Analyze excrement and develop clever cures as a... fuel station manager?

Publisher Raw Fury has described Flat Eye as a "resource management sim with an emphasis on story and narrative choices," which isn't a combo you see every day. As shown in a new trailer from today's Guerrilla Collective showcase, the player manages a technologically advanced service station, keeping customers happy and designing cures for their many ailments... by analyzing, ahem, "whatever's going down the drain." 

That's the kind of dry toilet humor you can expect from the game, which gives it big Theme Hospital vibes. It's an absurd look into the possibilities presented by near future technology and the always adapting methods of capitalist exploitation: The previous trailer also featured organ vending machines, as well as protestors who aren't into all this "technological overreach." 

"We know you'll find solutions to problems you didn't even know you had," the in-game advertiser declares. "Flat Eye: We're with you, or without you."

According to the Steam page, the story development is driven by "premium customers" who are attracted to your shop by new modules you research and install. Each brings a "new and eye-opening narrative for you to interact with and influence."

Designing and running a fuel station in Flat Eye looks like a poop-fueled nightmare, but possibly a fun one. It'll be out in 2022, according to the publisher.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.