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Constructor HD Available on: PS4 / Xbox One / PC

20 years after its original release, Constructor will be making a return on next-gen consoles and PC in 2017.

Constructor sets players as budding property tycoons, who must take on their rivals in the creation of a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others.

The use of Undesirables forms one of the core gameplay mechanics. Whether employing a group of antagonistic Thugs to terrorize a neighbourhood, sending round a Hippy to squat in opponents’ empty properties, bringing in Mr Fix It to botch their gas supplies or involving the criminal underworld in your enterprises, there are many tools at your disposal to help hinder your fellow players and make their commercial lives a living hell. Facing a protection racket from the mob? Why not send along a group of maniacal Clowns to terrify your enemy into submission!

Development head John Twiddy, renowned programmer of The Last Ninja, Ikari Warriors, Disney’s Aladdin and the original Constructor, along with legends of the original team, Phil Thornton, Dan Malone and Joe Walker, has begun development of Constructor, a reimagining of a classic that inspired games such as The Sims and became one of the biggest games of the ’90s.

  • Amazing, re-imagined graphics created by the original Constructor crew.
  • All new game view point with larger zoom capabilities and enhanced interface, enabling the player to view and control their burgeoning empire easily.
  • Re-balanced gameplay to enhance the Constructor gaming experience.
  • All new game modes.
  • All new maps.




Release date:
28th February 2017
Genre:
Simulation
Age Rating:
pegi-12+
Available on
PS4
Xbox One
PC



  • Lexxy wrote on 11 April 2016 at 04:50

    Great to hear that one of my favourite childhood games will be coming back in HD.

    Personally, I’m in the camp that’s looking for some rebalancing here to modernize the game. I adore the early game in Constructor – but there are problems – and these days after years of refinement to the management genre the original title suffers badly with usability clunkiness and balance issues as the game progresses. Constantly stopping that enemy foreman from taking over your properties (factories being particularly susceptible) – abuse of workmen loitering on building sites or stressing tenants – micro management of tenants – I could go on – and all of this I could be doing without in a modern take of the game. That’s not to say I’d want to lose the difficulty or depth however! That balancing act I trust is in the capable hands of your designers…

    In my view the purists out there don’t lose – there’s always the GOG release to play the original title with all it’s charm and flaws – but victory in Constructor in 2016 should be skill based rather than exploit based and I have high hopes that these niggles will be resolved in your HD release.

    Best of luck.

    Alexander

  • Anon wrote on 11 April 2016 at 09:19

    “i have cancer.”

    https://twitter.com/ConstructorGame/status/719424766277459968

    I noticed you took down the tweet, mind explaining what happened there? Does one of the members have cancer, will this affect the release date? If it’s an emergency I’m sure everybody would understand. I’d rather the release be working than a game which constantly needs patches like a early access title.

  • Baki wrote on 9 April 2016 at 09:36

    Is this a joke? This wasn’t released on PC??? WTF!!

  • Simon Mousavi wrote on 8 April 2016 at 05:32

    When is the release date ??

  • Nelson wrote on 5 April 2016 at 02:41

    Release Date or Riot!

  • Flotix wrote on 5 April 2016 at 12:13

    Already in april?

  • Carlo wrote on 4 April 2016 at 04:09

    Please, put on STEAM to we buy!!!

  • Dan wrote on 3 April 2016 at 04:44

    Shut up and take my money.

  • James byrne wrote on 1 April 2016 at 12:46

    Okay, so it’s april? Are we to benefit from a proper release date anytime soon??

  • Rob P wrote on 30 March 2016 at 01:16

    Slightly concerned that this is only listed as PS4!

  • Rob P wrote on 30 March 2016 at 01:15

    Really looking forward to this! Any news on the release date yet?

  • Billy B wrote on 29 March 2016 at 08:18

    Any updates on the actual release date for ps4? We know it’s April but when? Killing me waiting :(

  • Martin van Osc wrote on 29 March 2016 at 01:04

    I hope this comes out on Steam with Achievements…. Otherwise I think I won’t buy it, even though I love Constructor.

