Buoyancy is a city-building strategy game where you build, manage, and move a floating city on an oceanic world. Explore and scavenge resources scattered around the endless waters. Keep your villagers nourished and happy while combating fires, sickness, and pirate attacks.
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Very Positive (120) - 80% of the 120 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 30, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would love community feedback during development. Additionally sales from Early Access means we can afford to dedicate more development time.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan for Early Access to last about 8-12 months. During this period we will enter Beta until finally Full Release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Our initial Early Access is a complete playable game albeit lacking content.

During Early Access we have plans for new mechanics and more features which will be announced with Devlogs and Community Updates. These additions are for enhancing players experiences, more content for the player, and extending play time through gameplay.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Buoyancy is currently in pre-Alpha stage. The key mechanics of the game are done (city building, resource transportation, and city movement). There are still bugs and balance issues.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“It is intended to gradually raise the price as we ship major features and additions.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“First and foremost we love hearing back from players about the game, whether praise or critic. Our number one goal is to make a great game. Feedback can be left on our Steam Discussion Boards and website.

We plan on running contests to name certain aspects of the game chosen by the community. This could include names of villagers, pirates, cities, etc.”
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About This Game

Buoyancy is a city-building strategy game set in an ocean world.

Build a floating city. Plan out your city's expansion by placing floating platforms that connect with each other. There are several types of buildings: Gatherers, Production, Hunters, Military, and Utility. Resources are delivered in real-time for constructing and production by your villagers.

Manage a growing population. Your city's population will be ever growing! Manage your villagers happiness and nourishment levels to keep them alive. Try to balance resource production with an increasing population that demands more and more. Combat sickness and fires that could cripple your city.

Explore with your mighty city. In this ocean world there are resources and floating junk to exploit but they’re not always going to drift your way. You can move your city around to exploit resources providing your buildings a production boost. Most of these resources are critical to develop larger cities, and some are necessary to keep surviving!
Find schools of fish, derelict ships, and take advantage of rebounded whale populations (or don’t).

Fight for your survival. Pirates will attack you if they spot your city. You can train Guards to defend your city from invaders. Place Junk Cannons to destroy a large amount of pirates in one blow, but be careful of friendly fire!

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About us
We are Devs on a Boat, a small indie game company based in sunny Seattle, WA.
We currently do not develop on a boat, but we dream.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains simulated violence and blood.
Contains cannibalism references.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 400 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 700 series or better

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