Untold Games’ Parametric Urban Survival Simulation City 20 Coming Summer 2024

Established development house Untold Games proudly presents a brand-new trailer for the studio’s upcoming original title, the parametric city simulation City 20 – coming to Early Access in Summer 2024.

City 20 uses a complex interplay of mathematical models to portray life within a post-apocalyptic sealed-off settlement. It’s a game of social survival for everyone in the city, and an adventure steeped in golden age European speculative fiction influences. The new trailer shows off how these systems interact to create an intricate series of events which will never be the same twice.

City 20 invites players to immerse themselves in a meticulously crafted world drawing inspiration from European sci-fi classics such as Stalker, The Road or La Jetee. As the remnants of civilization eke out an existence, players must navigate a landscape transformed by man-made disaster, and influenced by the deep interconnectedness of a realistic social environment.

Small acts create big ripples in the world of City 20, with the game’s powerful systems creating an emergent narrative unique to each playthrough. Each decision the player makes will have a cascading series of effects as life in the city goes on.

Key Features:

  • Emergent Storytelling: Every citizen of City 20 has their own motivations and relationships. Treat people badly, and your reputation will suffer. Work on maintaining good relations with your neighbors, cheat and steal your way to success – no two stories are the same.
  • Dystopic Life Sim: Carefully manage your resources to stay alive in the harsh world of the post-meltdown city. Every decision you make is vital, so take care.
  • Unique Aesthetic: Pulling inspiration from the grounded world of speculative fiction, City 20 looks and sounds like nothing else in the genre.
  • Reactive Sandbox: This environment reacts to you in a very deep, connected way. Hunt too many rabbits? Predators might start coming closer to town in search of food. Interfere with the City’s water supply? People will start to become desperate. Think through your actions carefully – every small action could have a big reaction in the dangerous world of City 20.

City 20 promises to deliver a gaming experience that combines the best elements of European science fiction, creating a truly captivating world for players to explore. In navigating the complex dynamics of post-apocalyptic society, no two players will have the same journey.

City 20 is coming to PC Early Access in Summer 2024. Untold Games invites players to stay tuned via the social media links below for further updates and announcements as the game’s development progresses.

Author: Mark Smith
I've been an avid gamer since I stumbled upon ZORK running in my local Radio Shack in 1980. Ten years later I was working for Sierra Online. Since then I've owned nearly every game system and most of the games to go with them. Not sure if 40+ years of gaming qualifies me to write reviews, but I do it anyway.

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