If ‘Satisfactory however underground and with destructible terrain’ sounds interesting, you may need to cease studying this and begin downloading Techtonica’s demo – then come again and end studying this, so I nonetheless really feel helpful. It’s a first-person factory-building game set in an alien cavern advanced with fairly bioluminescent crops. I’m excited to lose dozens or lots of of hours to it when it launches on early entry.
I performed to the purpose within the demo the place I knew I’d need to play extra as soon as the complete factor comes out, or extra realistically when it comes out on early entry and I discover I am unable to assist myself. It’s extra chatty than Satisfactory, with a voice in your ear that talks you thru the best way to arrange drills and whatnot whereas additionally remarking on, say, a mysterious drill shaft you may discover. I do just like the creepy planet vibes, which Satisfactory hovers over however up to now hasn’t leaned into. The writing on this has already made me snigger out loud, too.
Developers Fire Hose Games say their Steam Early Access launch will embrace 4 participant co-op, although they do not say when that launch is perhaps. They do point out sure gamers from their closed alpha earlier this yr have already performed for lots of of hours, which is a promising signal that it is almost prepared for most of the people.
As a lot as I like Factorio, first-person factory-making is at all times going to trump a top-down view for me. I need to be within the midst of my creations, marvelling at how each smelter and assembler provides to my sprawling monstrosity.
You can seize the demo on Steam.