SimFabric has a really awesome game set to release later this fall on Steam called ElectriX: Electro Mechanic Simulator. It teaches you how to repair a wide variety of electronic devices using real world electronic mechanics.
The game sees you repairing up to 40 unique devices, including new and old cell phones, radios, display units, and even video game consoles. In one of the screenshots you see a PSP being disabled for repair.
There are over 1,000 different real parts featured in the game that you’ll need to either replace, fix or repair, and you’ll also have to hack software and devices to get some of them operating again.
You can get a glimpse of what the gameplay is like with the announcement trailer below.
The gameplay mechanics are very similar to other simulator-type games on Steam, including Car Mechanic Simulator, which teaches you exactly how to repair certain parts on the car, and gets really deep into the nitty gritty of how certain systems work and how to repair them. It’s also similar to PC Builder Simulator, insofar that it’s based on how these electronic devices actually work and inspect the areas that aren’t function, test the power supplies and connectivity, and attempt to sell the devices once they’re repaired in order to make a little bit of cash.
There’s a combination of both retro and modern day electronics, and I’m curious just how far the software-hacking utilities will go in the game, as I imagine that some people who used PC Builder Simulator to help build real-life computers will likely attempt to learn a thing or two from ElectriX when it comes to hacking electronic devices.
Anyway, there’s an additional side-story involved where you can uncover a conspiracy taking place involving intelligence agencies.
There are plans to run the game through crowdfunding before it makes its appearance on Steam during the third-quarter. You can learn more by visiting the Steam store page.