15 Upcoming PC City Building Games in 2022 & 2023

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Since the early days of Sim City, city building games have advanced a lot and expanded into many sub-categories. You will spend countless hours building your city, improving your infrastructure and focusing your trade while playing a wide variety of city builders from different time periods and themes.  

Each of the new and upcoming city-building games on this list will be released in the near future, or is in early access. Some titles have more information than others and we suggest you do more research before you decide to purchase any of the games.

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List of New and Upcoming City Building Games

Highrise City

Highrise City 

Highrise City by  Fourexo Entertainment is a new take on City Simulators & Tycoon games that expands the economy and management of resources. This game is a modern version of the classic genre, enhanced with a resource-based economy system. Highrise City combines two distinct genres in unique and exciting ways: City Builders as well as traditional Economy & Resource Management Simulations. You create bustling cities using more than 40 resources and over 30,000 buildings.

Unreal Engine 4 powers Highrise City, allowing it to run on older computers. Every aspect of the game is data driven. This means that any game parameters can be easily modified. Modders can also implement their own work and share it via Steam Workshop.

Power to the People

Power to the People

This thrilling experience in resource management by Hermes Interactive allows you to build and maintain a power network for a growing population. You are now ready to “Power to the People!” Are you able to keep the lights on?

Features Included:

  • Multiple modes (Main Campaign Mode, Sandbox Mode and Weekly Challenges).
  • 14 missions covering 5 continents
  • Different levels of difficulty
  • 20+ Unique Buildings to Use
  • A comprehensive research tree that includes 30+ perks for discovery and management.
  • Different weather conditions present different challenges for the player
  • Random events
  • Leaderboard

Urbek

Urbek

Urbek by Estudios Kremlinois is a city builder game that allows you to build your own communities, from nightlife districts to industrial areas. You don’t need to exhaust your natural resources in order to create more efficient structures.

Neighborhoods

You can breathe new life into your community by creating different neighborhoods. Do you want a bohemian neighborhood? You can build bars, parks, and libraries but maintain a low density. Are you looking for a bourgeois area? Parks and luxury shops are essential.

Manage

Urbek is not a place where money exists. Instead, you’ll have to create everything from scratch using your own resources like food, coal or skilled work. There are over 30 resources you can manage. You must manage your natural resources so they don’t run out before you can replace them. What will you do to generate the energy needed for your industry and residents?

Educate

Education is essential! You will be able build better buildings if you produce enough scientific and qualified work.

Observe

To get a better understanding of your city, you can walk around street level. You can feel the differences in the neighborhoods just like the residents of your city.

Organic growth

Your city’s growth will be organic. Some buildings will be built based on the environment. In densely populated areas, for example, buildings that have more than two floors and basic services will be visible.

Silicon City

Silicon City

Silicon City by Polycorne is a city-building game that features a retro design and detailed information about each citizen. Your dream city can be built bite by bite and you can help your citizens thrive. Adjust your urban architecture strategy to increase your city’s economic prosperity.

You have been elected the mayor of your new city. Start with a procedurally-generated land and build your city from empty plains and forests to a concrete jungle with hundreds of thousands of citizens.

To allow people to move in, create residential areas. Give them electricity and a place where they can work. To adapt your urban layout, you should consider their financial situation and individual needs.

Kapital: Sparks of Revolution

Kapital: Sparks of Revolution

Kapital: Sparks of Revolution by the Lapovich Team is an economic simulation game that simulates class struggle. The European country is currently in deep political crisis. You are the mayor. Social unrest is inevitable. How much are you prepared to pay to save your country?

A city with limited resources will require you to manage it. You will need to balance the needs of people and city development. To manage angry people on the streets. Your people are your future. Remember, there is no way to make everybody happy.

Your city’s population is made up of three classes: bourgeois, nobles and workers. Each class plays a different role in the city’s economy. Nobles are policemen and officials, while bourgeois pay taxes and provide the labor force. They have a very different vision of the future and are willing to fight for it.

Sweet Transit

Sweet Transit

Sweet Transit is the brainchild of Ernestas Norvaisas, a former 3D artist at Factorio, and Team17. It’s a strategy-based city-building game that takes place in a world where trains and the railway are the only means of expansion and transportation.

