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The Architect: Paris

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: Enodo Games
Release Date: 2021

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'The Architect: Paris' Available On Steam Early Access - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2021 @ 1:06 a.m. PST

Offering a unique take on the city builder genre, the game will ask players to become the Architect of the entire city of Paris.

In this construction game, players will be able to visit and discover Paris from every possible angle thanks to a unique 3D recreation of the French capital in which every building can be reimagined, redesigned and rebuilt. Players can shape the buildings, districts and iconic landmarks of the Parisian urban landscape as they wish to create their very own vision of Paris.

The Architect: Paris gives players the opportunity to explore and transform one of the world’s largest and most iconic capital cities. Players can redesign the architectural style of the Parisian districts – taking them back in the past with a medieval style or transforming the city into a world of tomorrow with futuristic buildings straight from a science fiction blockbuster. Players can even rebuild parts of famous monuments such as Notre Dame de Paris or the Eiffel Tower to make sure they fit with each unique reimagining of Paris.

This doesn’t simply mean building a city from an assets catalogue – players will imagine, design, and create original buildings that they must manage individually. The Architect: Paris challenges players to carry out their vision of how the City of Light is developed, while responding to modern challenges such as design, demographics, politics, and pollution.


The Architect: Paris launches today in Early Access, allowing players to get a first hands-on experience of the game and to allow the game to evolve with the feedback of the community.

For Jean-Baptiste Reynes, the CEO of ENODO GAMES and the game’s Creative Director, Early Access is the perfect way to respond to player feedback: “The Architect: Paris is a construction game which puts players in the unique position of being able to remodel Paris according to their wishes and tastes. To interact with the community to fulfill their expectations is essential and will allow us to follow that path.”

During the Early Access phase, players will have access to several Parisian districts, which will grow to include the center of Paris, alongside the Seine and perhaps even more. New features will also be added in the coming months to offer even more customization choices to players.

A roadmap of upcoming features is already available in-game to ensure as much transparency as possible. Players can learn about upcoming districts and Designs to be added, along with new Tools and other features. Among those new additions, players will be able to enjoy full Mod access, sharing their creations, multi-Design buildings and also a Photo mode.

The Architect: Paris is in Early Access on Steam for $17.99 / £13.90 / 14,90€.

The Architect: Paris empowers players with a complete architectural toolset to become a modern-day Baron Haussmann:

  • The City View : This feature allows players to see Paris with an impressive level of detail and to admire their own creations from high above or at a ground level. Players can change the time of day and the weather to experience their designs whether the sun is shining or rain is pouring.
  • The Strategic Map : Here players will be able to plan their next project by choosing which district will be transformed. Information regarding Main Projects and Landmarks are also available in this tool, allowing players to create grand designs.
  • The Drawing Board : The heart of the game, where players can reshape every building by choosing among fifty different styles and by changing its height, features, rooftop and more… Explore your designs under different lights and create structures which come alive from dusk until dawn.
  • The Plot Editor : When budding architects feel they are ready to rebuild the very foundations of the Parisian districts, the Plot Editor will allow players to completely transform the Parisian urban landscape right down to the roadmap.

The Architect: Paris is in development for PC.


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