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Build the City of the 21st Century with City Life...

From superb villas in residential areas to imposing sky scrapers in the business district, design, build and develop the city of your dreams. Provide your citizens comfort and satisfaction by proposing adequate leisure activities and distractions while making sure you are able to generate profits from taxes and duties. You must manage this city efficiently to ensure its development flourishes by resolving the thorny issues of pollution and traffic. Likewise, make sure the different sociocultural groups coexist as harmoniously as possible so that the city remains peaceful and prosperous.

The Next-Generation City Builder
City Life is a next-generation City Builder in real-time 3D. Its fully 3D game engine offers a level of detail unprecedented in the City Builder genre. The game boasts highly realistic settings, reflection mapping, a tree engine, dynamic shadowing, and even an immersion mode that enables players to move about the cities with a first-person perspective. City Life offers a unique game experience and a new challenge for City Builder's many fans.

To give you total building freedom, City Life has done away with the constraint of having to build on a right-angle grid, as is the case with traditional City Builders. The flexibility and unbelievable possibilities presented by its 3D engine make possible the most complex installations. This enhances the graphics - because you get a full rendering of a very heterogeneous city - but it also has a direct impact on game play since you can place each building precisely where you want it, taking into account areas of influence for each requirement and for the natural environment.

Players have complete freedom to erect from scratch stunning cities that teem with life and which are abuzz with events that make the title even more fascinating.

Life in the City
Building superb 21st-century cities is all very nice, but you must also know how to make the sociocultural groups in the game coexist. It is often a city's diversity that gives rise to its wealth. The game's six sociocultural groups either simply coexist, like each other, or hate each other!

In City Life, not only must you take care of your city's infrastructure and development, you must also bear in mind your population's wants and needs. As an urban planning guru, your political role is to make these six socio-professional/social classes coexist as well as possible: The Elite, the Radical chic, the Suits, the Fringes, the Blue Collars, and the Have-Nots.

The progress of each "tribe" depends on available jobs and housing and six main needs: business, health, safety, education, environment, and leisure activities. Each group is defined by these expectations and other demands of varying significance. These factors can enable the different sociocultural groups to progress and develop, and thereby change classes and scale the social ladder towards the "upper" strata of society.

If you fail, the results of your meddling will unfurl before your eyes: conflict, riots, neighborhoods falling victim to arson...

Features:
  • A true 3D city builder that allows the player to grow his or her creations from a small village to a massive megalopolis, creating a living breathing metropolis filled with diverse citizens moving to and fro, interacting realistically with one another and the player.
  • Twenty-two included terrains and a variety of distinct structures - from run-down tenements and corner gas stations to elegant villas and imposing skyscrapers - are available to challenge players
  • Gameplay can be pursued in an open-ended sandbox mode or in a goal-oriented approach
  • An extensive city editor allows players to create sophisticated and challenging city management situations, and then share these online with the City Life community
  • A powerful game engine takes into account population density, pollution, economics, education, the mood and social background of the citizenry, and much more to create a rich game experience
  • Six distinct social classes challenge players' design and management skills. Unique amenities must be offered to meet the varying expectations of the citizenry, as only diverse but harmonious neighborhoods allow a city to reach its full potential.

System Requirements:

* Windows 2000 SP2/ME/XP
* 1.5GHz processor
* 256MB RAM
* 2GB hard disk space
* 64MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
* DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
* CD-ROM drive
Re-released on
February 21st, 2008
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PC DVD-ROM
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UPC
831053001214
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1513105

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