Base building games – They’re what we’re about!
Have you ever been strangely addicted to base building games? Whether they’re free, paid, flash or PC based, or anything as long as they give you that creative fix? Then you’ve come to the right place. Forge base is here specifically because of our love of base building games. Whether they’re stand alone, just an element or mechanic in another genre of game, or a style of gameplay not even considered by the designers, we love them, and want to share them with you.
‘Base building’ can be a relatively loose term. Usually you would think of a real time strategy game, building up military bases, placing buildings, gun turrets, carefully planning out your bases’ layout to protect yourself from enemy attack. But let me propose an alternate base building game you might not have considered before, Cookie Clicker. The wildly popular cookie clicker spawned a whole new genre’ (simply known as Clicker or Idle games) and while they bear almost no resemblance to what you might consider base building games, they have more in common than you might think.
While mechanically they are very different, they share the same sort of spirit. You are working to gain resources, so you can build additional things to help you earn more to help you build more. Clickers might distill this core aspect of base building and take it to it’s logical extreme, they are still considered, by Brainiacs standards, as base building games.
And such is the purpose of this site. To help you, dear Brainiac, to find the base building games you find most enjoyable. To help you discover all the hidden gems that personally appeal to you, even if you don’t enjoy real time strategies or any one genre or play style.
Allow me to bring another odd example to your attention. From the same, out-of-left-field, cult hit place as cookie clicker, Viscera cleanup detail. The….space janitor simulator….no, really, and even more surprising? It’s good! Keep your eyes out for the full article, but the crux of it is, even a game with no ‘building’ whatsoever, is in fact, a base building game.
Though it may not seem like it, when you have a large number of blood splattered, bullet filled, burnt and broken rooms. When the task of cleaning the whole place up seems so overbearing and beyond your scope. And you decide to systematically and methodically clear out one room at a time, returning them to their absolutely pristine state anyway, and loose yourself in your work. Only to then stand back, see how all your small efforts have amassed into one beautiful, shiny, clean space station, and feel that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. That is the spirit of base building games. And it is this spirit, across all genres and platforms, in all it’s wonderful, varied flavors, that forge base is dedicated to bringing to you.
And let’s be honest. Who hasn’t wanted their own cookie pusheen or floppy space mop?