You could turn the animals into handbags, but you can also choose not to! Developed by Springloaded Games, Let’s Build a Zoo is a zoo management game where you can build your own zoo and fill it with over 500 types of animals. The game’s pixelated art style adds a cute and nostalgic flair as well. Don’t underestimate this game, though. There is a dark and twisted side to game, as PC Gamer details:
One exciting hook of Let's Build a Zoo is the DNA splicing feature, which lets you turn those 500 animal types into hundreds of thousands by mixing up their genes in your lab. If your exhibits are a bit on the bland side, just take a crocodile, a duck, and some science, and whip up a crocoduck. Dr. Moreau would be proud.
Playing god with animal DNA sounds fun, if not exactly ethical. And it sounds like Let's Build a Zoo is going to be keeping tabs on just how evil you might be planning to get:
"Sure, you can build a loving environment for your animals, guests and staff," reads the press release sent to PC Gamer, "but with a fully-fledged morality system, you have the choice to go down an evil path, work your staff to the bone, and essentially turn your zoo into a meat factory."
An adorable pixelated zoo management game with a morality system? I'm definitely interested, and the potential for evil looks like it includes using your alligators to make handbags, your chickens to make drumsticks, and your pigs to make bacon.
I don’t know about you, but the game’s premise has me hooked! I’ll be looking forward to this one when it launches on Steam. In the meantime, if you want to know more about the game, you can check their official website here.