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.
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Mixed (868 reviews) - 52% of the 868 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 20, 2017

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January 20

Known issues and workarounds in Urban Empire version 1.1.1


  • The camera is constantly rotating and will not stop
    - When this happens simply unplug all controllers and controllers' dongles attached to your machine.
    So make sure no (wireless) controllers are attached, such as e.g. the Steam Controller. Also unplug all dongles of your wireless controllers.
    (We know about this problem and are working on it!)
  • The Game screen appears darker - (when using non-native fullscreen
    resolution.
    - Use the native resolution in fullscreen or windowed mode (to do so simply use the "Alt"-"Enter")
  • I cannot save the game.
    Please be aware that, when the tutorial is enabled, during tutorial tasks you cannot save the game. So check if there are tutorial tasks and complete them in order to save the game properly.
  • ”Foreign/Special characters are not allowed in city/district name”
    - Please use only the Latin Alphabet -set to name the city and districts.
  • Generation of random names for the districts can pick up an already existing
    Name
    - Renaming districts doesn’t cost the player anything. So just renaming those
    Will help already.

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January 20

Today is YOUR Inauguration Day – Urban Empire will be out today!



Pioneering new ‘City Ruler’ blends city building with deep political gameplay on PC

Kalypso Media is proud to announce the release of Finnish developer Reborn Games’ highly anticipated new ‘City Ruler’ strategy title, Urban Empire on Windows PC.
On a day where global politics is preparing itself for one of the most significant leadership shifts in recent memory, it is only fitting that Kalypso is set to introduce its own shift in strategy gaming with the innovative and ambitious Urban Empire. In our pioneering new ‘City Ruler’, we hand power over to you, leaving you to shape not only the physical landscape of your budding metropolis, but the political one as well.

In Urban Empire, players will assume the role of mayor, tasked with founding a new city in the fictional country of Swarelia. Select from one of four distinct families, each with their own values, talents and specializations, and guide them through 200 years of history, from the 1820s through to modern times, as you strive to remain in power whilst battling against the competing political parties who will serve to help or hinder your ambitions depending on your choices and playstyle. Manage your city’s infrastructure, economy, rights, laws, technological progression and cultural identity, forging a unique and personal Urban Empire of your very own!

To celebrate the launch of Urban Empire, Kalypso Media has prepared a launch trailer showing the core goals and mechanics of the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeygqqFeqkQ&utm_source=Kalypso+Media+Group+Internal&utm_campaign=6a00a0797c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_148967423f-6a00a0797c-308076913

About Urban Empire:
Urban Empire is the pioneer of a new breed of strategy games that combines city builder features with political scheming and adds 200 years of historical progress into the mix, creating a whole new gameplay experience where players must employ strategic planning and political savvy to successfully grow their cities in their role as mayor.

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!

Features

  • City Ruler, not City Builder: Urban Empire offers a unique combination of classic city building and political management gameplay. Take on the role of a mayor, be a political mastermind and prove your skills by prevailing against opposing parties and guiding your city through technological evolutions and ideological revolutions.
  • Choose from 4 ruling families with 5 characters each, like the equal rights and social justice advocates the Kilgannons, or the Sant’Elias, who focus on scientific progress and the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Create and manage city districts on a large scale and fulfil your citizens’ needs – such as happiness, safety, and public services.
  • Introduce new ideas and technologies, like the electric tram, antibiotics or video games and use your power to convince the city council of your political agenda.
  • Up to 1000 dynamic events represent the twists and turns of urban life: make and influence decisions on issues such as women’s rights, the hippie movement, and child labour.

Urban Empire will be available later that day on Windows PC as a digital download via Steam
There is also a boxed Limited Special Edition available complete with the ‘Half-Timbered Building Pack’ DLC, a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack and a poster.

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Reviews

“Urban Empire Is A Fascinating Political Citybuilder”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The depth of the game seemingly has no bounds and almost everything is interconnected”
Hooked Gamers

About This Game

In Urban Empire you take control of a mayoral dynasty and lead your city and people through 200 years of history. 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!

Beginning in the 1820s, establish your city through five different eras, each with its own threats and opportunities. Master the challenges of the centuries, face political struggles, experience world-changing events and pioneering inventions, and create your own unique 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 where players must employ strategic planning and political savvy to successfully grow their cities in their role as Mayor.



    City Ruler, not City Builder: Urban Empire offers a unique combination of classic city building and political management gameplay. Take on the role of a mayor, be a political mastermind and prove your skills by prevailing against opposing parties and guiding your city through technological evolutions and ideological revolutions.
    Choose from 4 ruling families with 5 characters each, like the equal rights and social justice advocates the Kilgannons, or the Sant’Elias, who focus on scientific progress and the pursuit of knowledge.
    Create and manage city districts on a large scale and fulfil your citizens’ needs – such as happiness, safety, and public services.
    Introduce new ideas and technologies, like the electric tram, antibiotics or video games and use your power to convince the city council of your political agenda.
    Up to 1000 dynamic events represent the twists and turns of urban life: make and influence decisions on issues such as women’s rights, the hippie movement, and child labor.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-2400 / AMD FX-6350
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD HD 6850 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10, 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4690K / AMD FX8320 or newer
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / ATI/AMD Radeon R9 290 3GB or newer
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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