Community Inc. is a video game that would fit in a crossroads of genres.
Those genres that Community Inc. bridges are hard to define though they’re mostly exemplified by:
- Black & White – a God Game Simulator with citizens to tend to and keep happy
- Viva Piñata – a garden-based life simulator with a community of individuals who each offer something different and outsiders to protect from
- Sid Meier’s Civilization – a turn-based strategy game centered on world domination via tile acquisition and resource leveling.
tinyBuild tried something different by taking aspects of different kinds of games and putting them into Community Inc. Afterall, Community Inc asks the player to create a whole, fully-functioning community – that they can then sell to new overlords.
The difficulty is that all these aspects are available and in the mix right from the start. Citizens’ happiness, resource planning, enemies, contracts, and more are all fighting for space on the player’s list of things to do. Continue reading “I tried to make a Community for fun and profit and everyone died [Community Inc.]”