by Murray Lewis
Positech announces Big Pharma
The lovely fellow behind Positech, the creator of Gratuitous Space Battles, Redshirt, and Democracy 3 has just announced that he'll be working as publisher for fellow one-man studio Twice Circled on a brand new management strategy game: Big Pharma.
The game will cast players as the heads of their very own pharmaceutical empire, building a legacy of health and fitness on a growing mountain of dubiously-earned profits. And who said video games don't teach us anything?
From humble beginnings with a few rusty reconditioned machines, you can progress from knocking out cheap generic treatments for minor ailments, to discovering new active ingredients and hi-tech machines to help refine the next generation of world-changing drugs.
It's already shaping up to be a brilliantly satirical mix of Theme Hospital and Game Dev Story, so we'll be keeping an eye on it from now until release next Summer.
If you're attending the EGX show in London this week (25th–28th September), you'll be able to play the game for the very first time. For everyone else, you can always keep an eye on the official development blog!