If you were a fan of 90’s games, you probably remember Theme Hospital. Bullfrog Games made a game that was equal parts social commentary and hilarious kookiness. The overall experience as you wrangle whiny doctors and overcharge to treat an outbreak of “Bloaty Head” was one for the ages, and many a gamer hold fond memories of their time with Theme Hospital.
Now, a new developer has come forward with their attempt to honor the Theme Hospital pedigree. Two Point Hospital has players design and operate a privately owned hospital with the goal of curing patients of fictitious comical ailments. The game is to be made by some of the original creators of Theme Hospital including Mark Webley and Gary Carr.
The gameplay footage is actually what was shown off at the recent PC Gamer Weekender, but the commentary is all new, with Two Point Studios Co-Founders Mark Webley and Ben Hymers provide all the commentary. The video starts with the planning and construction of the new hospital, we also get a peek of the research system players will need to leverage to unlock new treatments and technology throughout the game.
They then begin to construct their hospital and hire staff to run it. As in Theme Hospital, staff have their own needs like break times and lounges in order to operate at peak performance. Players will need to micromanage the aspects of the running of their hospital in order to succeed in difficult circumstances. The video also shows off the UI and the design is very clean overall and appears very well done.
Two Point Hospital is a new game from the ground up, rather than just a remake with new assets and it really shows. With everything from a visually clean user experience to the support for online features and mods, this spiritual successor looks to be very much worthy of the title.
You can check out the gameplay video below. Two Point Hospital will launch on PC later this year. Two Point Hospital is a business simulation game developed by Two Point Studios and published by Sega, expected to be released in the latter part of 2018 for Microsoft Windows.
Design stunning hospitals, cure peculiar illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County.