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Galacticare, a simulation game set in a medical centre, will debut a demo next week as part of Steam Next Fest.
Galacticare is a management video game developed by the independent studio Brightrock Games. Players are tasked with overseeing a hospital in a galaxy teeming with exotic life — and alien conditions.
The game’s release date, platforms (PC (Steam and GOG), PlayStation 5, and Xbox consoles), and Xbox Game Pass were all revealed several months ago.
Trailer for Galacticare Announced for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, and S/One; Due in 2023
I was able to see the demo ahead of schedule, and it’s a funny, natural, and sarcastic experience.
The demo features multiple stages where players can practise fundamentals of management. As you might expect, this entails designing treatment areas and collaborating with medical professionals to treat incoming patients; decorating the healthcare facility with parody posters and strange flora; and ensuring perfect satisfaction among workers and patients while staying within budgetary constraints.
This is achieved via well-organized options that make it easy to dive right in and start building. Health care AI H.E.A.L. supply centre goals.
Galacticare, like Two Point games, injects a strong dose of sarcasm into its gameplay, but the space setting really lets the designers stretch out. Space Invasion, in which the customer is transformed into a cosmic figure and must undergo skin reconstruction in a Skinlab; and Regolithic, in which the client is reduced to planetary deposits and must enter the Boning Chamber, where they are devoured by a monstrous metal beast.
Spacefright, or the fear of space travel, is one of the latter conditions, and it’s treated in a Dreamarium connected to a strange cosmic creature. Patients and doctors alike have absurd names and jobs, such as Internet Troll and Floor Licker. The jams from the 1980s add to the overall space vibe.
Away, out to Point Two. Galacticare differs from its apparent inspiration (and competitors) in a handful of key ways.