Urban Empire combines traditional city building features with political scheming and strategical events.
Kalypso Media, best known as the publisher behind the Tropico franchise, has announced a new city building game: Urban Empire. "Urban Empire is a 'City Ruler', pioneering a new breed of strategy game that combines city builder features with political scheming and adds profound social and historical events into the mix, creating a whole new gameplay experience," said the company in a press release.
You can check out Urban Empire in the Steam store right now, and although you can't pre-order it, it is slated for release in "Autumn, 2016", exclusively for the PC. Kalypso says that game will debut at this year's Game Developers Conference. It is being developed by Finnish dev Fragment Productions.
Take control of a mayoral dynasty at the start of the Industrial Age. Establish infrastructures, plan city districts, debate political decisions at the town council, bribe or blackmail your opponents, empower the democratic rights of your people or ignore them and reign supremely by yourself - the decision is yours! Master the challenges of 200 years of societal changes: face political struggles, experience world-changing events and pioneering inventions, and eventually, Be a Mayor Player and create your very own Urban Empire!