In 7 Billion Humans, the totality of mankind's labor force has been replaced by robots. Everyone from the lowliest barista to the gruffest miner have been replaced by automatons that do the same work much more efficiently (and without all of those pesky needs for food or rest). You can get a feel for the game by checking out the trailer:
7 Billion Humans is a follow-up to Tomorrow Corporation's Human Resource Machine. In Human Resource Machine, players must get their workers to complete assigned tasks by programming the correct sequence of instructions. With each successfully-completed job, you earn a promotion and move upstairs in the office building towards greater and more complex challenges.
Human Resource Machine featured an in-game programming language based on Assembly that allowed you to use a single worker to execute all of your instructions. 7 Billion Humans steps things up with the possibility of using multiple workers alongside a more complex language that should afford a bit more flexibility in how you'll approach the problems at hand. While having some understanding of the underlying logic and mathematics in programming would probably help you with this game, you won't need a CS degree to figure out what you're doing - the game will include tutorials to teach you the fundamentals and how best to apply them.
If 7 Billion Humans sounds like the kind of game you'd enjoy playing, you can add it to your Steam wishlist by heading on over to the game's Steam store page. No release date or price has been announced as of yet. You can also check out the game's official website. It will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of 7 Billion Humans? Do you think a game that makes use of programming skills can be fun or would it feel too much like work? Let us know in the comments below!