Pile Up! Preview (Steam Early Access)
For our Pile Up! Preview, where we play a strategic building game in which you need to build houses, fulfill your people’s requests and manage your risky buildings in different ways on a small land. But don’t let your guard down in this chill environment, we only get you relaxed so you destroy everything you did.
Pile Up! Preview Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 453.31MB download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Graphics settings – resolution, screen mode, and graphics quality preset.
- I out mode can be set to mouse and keyboard, mouse only, and keyboard only.
- Drag and rotation speed sliders.
- Can rebind controls.
- Strategic building placing gameplay.
- Opening optional tutorial showing off the controls and basics of the gameplay.
- Two game modes – regular and sandbox.
- You can name your island and what the citizens are called.
- The goal of the game is to place buildings and increase your population.
- You can rotate buildings before placing them.
- Set in a 3D world with full 360-degree camera control.
- Very simple easy-to-learn controls.
- Has a very Zen atmosphere to it.
- When placing buildings you see an outline and grid to show before setting it down.
- Factories give you unique elements like particular platforms or another building needed to expand the previous building.
- Feels like you are playing Sim City on a single platform.
- Handy top-down camera view button.
- As you place buildings you get or lose people (population).
- A population bar shows how many people are happy, sad, or dead. Quick easy-to-read circle fills in with it for quick reference.
- Placement comes up with red or white outlines to show if it’s possible to be placed.
- You can speed up and slow down time.
- As you reach milestones you get two pick one of two choices, I say choices as they can be good or bad and sometimes you won’t even know.
- The handbook is a reference point for tutorials and what building icons mean.
- Hover text pop-ups.
- Buildings close together will automatically blend or connect together.
- Very addictive.
- Day and night cycle.
- Click on animals in the surrounding sea to interact with them.
- Play how you want.
- Lovely animation of the buildings populating and filling in.
- Different weather types.
- The progression bar at the bottom shows how close you are to milestones.
- End of a run breakdown showing your city, name, how long you lasted (in-game days) and how many citizens lived, and what caused the ultimate Downfall of your town.
- City Blueprint is an unlock tree where you get new buildings and abilities by spending scrap earned from playing the game.
- The scrap bar at the top shows how much you have earned.
- Save and quit option.
- Takes mere seconds to get I to and start a new run.
Pile Up! Preview Cons:
- No controller support.
- Takes a fair few games to get to grips with optimal placements etc.
- Hard at times to see where the front of the building is.
- Not all gameplay elements are explained in the tutorial.
- Once it all starts going wrong it can be really hard to bring back.
- You don’t really have a massive amount of creativity as it all becomes a case of build this to fix this and do that to unlock that.
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Developer: Remoob Games
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