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...