Developed by BlackStaff Games. BlackstaffGames is a Belfast-based studio of collaborative designers working across animation, interactive, and game content. Blackstaff Games has both Children’s Bafta and develop nominated projects under its belt. The team focuses on creating exciting new experiences through relatable characters and vibrant worlds.
Blackstaff Games believe true creativity comes from their environment and its newest project, Buildings Have FeelingsToo!, is no exception, drawing inspiration from the local city and its rich history.
Merge is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The Company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and videogames consoles
‘Buildings have feelings too’ has been published by Merge Games on the 22nd of April to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo switch. Releasing at the price of $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99.
‘Buildings have feelings too!’ is a traditional city-sim game that involves you building and developing a metropolis for a digital community to inhabit.
The game turns the genre on its head with the buildings taking center stage and the inhabitants reduced to a mere currency in a game that’s all about regeneration and urban planning. Brick by brick buildings must team up together as over time communities and neighborhoods are constructed with new purposes and shared goals.
Imagine a city where buildings can walk and talk to one another. Each one has its own aspirations, hopes, and fears. Most of the time they are just trying to get along with each other and make it through the day. The game really is a city management game with character.
You will have to grow your city whilst making sure the individual buildings thrive or risk them being demolished forever. As time progresses, new industries can be researched, and new architectural marvels built.
In turn, world events might cause buildings to fail and businesses to go bankrupt. You must discover new ways to attend to the city’s needs. This could involve refurbishing a building or simply grabbing it by the hand and moving it to a nicer part of the neighbourhood.
As you progress, you can grow your city, allowing for multiple neighbourhoods. Set up specialist areas, such as busy finance hubs or bustling theatre districts. Additional layered attributes such as electricity supply, noise pollution and transport add more complexity and challenges.
When you meet all the desires of a building you can upgrade them, which will give them more stars, which will let you unlock new buildings and add more appeal.
The game features no accessibility settings at the moment, which made it a bit hard to remember the keys. I miss pressed multiple times since the confirm button was the spacebar and the back button was the Q button. The game does feature multiple localization languages.
There are 21 achievements that are all open, there are no hidden ones. You can check the achievements here Buildings Have Feelings Too! Achievements.
Watch the trailer for the game here Buildings Have Feelings Too! Launch Trailer.
Read our review of the game on Steam here Review for Buildings Have Feelings Too!
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