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Love city builders like the classic Sim City? You may want to keep a close eye on Cytopia, a free and open source retro pixel-art sim. It's still somewhat early on in development right now so it's not exactly fully playable but still worth a shout-out, I'll be keeping a close eye on it to follow along for you.

Current Features:

  • Custom UI System, based on JSON. Highly moddable
  • SDL2 based rendering engine written in C++
  • Camera panning, zooming, relocating
  • Terrain manipulation
  • Procedural Terrain Generation
  • Pixel-art graphics made by graphics team lead by Kingtut 101
  • An original soundtrack, ambient noises, and sound effects made mostly by MB22
  • A Qt based tile editor for editing TileData JSON files

Planned Features:

  • Biomes
  • OpenGL Renderer
  • Gameplay mechanics
  • In-Game Mod downloading mechanism
  • Android / iOS
  • Scripting language for mods (like LUA)

Available under the GPL on GitHub.

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jordicoma May 2, 2022
This reminds me of sim city 2000, if it gets half as good, it's worth playing.


Last edited by jordicoma on 2 May 2022 at 10:14 am UTC
eldaking May 2, 2022
I kept looking at what it had to do with cells and biology, until I realized it was from "city" and not "cyto-".
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