With all of the Black Friday sales happening after Thanksgiving, I recently splurged a little to purchase myself a few modern video games I had been interested in trying out. One of them, a survival-based game set out in space, was made by a developer whose labor I really loved plus I was gleeful to try it out. It took me a few mornings to find the spare time to settle down to play, but once I finally loaded the game I was blown away by just how in-depth the mechanics were! When building your world, you had to take every single small detail into account, most of which people tend to overlook when going about their day in the real world. From the plumbing, to the electrical wiring, to the heating plus undefined ducts, everything is crucial. Certain jobs require that they be completed in rooms with the usual temperature control, as a lack of cooling, or not enough heating, leads to unideal conditions where it isn’t possible. And, in order to keep things plus efficient plus avoid any heat transference between rooms, so you aren’t wasting extra energy on heating or accidentally letting heat out into a room that requires cooling, you may require special insulated blocks for your ceiling, walls, plus floors. I had a lot fun working things out with trial-and-error plus studying how to best utilize all of the complex systems the game had to offer. I made a lot of mistakes, plus it was a little discouraging at times to wrap my head around all of the multiple machinery involved in setting up a functioning system, but the complexity of it all ensures I’ll be able to keep playing plus studying plus having fun for a long time to come.