Today, publisher tinyBuild Games and developer T4 Interactive announced a brand-new game making its way to PC and Mac sometime this summer: Community Inc.
Community Inc is described as city building/sims-style management game where you — the new manager — build a community and “trade with other races..for profit.” Keeping your community happy is key in the game, because they power up portals, which apparently do something, though what exactly…wasn’t divulged.
Your workers, called Lings, will apparently obey you and help you with their village, but can “cause a lot of problems too.” There also other creatures who will also be building their own communities, and you can trade, fight, or help them.
The game also boasts a weather system that has noticeable effects on your workers and food and the promise of “unexpected events.”
When building your village you will have the option of many types of buildings, with the freedom to decide what objects and items you want inside of said buildings. There is said to be over 150 items to craft, with every item and object having a reason. For example, if you craft a wood cabinet inside a house, you can use it as storage space. If you craft a road, it will make your Lings walk faster, etc.
Speaking of Lings, you will need to provide basic salary, food, clothes and a “healthy” environment for them. It’s entirely up to you decide how they work and where, however, you will always have to watchful as they can start conflicts with each other, and even burn the village down to the ground. Each Ling is said to have unique traits and attributes for you to control.
The maps are described as “sandbox maps,” with a randomly generated nature. You can also build custom maps yourself if that is more to your liking.
A price-point has not been divulged; however an announcement trailer has: you can check it out below. Additionally, the game is currently taking sign-ups for an Alpha over at its official website.