I think a Micro Management/Survival/Strategy game would work. You basically ran your own family, from a space view, you basically send your meercats to gather and such, you could control them individually, or as a group. You could do auto-forage, or follow them to direct their jobs. It'd be a MUST to have waypoint-click keys, so if while you're foraging, your burrow is under some sort of alert, one press of a button and you can switch over and go there instantly.
That's probrably a small feature I'd like to see. I don't see the game really working any other way other than a strategy game. It'd be nice to have Challenge Mode to put you into certain scenarios, such as turning a nearly-dead family into a thriving one, or controlling one family and turn out as the top family of the Kalihari.
It'd work. They would just have to play it smartly.
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