New Cities is the flagship title from Lone Pine games, a city builder that celebrates the simulation titles of yesteryear with classic gameplay and a fresh coat of paint.
Build your city - From a small farm town to a thriving metropolis.
You’re the Mayor, and you lead your city with impunity. There are no councilmembers here—every decision, every victory and setback… it all comes down to you. Build your city from the ground up, rural town to metropolitan jewel, calling all the shots along the way.
Learn their names - Track individual people and businesses.
Peek into the lives of your citizens and follow them through their daily routines. See where they work, play, and sleep. Big Brother Mayor is watching. And hopefully, you’re benevolent.
Plan for traffic - Upgrade roads and plan highway networks.
Carefully place your city’s roads to create the circulatory system that keeps it humming. Make sure to leave room for upgrades once your citizens outgrow the humble two-lane road…
Parks and schools - Create a livable city -- to collect more taxes.
Add all the amenities to keep your citizens happy. Word of mouth gets around, and you’ll find your population booming in short order. More citizens mean more money, and often more problems in turn.
Balance the budget - From careful planning to emergency fixes.
There’s no Finance Director to delegate your budget to. Manage your finances well to keep your city in the black. Sustainable growth is the key, don’t overextend yourself. The economy can be a fickle beast.
Get the skyscraper - Cultivate a towering city center and win world renown.
The badge of honor for cities across the globe are towers of steel and glass that reach forth to touch the sky itself. Do your job right, and the skyscraper is yours—along with the renown and prestige it brings.
Design a unique city - The building designer allows for endless creativity.
Set your creativity loose. Build the city of your dreams, or recreate the city you live in. The choice is yours. You have every tool at your disposal, mayor. The only limit is your imagination.
Perils straight from the headlines – The only disasters are the ones we make
Tired of UFOs attacking your city? So are we. This isn’t that kind of city builder. Here, the disasters are of our own design. Do you have what it takes to keep your city thriving through an economic recession? Take a Line of Credit from the bank and get to work, but remember—you’ll have to pay it back eventually…
Hello New Cities Community! It's going to be a wild year for New Cities, so let’s take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
It’s the end-of-the-beginning for our IndieGoGo as we navigate the final two weeks. We’ve been completely blown away by the response; thank you to all our supporters and Discord friends for getting us this far. There’s just one last sprint to the finish line before we push the Closed Alpha live by the end of January.
If this is your first run-in with our IndieGoGo campaign, welcome! We have some exciting perks for backers ranging from access to the Closed Alpha prior to the Early Access launch, to having yourself immortalized in the game. There's a variety of support tiers to choose from, each with its own goodies and perks. Take a look and see which one suits you!
(Note that access to the Closed Alpha has been greatly expanded, up to 1000+ participants!)
We’re running a referral contest from now until the end of the campaign (January 21st @ 11:59pm PST). Follow the instructions below to make a link with your unique referral ID and refer $45 or more to get a prize. Now’s the time to tell friends and family that the classic citybuilder is back!
Can’t wait to wrap your mind around the game? Every Friday we discuss development and lay bare the systems that make New Cities tick. You'll be able to dig deep on systems like our mod support, traffic management, and more as we're putting them together! Check out all the past and future Friday Facts at newcities.io:
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It's exciting times ahead for us here at Lone Pine Games, and we're thankful to have you joining us for this journey. We can't wait to see what you build.
All the best,
Lone Pine Games
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In contrast to the Friday Facts posts which go deep on specifics, the New Cities Tribune is for design discussion, development perspective, and community...