Two Point Campus - Game Preview & Exclusive Gameplay

Welcome to Two Point Campus, your chance to be the benevolent overlord of higher education. In so many management games, the little people are anonymous little blobs that make crazy demands and mess up your painstaking plans. With Two Point Campus, the new game from the makers of the delightful Two Point Hospital, that's all going to change. Everything you loved about Two Point Hospital is still there - the dad jokes, the accessibly addictive mechanics - but you'll now be able to really zoom in on the students you're looking after as they study and slack their way through college. They'll have likes and dislikes, needs, and the environment you create for them will help them live, laugh, and love. We spoke to co-founders of Two Point Studios, Mark Webley and Gary Carr about Two Point Campus, and they explained that this evolution in the series came from wanting players to care about the little people. In Two Point Hospital patients were only with you long enough to get cured or die, in Two Point Campus students will be with you throughout their three-year courses, and you'll be more invested in their success. This isn't like The Sims, you won't be in direct control and telling your students when to use the toilet, but you will be able to influence their lives in other ways. For instance, if you build a rose garden on your campus you increase the chance of your students developing romantic relationships. Sure, not many of my college relationships started in rose gardens, more in dingy clubs and puddles of cider, but the rose garden looks much nicer on the screen. Of course, this being a Two Point game, you can forget about boring economics classes or seminars on the causes of the potato famine, instead, your students can master the art of making car-sized pizzas with Gastronomy, or attend Knight School - please take a moment to appreciate that pun - and run around in medieval armor. Your classrooms will look less like stuffy academic boxes, and more like mad scientists laboratories. Two Point Campus also has some fun with all of those college stereotypes we've learned about from movies and TV. Those guys in the wigs? The class clowns. Toffs are instantly recognizable in the smart tailcoats, and the goths are... well... the goths are just adorable. Even better, the chances of them dying feel much smaller than when I was running Two Point Hospital.