I’ve been a gamer for what seems like an eternity. Don’t believe me? My gaming addiction started with the Atari 2600 & hours of Breakout or Kaboom in my room! And while I will always have a very special place in my heart for the Mario Bros., I’m finding a new weakness for indie games. In fact, if you looked at my recently played list of games you would find a majority of them are by newer indie game developers. A few favorites? Starbound & Towerfall.
The Mims Beginning by Squatting Penguins
I’ve recently been trying to branch out from my normal game genres of MMOs, MOBAs & puzzle games. So when I found out that this adorable alien game was a real time strategy game I knew I had to give it a shot. So I contacted the awesome guys of Squatting Penguins about a chance to test out there game.
My experience with RTS games is definitely limited, with just a few random Warcraft 3 LAN matches under my belt, so transitioning from a night of Smite matches to something like this is definitely an adjustment. And while these games are not my forte, I have to say that I absolutely love winding down a hectic day of battles with some time spent with adorable little aliens.
Who is this game for? After my few hours of play I would have to say just about everyone, young & old, would be able to enjoy this game. It has a simple tutorial to get you acquainted with everything before you are set free to achieve some goals on your own.
What do you do? Basically you play god to a shipwrecked crew of adorable aliens. Helping them to make a settlement & survive attacks from the enemies + pests that are attracted to your smell. Strategy is everything with this game.
When can you do it? Any time. It saves your progress when you complete specific goals. You can even go back & repeat missions if you aren’t satisfied with your results.
Why do I love it? I’m a sucker for cute, & cute aliens are a double whammy for me. Plus I enjoy games that make you think. Why do you think I like to sit around for hours working through my logic problem book stash?
So if you are looking for another game to give a go, check it out. You can support their development with the Indiegogo campaign. And be sure to keep an eye on Steam, because they were just greenlighted for a Steam release recently.
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated for this review. I was merely granted early access to the beta to share my honest opinion with everyone & wanted to show my support for indie game developers.