Indie sim Sports: Renovations reveals gameplay overview trailer

Sports: Renovations reveals a gameplay overview, explaining how players can tidy up, explore and restore sports facilities.
Sports Renovations
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Sports: Renovations, an upcoming relaxing renovation sim from developer Goat Gamez and publisher Movie Games S.A., has just revealed a gameplay first look and overview trailer. The game includes a variety of sports facilities, a campaign about saving your hometown basketball court, and more.

Sports: Renovations has not confirmed a release date yet. It will be available on PC via Steam, where players can wishlist the game or sign up for playtests now. You can watch the full gameplay overview trailer on the Movie Games YouTube channel:

Sports: Renovations takes a page from PowerWash Simulator, which launched two years ago and still has extensive plans in the new 2023 roadmap. Both aim for the calming, satisfying process of restoration.

However, the content in PowerWash Simulator is simply much broader, and therefore more accessible, focusing on a tool instead of one specific culture. It has even dipped into more fanciful gameplay with the likes of the Final Fantasy crossover.

Sports: Renovations is aiming for a very niche audience, even though the facilities that players will get to renovate include different sports. It’s hard to tell if that audience will respond to a game that intentionally subverts the sports genre and avoids the action. Meanwhile, it also cuts down on wider sim fans.

But it is pretty novel to get a behind-the-scenes authenticity for each of these facilities. There’s also a great sense of community and nostalgia in the featured facilities. And the emphasis on history should please sports fans, who often enjoy celebrating and respecting the past.

The basic mechanics seem obligatory and simple, much like the graphics themselves. The casual tone could provide fun little sessions for athletes to spend even more time enjoying the sports world, though it might have a hard time intriguing any newcomers.

You can read more about Sports: Renovations, Movie Games S.A. and other simulation games by checking out the rest of our news section.

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino is a novelist and lifelong gamer, born and raised in Southern California. He's been a content writer for over 10 years, and studied film at SMC for 4 years. When he isn't playing shooters, RPGs, or indies, he's reading SFF novels and trying the latest tabletop games.


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