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Video GameUrbek City Builder Review
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Posted: 12 weeks ago.

Author: Joe Eaton, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Urbek City Builder is a city-building and resource management game where you grow, plan and shape a city. It's like the Sim City games, but the twist is that money doesn't feature. Instead, costs come in the impact to natural (and human) resources required to build zones and areas for your citizens to populate, work in and enjoy.

Play involves managing your resources to construct buildings, infrastructure and zones with various functions. Since there is no money in Urbek City Builder, everything that you place requires a steady flow of resources to keep running. You start by setting up simple roads and domestic districts with farms to supply them, but quickly develop industry, civic buildings, leisure locations and more.

It seems simple, but part of the challenge is planning ahead of time. Many buildings have an area of influence around them that they provide a bonus or penalty, so it's important to think about where they should go in order to get the most out of them. For example, placing housing near an industrial area's radius of effect pollutes your housing. Part of the game's charm is in the way that houses are influenced by their environment and available services, which changes their appearance and features. In this way, you can construct whatever kind of neighbourhoods you'd like by building a matching area around them.

Urbek City Builder offers a resource-centric take on the classic city-builder games like the Sim City games and Cities: Skylines. Your imagination can run free to create any kind of city you want, provided you can balance the environmental and socio-economic costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/07/2022

Price: 22% off

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, Simulation, Strategy and World Building

Developer: E Kremlinois (@EKremlinois)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours to play a round of this game. How long each city play through lasts depends on how successful you are, and how you approach the challenge of running your city.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players may find aspects of the game challenging, such as policies or working out how to get buildings to work they way they want them to. But with the occasional helping hand from a parent, players should be able to get past most logistical problems.

CostsCosts

Urbek City Builder usually costs £16.29. 

Urbek City Builder

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Urbek City Builder Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@EKremlinois) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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