Commuter Carnage | Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up - Part 3

  • Published on Jun 11, 2019
  • Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up continues as we work on our station in Tarkers Paddock but unfortunately things don't go according to plan, which leads to commuter rage, fights, blood and arrests!
    There's also rats in our station now which are obviously unpopular, although we do take care of them quite dramatically with our rat exploder prod.
    We try to achieve a few of the well-paid tasks that we've been asked to do to get funds to build a second platform but there comes a point where there's broken kit, noxious fumes, rats, fights, blood, irate commuters and a staff walkout over them not being paid!
    NOTE: This is the Early Access version of the game. A key was given to us by the developers.

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    Every day, millions crowd the tube in a desperate bid to get to work. Can you build and run the perfect metro station to help them make it on time?
    Overcrowd is a tactical management sim set on the metro of bustling city Lubdon Town. Blending base building with pausable real-time strategy, Overcrowd offers a unique mix of spatial puzzling, strategic thinking and split-second choices.
    Excavate your way through 4 layers of earth. Design your layout carefully and plot commuter routes with user-defined directional signs. Keep things on track with a wide range of equipment to unlock and procure.
    You’ll need to assemble a crack team, tool them up and deploy them to run your station in real time. You can set priorities, schedule breaks or just deploy them manually. Keep your staff room well stocked and your employees levelled and you can take you tube station to new depths.
    Commuters have needs, just like you and me. The hazards of a badly run station - delays, heat, dirt, rats - will affect their state of mind and your station reputation. Beware hoodlums and pickpockets who will try to derail your operation!
    Everything from bin emptying, generator refueling, power, litter collection, heat, commuter AI, shop prices, stock and staff activities are simulated down to the individual level. The huge range of interacting systems gives scope for emergent and unpredictable gameplay.
    Procedural campaign. Build a network of stations in the procedural campaign, procuring more tech and hiring staff as you go. Return to past stations when you have more resources and try to earn a full 5 star rating!
    Sandbox mode. Define everything from money, staff, map size and win/lose states. Make the game as easy, as hard or as creative as you want.
    Commute of the day. Build a station on a randomly generated map, unique to that day.
    Graphics designed by Penge in The Geek Cupboard.
    Additional audio:
    Music to Delight Kevin MacLeod (
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Comments • 19

  • Ian Brooke
    Ian Brooke 4 months ago +2

    I thought connecting the staff room to the utility room an excellent idea and would have speeded up many things. Why didn't you simply create a bit of floor between the two and then add the extra door?

    • The Geek Cupboard
      The Geek Cupboard  4 months ago +1

      I'm not sure you can add an extra door, I'll need to take a look.

  • Bristly Stranger
    Bristly Stranger 4 months ago +3

    Cool stuff! You went about things in a slightly different way to me. The only way I've found to get the happiness level up, is plants. I'm surprised to see that you didn't unlock them. Your normally quite partial to a nice pot plant.
    The plants seem to distract people. Blood on the floor, fumes building up, rats running about, but oh look! That plants nice

    • The Geek Cupboard
      The Geek Cupboard  4 months ago +1

      I still haven't invested in plants, I should get on it really.

  • Code Kid
    Code Kid 4 months ago +2

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    • Code Kid
      Code Kid 4 months ago

      @The Geek Cupboard Welcome And Recruit A Alternative Rock Band I Meant

    • The Geek Cupboard
      The Geek Cupboard  4 months ago

      Ooh, I'll take a look, thanks!

  • SquarePlayGames
    SquarePlayGames 4 months ago +1

    TIPS: staff only empty bins when >80% full, also it looked like Mason was about to empty the bin as it became full at same point you paused. Also you can build concourse and drag from pavements to build new concourse. Final tip. Build adverts - they make money!

    • The Geek Cupboard
      The Geek Cupboard  4 months ago

      Adverts, gotcha! Thanks for the pro-tip, it's almost like you know insider tips about the game...

  • Big Giant Hand
    Big Giant Hand 4 months ago +2

    This is a Jean Paul Sartre play in game form, “hell is other people!”

    • The Geek Cupboard
      The Geek Cupboard  4 months ago +1

      If that's the case then it's a very good depiction of the London Underground...

  • Heather Campbell
    Heather Campbell 4 months ago +3

    I’m stuck on the next level up. Failed it 6 times already lol. But I will keep trying! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • Ebba Lytle
    Ebba Lytle 4 months ago +1

    Well that was fun! For me, not necessarily for you. I love watching you fluster your way through these levels. :D

  • Andreas Quvang Jepsen
    Andreas Quvang Jepsen 4 months ago +2

    One of your foot bridges is blocking one of the carriages so you are only get 8 seats instead of 12

  • Turner94-
    Turner94- 4 months ago +2

    Nice penge, the power requirements seem a little..... off, but it seems you are doing okay, i would advise by the looks of it that you might want to tick the auto thing on the staff so that they go whenever they need to because set shifts arent really working, other than that keep up the good work :)

  • Domhogg06 Hogg
    Domhogg06 Hogg 4 months ago +1

    When ep4

  • LEA Gamer
    LEA Gamer 4 months ago +1

    Nice vid love it