They Are Billions gives you a single, brutal task: survive. That’s much easier said than done when you’re starting out, so we’re here with plenty of tips about how to make use of the first few days in your colony, as well as what to do when the zombies start knocking.
They Are Billions launched on Steam Early Access in December, seemingly out of nowhere. Since then the game’s consistently been one of Steam’s top sellers, and it’s garnered a Twitch audience regularly in the tens of thousands. But what exactly is it? If you haven’t been following along from the beginning, the game’s list of genres and influences—steampunk, zombie, survival, real-time strategy, tower defense, and more—are such a mishmash they don’t exactly paint the clearest picture of what to expect. But once you realize what this horrifying steampunk RTS is all about, the appeal is immediately apparent.