2/9/2015 2:25:44 A company called UCLA is looking to make a game called Town Design Games, which sounds pretty cool.
It looks like a bit of a departure from the traditional game design pipeline where big studios work on a title for months or years.
But the game’s developers say it’s a step in the right direction.
“This is a real game,” said Tom Hargreaves, UCLa’s chief executive.
“We want to make the best possible game.”
He says it’s about exploring a town and the challenges of growing it.
It’s an idea that’s been around for years, with a few exceptions, like the classic “The Sims” and the “Puzzle & Dragons” series.
But for UCL-funded games like this, there’s a lot more to it.
“I think we’re in the early stages of this process,” Hargrains said.
“It’s been two years of being in a state of limbo.
I think the community really feels like this is something they want to invest in.”
The idea is simple: Take a city and give it a little bit of life.
“The game’s going to be like this,” Hager said.
It’ll be a town with a population of 10 people or less and have an interesting culture.
“What we’re doing is trying to create an immersive world,” Hagreaves said.
But it’s going be more of a simulation than a game.
It may not be as interesting as “Sims,” but the game will still be about exploring the town, as you would in real life.
The city will have lots of different buildings, but there will be no actual buildings.
It won’t have roads.
There will be trees, but they’ll be simple plants.
It will be a bit like “Grand Theft Auto.”
You won’t be able to drive anywhere in town.
But you can get there by walking.
Hager says the game won’t necessarily be a linear experience.
“You’ll be exploring a city by walking and you’ll be trying to find stuff and find people,” Harge said.
You’ll also be able interact with people, like by hanging out with them.
“If you walk down the street and you see a couple of guys, that’s kind of the game plan,” Hagger said.
This is all to say that this is not a “Sim City” or “Grand City” type of game.
“Town Design Games is a very unique concept, but it’s not going to change the way we approach things in the future,” Haggreaves added.
“There will be lots of features and we want to be transparent about what they are and what we think of them.
We want to do things like a live city builder, and we’ll be open to suggestions on how to make it better.”
The developers say they’ve spent months thinking about how they can best make a city like this.
“Most of the work is done by hand,” Hagi said.
The game will be free to play, and the creators are looking to get some funding for further development.
But they’re also looking to attract people who aren’t into the traditional video game business.
“People have a lot of things to do, and they want a way to get back into the game world and to do something interesting,” HAGreaves explained.
“Our hope is that people will come back and see this game as something that they would want to play.”
The game’s release is being held off until at least the end of the year.
But we’ll keep you updated on any news from the project.
You can read more about the game at our site.