Boss’s October Update is now live

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Overseer Games has released a new update for its Survival Town Builder, patron.

The October update adds new buildings and mechanics to the game. Some of them include the new Caldera map and the deer as a new wild animal. Quartz is a new mineable resource that can be turned into glass, while the update also features Stationery and Bookbinding buildings, as well as universities to help young citizens progress faster. You can read the full list of changes and additions here.

You can find the recap (via Steam) below:

Boss builds on the groundwork laid by the basics of the survival city-building genre and enhances the experience with a large research tree and by introducing complex social dynamics to the game and the genre in general. Happiness, the standard single feature of all of these games, in the case of Patron is a complete game system in its own right.

Boss starts out the same as other games in the genre, but then moves away from exploring social intricacies and what it really means to run a company and not just a city full of automatons.

Every citizen of the city has their needs, wants and problems that trouble them or make them happy. Some citizens are more concerned about immigration, while others are more aggravated by tax issues. If the citizen’s perspective on the matter is in line with what the city government (YOU, the player) is doing, they will be happy. Also works the other way around.

BUILD AND IMPROVE
To make the most of the opportunities of this new land, you will need to build residential homes, farms, production factories, manufacturing buildings, and dozens of other buildings needed to reap the riches of the land.

BALANCING SENSITIVE SOCIAL ISSUES
Each decision you make as a Boss will elicit different reactions from different social groups. You will need real political talent to balance sensitive issues like religion, immigration, loyalty, poverty… Whatever you choose to do can have unintended consequences years later.

ADAPT TO WEATHER AND SEASONS
Managing your tasks and your citizens in a timely and efficient manner allows you to prepare and adapt to external variables like inclement weather or different seasons.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOP FOR THE FUTURE
The world is changing and you need to make sure you move forward at the right pace. It is only through constant progress and research that your company can stand the test of time.

THE TRAGEDY IS ALWAYS FOUND
Whatever you do, unexpected tragedies can always strike your people. They will look to you for protection and help.

ENJOY THE GOOD OF LIFE
People also need the trappings of their success. Build and organize lots of beautification items for your city and make sure everyone is rewarded for their hard work.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • A survival city builder with a unique social dynamic system
  • Gather and produce resources
  • Establish sustainable production chains
  • Make your emerging village a prosperous city by constructing and upgrading buildings
  • Manage your employees and direct your citizens to the jobs they are looking for
  • Balancing social issues: Class struggle, Immigration, Religion, Health, Security, Loyalty …
  • Plan for growth with an expansive research tree and unlock technology, policies and upgrades
  • Plan production and foreign trade to support your economy in difficult times

patron is available on Windows PC (via GOG and Steam).


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