Ever wanted Stardew Valley, but with a dash of urban decay? Damnview: Built From Nothing is bringing that fantasy next year to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.

There aren’t enough high-concept games out there, but indies, as usual, are stepping up to the challenge. Damnview: Built From Nothing is a game that deals with the despair and decadence invoked by the capitalist system. Being a life simulation game, that means you get to perform a variety of jobs in a city that will swallow you whole—or spit you out. Will you find yourself driving cabs, or dealing drugs? Maybe both?

Have a look at the slick yet gritty reveal trailer for the game:

And here’s a look at what to expect from the game:

  • A vast, detailed sandbox city to explore – work your way up the class ladder as you forge relationships within the city.
  • Discover a world teeming with interesting characters from all walks of life: each character has its own story and purposes, and each will lead you down a different path.
  • Take on interesting jobs that present even more opportunities. Some good, some bad – the choice is yours. Drive a cab, work in a video store or a laundry, smuggle all sorts of goods or sell drugs in the alleyways. In this life you must do whatever you need to survive.
  • Manage your income, build your home from nothing and try to maintain or improve your living situation and lifestyle – but be wary, breaking out of society’s recurrent loops and defeating the capitalistic machine might cost you everything you have.

Damnview: Built From Nothing is being developed by studio Brainwash Gang and published by Sindiecate Arts. It is slated to release sometime in 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.

Speaking of life simulations, check out our review of the recently released Graveyard Keeper. Also have a look at Tokyo Dark -Remembrance-, which should take you through the seedier sides of Tokyo.

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