  • ConstructorHDGOODGAME2016 wrote on 25 March 2016 at 05:14

    I play Constructor 1997 game the Sony Playstation 1 & PC Version, game good, i wait more addon & DLC.

  • Nick wrote on 24 March 2016 at 09:32

    I just discovered this and am so excited! Constructor was such a treasured part of my childhood, I even played it on DosBox last year!

  • Steven wrote on 24 March 2016 at 07:53

    I hope i can buy this on steam!!

  • Alex wrote on 21 March 2016 at 11:59

    So good… This game was so so good. 18 years ago damn. Pretty please don’t ruin it ;)

  • Mark wrote on 11 March 2016 at 03:54

    Can’t wait until this is available for purchase!!

    Most anticipated game of 2016 – by far!!

  • andrius wrote on 6 March 2016 at 07:52

    i will buy it after any amount of delays

  • Emanuel wrote on 5 March 2016 at 02:35

    PLEASE include LOCAL MULTIPLAYER and ONLINE for PLAYER VS PLAYER, PLAYER VS CPU and CO OP PLAYERS VS CPU MODES. GREAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr C wrote on 4 March 2016 at 08:31

    Please give us some more information??? I want to pre order this so badly!

  • Fabricio wrote on 3 March 2016 at 10:50

    Hi, sorry wanted to know if the PC version of this great remake is being developed or will not?
    Thanks in advance!

  • PLEASE911 wrote on 5 February 2016 at 07:51

    PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PLEASE911 wrote on 5 February 2016 at 07:51

    HI ALL ! PLEASE ! CREATE THE FOR PC ! ! ! :)

  • PLEASE911 wrote on 5 February 2016 at 07:48

    Please maximum speed create game the for pc version & mode all for free, death-match, CO-OP MODE, Multiplayer CPU ALLY Player vs CPU, CPU + CPU VS PLAYER PLAYER 2 , CPU & PLAYER VS CPU PLAYER 2 :) 8 TEAM, MEGA SCIRMISH

  • PLEASE911 wrote on 5 February 2016 at 07:46

    Please i wait constructor pc version the hd texture + mode scirmish AI VS PLAYER , PLAYER+ALLY AI/CPU VS AI/CPU, All For Free , Death-Match, Team Match , Online & Offline Match :) STRONG & SPEED ! ! ! PLEASE CREATE , I DONT KNOW WAIT, PLEASE !!!

  • Wyr3d wrote on 1 February 2016 at 06:36

    I hope they fix the bugs in this version. The PC had a unfair advantage of unlimited funding, which could be exploited simply by breaking them on day one. A work sent into their wood-yard would stop the building, and since they were too stupid to attack him it would eventually set afire and be destroyed.

    Meanwhile you could build up an advantage over the PC by building up, and stealing funds from their infinite source. Eventually the game would break, and they’d just build plots without even having a yard (or the resources) to work from.

    A way to automate re-letting of houses would be nice too. In the original, when your empire is large, you don’t notice a dead tenant until your block is infested, and you have complaints from the neighbours.

  • Nejc Gajič wrote on 29 January 2016 at 09:00

    Hi
    Since i was always a big fan like many others, I will buy this game… I hope it will have a “skrimish” mode, not only a story line gameplay…

  • Thomas wrote on 29 January 2016 at 01:59

    Those were the days! Man, I was nearly addicted to Constructor and Mob Rule…loved the black humour and the little details in these games. I’m looking forward to the HD version it and I know you will do a great job! After that I hope there will be plans for a Mob Rule HD version ;)

  • Chris wrote on 20 January 2016 at 09:25

    Delayed again!! I’ve been waiting for soooo long for this game and I was so excited that I would have the opportunity to play it next week and now delayed again…please please please sort yourselves out as these delays are getting ridiculous! I’m not angry…I’m just disappointed

  • Flotix wrote on 24 December 2015 at 01:47

    The game is still planned?

