategy title came into greater focus. It's wild to think that the long-running series is alive and well on Snowdrop, the same engine used for ga...

 
 
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Anno 1800 is free this week

It takes a lot of money to build a city. But, this week, it won't cost you a dime. Now through August 25, Ubisoft's Anno 1800 is free on Uplay. After that, you'll need to shell out some coin. But, maybe spending a week with the Old Wo...

 
 
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Before We Leave is the next comfy city-building game to watch

With such pleasant art direction, they had me at "non-violent city building game." Coming to Steam later this year, Before We Leave is a game about staking your claim in the solar system, one quaint planet at a time. Even though you'll even...

 
 
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The spirit of ActRaiser lives on with Sega's SolSeraph

You aren't the only one who fondly remembers ActRaiser. Sega and Ace Team are hoping to bring back the esteemed Super Nintendo game's action/platforming/town-building vibes with SolSeraph. As an added bonus, they even recruited ActRaiser co...

 
 
 
 
 
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When you can't play Anno at work, there's always Excel

Ever become so obsessed with a video game that it consumes your every stray thought, to the point where you suddenly find yourself resorting to "playing" it in Excel during your lunch break? ...No? It's an oddly specific scenario, I know, b...

 
 
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Review: Anno 1800

I've never understood math. I was terrible at it in school - I had to take remedial summer math classes before I could be admitted into my high school - and ever since I've either shied away from any pastime involving calculation, or when i...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Anno 1800

A confession: In my entire life, I have never played a single Anno game.  Oh sure, I am, at least, aware of the Anno series. The long-running strategy franchise is terrifically influential to many PC gamers, and it's hard not ...

 
 
 




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