Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up

Entrant 2020

SquarePlay Games


Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up is a tactical management sim set on the metro that blends base-building, pausable real-time strategy, and spatial puzzling.

Inspired by classic management titles such as Theme Park and Theme Hospital, Overcrowd is the work of development duo Alastair McQueen and Sarah Testori. The London-based pair seek to add a unique spin to the genre with an emphasis on crowd flow management, tactical staff deployment and spatial puzzling across procedural terrain.

Build your dream (or possibly nightmare) station across multiple floors, assemble a team of staff to deal with any problems and expand by procuring new tech. The game includes three game modes: a procedural campaign, sandbox and "commute of the day" where you build a station on a randomly generated map, unique to that day.