Heavy Machines and Construction is a new game by Webperon Games. It is a simulation game that is extremely detailed in its approach towards driving and controlling vehicles. You, the player, inherit your granfather’s construction business and set forth to establish it as your own. As the owner of the company, you are tasked with the various jobs of a contracting company that come your way.
The game is currently available only on Android.
Getting Started in Heavy Machines & Construction
The game starts with you controlling a pick-up truck which you have to drive to a marker within the lot, which triggers the dialogue that reveals you inherited a property from your grandfather. As the game is committed to realism, almost every control of the vehicle is manual, so always remember to start the vehicle! The first thing the game tells you to do is to fill up the truck’s tank. This is important to keep in mind for every vehicle requires fuel. Controlling the vehicles is similar to other driving/racing games. The game offers three different steering options and two different acceleration and braking options. You can choose what suits you best.
The game gives you money and tasks you to buy a forklift. This takes you out into the game’s open world. The streets have oncoming traffic and if you jump a red light it will fine you. You can choose to turn these features off, but I would recommend leaving them on for they add an added bit of life and reality into an otherwise lifeless world. To buy a vehicle you have to go to the dealer and purchase one from him. Use the money given by your grandfather to procure your forklift. There are other vehicles and vehicle addons which can be purchased but do not buy them now for you will need to come back here to buy the crane flatbed truck. If you spend the money here you won’t have enough in-game currency to buy it unless you spend real money.
Earning money in Heavy Machines & Construction
Money is earned by completing jobs in the game. Some jobs require you to have certain vehicles. Completing missions gives money as well as increases the level. The level or increase in rank unlocks more missions that are varied such as mining jobs and construction jobs. The jobs involve you going to specified locations and completing tasks specified to you. For example, logistics jobs involve loading cargo and then transporting them elsewhere where they are unloaded.
It is important to note that the game allows for skipping the unloading and loading. The process can be finicky and time-consuming and may get frustrating so this is an easy way out but it may not always be available. So it is better to get accustomed to the controls early on and be able to do the tasks yourself without skipping the process. It is also important to ensure that the button opacity is at a level where all buttons can be seen clearly. At low opacity, they may blend into the background.
Things to keep in Mind
The game is a simulation: The game is a simulation before all. It is important to keep it in mind for it includes features added for the sake of realism that isn’t found in most other vehicle-based games. Based on this it may affect how you view the game. Some features may feel cumbersome or an annoyance or you may praise their inclusion as they make it seem real. For example, you have to start the vehicle each time, there is a button that toggles forward and backward movement. Special vehicles allow for varied and greater movement of their equipment. The arm of the flatbed crane trunk has a varied range of motion all of which can be controlled by the player. The game does allow for certain features that make it easier. For example, the game has fast travel. You can travel to places such as your garage, train station, dealership, etc. The game also lets you skip loading and unloading of cargo with the help of video.
The game has room for improvement: The game in its current state has certain things to iron out but at its core, it provides a solid simulation experience. It gets a lot of things right. Unfortunately, the experience is somewhat bumpy. However, the developers are actively working on it and frequently provide patches and updates to the game which are sure to improve the overall experience over the upcoming days.
The game has depth in terms of gameplay while also appealing to casual players and players of simulation games alike. The game shows great promise but it has wrinkles it needs to iron out.
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