Tea break! Constructor HD delayed into April

Given that I once waited two years for a kitchen repair that still hadn’t arrived by the time I moved out, I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised that the Constructor remake [official site] has been delayed again. Tch, unreliable builders! With their blue jeans. And their tea. Have you noticed they drink all that tea? [Didn’t get that writing gig on My Family, eh? -ed.] Anyway, point is: the silly estate build-o-managing RTS is now scheduled to arrive on April 28th. Assuming developers System 3 aren’t too busy drinking tea and scratching their bottoms, yeah? Ha ha yeah! But they have rummaged up Boycie off Only Fools and Horses to explain the game in a new trailer.

I don’t know how much more I have to say about a game I last played a decade ago, especially as we’re a year and several delay posts past the remake’s original planned release date of January 29th, 2016. I’ll just quote some stuff I wrote before:

“Constructor, to explain, is a town-building game with a pleasingly low-level scale. Rather than some omnipotent citygod, carving the landscape to your will, you’re simply a contractor working at the mercy of the town council to build and manage estates.

“As you build out and tech up, your problems aren’t traffic jams or failing businesses but more on the level of tenants demanding a new kitchen or complaining about their neighbours’ garden gnomes. Or a rival contractor sending ‘undesirables’ to mess with your estates (you can send your own after your rivals too, of course). Hippies, malicious plumbers, ghosts, clowns, thugs, chainsaw-wielding psychos… maybe these towns are set in the world of The Young Ones?

“Like many games from developers who started in the eighties, it has that gentle sense of British silliness that’s obsessed with class, standing, and what the neighbours might think.”

Or if I’m not famous enough to have earned your trust, here’s Boycie:

4 Comments

  1. Lumière says:

    I’ve got Constructor when I was a kid and I really wanted to like it, the Theme Hospital feeling attracted me a lot, but I found it to be punitive, so with the time I let it go. Some weeks ago I got it again on GOG, still the same game I remembered, punitive but with that long lost Theme Hospital feeling (maybe just approched by Prison Architect recently), so I found some fun on it. Now I see the video for this remake, the art direction took a different approach from the cartoonish original, remembering more the poor sequels than the original game, now I personally can not see the appeal of this version.

    • caff says:

      I’ve no issues with the art style, although I can’t really remember the original.

  2. Jalan says:

    They’re planning to give away Mob Rule through GOG for free if they can reach a specific amount of page likes through Facebook.

  3. Lieutenant_Scrotes says:

    I can’t remember the last time I was so disappointed about a game being delayed.

    Ridiculous really considering this is a remake of all things, but my sense of nostalgia is strong with this one.

    I last played the original when I was 8, it was my nemesis for months. I got stuck on a relatively early level and being that age could not simply just give up and move on to a new game.

    I must prove my superiority to my 8 year old self and conquer this game!