The opening moments of the reveal trailer for “cozy survival game” Solarpunk reveals some acquainted crafting actions: chopping down bushes with an axe, constructing the ground and partitions of a little bit home, watering some vegetation within the backyard, and tending to livestock like pigs, rooster, and sheep. Stuff we have carried out in all types of mild farming and crafting video games earlier than.
However then there is a reveal: The picturesque little island you are constructing your farm on is not surrounded by water however air, and you may discover a stupendous world stuffed with distant floating islands in your personal private blimp. I do know, everybody likes to name them airships, however I nonetheless prefer to name them blimps. And as blimps go, it is a darn cute one!
Nearly all the things is cute within the trailer, from the fluffy clouds to the livestock in your ranch to the farming robots you possibly can craft and put to work watering your crops. Together with automation like bots and sprinkler methods, Solarpunk has fairly an eco-friendly theme as you utilize wind, water, and daylight for all of your energy wants. And despite the fact that you possibly can increase pigs, they are not for turning into bacon and ham—your little piggies will discover truffles so that you can eat as an alternative.
In such a comfortable trying world, it isn’t a shock that the survival methods look fairly relaxed. You’ve got a meter for health, hydration, and starvation, there’s some harsh climate, and there are limitations on how far your airship can journey on photo voltaic and battery energy, which suggests fastidiously planning your journeys to keep away from getting in hassle. However as survival goes, all of it appears fairly peaceable and serene. As developer Cyberwave says, “Solarpunk is a comfy survival craft game that focuses on the sandbox and does not need to stress you an excessive amount of.”
I really like the look and the enjoyable vibe the game has, although it is a bit onerous to inform what about Solarpunk makes it punk, significantly. Then again, perhaps I do not actually care if it is punk or not as a result of I get to fly round in a cute little blimp. Solarpunk solely simply popped up its Kickstarter and it is already totally funded, aiming for alpha entry early subsequent 12 months and early entry in fall of 2024 on Steam.