Indie studio Flox Studios Ltd. has announced that its science fiction sandbox bunker-building simulator Life In Bunker will be officially launched on Steam on the 25th February, 2016.
The game can be best described as "Dungeon Keeper on Mars", although the developer never explicitly states the red-soiled planet is actually Mars. In it, players take on the role of a Bunker Warden, who controls a group of residents and tries to keep them alive til the surface is habitable. "The task however is not trivial. The underground life is difficult, full of danger and the residents will heavily rely on your wise, sometimes not so wise, decisions. One wrong step can put the entire Bunker on the brink of extinction."
The world is completely procedural, ensuring a new experience each time. The bunker itself can be 8 levels deep, "so the bunker can grow not only wide but deep as well." It needs water, power, clean air, ore, building material, garbage disposal and several types of food to make sure residents are healthy. Wardens have to react to random events such as diseases, infections, sudden outages and breaks, forcing them to adjust their plans to compensate. Fortunately, the Warden can research tech and build new structures and upgrade old ones.
Another major part of the game is residents management. While there are six occupations that residents can choose, they will get old, so the Warden will have to make sure there's "a constant flow of young residents to replace the retired."
The system requirements include:
Gamers interested in checking out or pre-ordering Life In Bunker can visit the official Steam page.