Reborn Interactive seek to combine political intrigue with classic city building in their upcoming game, Urban Empire. The game is being published by Tropico creators Kalypso Media and is set to bring interesting ideas to a fairly ridged genre.
Set in the industrial revolution era, the game places you in the role of a mayor of a newly formed town. You must take your town, grow and expand into a city and progress through different eras and experience the unique technological and socio-economic challenges the era provided.
New modern roads meet old gravel ones
Urban Empire certainly has one thing going for it straight out of the gate in the fact that we have seen very few city builders to date set in this time period. Going from gas lighting to electricity could prove to impart some interesting gameplay.
Urban Empire is a ‘City Ruler’, pioneering a new breed of strategy game that combines city builder features with political scheming.
Subscribe to GameWatcher YouTube Channel for our latest upcoming PC video features!
Full launch of Urban Empire is set to launch on January 20th 2017 so it will not be long until people can get their hands on the industrial revolution up close.
Urban Empire is fun, hands down with its mix of city building and council simulating. The blend between wanting to build and having to persuade political parties to actual do it leaves for some interesting experiences.
Voting in session
Now, however, it feels that it has only scratched the surface of what it could potentially do with its world and mechanics. The political side feels too easy at points as many decisions are financially related, meaning that if you have money, the council will never be a problem.
Depending on what the full game brings, Urban Empire could be loved or just liked and forgotten quickly, the game must do something post launch to keep players interested for extended periods of time.
Most Anticipated Feature: Interesting maps could provide unique building challenges.