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Why I’m Excited About Terra Nil


With E3 2021 getting into full swing, I’ve been looking out for all the games that are exciting to me. One of those is called Terra Nil. It’s a city builder with a massive twist on it. You need to rebuild nature on a desolate world without leaving any evidence of humanity behind. That’s it, that’s the whole game. You’ve got to help nature take back the planet, and then remove all evidence that you were ever there by the time you’re done. It’s a wonderful shift from the focus that so many city builders put on building massive high rises and all sorts of polluting industry buildings before adding an eco-friendly DLC to clear it all up. Check out the game’s trailer below and see what you think of it.

As you can see, it’s all pretty simple. You touch down with a few buildings like wind turbines and then add in some technology that starts nature off on the right foot. Before too long, plants and grass have retaken most of the landscape. That’s all with your influence though. Now you need to get the planet to a point where all of this life can sustain itself. You want to be able to pull away all the manmade technology at the end of your game and leave nature in tact, able to fend for itself and thrive faster than it will be destroyed by the surrounding area.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a game without some level of challenge. It looks to me like all of your technology can fail at some point. When it does, it devastates the surrounding nature that you’ve spent so long tending to. This adds a layer of strategy to the game that you may not have thought about at first. You want to keep all of your buildings spaced out so that any destruction is minimised if things take a turn for the worst. I can’t wait to get my hands on the game’s demon on June 16 to give it a try. I think you should definitely do the same if this sounded good to you.

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