Mobile eXperience: Pocket City

As our beloved 4X Golden Age slowly sinks into the deeper oranges of sunset, it’s clear that the sun has risen on a new era of city builder games. While developers continue to iterate on the established norms of the genre, players have plenty of options when it comes to constructing the metropolis of their … Continue reading Mobile eXperience: Pocket City

Friday eXcursion: Surviving Mars

Are we in a city builder renaissance? I’ve been told by many that this is so. With SimCity, Cities: Skylines (C:S), the Anno series, Aven Colony, and Frostpunk out amongst a host of others, there may never have been so many options for the burgeoning electronic metropolist. And yet. And yet, I can’t help but … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Surviving Mars

Release-Day eXcursion: Anno 2205

Anno 2205, Ubisoft Blue Byte’s sequel to Anno 2070, has just been released and while it’s not my favorite sequel of all time, it definitely comes close. That’s a heck of an accomplishment. Making a quality sequel is almost a more challenging endeavor in some ways than crafting the original entry, itself. The new game … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Anno 2205