Clockwork Empires plans to launch its buy in-alpha program this spring, developer Gaslamp Games mentioned today at GDC 2014. This next game from the team behind Dungeons of Dredmor is an ambitious simulation game. Think Tropico meets Don't Starve, but steampunk.

Beyond its setting of colonists surviving in frontier lands against fish people and Lovecraftian dread, the game will support up to four players online, along with a turn-based successive multiplayer. Clockwork is planned for PC, Mac and Linux. The developer didn't have any announcement today about the buy in-alpha price.

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