Nothing makes me quite as happy in this world as late nineteenth, early twentieth century themed anachronisms. While that may sound oddly specific, thankfully the internet has allowed all types of weirdos like myself to join together in our weird interests. Enter Gaslamp Games. The studio created the wonderful Rogue-like Dungeons of Dredmor and has now announced Clockwork Empires.
Taking on the role of a Junior Bureaucrat, Clockwork Empires is a city building game whose steampunk aesthetic hints at a Lovecraft touch with talk of creatures beyond the stars. Here’s some of the feature’s of the game according to the studio’s site:
New “procedural extrusion” technology lets you design your colony the way you want! Buildings are procedurally generated and extruded directly from the aether to your specifications!
Tame the uncharted continents by land, sea, and air! Set forth in mighty Zeppelins to do battle with Sky Pirates, or take to the seas in search of fortune and probably sea serpents!
Create magnificent acts of plumbing, link together mighty gears, and build ominous Megaprojects!
Multi-player mode, with up to 4 players, lets you co-operate with your closest friends to build a glorious city… or fight a horrifying economic battle to total annihilation!
Round-Robin mode lets you share your Clockwork Empires with friends! Take turns running a colony directly into the ground then argue for fun-filled hours about whose fault it was! (Like Monopoly but with more exploding Zeppelins!)
Neither platform nor release date have been announced for the game.