7 Billion Humans is a new game released by Tomorrow Corporation, a company that developed Human Resource Machine and had great success with that game. This is not a classic sequel, but more of a follow-up. It uses the same premise of programming office workers to solve puzzles, but the crucial difference is that you can now control multiple people! Let’s see how that worked for this unusual puzzler.
Help, I Need Code!
The goal of the game is to help office workers to solve different puzzles by issuing them different commands using code. Imagine that you have a computer full of people (because this is exactly what it is) and they will listen to your every command. The first thing to clarify is that 7 Billion Humans is not for everybody. You need to meet one of the two conditions to be successful in the game – either to be familiar with programming or to have played HRM, the first installment in the series.
This release takes things to the next level. HRM utilizes an Assembly-like programming language, but now you will use a modern type of language that can program multiple workers at once. There is more than 60 levels available, main and side quests, as well as a silly story to follow. There is no need to actually know to code as the game will teach you all the basics. However, the learning curve is steep and you need to put your brain to use to discover how things work.
The Game Will Teach You What You Need to Know
The levels are intriguing and entertaining and a bunch of intriguing challenges is what keeps things interesting. If you know your way around programming, it should still take you at least 10 hours to finish the main quest. And if you allowed the game to teach you the techniques required to play, you might even have double as much fun. The sense of pride when you successfully complete a task is the same either way and is what makes this game great. When you finally solve the challenge, you will feel extremely happy and self-confident.
The graphics are colorful and fit perfectly in this type of game. The cut-scenes are particularly impressive and will leave you in awe. The developers also made sure to include a fresh soundtrack, which was created by Kyle Gabler. Overall, the game is just as hard as needed to challenge the brains of smart people who love code. The good news is that there are hints and even options to skip particular things if you get stuck.