Light, digestible (indie) game reviews.
My playtime only scratched the surface and I look forward to many more hours.
*Based on updated Steam total play time.
Blueprint Tycoon has everything you could want in a management and tycoon game. The tutorials are very welcoming and help you immediately acclimate to the game's fundamentals. Once completed, the difficulty slowly ramps up in a short “campaign” mode which expands the building and research options. From there, it's all up to you and how you want to build your supply chain empire.
The graphical style really plays a part in this game. It's as if someone literally rolled out a set of blueprints on a table and said “have fun”! Watching your workforce carrying products from one building to another can become mesmerizing especially considering you can continue to add more buildings and more workers.
Players can toggle “route mode” with a hotkey showing where the product is coming from and where it is moving to. This can be daunting at first but Blueprint Tycoon makes it easy to get a grasp on this concept fairly quickly. Successfully setting up the perfect supply chain left me with a sense of accomplishment and only made me want to play more. The game also has islands you can colonize to produce different products. For example, sometimes your main island won't be fertile enough to grow wheat – time to expand! The island system adds another level of complexity because you have to ensure your main island receives the goods it needs for industrial buildings.
Overall, I love Blueprint Tycoon. It is challenging enough to keep you engaged while also not making you feel at all frustrated. If you enjoy complex supply chains, worker management and fun, Blueprint Tycoon may be for you.