‘City Block Builder’ delayed on Steam early access

Bangalore based Tentworks Interactive has delayed the Steam early access launch of its upcoming multi-business management game City Block Builder. Originally planned for a 22September release, the developer ran into some last minute issues that it would like to iron out before putting the game on sale. No new release date has been announced, but it’s still planned for an early access launch in 2021.

Tentworks Interactive CEO Jay Basani, “We sincerely apologize for the delay, but we want to ensure that if we’re charging people money for our game that it’s in a polished, playable state. We realise that this is an inconvenience, but we’d rather provide our community with the best experience possible, and that means delivering a pristine product devoid of any major bugs. We really appreciate your patience with us at this time, and can’t wait to bring you the best version of City Block Builder possible. Thank you!”

To tide fans over during this wait, Tentworks has released an all new Developer Walkthrough video showcasing how players can construct the Tinseltown empire of their dreams when City Block Builder comes to Steam Early Access later this year.

City Block Builder
 is a mashup of deep tycoon management games with large-scale city building elements. Set in Los Angeles during the 1950s, the game puts you in the shoes of a young, budding entrepreneur who is determined to build their own business empire. Fresh off the victory of WWII, Los Angeles is the pop culture capital of the world. With the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, designer shops, and the finest cuisine money can buy, all under a canopy of clear blue skies, the City of Angels represents the “American Dream” at its most ideal.

As the owner of several establishments, it’s up to you to make every decision, both large and small, about how your enterprise operates. Choose which tiles, wallpapers, and furniture to decorate with. Decide what movies your cinema plays and at what times. Set the menu for your restaurant. Hire and fire staff. Nobody said building an empire was going to be easy!

The full version of City Block Builder will allow you to erect all manner of trades from bowling alleys, to jazz clubs, to drive-in theaters, parlors and more. This Early Access launch focuses entirely on the restaurant building portion of the game, but new businesses will be added as free updates between now and the full launch. The next update will add cinemas, allowing you to decide what movies to show and when.

City Block Builder lets you micromanage each business down to every detail, from its layout, to its lighting, to ensuring the entrance makes optimal use of foot traffic in your bustling borough! City Block Builder encourages players to find creative solutions to complex problems. Setting up the L.A.’s entertainment hub has never been so immersive!

Each detail of City Block Builder is brought to life in glorious detail through hand-drawn art paying homage to the incredible culture of the era. Movies, posters, comic books, and advertisements capture the look and feel of the 1950s with their bold, technicolor palette, dapper outfits, and neat slogans. Even the foliage has been extensively researched to be accurate to the time, changing dynamically with the seasons.

While City Block Builder’s campaign mode will take you from rags to riches as you micro and macro manage each monetary decision, there will also be a Sandbox Mode offering full freedom to create the Los Angeles of your dreams with no expense spared! Every decision you make will set you on a different path giving different players varying outcomes.