Get ready, strategy fans! New Cycle, the upcoming city-building game with a gritty post-apocalyptic vibe, has just dropped a fresh gameplay trailer. Slated to hit Steam’s Early Access on January 18, 2024, this game promises a unique mix of survival and city-building.

Drawing inspiration from the intriguing world of dieselpunk, New Cycle plunges players into the aftermath of a solar catastrophe that’s left Earth in ruins. Your mission? Lead a band of survivors as they navigate the challenges of establishing a settlement from scratch. Starting with just a handful of hungry workers and a ton of challenges, you’ll be tasked with building, surviving, and thriving.

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Colony Life

The gameplay trailer doesn’t hold back on showcasing the complexities of running a post-apocalyptic city. Sure, you’ll need to set up efficient production chains, but don’t think you’ll have it easy. Unexpected hurdles like sandstorms knocking out electricity, flu outbreaks sidelining your workforce, or encountering mysterious crews aboard old warships can throw a wrench into your best-laid plans.

And let’s talk about the pitfalls of overpopulation. Pack too many folks into your settlement, and you’re asking for trouble. Lower morale, increased disease susceptibility, and a spike in accidents like fires are just the tip of the iceberg. A disgruntled population isn’t just bad for morale; it can seriously hamper your city’s productivity. Keep an eye on your residents’ happiness, or you might find yourself managing a ghost town instead of a thriving metropolis.

So, mark your calendars and brace yourselves. New Cycle is gearing up to deliver a city-building experience like no other, where every decision you make can spell the difference between triumph and disaster.