Reigns is a super-simple medieval management sim in which you, the monarch, make binary decisions based on a wide variety of scenarios that will either cement your place in history or, more likely, lead to your untimely and ugly demise. It’s blend of simplicity, variety, and humor is quite good: “The enjoyment is in the journey,” we said in our 82% review of the sequel Reigns: Her Majesty.
NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy looks a very similar sort of experience, but one that takes place in a cyberpunk world. You play as an experimental AI owned by a megacorp (of course) who’s been put in charge of running the city in all matters large and small, ranging from municipal approvals to aiding criminal investigations and (again, of course) harvesting data for advertisers.
Developer Dream Harvest said NeuroNet “plays closely” to Reigns, but noted some big differences as well. It’s more focused on telling a coherent story than Reigns, and ditches Reigns’ resource bar in order to encourage more natural decision-making rather than resource hoarding.