System 3 has announced a re-imagining of a classic originally released in 1997, Constructor HD
. A precursor of sorts to games like The Sims
sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and even saw a PS One port. This isn’t just a port of an 18-year-old game, however. Constructor HD
is completely rebuilt from the ground up to bring the look of the game into the modern era for veteran constructors and a new generation of gamers alike, while still retaining the core original gameplay mechanics.
Players take the role of development powerhouses aimed at beating their rivals to the punch in the creation of a city. Not only must you contend with the building of the city itself, you must also both battle and utilize the Undesirables, groups of people that can be used by the players to slow down other players’ progress.
These Undesirables come in different varieties, to include gangs of thugs and hippy groups, organized crime, and even specialist ones such as Mr. Fix, who can interfere with opponents’ gas supplies. Possibly the strangest of all, you can even deploy crazy clowns to terrorize your enemies. Check out some of the early screenshots from the HD reimagining below.
You can get your build on when Constructor HD
releases on multiple platforms January 29th, 2016.