Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser has donned the mantle of ‘deity’ in The Universim. It’s a god sim with more than a hint of Spore and good old Populous. The big bang starts with a click. From that press of a button a brand new cosmos springs to life - a huge…
1 month ago
I imagine in direct response to all my moaning insightful criticism, everyone in the world has upped their game and started buying some more interesting games from Steam. Such that this week's Steam Charts, with an extraordinary four new entries, barely resembles those of the last couple of months! Hurrah! And you clickbait won't believe clickbait where Playerunknown's Battlegrounds falls this week! CLICKBAIT!
1 year ago
The Universim [official site]- the planetary management/god game we last wrote about in... *checks* 2014? That can't be right?! Oh dear! Has a new demo up on Steam and GOG. It came out last month and I've just started tinkering with it this morning, spinning its pretty planet and plonking down water wells and pumps.
4 years ago
I remember when game developers were ecstatic that they could simulate the barest spine of a ping-pong match. Actually I don't because I wasn't alive yet, but you get the idea. But I also remember when giant triple-A studios trumpeted recreations of evolution, societies evolving through the ages, and space colonization from on high, and now even that notion seems sort of antiquated. The Universim…