Megaquarium Will Be Launching For Xbox One, PlayStation 4, And Nintendo Switch October 10

Megaquarium Will Be Launching For Xbox One, PlayStation 4, And Nintendo Switch October 10
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There are several theme park management games on the market right now, but this one is slightly different. In Megaquarium you run an aquatic zoo from the selection of your animals to the location of all the exhibits. You must run every aspect of this facility to ensure that your customers are happy, your staff is paid, and there are souvenirs available for anyone who visits to remember the time they had at your establishment.

Although this sounds like a lot of work, the game is fairly relaxing. No time restrictions mean that you progress at your own pace. It gives you the option between taking on the challenges in the campaign or playing in a relaxed sandbox mode.

There are just 100 different species of fish in the game, along with crustaceans, octopuses, seahorses, and jellyfish. They all look, move, and behave just like the real-life animal gracefully floating around of simply relaxing. Megaquarium developer Time Wicksteed wanted to try and capture the joy that the Plymouth aquarium brought him, and this game was born from that kind of thinking.

Each fish has stats and requirements that are scientifically accurate. You must make sure that each animal has its own needs taken care of so you can have a happy aquarium. Using scientific drawings and real photographs as guides each fish is built to realistic standards.

There are ten levels used for learning the game. If you do not want to play with challenges, a sandbox mode is always available. There are over 100 different objects to place throughout the game letting the style of your aquarium fall onto you.

You get the opportunity to learn the real-life logistics of running an aquarium. Plan the staff talks down to the subject, time, and frequency along with determining gift shop prices and other management decisions. It is a good mix between a tycoon style game and a management simulator.

The Steam version of this game is already up so fans can have a clear image of what is to be expected. Fans have spent time giving great insight into the game to try and help new players weigh every decision against the consequences. It is dependant upon how you build your tanks, what filters you use, and the animals you put in as to whether your living simulation will prosper or die.

This game is set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch October 10. It will cost the same as on Steam running at $24.99. If you have ever wanted to run an Aquarium, then this is your chance for a full theme park experience.