A few posts back, I spoke about games I was interested in playing after doing a super brief search and probably the one I am most keen on is called “Cliff Empire”. It is available on steam for about $17 or so and I think I am gong to download it this weekend and give it a solid crack.
Aside from Ragnarok being my first ever real game that I remember playing on a PC when I was in my early teens, I didn’t really get back into computers after moving out of home, until I was about 19 when I found and fell in love Pharaoh.
I couldn’t tell you the hours I sunk into this game. It would be a huge number. This got me hooked on various other city building games like Zeus and Caesar, even early simcity/zoo tycoon/sim tower/space colony/majesty/theme park tycoon etc. I loved anything which had a city building aspect. Years later though the games changed and were simply not as enjoyable, they had a different game play which I didn’t like or gel with.
However, one day we were watching a youtube video about city building games coming out soon and two caught my eye. Foundation (which I downloaded and haven’t played enough of) and Cliff Empire. Foundation has people AI so they build houses and roads wherever they want in their designated land, this makes it a far more interesting build than working out roads and patchways.
Cliff empire is based on the idea the earth is screwed and we can now only build on cliff tops, you have limited space and resources so you have to be very conscious of how you connect. This sounds challenging and completely different to the usual city building games. Te reviews on steam seem to be overall positive for a relatively new game.
It just looks so gorgeous, let’s be honest, I also want to play with the giant stargate 🙂 The night time Looks stunning as well!!
I didn’t even make it to the end of writing this post before setting my computer to download it!! I am excited to see how hard it is and if I can master it like so many of the other city building games. This is one I am genuinely excited about; getting back into the city building enjoyment of my early years. I will let you know how it goes!!
*** This post was inspired by a comment Naithin made on twitter in response to me needing one more topic to write about to complete #Blaugust2019. It is fitting it should be about another game I am excited about playing. So thank you – for getting me there! Let’s just hope I don’t get disqualified for anything!!
…coming back out of it is like stepping out from the shade into the blinding sun again, and wondering wtf has happened. What came out while I was gone? etc. I wonder if you could maybe post on one of the titles you said captured your interest, and why / how it did?— Naithin Nahilin (@Naithin) August 28, 2019
Let me know if you are a city builder tycoon at heart!!