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If you have been missing out on another building game, never fear, GOG is near! Block’hood is now available on GOG.

I fully appreciate why some people prefer GOG, so I'm happy to let you know when they get new Linux games.

You can see my previous thoughts on it here.

About the game
Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them. Budding city planners will have access to 90+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs. The game will embark on a story of ecology and understanding as additional resources are always needed to unlock new blocks, configurations, and combinations to create more prosperous neighborhoods. Throughout the design process, players will need to avoid the decay of their city blocks by making sure each unit doesn’t run out of resources and become a strain on the complimentary units around them.
4 Likes, Who?
InverseTelecine 7 February 2017 at 1:31 pm UTC
That looks cool! I love the verticality, and the low-poly graphics style I think looks great! But it's kind of impossible to judge a "city" builder by a trailer. Anyone tried it?
stan 7 February 2017 at 1:41 pm UTC
This kind of news is useful as GOG makes the same mistake as other stores: when you sort the Linux games by release date they sort by the Windows release date instead. So devs who don’t release for Linux day one have a great chance of Linux users ignoring that their game even exists.
Alm888 7 February 2017 at 3:30 pm UTC
stanwhen you sort the Linux games by release date they sort by the Windows release date instead.

Makes sense, in a way...

stanSo devs who don’t release for Linux day one have a great chance of Linux users ignoring that their game even exists.

That should be another incentive to make a day-1 release. You can not expect the same hype for a four-year-old game port. After all, most of the Linux gamers have Windows friends who already moved on at the time of the port.

And here is another way of solving the issue: a great discount (like, 60%) and the news on the GOG's front page should do the work. :-)
hummer010 7 February 2017 at 6:11 pm UTC
InverseTelecineThat looks cool! I love the verticality, and the low-poly graphics style I think looks great! But it's kind of impossible to judge a "city" builder by a trailer. Anyone tried it?

Yup. Liam Has.
liamdawe 7 February 2017 at 9:22 pm UTC
stanThis kind of news is useful as GOG makes the same mistake as other stores: when you sort the Linux games by release date they sort by the Windows release date instead. So devs who don’t release for Linux day one have a great chance of Linux users ignoring that their game even exists.
It would certainly be nice if the filters where a little smarter, but it's likely such platform-specific stuff to make it a mess.
Pit 8 February 2017 at 7:13 am UTC
Alm888
stanwhen you sort the Linux games by release date they sort by the Windows release date instead.

Makes sense, in a way...

To me, not....
Similar to the DRM-free tags in Humble: You select Linux game, DRM-free, and are left with a whole bunch of games that are DRM-free on Win/Mac but only have a Steam Linux version...

Yes, some filters could be (a lot) smarter.

QuoteAnd here is another way of solving the issue: a great discount (like, 60%) and the news on the GOG's front page should do the work. :-)

Agree, and they (quite sometimes) do this (e.g., Owlboy recently). Checking discounted Linux games is on my daily GOG tasklist
ungutknut 8 February 2017 at 1:02 pm UTC
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InverseTelecineBut it's kind of impossible to judge a "city" builder by a trailer. Anyone tried it?
Yeah, great medidative game. I love the style and the soundtrack. Also the symbiosis of different blocks is a nice idea.

But it failed to keep me entertained for more than a few hours as I pretty soon had unlocked all buildings/blocks and there was no challenge anymore except from building higher which can be a pain in the ass because the strucural elements don't work like I expected them to (actually they didn't work at all).

But it was still early access when I played it (perhaps a month ago), so I guess this was just a bug. Also the possible arrangement of blocks (how to rotate them and from which side they can have access) is kind of unsatisfying/annoying all too often... eventually you possibly want the tower to look nice; but it's sometimes not possible to arrange it to your taste.

I think it's worth about 10€. Wouldn't pay more for it.
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