  • Pank wrote on 23 December 2015 at 05:20

    Release this game also on a mobile version PLEASE!!! (WindowsPhone, iOS, Android)

  • Ceraddyn wrote on 20 December 2015 at 09:43

    Really looking forward to this. Have very fond memories of playing this back in the day.

  • frank sinatra wrote on 4 December 2015 at 02:11

    Hi just wondering, i hope this is not going to be a digital release only and that it will be a physical copy available in all gamestop stores

  • HelloThisIsConstructor wrote on 30 November 2015 at 01:20

    Sweet! Looking forward to countless hours of quality gaming. Small request: Please randomize city council missions a bit (add various new ones maybe?). So they aren’t too predictable. Otherwise I’m loving the idea of the other changes you’ve listed.

  • Aurok wrote on 11 November 2015 at 08:21

    Will it come polish language and steam workshop?

  • Aurok wrote on 11 November 2015 at 08:21

    Will it come polish language?

  • Kev wrote on 8 November 2015 at 08:12

    I still play the old game every now and then! I bought this when it came out and then once it was re-released on GOG.com I bought it there as well. I was playing it today actually when I decided to google for a tip and found this news, I’m so damned happy! Can’t wait to play this on PC :D

  • Bob wrote on 1 November 2015 at 06:06

    Will this be multiplayer??? ie you player classic constructor but instead of against AI you play real people online??!!!

  • SECRET wrote on 31 October 2015 at 02:45

    PLEASE CREATE FOR PC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SECRET wrote on 31 October 2015 at 02:44

    I WAIT GAME PLEASE CREATE FOR PC & SCIRMISH MODE

  • SECRET wrote on 31 October 2015 at 02:39

    PLEASE SCIRMISH MODE VS AI ! ! ! CREATE & MAP EDITOR FOR PC EDITION

  • Ghg wrote on 24 October 2015 at 06:55

    PC PC PC!!!!

  • Peter wrote on 17 October 2015 at 11:53

    Awesome game!
    Not available for PC? :(

  • Kk wrote on 5 October 2015 at 10:23

    Omg cant wait for this old school gem!

    Hopefully there is a early access on steam!

  • Roberto wrote on 16 September 2015 at 05:26

    Why PS4?
    And what about with PC users?

  • Thiago wrote on 3 September 2015 at 05:58

    One of my favorite games ever. But why PS4? Make a PC version, please. I own a PS4 but I want to play this games with mouse and keyboard.

  • jp wrote on 31 August 2015 at 06:11

    please put the original constructor and constructor HD back on GOG.com!!

  • Silverz wrote on 23 August 2015 at 04:47

    Please do an early access/beta release :( :(

  • Greve wrote on 19 August 2015 at 09:22

    What a bloody coincidence, was reminded of Constructor today! I didn’t play it much, but I remember the charm it had in my childhood. Didn’t expect a remake to be this close to happening!

    Do consider reaching out to sites like TechRaptor and Niche Gamer to spread the word of this game! Those sites are pretty popular in this day and age, and would likely help to spread the word of this game!

  • Indra Kusuma wrote on 4 August 2015 at 03:35

    Wow happy news! I played this game when i was a kid.

  • Jan wrote on 3 August 2015 at 08:28

    Can’t wait for this! :D
    will it come in german language, too?

  • eddy wrote on 3 August 2015 at 01:43

    hell yeah, I still play mob rules, instant buy for me.

  • Peter wrote on 3 August 2015 at 02:43

    Hello!

    And what about with PC users? Originally this game built in PC!!!!!

  • Andrius Putna wrote on 1 August 2015 at 04:18

    I will be the first one to buy this game. Cant wait!!!

  • Luis wrote on 1 August 2015 at 12:29

    Wow.

    Fantastic! It was my favourite game when I was 10 yesrs old. Great job guys!

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