Released in early access in 2014, Clockwork Empires is a steampunk and Lovecraft themed colony-building and management game wherein players take the role of a Colonial Bureaucrat overseeing the formation of a new colony. In practice, this involves trying to build and develop a colony of the Clockwork Empires (a fictionalized, steampunk Victorian Britain replete with airships and "Steam Knights") while managing the needs and wants of your colonists, who require copious amounts of food, water, and booze to deal with life on the frontier when they are not being terribly killed in tragic mining accidents or invasions by Beings from Beyond the Stars.
Clockwork Empire's 1.0 update released on October 26, 2016, marking it's departure from early access. On May 5, 2019, the game was removed from sale on Steam, due to the Gaslamp Games ceasing regular operations shortly after the game's 1.0 update released.
The core gameplay sees players commanding a number of colonists while simultaneously trying to ensure they are kept well-fed, cared for, and liquored up. Each colonist has certain personality traits that impact how they go about their tasks, how well they cope with tragedy, and other facets of their lives that ensures every game will tell it's own individual story, as the player attempts to keep all the aspects of their colony in line while fending off invasions of terrifying otherworldly creatures and cultists.
|OS: Windows 7||OS: Windows 7 64-bit|
|Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent||Processor: Intel i7 equivalent or above|
|Memory: 4 GB RAM||Memory: 8 GB RAM|
|Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 Core support or higher||Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 Core support or higher|
|Storage: 4 GB available space||Storage: 8 GB available space|
Mac OS X
|OS: OS X 10.9 ("Mavericks") or above||OS: OS X 10 Yosemite|
|Processor: 2013 Generation Macbook Pro||Processor: 2014 Generation Macbook Pro|
|Memory: 8 GB RAM||Memory: 16 GB RAM|