Underwater citybuilder Aquatico will submerge gamers on January twelfth, 2023. This new launch date comes just a little greater than a month after its launch was set for January nineteenth, however I will not look a present seahorse within the mouth. There’s additionally a brand new trailer beneath which breaks down how you may construct your very personal Rapture equal.
It’s been some time since I’ve performed BioShock, however was there a stage the place you explored a district run by a man who was actually good at laying pipes? Because Aquatico means that constructing an underwater metropolis calls for that somebody be actually good at laying pipes.
Aquatico is the form of citybuilder that is involved with logistics: how a lot gasoline, oil, electrical energy, and oxygen you’ve got bought, and whether or not it is effectively routed all through your sprawling, multi-tiered metropolis. From the menus, it appears like there are dozens of various assets to create, and a Dwarf Fortress-sized jobs board to take care of the required manufacturing chains. I can see the whole lot from “Squid hunter” to “Fashion designer” listed, alongside 18 totally different sorts of drone.
In the upper ranges of your multi-tier metropolis, you may additionally have to fulfill the calls for of your rising inhabitants. Simulated from crade to grave in monumental domed districts, your peeps require not simply meals however luxuries, training, safety, spiritual achievement and extra.
Aquatico appears engrossing and daunting. Rebecca felt the identical method when she chosen it as among the finest demos from Steam Next Fest again in October. That demo is still available from Steam now, if you wish to give it a go earlier than its full launch subsequent yr.