WW2 Rebuilder is a Different Kind of Construction Game

Madnetic Games and PlayWay Announce 'WW2 Rebuilder,' a Game That Has You Restoring Post-War European Cities

Published: March 16, 2021 2:48 PM /


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Madnetic Games and PlayWay have announced a somewhat different kind of construction game called WW2 Rebuilder. This upcoming release will have you restoring European cities to their former glory by repairing the damage from World War 2.

WW2 Rebuilder explores an area of history that we don't really see in games that often: the aftermath of a war. World War 2 has come and gone, and now you've been set the task of constructing European cities that have been badly battered by bombs.

You'll have to start your project by removing debris and dismantling ruined cars. You're not going to throw all of this junk away, though — some of these pieces can be recycled for use in repairing the devastation surrounding you. After all, I'm sure that local governments kind of want to preserve buildings that are hundreds of years old in some cases.

A press release from the publisher notes that players will be able to travel to London, an unnamed French town, and Warsaw; it's unclear if these will be the only cities in the game or if this is a selection of a larger roster.

You're not just putting these cities back together, mind — you're also going to have to create entirely new spaces in the areas that are too damaged to be salvaged. Spend your limited resources wisely and you'll be able to create some truly impressive public spaces. Your efforts will be scored at the end of construction, evaluating the quality-of-life you've managed to provide to the people in these once-great cities.

Overall, this promises to be a fairly different game than PlayWay's last announced World War 2 era project, Project Wunderwaffe which has players creating superweapons to help the Nazis win World War 2. There's nary a Nazi in sight for one thing.

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When is the WW2 Rebuilder Release Date?

Unfortunately, the WW2 Rebuilder release date has not yet been announced. No price was announced either, but most of PlayWay's published games range in price between $5.99 and $29.99.

Considering what we've seen so far, we may very well get to play the game before the end of 2021 — but nothing is set in stone just yet. For now, you can add WW2 Rebuilder to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of WW2 Rebuilder? What cities would you like to rebuild the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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