Okay, slightly-silly identify pun apart, Captain of Trade is a model new, fairly attention-grabbing colony and manufacturing facility and metropolis constructing sport. In it, you and your busted ship and crew of post-apocalyptic survivors land on an deserted island and promptly get to work constructing a sustainable industrial civilization, duh. It is a mixture of common tastes that style nice collectively in a proportion I do not assume I’ve fairly seen but.
In contrast to many different automation video games, Captain of Trade is about feeding the wants of your inhabitants as a lot as it’s about constructing sustainable industrial manufacturing chains. You may make quite a lot of stuff, however overproduction is unhealthy not simply because you might have restricted assets, however as a result of air pollution actively harms the well being of your inhabitants. Low well being and unhealthy diet imply an opportunity that you possibly can contract illnesses: Fail to provide clear water, for instance, and a cholera outbreak can decimate your folks.
It is also acquired a pair neat sub-features. Mining requires precise terrain deformation, so it is advisable to plan forward and know that you will in all probability make some large pits, but additionally that it is advisable to put that dust some other place—may I recommend reclaiming some land from the ocean? You additionally discover the seemingly post-apocalyptic archipelago along with your massive busted ship, which you improve over time, discovering oil rigs to recommission, deserted cargo ships to rebuild, mines to reopen, and combating off pirate assaults.
Captain of Trade is on Steam in Early Entry. (opens in new tab) It’s also possible to discover it on its official web site. (opens in new tab) Observe that it is in Early Entry and simply launched, so these with out expertise within the style may discover it laborious to interact with the text-based tutorial, and the UI is not fairly good but.