Construct the City of the 21st Century with City Life!
From superb villas in residential neighborhoods to imposing skyscrapers in the financial district, design, construct and develop the city of your dreams. Provide comfort and satisfaction for your citizens by offering them adequate leisure and entertainment facilities, all the while ensuring that taxes and other charges are collected efficiently. It's up to you to manage this city effectively, ensuring booming development while at the same time regulating the very delicate issues of pollution and traffic. You must also see that diverse communities share the city in the best way possible to guarantee a peaceful and prosperous city.
The Various Types of City Life Buildings
City Life is a next-generation city simulation that allows you to build and manage a living metropolis in gorgeous real-time 3D. The 3D game engine provides a level of detail and animation unprecedented in the city builder genre. Among the game’s superior features are highly realistic environments, reflection mapping, a tree engine, dynamic shadowing, and an immersion mode (giving players the first-person point of view as they advance through cities). City Life is a unique game experience and an exciting new challenge for the many fans of city builders and simulations.
To give you total freedom of construction, City Life has also eliminated the need to build on a right-angle grid the way most city builders require you to do. The flexibility and amazing potential of the 3D game engine let you create incredibly complex installations. This impacts the graphics?because you can get a full overview of the heterogeneous city?and it also affects game play-since you can place every building precisely where you want it, keeping in mind the areas of influence for each requirement as well as the natural environment.
Life in the City
It's all very nice to erect superb modern cities, but you also need to ensure that the game's diverse communities coexist in harmony, because often it is through diversity that a city's greatest richness is born. The six cultures introduced in the game either coexist peaceably, like each other, or strongly dislike each other!
In City Life, not only must you worry about the infrastructure and development of your city, you must also take into consideration the needs and expectations of your population. As a guru of urban planning, your role is not only to manage the finances of your creation, but also to facilitate the coexistence of the six socio-economic cultural groups: the elite, the bobos, the suits, the fringe, the blue collars and the have-nots.
The progress of each community depends upon available jobs and housing as well as their six basic needs: employment, health, safety, education, the environment and leisure activities. Each group is defined by their expectations and requirements, which are of varying importance to them. Depending upon these factors, the various communities can make progress and evolve, thereby reaching the "upper" strata of society.
Fail to appreciate these subtleties and your city will struggle, torn apart with conflict, cultural tensions, riots, bankrupcy, polluted or burned-out neighborhoods, and worse.