The “world’s smallest city builder” is now available on Steam
The block promises to be a very relaxed – literally – little game. No pressure, no challenges – just your small yet detailed cityscape on a blocky game world. Most city building simulations, such as Cities: Skylines, bet on size. The bigger the city, with more and more micromanaging, the better. The block is the exact opposite of this principle. So small that developer Paul Schnepf even called the game the “world’s smallest city builder”. The trailer for the game supports this claim.
How to play The Block?
You start the game with a small square piece of land on which a single building is already placed in the middle. You can then place the next building directly with your mouse, but this must always be connected to the first structure. You can rotate all components beforehand as you wish. It goes on like this until you like the result. If a building doesn’t suit you, you can simply skip it until you come across one that suits you better. A number of houses, towers and trees are available for you to build and decorate.
Despite the game’s minimalist style, you’ll find nice little touches in your cities, like benches, streetlights, and small parks. In a way, the stripped down principle and the relaxing aspect of the game reminds us village romancewhich we tested a short time ago.
The block offers you different map sizes, ranging from a really tiny to a relatively large expanse. The block seems like a nice little gimmick when you just want to unwind. For the same small price of 2.39 euros it is also a real snapper. If you buy the game by December 23, 2022, you can even get it 20% cheaper for just 1.91 euros! Just follow the link if you want to check out the game’s store page. Could the “minigame” be good for you, or do you prefer to stick with simulation giants like Cities: Skylines?