Urban Empire Announced

Kalypso Media announces Urban Empire, a new city planning IP coming to PCs in Q3 of this year, and a Steam page is already in place for the game. They say they will unveil more fully next week at GDC, and in the meantime, offer a teaser trailer and the following feature list:

  • City Ruler, not City Builder: Urban Empire offers a unique combination of classic city building and political management gameplay. Take on the role of a mayor, be a political mastermind and prove your skills by prevailing against opposing parties and guiding your city through technological evolutions and ideological revolutions.
  • Choose from 4 ruling families with 5 characters each, like the equal rights and social justice advocates the Kilgannons, or the Sant’Elias, who focus on scientific progress and the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Create and manage city districts on a large scale and fulfil your citizens’ needs – such as happiness, safety, and public services.
  • Introduce new ideas and technologies, like the electric tram, antibiotics or video games and use your power to convince the city council of your political agenda.
  • Up to 800 dynamic events represent the twists and turns of urban life: make and influence decisions on issues such as women’s rights, the hippie movement, and child labour.