Mindustry has a huge update this week adding a lot of new things to the 2019 game. The control system of units has been greatly upgraded, the campaign has been completely overhauled, new blocks, towers, and a logic system for your base, plus new maps and weather effects for all the old maps. It is a lot and you can watch it The entire update On Steam Post.
First released in 2019, the Mindustry is a well-received hybrid of Defense Towers, RTS, and Factory Game. It’s hugely popular with a 97% positive rating on nearly 6000 reviews on Steam, and consistent big feature updates are often cited by fans as well as the already powerful core feature set as the reason for this value.
I find the new campaign system particularly exciting. The entire campaign is now taking place on a large planet, not through branching missions. Each sector of the planet is a separate procedural map to visit and fight – about 260 of them. Meanwhile, the original missions are now sectors of special “landing zones” to attack and start new beaches from. To win, you need to finish the drop zones, but the procedural sectors remove the need to redo old missions to collect new resources – some of these sectors even have hostile bases to destroy or capture. Moreover, this is kind of wild, “Each sector will produce resources in the background even when playing in other sectors.” You can then send resources from one front to the other via orbital launch.
The part that I’ll be referring to as particularly wild is this correction note: “More planets will be added in the future.”
Mindustry is just that $ 6 on Steam Or pay what you want – which means it’s as cheap as free.On itch.io. (Although the itch.io version does not contain the achievements, smooth multiplayer, or ease of use that the Steam workshop provides.) I don’t know the size of the pool of nominees, but I’ll go ahead and comfortably say that Mindustry is the best $ 6 game I ever bought it, although I think I bought it when it was $ 3.
Did I mention that the Mindustry is multi-platform? it’s a. Play it with your friend who only has an iPhone, Android tablet, or something else.
It’s also a game for which you can openly check the source code. The game is free, but optionally the creator support, and you can browse the source code completely? I feel like I’m in the internet glory days of the early 2000s. Someone please remind the Creator that we are all pessimists and nervous now, thanks.