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First-person renovator House Flipper looks ace

Shiny and new

After the joys of cleaning up spaceguts in Visceral Cleanup Detail, I feel ready for something more constructive. I've mopped up blood and burned bodies but what do I have to show for it? A grubby office which my friends trash every time they visit. I feel ready for House Flipper [official site], a first-person renovator about smartening up homes by repairing, remodelling, painting, and decorating homes. Tasks like knocking down walls, fitting kitchens, and painting look a genuine treat, though sadly it seems to be singleplayer-only (and that 'flipping' premise is awful). Here, check out this trailer:

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Smashing stuff. I'm definitely up for fixing wiring, installing radiators, squeegeeing windows, and all that. I do hope developers Empyrean get co-op in there too, as the joys and terrors of teamwork and accidents could be great fun. I mostly do my Visceral Cleanups with chums.

It is a shame that this fun-looking renovation is wrapping up inside a 'flipping' metagame - you're trying to buy cheap houses and do them up enough to sell them on at a profit to unlock more options. As someone who'll likely never be able to buy a flat let alone a house, thanks in part to those darling flippers, it seems an unpleasant premise for a game which doesn't need it. Sure I've committed more virtual war crimes than I can count but, y'know, those were in games primarily about exploding faces. Renovating houses could be cast in several more-pleasant lights.

House Flipper is headed for a launch at the end of 2017 on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's currently having a crack at Steam Greenlight.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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