Overcrowd: A Commute Em Up is an upcoming tactical management simulation set on the metro of bustling city Lubdon Town. It offers a unique mix of spatial puzzling, strategic thinking and split-second choices. You will excavate at least 4 layers of earth, design your layout with a wide range of equipment and plot commuter routes by placing user-defined directional signs.
You’ll need to assemble a construction team, give them power tools to build and run your station in real time. To keep your employees leveled, you must set priorities and give them schedule breaks. Your staff room should be well stocked to keep everyone happy. Since the game has Sandbox mode, this gives you the room to define everything from staff, map size to win/lose states.
Commuters have needs, just like you and me. The hazards of a badly run station – delays, heat, dirt, rats – will affect their state of mind and your station reputation. Beware of hoodlums and pickpockets who will try to derail your operation! Everything from bin emptying, generator refueling, power, litter collection, and staff activities are simulated down to the individual level.
The huge range of interacting systems gives scope for emergent and unpredictable gameplay. The game runs on procedural campaign where you’ll need to return to past stations when you have more resources to earn that full 5 star rating! Decisions to procure more tech and staff will affect the way you earn those stars. But you can make it as easy or as hard as you want.