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
Frostpunk is an exercise in misery. The latest city builder amongst many (SimCity, Cities: Skylines (C:S), the Anno series, Aven Colony, Surviving Mars and more), Frostpunk attempts something more than just the same old optimized living/working space, building-placement puzzle. Frostpunk demands you ask yourself, again and again, how far you’ll go to ensure your people’s … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Frostpunk
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
With so many city builders newly released or about to arrive, I feel like it’s appropriate to look back at the current Big Daddy in the genre: Cities: Skylines (C:S). Even though the game was developed by Colossal Order Ltd., C:S has many of the strengths and weaknesses that are commonly associated (fairly or not) … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines
Though they don’t figure into the game at all, Aven Colony makes me think about the Transformers. In the 1980s, Transformers were one of the coolest toys out there -- vehicles or objects that could transform into robots. There were also the Gobots - vehicles or objects that… Could transform. Into robots. Transformers were cool, … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Aven Colony
Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Thea 2, Driftland, Stars in Shadow, Stellar Monarch, Stellaris, Galaxial and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate by … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #148 – Winners And Losers!
Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Alliance of the Sacred Suns, Civilization 6, Stars in Shadow, Stellaris, Eador: Imperium and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #143 – Uncivilized Imperium!