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City Of Gangsters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Management
Publisher: Kasedo Games
Developer: SomaSim
Release Date: Aug. 9, 2021

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'City Of Gangsters' Shadow Government Expansion Coming Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2022 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT

City Of Gangsters is an ambitious mafia manager sim based in the turmoil of 1920s prohibition America.

City Of Gangsters puts players in the big city with limited contacts but a huge gap in the market to be exploited - the market of illicit alcohol.

Start your 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.

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.

Kasedo Games and SomaSim revealed the next expansion for City of Gangsters, Shadow Government, which adds the shady world of political corruption to the mafia management sim which brings 1920s Prohibition USA to PC.

With the ability to control city politicians and manipulate laws to your benefit, Shadow Government drastically changes City of Gangsters gameplay from just breaking laws, to directly influencing them on the biggest map yet - New York.

With all new mechanics, finance successful election campaigns with your ill-gotten gains and use your control over large swaths of the city to ensure high turnout of voters who know exactly which ballots to cast. Just make sure you’re backing the right horses in the elections. Because if you lose, your opponents will remember.

Once the local city council members are your puppets, you can pull on their strings to get them to enact – or repeal – various city laws that can help your outfit or hurt your opponents.

The benefits of controlling political power will only increase as your grasp on the city council tightens. Who knows how far you’ll climb? Maybe one day you’ll even get to pick the mayor of the whole city.

Outfit Packs

Alongside the release of ‘Shadow Government’ expansion comes five new outfit packs which add patriotic content to gangs of various nationalities; German, English, Italian, Polish and Irish.

New skills, operations, vehicles, missions, national colors/symbols and legacy goals are added in the different outfit packs to strengthen your national pride as you go about increasing your power across American cities. 

City of Gangsters: Shadow Government and the various ‘Outfit Packs’ will be coming to Steam on 15th June 2022, priced at $7.99 / 7.99 € / £7.49 and $1.99 / 1.99 € / £1.79 respectively.

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.

Key Features:

  • Well-organized crime: 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. 
  • 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. 
  • The walls have ears: But proceed carefully, because everyone is always observing what you’re doing, and family members stick up for each other. Whether you send your people to harass someone, or to help them, you can be sure they’ll remember it down the line.
  • Getting territorial: 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 available for PC (Steam or GOG) .

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