When City-Builders Meet Mario Galaxy

Not too long after Islanders, there’s another peaceful, cute-as-hell city-builder on the way, only this times things are on a more planetary scale.


This is Before We Leave, “a non-violent city building game set in your own cozy corner of the universe.”

“Rediscover and rebuild civilization, the game’s official description continues. “Create a multi-planet resource network. Overcome ancient challenges and fend off hungry space whales.”

I’m always down for space whales, but the multi-planet stuff (which you can see at the end of this trailer) looks especially cool. As does the art and world design. Spherical hexes! Very nice.

There’s a closed alpha starting soon on PC.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.