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CantidoCantido Registered User regular
It finally happened. I found an economic colony builder that I enjoy and its called Northgard.
https://youtu.be/8CUZXiiIdvI

I have to get ready for Dune: Spice Wars, after all, made by the same developers.
https://youtu.be/5mz_hPMU3gQ

And then have you seen Falling Frontier? A space RTS in which supply lines and logistics matter. Sorry, you gotta feed your defensive posture (and pay for it.)
https://youtu.be/w3ZGdZMnA4A

Come and discuss your favorite colony sims, city builders and economic games.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    I've had SimCity lurking in the dark corners of my mind the last two weeks, a game I haven't played since SimCity 2000 on Windows 95

    What's good in that genre these days?

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    TefTef Registered User regular
    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    I've had SimCity lurking in the dark corners of my mind the last two weeks, a game I haven't played since SimCity 2000 on Windows 95

    What's good in that genre these days?

    Cities: Skylines aka the traffic jam simulator

    Tons and tons of mods and continued support by the devs after years still.

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe.
    Which has integrated into Steam now.
    Just build a bunch of trains and then try to stop the trains from jamming.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    SimCity 4 was the last real SimCity. Cities: Skylines probably comes closest but with all the stuff they've added each time I start it the number of options is mind-boggling. I need to figure out a stripped down set of things that keeps the game playable.

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    SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Cities: Skylines would be my vote for the best city builder sandbox.

    However, I'd say Anno 1800 has the best city building gameplay. Though it's Ubisoft, so it also has the most money grubbing DLC's.

    And for a more futuristic colony builder, though not nearly as complex or detailed as the previous two, I'd go with Surviving Mars. Though I'd consider the Green Mars DLC mandatory for the terraforming features it adds to the game.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    I still want someone to make my old idea of a Wild West city builder. Instead of building until you go to Mars, like Civ, you play until the first car rolls through your town. A Banished with cowboys.

    Banished also a city builder I ended up playing a lot of.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited January 2022
    I couldn't get rolling with Skylines.

    Timberborn looks interesting, but I'm not sure there's enough there for a purchase yet.

    I have an awful lot of city builders but not many of them have landed.

    I really like Stonehearth a lot, but it's abandonware and is not without its problems. Fans have taken over development, but that's crawling along at a snail's pace.

    I think it's wonderful, but it missing some important pieces to the puzzle to making it a complete game.

    I tried Gnomoria, which was okay, but the interface was too janky.

    Edit: It's not really a city builder, but World Box looks kind of neat. I'm not sure how much longevity the game has, but the concept seems like it would be fun for a while.
    Edit-edit: I think the main problem with city builders as a genre right now is that so many of them are indie and go into early access on steam way too soon and just never get out of it.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    I still have a soft spot for Caesar 3

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    WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    Kingdoms and Castles is pretty chill!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdjAcB-bDt8

    The devs are cooking up a pretty big update (AI kingdoms you can negotiate with), available in their beta builds

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    MvrckMvrck Dwarven MountainhomeRegistered User regular
    It's less a pure city builder, but as a Rogue Lite Colony Sim, Against the Storm has been really fun.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    I'll effort post why later, but if you haven't played Tropico, play Tropico!

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    By the by, the Cities Skylines Airports DLC is out today.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4BYaBnbRVA

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited January 2022
    Jragghen wrote: »
    I still have a soft spot for Caesar 3

    I could never get past the two cities that both got attacked by barbarians.

    Also earthquakes were rude in that game.

    Still great.


    And could just change the configuration file so that digging gave you 50000 gold or some such

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I'll effort post why later, but if you haven't played Tropico, play Tropico!

    I liked Tropico 2 and have enjoyed none of the other entries in the series half as much. They are good games but I want to be a pirate lord.

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    101101 Registered User regular
    I picked up anno 1800 on sale and it's doing a great job of satisfying my city-building itch.

    I do wish they'd move away from the hunt and peck quests though. I get they're a thing for Anno but I find them just tedious

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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    I suddenly had issues with mods crashing when I tried to load my Cities Skylines game and couldn't work out why, until I remembered about Release Day++. I've been so out of the Skylines loop that I forgot that after new DLC comes out, you need to wait for all the more complicated mods to update to work with that DLC.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I started on Timberborn and found more than I expected. It's similar to Going Medieval (which I also enjoy) but you can't dig or move the earth until you've unlocked dynamite at the endgame (which I have yet to reach). The big strategy, seeing as how you're making a colony of sapient beavers, is to find large areas to flood and build your housing/industry around/in the water while the fertile land is used for farming.

    I've gotten pretty good at making a stable civilization but am mastering larger populations that won't die off in droves during the dry season.

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    WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    I've enjoyed Dawn of Man a great deal.

    It's not the best city builder I've ever played, but I quite liked slowly building up a small stone age community.

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    I recently booted up offworld trading company for the first time after many years, that game is both really interesting and really hard. It's basically an RTS with no combat, you win by buying out the stocks of your rival companies. I remember reading about either the publisher or developer or someone involved with the game being a shitbird at some point, so maybe look that up before you buy it, but it is a pretty interesting economy simulator.

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    KanaKana Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    I suddenly had issues with mods crashing when I tried to load my Cities Skylines game and couldn't work out why, until I remembered about Release Day++. I've been so out of the Skylines loop that I forgot that after new DLC comes out, you need to wait for all the more complicated mods to update to work with that DLC.

    Same, I went to start CS today and most of my mods threw up error messages.

    Soo gonna have to wait a week or two until they all get updated, cuz I don't think I can play Cities Skylines anymore without the traffic manager mod.

    A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.
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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Since I started over from scratch, I don't have quite as many mods, but I did have to find an off-shoot update to Loading Screen Mod specifically made for the Airports DLC, because the original one doesn't seem to be updated anyore, and once I did that, everything else I have worked again (including Traffic Manager).

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    not a city builder per say as much as it is management/colony sim, but I gotta give a shout out to Space Haven which is really shaping up to be something special

    https://youtu.be/va7XjJk-05o

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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    I've been playing a phone game called Pocket City

    It's pretty simple, given the limitations of a phone game

    Kind of like a more approachable Sim City 2000

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
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