It’s said that video games are the window into lives we cannot possibly hope to live out in the real world. I don’t know who said it, I sort of just assumed somebody has done at one point. Maybe I just said it. That’s a bit pretentious if so, how about something less up its own rear..
Video games let you do all the things real life is dead set on making sure you never accomplish. This could be sprinting for more than 40 seconds without your vape-decayed lungs quivering like a kicked dog, or you being able to pay off debts by selling turnips and catching spiders in butterfly nets. Being a millennial, if there’s one aspiration real life has a sure-fire hate-boner against, it’s the idea that I could one day be far enough up the property ladder to impose myself as the pseudo-dictator of my own slum. Sure, I dream big – but without dreams, all we have is cold sweats and night terrors.
The Tenants is a Sims-esque landlord game developed by Ancient Forge Studio and published by Frozen District (of House Flipper fame). Design, develop and decorate your ideal soul-shredding slum, or deluxe dwelling and tend to your tenants needs and wishes.
They won’t make it easy on you either, with tenants becoming problematic police-magnets or toxoplasma gondii ridden old women who filled the void that “career before children” left in them with fur-babies and knitting.
Thanks to today’s early access launch you can build your real-estate empire from the ground up in this quirky, low-poly (read: potato-friendly) mogul maker, right now for $19.99 (USD) / £15.49 (GBP). You’ll even be able to snag a 10% discount if you pick it up before April 1st.
Those of you concerned about early access adoptions might be soothed by the list of features and additions announced within the early access roadmap. Ancient Forge Studio expects a steady stream of updates to expand upon tenant archetypes, interactions, events and the customization available.
“Being a millennial, if there’s one aspiration real life has a sure-fire hate-boner against, it’s the idea that I could one day be far enough up the property ladder to impose myself as the pseudo-dictator of my own slum.”
It’s a roadmap that doesn’t seem to promise the moon, a mistake many developers make that can cost them in the long run. Instead it appears to be a natural expansion of the core game in a way that shouldn’t leave early-adopters out on the street.
Interested in The Tenants? Find the store page HERE, follow the game, Ancient Forge Studios or Frozen District on twitter, or check out the official website at playthetenants.com