Enjoyable underground station management sim Overcrowd leaves Steam early access

Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up, SquarePlay Games’ wonderfully compelling underground station management sim is, after around 15 months in Steam early access development, pulling up to the platform marked Version 1.0 for its full release today, 6th October.

On a basic level, Overcrowd sticks closely to the classic management sim formula; you’ll build, research, and hire staff, keeping a watchful eye on budgets and an ear toward your customers’ needs, so as to, in this case, create a thriving network of interconnected underground stations across the fictional sprawl of Lubdon Town.

I played Overcrowd a fair amount at its early access launch last year, but popped back for a proper go of its near-1.0 release this weekend, and while I haven’t delved properly into its depths yet (so can only vouch for its first few hours), I’ve had a thoroughly enjoyable time messing around in compelling, beautifully presented sandbox.

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