A city building game that let you create a micro-nation from scratch and experiment with your own political ideals.
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Feb 22, 2018

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February 18

Steam Achievements + In-game guidance


20 achievements have been integrated to the game! Unique governance styles are rewarded just like the most populous, chaotic or utopian states.

In-game Guidance

We have also added more advices to help you focus on what matters the most during the first hours of gameplay. The amount of displayed information can be overwhelming at first sight so we want to make sure you have at least the basic guidance to cope with the difficulties of the simulator.
For the more experienced players and the ones aiming at mastering the game in all its aspects the best and most detailed advices are available on our website.
How to take political decisions?
How does the economy work?


We have also revamped the stats window by adding more details for each social class. You'll now be able to identify more clearly what is affecting the growth of your nation and understand the consequences of your actions as well.

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February 3

Last add-ons before release!

Marinas and boats have been added to the parks option, they have a great effect on nearby land value and only unlock when the city gets enough upper class families.

Space Program
One of the 40 available issues gives you the chance to start a space exploration program. Whether you decide the State should fund the program or just let private companies handle it, the space center facility will unlock. When sufficient capital has been raised a space shuttle will be launched!

To know more about all the features and mechanics of the game you may want to check our website!

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About This Game

Citystate is a city-builder and a political sandbox in which you plan, build and rule a micro nation from scratch. A simulator made to challenge your political views and your governing skills no matter where you are on the political spectrum.

Every decision has multiple impacts on multiple time scales, your State will progressively change according to your choices and skills. In Citystate there is no rule, no limit, no mandatory first steps, no tech tree, only the most pragmatic but complex economic simulator to experiment with and in complete freedom.

A highly realistic economy:
- Supply and demand mechanisms.
- Balance of trade, resource exploitation, imports/exports.
- Stock market and bonds.
- Social classes, simulated demographics.

A politicized governing system:
- 40 political issues, 160 options to choose from.
- Border control and immigration.
- 25 forms of government, from communist dictatorship to libertarian anarchy.
- Violent riots, slums and urban decay.

Essential city building features:
- Realistic urban growth patterns.
- Land value based dynamics.
- 80+ types of buildings and 4 unlockable Arcologies.

A fully customizable map:
- A map creator at start.
- 6 biomes.
- 4 mineable resources.
- Agriculture.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 3200
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 3200
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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