Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Earthtongue Impressions

Remember the good old days of simulation games. Earthtongue is a game about managing a world without the fear of losing. It's a game that is different for each user and can literally be played over the course of days. Whether you are looking to unlock all the challenges or just mess around with the world Earthtongue is a fun game for people of all ages.

The game simply throws you into a world where you can affect change by using intervention points. These points are used on things such as weather, fungus, and bugs. The main objective of the game is to have as much diversity in bug and plant life while increasing the biomass and nutrient density of the planet. The trick is figuring out which life plants and bugs work together well and keeping them managed properly.

This game is not about controlling the actions on screen but on making slight changes to affect the way the game goes. For instance by using wind you can help spread plant life around the world. If your plants are dying you can use rain to save them. Though every action you take costs a certain amount of intervention points and you only have a limited amount until you reach a certain amount of time.

The game takes place over thousands of years and time flies by. At the top right of the screen you can adjust how fast or how slow time moves on. This is a crucial part of the game when you are trying to get the most out of your planet. By pausing the game it can give you an upper hand so you can move bugs to other parts of the map or figure out your next move. If you want a greater challenge then set the speed of the game on high but good luck keeping up with all the changes!

Earthtongue is a great game! It's a game that is a different experience each time you play it. Whether you are going for a perfect world with tons of life or just casually experimenting the world is an enjoyable experience. I suggest buying the game off of Indie Game Stand right now!

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