The world of simulation games can be unbelievably specific and sometimes very strange. The newest game from developer Pyramid Games S.A. seems much like a fever dream an architectural historian would have about HGTV being set in the Baroque period. Releasing May 27 to Steam, Castle Flipper will allow gamers to build, repair, and decorate their own medieval kingdoms without all the annoying pitfalls of managing angry peasants or staving off brutal infectious plagues. The game is set to feature architecture from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque time periods, allowing you to breathe new life into these long-neglected locations like the ultimate one-man Extreme Makeover: Home Edition revitalization team.
Castle Flipper‘s reconstruction experience doesn’t stop at simply placing down walls and changing the color of your tapestries – players will also be able to manage the foliage surrounding the castle, choose the animals that live in the surrounding mangers, change the style and placement of nearby huts and barns, and even, in some cases, be able to renovate pirate ships in the surrounding area. The Steam page for the game mentions the possibility of your “hard work paying off” and that you may “one day become king”. What does the king’s experience entail? We surely couldn’t hazard a guess, but hopefully, your rule will involve less choppy-choppy than that of Charles I or Louis XVI.
Visually, the game looks pretty dang good, certainly much better than some of the other simulation games out there. The textures, lighting, and shadow details will certainly provide an immersive castle handyman experience. Tearing down centuries-old walls and replacing them with your own modern interpretation of what a kingdom should be could also be quite fun – but be aware, the developer also mentions public perception being a part of the castle building experience.
For those prepared for the ultimate kingdom-building experience, Castle Flipper will be available on Steam, May 27, for $18.99. You can check out a trailer for the upcoming release below.
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