Recently, I tried out T4Interactive’s Community, Inc. which is a sandbox building game where you start a community, harvest nearby resources, build housing and necessities, and trade with neighboring races. I was pretty excited about trying out this game because I’m a fan of sandbox building games such as The Sims, RollerCoaster Tycoon, SimCity, and PlanetBase. I started off by trying out the in-game tutorial, but I found out that it doesn’t explain everything. There’s a lot in this game that I learned from just continuous playing. However, one obstacle I still haven’t overcome is keeping my “lings” from killing themselves. During each play I feel like I’m actually starting to get the hang of it and then all of the sudden they all just off themselves one after another. With that said, this game is challenging but that is what satisfies me even more so.
I found this game to be even more detailed than it let’s on from the surface. For example, not only do you have to keep your “lings” happy and satisfied but you also have to prepare them for the coming weather. They need to have adequate clothing and shelter as well as the ability to grow crops in the snow. Another factor you have to keep your eye on is the neighboring races. Many of them will reach out and try to make trades with you but by doing so will anger another race that doesn’t get along with them. I also really enjoy the career tree, you can’t just assign whatever task to you want to each “ling” but instead you have to train them as a lumberjack first for a few levels before they can become a carpenter.
Overall, I really enjoyed this game and I will definitely continuing playing it. I enjoyed the small details they have added into this game as well as the ongoing challenge it presents the player. If you’re looking into getting this game, my best advice in learning how to play it is just keep playing it. You learn many new things each time you play it! This game is now available on Steam for $14.99.