Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization


An empire populated with Keiths and Karls

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver’s slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block’hood, and now we’ve got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series).

Urban Empire is a city-builder, but the twist is that it takes place over the course of 200 years of history and with that comes advancement in technology. The tech web in the gallery looks deliciously complex. I almost imagine this as an ultra-zoomed in version of something like Civilization.

It’s tentatively scheduled for release during the third quarter of this year, and we’ll learn more about it next week at the Game Developers Conference.