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Here's a good sign for their Linux support, Road to your City, a city-builder with a focus on Football (Soccer to some of you) has a demo up.

They're heading to Kickstarter on the 1st of February, so this is a little taster to see if we're interested. With that in mind, the demo is locked to 15 minutes playtime so it's still a little difficult to gather any real thoughts on it. Although, that's per new-game, it's not locked to 15 minutes and then never again so you can keep restarting to test more.

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The demo worked quite nicely though, apart from having no music with it claiming there was an error all other sound worked so I'm assuming that's something minor.

From what I was able to play due to the time limit, I actually quite liked what I saw. It does have some interesting ideas, it didn't feel like "yet another city builder" and the focus of it with Football is quite clear.

A reminder of some features it will have:

  • Build a city for people to live and work in. Create homes and provide jobs. 
  • Found a football club, adding and developing talent as it grows.
  • Install and maintain training facilities to provide your players with the best development environment possible. 
  • Enter your club in competition, starting with the district league all the way to the premiere competitions in world football. 
  • Construct a football stadium and use your inevitable success on the pitch to attract new supporters. 
  • React to security, satisfaction and population developments by upgrading or expanding your city with the buildings it needs. 
  • Deal with unpredictable events such as players leaving or hooligans causing trouble in your stadium. 

Performance seemed good even on my low-end testing Intel notebook, so that was sweet.

Find the demo on itch.io and you can also follow it on Steam. I will keep an eye out for the Kickstarter next month too and let you know when it's live for those interested.

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