Factorio is an absorbing factory management game. You play the role of a handy person who needs to build a rocket and craft almost anything with little more than spit and elbow grease. Automation is the key to success as you establish production chains and assembly lines to make sure all the hard work is done for you.
Dwarf Fortress is an incredibly detailed, complex game where you help a colony of dwarves build a settlement by carving out bedrooms, dining halls and other necessary structures from the side of a mountain. You don't control individual dwarves but instead provide instructions for them to follow, with each dwarf having their own needs and wants that you become familiar with as you play.
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Tropico 6 is a city-building game that offers an engaging mix of elements such as ruling your own island dictatorship, sandbox mode with customizable goals, missions, and easy controller support. You can be a big picture person and make decisions that impact the entire island or get into the minute details of urban planning.
Project Highrise is a management sim game that allows you to build and manage your own tower. You must manage basic needs, desires of tenants, take on contracts and loans while making sure to turn a profit. The game offers two modes - Sandbox Mode, where you are given total freedom; and Scenario Mode, where you are given specific tasks with certain constraints.
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Construction Simulator is back – bigger and better than ever! Take charge of over 70 machines, dozens of them brand new to the franchise, and build to your heart’s content on two huge maps – on your own or with your friends!
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Prison Architect is a management/strategy game where you must manage an unwilling and unruly population in a prison setting. You must establish order from cooperative parts, feed and house prisoners, and even "get rid of them" them if necessary. There is also an economy of contraband that you must manage, as well as a metagame of making your warden rich by selling the prison to others.
Take on the role of a tester at the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and help guide the little stick folk - Bendies - in their vehicles from their starting point to the nearby exit. Use scaffold planks, strong cables and triangles to create an appropriate structure for them to traverse each test chamber. Enjoy GLaDOS' dark humour as she guides you through your missions!
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Grow your company into the largest railway company of the continent and outsmart your competitors. Choose from 60 detailed, historic locomotives that you can customize with your preferred colors and company initials. Huge and detailed game world covering the whole of the USA and Europe in one single map each. More detailed regional maps with more than 300 towns spread all over the US and Europe.
Poly Bridge 2 is a physics-based bridge building game where you have to design and develop bridges in order to get vehicles from point A to point B. You must account for the weight of the vehicles, as well as any obstacles like ships or checkpoints, without causing your bridge to collapse. With over 60 levels and an unlimited amount of trials, you can explore and experiment with your designs at your own pace.
Constructor Plus is a building simulation game where you design cities, manage tenants, and sabotage other developers. With 147 buildings, 65 city scenarios, and a humorous British atmosphere, this game offers plenty of content and entertainment. The game combines RTS and city-building genres, adding fun gameplay hours. Although the game has steep learning curves and limited freedom in missions, Constructor Plus is a well-constructed sim that's worth the entry price.