Start with humble beginnings and build intricate railway-powered production lines. You can also grow small villages into bustling metropolises.

You can build a vast network of factories and farms that will keep your residents happy and productive while you become a pioneer in industry through the interconnected worlds of the railway.

LakeSide

LakeSide

This side-scrolling city builder by Massive Galaxy Studios features hybrid mechanics allows you to manage and build a peaceful town near the lake, or create a charming city state. You will be the envy of all the world with your amazing buildings and epic feats!

Farthest Frontier

Farthest Frontier

Farthest Frontier is an upcoming survival city builder game by Crate Entertainment. You must guide and protect your people while you build a city from the wild wilderness at the edge. To survive, you must harvest raw materials, hunt, fish, and farm. As you fight for survival against the elements, and other threats, create crafted items that can be used to trade, consume and equip your troops.

Settlement Survival

Settlement Survival

This Banished-inspired city-builder by Gleamer Studio leads a group of survivors on their quest for a new home. Manage the environment, cultivate crops, hunt wildlife and create trade routes to build a unique and bustling town.

Your people will be led to their new settlement by you, the survival city-builder. You’ll need to provide shelter for them, ensure their food supply, protect from natural threats, and make sure they have access to education and work. If you do all this well, you may even be able to attract residents from other cities.

Before you decide on the perfect layout, consider where to build your settlement. How do you build your settlement

Kingdoms Reborn

Kingdoms Reborn

Kingdoms Reborn by Earthshine is A city builder with simulated citizens, set in a procedurally-generated world map. Your kingdom will grow from a small medieval hamlet to a wealthy global empire over the eras. Multiplayer mode allows you to compete or cooperate with your friends.

Civilization was destroyed by the Great Freeze. Few were strong enough for the plague and cold that decimated the earth. We have been living in fear for many decades since the frost ravaged our lands. With the melting of the glaciers, our strength and optimism have come back. We, the few survivors, have to rebuild a flourishing society.

New Home: Medieval Village

New Home: Medieval Village

New Home Medieval Village by Mustafa Caner Tonbul is an upcoming PC game that focuses on medieval-themed city building, is zoning-based. You can create zoning zones to meet the needs of the villager and adapt them to their demands. Your service buildings will keep them happy and help you attract more wealthy villagers to your village.

Features:

  • Use the building editor to modify existing buildings or make new ones.
  • You can create zones according to the demand.
  • Keep your village safe.
  • Give resources to villager.
  • To educate the villager, build schools and libraries.
  • To create advanced housing needs, attract wealthier villagers into your village.

Sumerians

Sumerians

Sumerians by Decumanus Games – A city-building game inspired by Mesopotamia’s third millennium BC.

The game focuses on the management of resources, urban planning and economy. There are currently no attacks or wars.

Expanding your irrigation system, building palaces, temples, ziggurats, and building walls can help you attract new residents and grow. You can research new technologies, manage production, employ workers, and trade.

  • Start the game by creating a small settlement next to a river. Your citizens will be able to grow their own food, and they will receive the products they require at the first market stalls.
  • To increase your religious influence, build a temple and hire priests.
  • With the crops from your own fields, pay the workers’ salaries.
  • Make walls. These walls are necessary for certain building constructions and to allow for houses to rise.
  • Your citizens can help achieve a balance among farmers, artisans, and vendors.

Builders of Egypt

Builders of Egypt

Builders of Egypt by Strategy Labs is an economic strategy for building cities in the Nile Valley. You will be a part the ancient world if you immerse yourself in a world of pyramids. Be history, create history!

Roman Triumph

Roman Triumph 

Roman Triumph by Coreffect Interactive is a survival-city-builder and colony-sim based on classics like Banished and Kingdoms and Castles. You will be required to lead your people and build a city that can withstand attacks like the minotaur, hydra and gods.

Laysara: Summit Kingdom

Laysara: Summit Kingdom

In Laysara: Summit Kingdom by Quite Ok Games It is difficult to build a city that thrives in upland environments. To reach limited resources, adjust your build strategy to gameplay-affecting vegetation zones. Plan production chains to meet the needs of all three castes, and deal with mountain hazards like weather breakdowns or avalanches.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our list of new and upcoming city building games. If you feel that we missed any, feel free to shoot the Fiction Talk team an email.

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