Oxygen Not Included
Developer/publisher Klei Entertainment Format PC Release 2017
Klei is a studio on an extraordinary run: Mark Of The Ninja, Don’t Starve and Invisible, Inc are three very different games, but equally polished, characterful and successful in their aims. Oxygen Not Included sees this versatile team shift genres again, this time to a colony simulation game. You’re tasked with building and maintaining a subterranean asteroid base, ensuring your army of apparent humanoid clones are kept busy. You’ll be able to set priorities, inviting them to focus on building, harvesting, researching or cooking, while regular popups alert you to imminent problems or recent disasters: frozen mercury, dead crops, power outages, bed shortages and stressed workers. It looks like a winningly frantic plate-spinning act, as you attempt to manage an ever-widening variety of crises while keeping your workforce happy.