When it released three years back, I played a ton of 10000000. It’s, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best puzzle matching games out there, and it boasts addictive mechanics and a great soundtrack.
When EightyEight Games announced You Must Build A Boat, a sequel to 10000000, my ears perked up. Of course I want more of that game.
Then it showed up in my inbox a few days ahead of today’s release. And here I am. Addicted.
Luca Redwood, the game’s creator, offered that “If you played 10000000, try playing it after playing YMBAB, the result will shock you :)…” Look, we get a lot of emails from developers both big and small, and those notes often contain some boilerplate hyperbole that someone trying to sell a game tosses out for us to regurgitate. Oftentimes, we ignore it. We’re the judge for you guys, the consumers.
Luca’s absolutely right, though. The features within You Must Build A Boat make 10000000 feel like a prologue instead of the proper first entry. Monster collection, upgrading, better design, the feeling of actual character and environment development. YMBAB just feels exponentially bigger.