When I first noticed that Automation was in development, I thought ‘here goes another build-your-own car game where reality and basic engineering principles don’t exist. Oh well, I’ll keep my eye on it.’ I downloaded the demo, and curiosity eventually got the best of me. I contacted the developers who kindly supplied a copy of the full game under the condition that I wouldn't reveal anything until it went to early release on Steam. As I began exploring the game, my desk became the epicentre of a massive facepalm storm. What is wrong with me? Why did I let other games destroy my faith? Why didn’t I get my hands on this game sooner?
After playing with the Demo available from the official website
, I can confirm that this game takes things to an entire new level of detail. I thought I might be able to jump straight in to the design process without really understanding it...I was wrong...This isn't so much a game as it is a learning tool..but is is being called a "Tycoon Game" because they are including a crap load of tutorial videos within the software, and also some gaming modes (Suppose you have to expand your market somehow!)
Certainly worth a looksie!
Available on Steam (Early Access) and Direct Download from the Developer Websitehttp://www.automationgame.com/