I Became a God of My Own Middle Earth in WorldBox – God Simulator

WorldBox – God Simulator: Let there be LASER CRAB

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First, there was nothing.

Then, there were elves, orcs, and dragons bathed in acid rain!

Okay well maybe you don’t have to bathe the magical creatures in actual acid rain if you don’t want to. You can let them live happily for generations, building their own civilizations with distinct progeny, cultures, and habits. Buuuuuut if you want to flood them in a Biblical acid bath, well… more power to you!

That’s exactly the kind of gameplay you can expect with Worldbox – God Simulator, a Middle Earth god sim that allows players to giveth and taketh away. Currently being developed and self-published by Maxim Karpenko, Worldbox – God Simulator is currently on Steam Early Access for $19.99. If this game sounds familiar already, you’re not imagining things — it’s a PC port of the mobile version, available for free with some features available for an optional purchase. An already fairly popular game on Android and iOS, can Worldbox – God Simulator stack up on PC? Only one way to find out!

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Let me be perfectly frank: although I’m a decently passionate fan of anything Middle Earth, I’m not the biggest sandbox enthusiast because I enjoy the structure that the genre specifically omits. With that being said, I appreciated Worldbox – God Simulator for what it offered in terms of feeling less like a blank slate and more like a toy. Instead of being forced to start right from scratch, Worldbox – God Simulator offers a few world templates that let players test the waters before really getting their toes wet in terms of total design. Islands full of green grass, swaying trees, and a couple of cute creatures dot the screen, beckoning players to add their mark on the world.

And what a mark players can leave! From completely changing the environment from lush forests to a literal hellscape (or vice versa), from cultivating entire civilizations to unleashing Armageddon via meteor or giant laser crab, Worldbox – God Simulator lets players experiment with the environments to determine the causes and effects of their choices. Placing the elves next to the dwarves? Maaaaaybe not the best idea, but it’s definitely better for everyone involved in comparison to sending in the hell wizard to wreak havoc.

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As it stands, Worldbox – God Simulator is a great little toy, especially if you’re a big fan of that multi-tasking kind of chill play. You know, where you unwind after a long day of work or school, turn on a few YouTube videos on one screen and just dabble with your little world on another? Yeah, Worldbox – God Simulator is fantastic for that sort of relaxation. However, in terms of an actual game, it’s a little bit on the shallow side at the moment — so much so, that I can really only recommend it in its current state to those who really, truly love the genre.

With that being said, if you want to give Worldbox – God Simulator a go risk-free, I’d definitely check it out on mobile. The mobile version has plenty to do even in the free version and can give interested players a taste of what’s yet to come on PC. Unless, that is, you’re ready to rule over your own Middle Earth on PC, in which case, more power to ye. There are plenty of happy reviews that indicate $20 is a fair price for its current state, and it’s only going to get better from here.

Be sure to check out Worldbox – God Simulator on Steam today!

Heather Johnson Yu
Born at a very young age; self-made thousandaire. Recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things. Covered in cat hair. Probably the best sleeper in the world. Still haven't completed the civil war quest in Skyrim but I'm kind of okay with that. Too rad to be sad.

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