Manage the masses.
There’s something about the phrase ‘commute ’em up’ that feels deeply, deeply wrong. Yet, here I am, as I expect you are aswell, intrigued. While thinking of your daily commute might run shivers down your spine, Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up puts the power into your hands. Take that trains!
In Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up, you’re tasked with building and maintaining a perfect metro system to port human cattle from A-B. Run a perfect system and get these commuters to their destinations on time. See if you can do a better job of literally any London train network, go on, I dare you.
This tactical management sim gets you building a base for real time commute-related strategy. Dig your way through layers of the literal earth to plan your layout and plot those routes, complete with direction signs for the navigationally challenged. Throughout your playtime there are also extra equipment to unlock to help your metro system run smoothly.
As you would expect from a management simulator, players are also tasked with keeping their staff and the commuters themselves jolly – a tricky task. A delayed train, a dirty station or even cute little rats will affect the mindset of your commuters and worse, might affect your stations reputation. You’ll have all that to worry about once your station is built.
With management simulators, there are no real game mechanic surprises, but with a concept as neat as this, there is plenty about this title worth checking out. Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up goes into early access on the 6th of June, and I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on it.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.