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Planet Coaster's new alpha opens up coaster building and terrain editing

I've tinkered with Planet Coaster's first "early-bird" alpha build and while it wasn't far enough along for me to get terribly invested in my theme park, it did leave me feeling optimistic about what's to come. The crowds look fantastic, a...   read

 
 
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Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...   read

 
 

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Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...   read

 
 
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BeatNiks

Harmonix just released a music-powered virtual pet called BeatNiks

Harmonix sure has diversified in the past five years. Sure, the studio just released Rock Band 4 and it focuses on interacting with music in all of its games, but with stuff like Chroma and A City Sleeps, it has gone further than just "hit ...   read

 
 
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Elite: Dangerous developer creating theme park simulator 'Planet Coaster'

In a strong departure from the space battles of Elite: Dangerous, Frontier announced a theme park simulator tonight at the PC gaming show at E3. The Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved trailer started with an empty grass lot, but as it prog...   read

 
 
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Fallout Shelter

Be an overseer of a vault in Fallout Shelter for mobile devices

[Update: Bethesda's Pete Hines mentioned on his Twitter that "we will have info later about [an] Android version."] At Bethesda's E3 press conference, the big draw was Fallout 4, but nestled in the middle of the Fallout presentation was Fal...   read

 
 
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Manage an ornate submarine in the open world of Diluvion

Sure, big name Kickstarters like Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee are in the spotlight right now with their campaigns winding down having made millions of dollars. But don't forget that there are others out there looking for their chances to ...   read

 
 
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Dad by the Sword features limp, floppy swords

Dad by the Sword is iOS developer Rocketcat Games' first entry into the PC market and boy howdy, is it a doozy. Part sword-fighting simulator, part long-running dad joke, all demented loveliness. Rocketcat's design experiment-turned-v...   read

 
 
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Shelter 2's latest trailer will thaw the coldest of hearts

I was reminded of Might and Delight's upcoming abstract adventure game Shelter 2 the other evening as I was winding my way up into the snowy, North Carolina highlands at dusk. As I made the last few icy turns approaching my desti...   read

 
 
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Aviary Attorney flies to Kickstarter, soars away with my heart

Aviary Attorney is the ingenious brainchild of Coventry-based Sketchy Logic; the living half of which (for the sake of this project) is comprised of programmer and designer Jeremy Noghani with graphic artist and animator, Mandy Lennon...   read

 
 


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Heat Signature

Gunpoint designer and artist team up for Heat Signature

Gunpoint designer Tom Francis' next title, Heat Signature, has art! Well, new art, I should say. The stuff we saw previously for this spaceship heist game was just placeholder. John Roberts, who did the art on Gunpoint, has joined the proje...   read

 
 
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Metrocide gets a developer walkthrough, Early Access coming in October

Flat Earth Games, comprised of brothers Leigh and Rohan Harris, walk us through the first few minutes of their new top-down, cyberpunk-noir, contract killing simulator, Metrocide. In the grim, futuristic world of Metrocide, your objective ...   read

 
 
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GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier while defendin...   read

 
 
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Tropico

Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow

Kalypso Media has nailed down a May 23, 2014 release date for the PC launch of its latest city-builder, Tropico 5, and launched a new website. Go on, El Presidente. Take a look. Next up, it's the Mac and Xbox 360 versions which are set to a...   read

 
 
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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile

Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now and I don't se...   read

 
 
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Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires

Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is unpleasant. The ...   read

 
 
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Big Fest

Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands

At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter. The really unique elem...   read

 
 
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Arma 3 beta

Arma 3 beta brings more vehicles, larger scale

Arma 3 is officially in beta, with four new showcase missions, two new multiplayer missions, and a bunch of new vehicles -- helicopters, transport trucks, minisubs -- in tow. Full beta details follow after the break. The extra realistic mil...   read

 
 
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Hometown Story

Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story

Last year, former Destructoid editor Chad Concelmo and I spoke with Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada about his latest game, codenamed "Project Happiness." Hoping to take the lifestyle sim to the next level, he envisioned a small town wher...   read

 
 
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Blood Bowl

Become a manager in Blood Bowl: Star Coach

More Blood Bowl? More Blood Bowl. I just love typing that name. This time around, Cyanide will be appealing to fans of management sims with Star Coach, a new game heading to Windows, Mac, and tablets in Q2 2013 with cross-platform multiplay...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is your North American flavor

Nintendo has revealed that the latest Animal Crossing game will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf when it hits North America in early 2013. That was about the only bit of news Nintendo had in its Nintendo Direct stream today, but given ho...   read

 
 
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The Sims 3: Seasons expansion officially announced

Sorry, Holly Green. I'm going to miss you. EA announced the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3 entitled "Seasons." Not that a new expansion for a Sims game is a big friggin' surprise, but there you go. You'll be able to have snowball fig...   read

 
 
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Prepare your body for Farming Simulator 2013

Consoles gamers have missed out on the joys of farming simulators for too long now. Thankfully, the kind-hearted folks at Focus Home Interactive and Giant Software are here to save the day with the announcement that Farming Simulator 2013 w...   read

 
 
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E3: Scuba-on-scuba action in Arma 3

Bohemia Interactive Studio is showing off a few complex sims at E3 this year, one of which is Arma 3. To its credit, even a slowly paced, open-world shooter can provide enough unique variety to get a tired editor smiling and nodding his hea...   read

 
 
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Have some more Cities XL 2012 screenshots

Focus Home Interactive's upcoming Cities XL is looking really nice. The developers have just released additional screenshots of the sequel to the the rather good Cities XL 2011. I like the variety here; there's a homely looking Alpine town,...   read

 
 


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