En bref. Le petit studio SomaSim à qui l’on doit les sympathiques et originaux 1849 et Project Highrise vient de dévoiler son futur troisième titre. Celui-ci sera sur le thème du développement d’un syndicat du crime, et il prendra pour cadre la fameuse ville de Chicago à la non moins fameuse époque de la prohibition dans les années 20.
Voilà qui pourrait offrir à l’avenir une alternative intéressante pour qui veut explorer ce vaste sujet, sur lequel un peu plus de développeurs se penchent ces dernières années.
Announcing City of Gangsters
Get ready for City of Gangsters!
We’ve hinted and teased a bit about the new game that we’ve been working on. But today we’re really excited to just come out and say it – we’ve been working on City of Gangsters.
It’s a mafia management tycoon game set during Prohibition in Chicago and other US cities.
It’s currently in late alpha and we expect to release it for PCs in 2021. To add it to your Steam wishlist, head over to the City of Gangsters store page.
So, what can I do in the City of Gangsters?
– Start a crime syndicate from nothing, and grow it into a well-oiled money machine.
– Build speakeasies and illegal distilleries.
– Manage production chains and resource distribution.
– Smuggle goods from out of town and bribe the police to look the other way.
– Grow a powerful crew and keep your rivals under your thumb.
– Eliminate competition and rule the city.
– But most importantly, keep the money flowing.
The year is 1920, the start of Prohibition in the USA. With congressional action, a huge segment of the national economy becomes illegal overnight: bars and saloons are ordered to close, distilleries and breweries go quiet, distributors shut down. But a new era is dawning: a gilded age for smugglers, black markets, illegal manufacture, and organized crime.
This is where you come in. You’re a new arrival in the city at the dawn of Prohibition, with ambitions of striking it big. Behind many of the city’s facades, people are building makeshift distilleries, secret loading docks, nighttime speakeasies. Work your way into this network, and the world will be yours.
But think beyond making a quick buck or two. You gotta be thinking ahead. You gotta be thinking bigger. Much bigger.
Get started in the booze biz by hocking some homemade hooch. Start your own stills, and find raw materials to supply them. Learn new techniques to make expensive drinks, or smuggle imported booze to fuel your growing operation. Soon you’ll be supplying entire neighborhoods, and opening your own swinging speakeasies.
You gotta know a guy
On the black market, social currency matters as much as the greenback. With cops and feds sniffing around, trust is everything and personal introductions are worth their weight in gold. So work your connections to find profitable new friends, and get people who owe you favors to put in a good word.
You can’t do it alone
You will need plenty of hands to open new fronts, do delivery runs, and protect your product from envious rivals. Your outfit’s ambitions are only limited by the number of people working for you. Keep them paid, armed, and organized, and who knows how far and how fast you’ll rise.
As your outfit grows, convince locals that your goods and theirs will be looked after. Territory under your control will provide a safety net, an income base, and a wealth of opportunities for further growth and expansion.
This era belongs to you
You’ve grabbed the opportunity by the horns, and the city is yours for the taking. But you only have a few years to make your mark on history, to build the largest, most profitable crime syndicate, take over your competition, and rule the entire city.
Because after 1933, it will be all over, alcohol will be legal again. And doing business fair and square, well, everybody knows that’s not where the real money is.
City of Gangsters is coming to your PC in 2021.
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