Merge Gaves has released a new trailer teasing a Summer release for their oddball sentient city simulator, Buildings Have Feelings Too. We actually had a chance to try this game out back at PAX West last year and it was both awkward and fun to try out, definitely in a league of its own as you play with a cityscape that can come to life and set up roots where they wish, as the residents turn into currency to do more with the city. The game will be coming out for the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One later this Summer, but for now, enjoy the full description and trailer.
Imagine a city where buildings can walk and talk to one other. Each one has its own aspirations, hope and fears. Most of the time they’re just trying to get along with each other and make it through the day. Buildings Have Feelings Too! is a city management game with character. Players must grow their city while 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! Players must discover new ways to attend to their 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 players progress they are able to grow their city, allowing for multiple neighbourhoods. Specialist areas, such as busy finance hubs or bustling theatre districts, become available. Additional layered attributes such as electricity supply, noise pollution and transport add more complexity and challenges for players.