After two years in early access Oxygen Not Included has now been officially launched, and we should all play it. It’s a gorgeous hand-drawn colony builder that makes you balance an absolutely insane amount of variables and never stops throwing increasingly complex problems at you, and it’s so blissfully addictive.
The Purple, Green, Blue Triune Theme doesn’t exactly blow me away as the coolest theme for a season ever, but it is pretty good and to be honest, the last season theme was so crappy, I didn’t even bother trying to exploit it. I just played the character and got my greens and waited for the next season.
Surviving Mars is a maddeningly addictive city building sim from the Bulgarian developer Haemimont Games AD best known for the Tropico franchise. For the fans of Tropico the game will definitely have a familiar feel, except this time we get to be mad power-hungry dictators IN SPACE.