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Prep your snag list – Constructor remake is out now

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After a couple of delays (builders, eh?) Constructor [official site], System 3’s remake of their estate-building strategy game from 1997, finally launched on Friday.

You’re an up-and-coming property tycoon tasked with building an empire while sabotaging rivals with dodgy plumbers, explosions, and gangsters. It was a much-loved British classic with lots of silly accents, including the voice actor for Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.

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Cowboy builders: Constructor demo erected wonky

A demo is out for Constructor [official site], System 3’s remake of their estate-building strategy game from 1997. I really dug the original and its classic silly British sensibilities, building up my own estates while sabotaging my rivals’ neighbourhoods with dodgy plumbers, killer clowns, gangsters, and thugs. This remake has been delayed a bit and the demo has troubles of its own, but I am still quite keen for this to launch in full later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Ready quick go! Constructor free for another few hours

3 2 1 no time just go: head over to GOG to download Constructor for free. It’s a town-building RTS from 1997 with warring estate developers, and it’s fun and it’s funny and- oh my stars you’ve less than four hours to download it for keepsies. An ‘HD’ remake is coming later this month, sure, but for now you might fancy kicking the tyres and seeing what it’s all about. Good stuff, is the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Constructor HD’s grand opening coming February 28th

Constructor HD [official site], System 3’s remake of their funny and violent town-building strategy game from 1997, finally has a release date: February 28th. The game is running a year late but have you ever tried to make a video game while skinheads pogo outside your window chanting and burping, a ghost keeps spooking you, a hippy is picketing the lot, and a hitman is trying to off your gaffer? I’m quite looking forward to picking it up again and building my empire back up amongst all this this silly Beano-grade Britishness. Read the rest of this entry »

You Wot? Constructor HD Delayed Into Summer

Only a mug trusts the builder’s estimate. Reroofing finished by June? Better stock up on firewood for a long, cold winter. The announced January 29th release date for Constructor HD [official site], a remake of the ace town-building RTS from 1997, made so little impression on me that I didn’t even realise it had passed. Of course it was going to be late. Today developers System 3 explained they got held up adding and revamping more, and they plan to release the game in “late summer”.

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Build ‘Em Up, Burn ‘Em Down: Constructor HD Announced

Ello, this is Constructor. Are you receiving me?

After you’ve bowed to a wealthy tenant’s demands and blown up their neighbour’s giant gnome, then sent a gang of yobs out to terrorise a rival council’s estate – backed up by a hippy holding a street rave to distract their council workers – by tossing bins and jeering, other city management games can feel a little dry. System 3’s 1997 game Constructor was that, a build ’em up with a strong kick of burn ’em down. It probably ruined other city management games for me.

Huzzah hooray, it’s coming back! Sorta. Or being remade, at least. System 3 have announced Constructor HD [official site] for release on January 29th, 2016.

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