Ecological community-building sim Block’hood receives a major update today with the biggest introduction to its game-world yet: Populate!
The Populate update tasks players with ensuring their eco-friendly environments are fit to accommodate animals and humans’ unique demands without damaging the carefully balanced systems that make for a happy neighbourhood.
New content includes:
- Inhabitants demands
- Dynamic event system for weather and state effects
- Inhabitants inspection
- Inhabitants desires; Likes and dislikes
- Inhabitants tracker
- Blocks available to build helper – UI
- Biomes with unique flora and fauna
- Over 60 Inhabitants implemented
- and many more bug fixes…
In addition to today’s new update, Block’hood is also available on Steam for 40% off from today through Tuesday, December 6th.
Block’hood is a neighbourhood-building simulator, now available in Early Access, that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them.
Budding city planners will have access to 90+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighbourhoods and discover the implications of their designs. The game incorporates a story of ecology and environmental understanding, as additional resources are always needed to unlock new blocks, configurations, and combinations to create more prosperous neighbourhoods.
Throughout the design process, players will need to avoid the decay of their city blocks by making sure each unit doesn’t run out of resources and become a strain on the complimentary units around them.
The Populate update ensures eager architects will face a variety of new environmental challenges as they aim to juggle the unpredictable nature of life in Block’hood!
Block’hood also features:
- Envision Your Neighbourhood: Consider what Blocks are necessary for your neighbourhood to thrive. There are no boundaries of what you can create with an expanding library of 90+ blocks.
- Generate Resources: Each Block you create has inputs and outputs and by understanding how each block is dependent on other blocks, you can create a productive network. Optimise your production and generate abundant resources for the dozens of intricate symbiotic relationships in your neighbourhood
- Avoid Decay: If blocks don’t receive the inputs they need, they will decay over time and slowly become abandoned or destroyed. Once a block is abandoned or destroyed, you will have to remove it and avoid it from making other blocks decay further. Be careful as seeking an utopian neighbourhood carelessly, can lead to dystopia.
- Unique Modes: Neighbourhood designers an enjoy Sandbox Mode and Challenge Mode with modes for Education and Research planned for educational and academic use within the classroom.