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City Life

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Monte Cristo / Koch Media

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'City Life' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2006 @ 12:27 a.m. PST

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Solve traffic and pollution problems and sustain the city resources needed to keep the peace. Spend wisely to keep your town prosperous, wealthy, contented and healthy.

From elegant villas in residential neighborhoods to imposing skyscrapers in the financial district, players design and develop the city of their dreams. They have to provide comfort and satisfaction for the citizens by offering them adequate leisure and entertainment facilities, as well as work and access to education. It's up to the player to manage their city effectively, overseeing booming development while at the same time regulating the very delicate issues of pollution and traffic. Players must also ensure that the diverse communities share the city in the best way possible to guarantee a peaceful and prosperous city.

City Life is an incredible city builder, set in real-time 3D. Players construct awe inspiring megalopolises thriving with life. The stunning 3D game engine, powers the incredibly realistic visuals, which are full of life and energy. As the player sweeps amongst the towering cityscape, watch the shadows lengthen as the day draws on, catch building reflections in the mirrored windows of the financial district and see the shimmering image of their construction as they stand at the waters edge. Players can view the game from different non-isometric perspectives as the camera can rotate in all directions; and zoom is fully supported all the way into first-person view, to walk amongst the citizens of their thriving city.


  • CREATE A MODERN 21st CENTURY CITY – As city planner, build the city of the future including residential, industrial, municipal services, education, entertainment and a complete infrastructure system.
  • MANAGE URBAN CULTURES – 6 distinct cultures require the player's attention, each with unique needs and attitudes. From the affluent Elite class to the cornerstone of society, the working class. Provide appropriate accommodation and entertainment to ensure harmony within the city.
  • MONITOR THE EVOLUTION OF THE CITY – track income and spending within the city. Understand the population – where they work, how happy they are? Refine the infrastructure for maximum efficiency.
  • PLAY IN SANDBOX MODE – in over 20 predefined maps.
  • CREATE CUSTOM MAPS – using the intuitive and highly detailed game editor.
  • STATE OF THE ART 3D ENGINE – Real freedom of construction, not limited by the constraints of the orthogonal grid. Zoom and pan the camera in all directions, even all the way down to street level as a first person view.

Featuring a full 3D engine, City Life brings an unprecedented level of detail and a high-level of animation to the 'City Builder' genre. Priced at £29.99, city development will commence on APRIL 2006.

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