The House Flipper studio moves to large-scale demolition and reconstruction with The Constructors

From the creators of House Flipper and The Tenants comes a new game called the builders (opens in new tab), revealed today at the PC Gaming Show. It promises a very different view of home renovations. Where House Flipper focuses on fixing individual homes, The Constructors is about large-scale work: tearing down old buildings, building new ones, designing neighborhoods and shaping the cityscape of Wondersville.

As the owner of a large construction company, it all comes down to you. Creating the neighborhoods of the future is obviously a big part of it, but there is no glory without worldliness. You’ll also have to get all the necessary permits and documents, hire contractors to actually do the work, deal with clients who may not be entirely happy with how things are going, address environmental concerns, deal with protesters, and perhaps occasionally decide whether a head turn. or a cut corner may be better (for your profits) in the long run than following the rules.

I’ve never been a big fan of games that replicate real-world jobs (if I wanted a job, you know, I’d get a job), but The Constructors comes from a background that promises to make the experience interesting. The original house flipperreleased in 2018 “is like Viscera Cleanup Detail only for super gross homes”, which is immediately intriguing in my book, and was successful enough to generate a sequence which is expected out in 2023. the tenants, meanwhile, arrives at home ownership and maintenance from a very different perspective: that of a landlord, and in Jorge’s case, very bad. (Of course, he pointed the finger at Cindy, “the worst tenant ever”, for getting him to become a landlord.)

“The dynamics of the tenant/owner relationship is really what sets tenants apart from other management simulators,” Jorge said in his 2021 tenant review, and I hope builders deliver the same thing across a wider range of interactions. Designing playgrounds and building apartment buildings is fun in its own right, but maneuvering through a maze of government regulations, union bosses, angry customers, dodgy suppliers, screaming pickets, and (I have to admit) shady mobsters sounds to me like where the real thing is. fun.

The Constructors doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s available to wishlist at Steam.

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