Ambiera‘s city building game Smart City Plan shows how a green future in urban areas could look like.
Fans of building simulation games have been treated quite well with all sorts of indie titles, although it’s difficult to talk about them without mentioning the original Sim City franchise. So what makes this game so different from the rest? As the title already implies, it’s all about smart city solutions that bring nature and industrialization closer together. So one won’t have a screen full of depressing concrete, but lots of green space, too.
Of course a city isn’t run by putting plants everywhere, as public transport systems have to be as much implemented as policies and laws to solve traffic problems, improve energy usage and prevent crime, for example. Taking into account different areas for commerce, agriculture, offices, and residents adds to variety in city planning. As the game runs in real time and there are many systems to keep track of, having a pause or fast-forward button also helps to think about the next steps or speed things up.
The game is out now on PC with a 10% launch discount that lasts until March 13, 2020, at 4 PM UTC.