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City 20

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Untold Games
Release Date: 2025

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'City 20' Playable Demo Coming Later This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2024 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT

City 20 is a parametric city simulation that uses a complex interplay of mathematical models to portray life within a post-apocalyptic sealed-off settlement.

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.

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 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.

Untold Games announces that a demo for its upcoming dystopian-tinged survival sandbox title City 20 will be available to download via Steam on 30th May, ahead of its participation in Steam Next Fest in June.

A brand new, darkly enrapturing trailer sets the tone and showcases just some of the encounters players may have while exploring a forsaken city living in the wake of a catastrophic radioactive event.

The demo features just a taste of what's to come during the Early Access period, and gives players 2.5 days to explore a section of City 20. Players will be introduced to the game’s freeform systems via friendly character Goga who has a favour or two to ask - though whether or not they choose to help - well, that’s entirely up to them.

Players can also meet, engage and barter with the Raboch Faction and other NPCs, push the limits of the law, get to grips with the game’s robust farming and crafting systems, or simply ignore all that and carve their own distinct path through the city.

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 neighbours, 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 is coming to Steam Early Access in Summer 2024, with full release coming to PC (Steam) in 2025.

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