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Clockwork Empires hits Steam Early Access with handy new "Staving Off Starvation" trailer

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It's not easy being a pseudo-Victorian colonist on the Clockwork Empires frontier, especially when that frontier is built upon a nest of Lovecraftian horrors. Even something as simple as keeping yourself properly fed can be a tremendously complex and taxing effort. Fortunately, the Prudent Bureaucrat's Guide to Colonization is here to help you, and those around you, avoid the specter of starvation.

And yes, it's true: I'm writing about this mainly so I can share the new "Staving Off Starvation" trailer, which marvelously encapsulates what I hope Clockwork Empires will be: Strategic, funny and deeply, intensely weird. But it did go live on Steam Early Access today, and I think that's worth talking about; after all, our March preview describes it as "one of the most interesting games in development today," and that's pretty high praise.

To find out more about Clockwork Empires, a game about steampunk colonization in a Cthulhu-esque nightmare, hit up clockworkempires.com .

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.