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Dec
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There is something undeniably addictive about Kairosoft's games. Whether you're developing video games, slaying monsters, or racing cars, Kairosoft grabs you by the eyeballs and won't let go. This time you're going way back in time to run your own pyramid/bazaar in The Pyraplex. Stop me if this sounds familiar.

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Your goal is to build up your pyramid's amenities and reputation as you quarry stone, attract visitors, and search out treasures. People will swing by regularly to tour your pyramid and shop for ancient goods and services. Random event will also crop up to keep things interesting. It's probably more engaging than it sounds, but I have to wonder if this is just Megamall Story with a pyramid.

If you just can't get enough of the adorable Kairosoft style and compelling gameplay, The Pyraplex can be yours for $4.99. I'm sure it's going to sell like hotcakes.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://twitter.com/KhaaL KhaaL

    Their games have followed the same formula since gamedev story, with minor DLC-like addons. Its time for them to innovate.

    • DeadSOL

      They're sticking to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      I disagree. If people want to keep buying games and the company is happy to keep releasing games that use the same basic platform, there's no obligation to change anything. Surely, it means they aren't likely to gain a lot of new customers and the existing base will dwindle over time, but that may not be a major concern for them at this point in time. Think of it like making razors; some customers want to keep buying and using an old style of razor, and they won't be happy when that goes off the market and they are forced to buy an electric razor. Of course, just because one product line is doing well, it doesn't mean they shouldn't expand.

      In fact, the cost of producing these clones has got to be pretty low, so they are possibly shoring up some money to start experimenting with building a new franchise/platform soon.

  • Samuel

    I heard about a game of mangaka simulation. It was for iOS.

  • Matti

    Hah. So it's true!! Pyramids were really shopping malls, not tombs like the historians would have you believe.

    Added to my wish list.

    • camba

      uhh... I think your history lesson was messed up :D