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A life simulation game where you can live the life you've always wanted and play your way to success.

Welcome to Metropoly

You’ve just landed in a brand new place. You don’t know anyone. You don’t have a place to sleep. Your previous education or work experience is completely irrelevant here. Hey, you don’t even speak the local language. All you have is your common sense and the characteristics you chose for yourself. Now let’s see you play your way to success (and survival)!

What It’s All About

Metropoly was inspired by our love for the games we grew up playing – The Game of Life, The Sims, Monopoly and the great old Sierra game - Jones in the Fast Lane. We love games where you enter a new world and have to explore and discover its opportunities while strategizing your path to victory.


Our vision is to merge familiar and loved game mechanisms with the advantages of today’s technology. As you can see in our very amateur (but loveable... :) video, we’re keeping Metropoly click-based and with simple graphics so it’s easy to play, and bringing in the social world where you can compare your progress to your friends or strangers, but mostly play with them, as other residents are a significant part of town.

How to Play

Once you enter Metropoly, you're given a fixed number of characteristic points which you have to assign to create your character. Your character will have your ideal mix of being clever, lucky, handy, charismatic and more. These characteristics will affect almost everything you do in the game - a more clever person has a higher shot of acing a test at Metropoly college, while a very charismatic person has higher chances of wooing his way into a job.

The goal of the game is to reach the highest level of success. Success is built from several parameters that include how wealthy you are, how educated, what your job position is, how popular you are, and more. In order to get ahead in the game, you have to invest your resources (energy, money) wisely in actions that will give you good results. 

Once you click on a building, you'll see a menu of possible actions in that building, what they cost you, and you can estimate how you'll be rewarded, except sometimes you may be surprised...

Simulation of Real Life and Hidden Possibilities

While our game mechanism is really simple on the player’s side, we’re building a complicated behind-the-scenes engine that makes no day in Metropoly alike.

One day you can eat a burger at the diner, lose some time and energy for it, and gain some health and happiness points.

The next day you might order the same burger, but find that the waiter didn’t wash his hands properly and—goodbye health and happiness, hello food poisoning!

Watch out - the burger is just the tip of the iceberg!

To get a tiny glimpse of what life in Metropoly is all about, here are few example achievements from the life in Metropoly...

Social features

One of the funnest thing about Metropoly is our social features, that let you engage with your friends or other people, and affect each others’ paths in the game.

  • Making soup to a sick player to get him back up on his feet
  • Starting a band with a group of friends
  • Throwing a party
  • Going shopping together
  • Recommending your friend for a job and increasing their chances to get it
  • Getting married and playing together as one team
  • Stealing from other players!
  • And more...

After having played lots of social games in the past years and annoying most of our friends, we designed Metropoly with the belief that social features are meant to be fun and integral to the game, rather than a spam tool. You can fully enjoy the town without having a single friend join, except it may be more fun to marry or steal from people you know.

Rewards

We cooked up a few rewards for you to get you started in the best way and make you part of our family.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - You'll get early access to Metropoly's beta, PLUS a special founders achievement badge.

Contributors who will pledge more will get the Early Bird Special in addition to any of the other awards:

Hypochondriac package, Clothing item, Technology item, Fashionista package, or Cash.

Name a drink, Name a sandwich, Create your own "god" action or Character boost.


And of course the heavy contributors awards:

Name the town square, Name a street, Name a place, or Build your own place.

Metropoly Real Estate

We'll be selling small and limited sections of Metropoly land near the city center, these are the lands we will use first to build additional parts of the city. 

Owning such a claim will make you the property owner! When in the future you or any other people would like to use your land to build on it, you'll be able to charge rent and in the future to manage it, cash on it and do much much more...

The real estate rewards are vary between

  • Claim fit for 1 building 
  • Claim fit for 2 buildings 
  • Claim fit for 3 buildings 

We will conduct a raffle to decide which specific claim you will get.

Any of the contributions over $100 will automatically get our brand new t-shirt.


Why Kickstarter?


Our small team at Archimadness Games has been working on Metropoly for almost a year now.
We’ve planned a lot of buildings, possible actions, life-paths and some great surprises, and we’re very close to completing a full-functioning beta.

We need a few more months of development time to add the social features and our own "God features" (remember that food poisoning?). This is where you come in. With your help, we will be able to complete our beta, add these exciting features to the town, and establish a community of early-adopters (that’s you!) that are invested in the game , enjoying some benefits, and even suggesting more features and ideas.

In the long run, we also plan to extend Metropoly to mobile devices, add even more buildings, and add some new and exciting things we came up with.

Thanks for helping us bring Metropoly to life!

Now get some rest before the game begins...

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We’ve already finished about 80% of a full-functioning beta, so we’re almost there. Our main risk is not finishing on time, but we’ve got a complete schedule planned out and unless we’re stricken by some unpredictable catastrophe, we should be fine.

FAQ

  • Sure. We also feel that some social games have turned into a monster that swallows your feed and spams everyone you know. That's why we decided to dive into this adventure and create our own game that will keep the fun features of social games, and leave out the downsides. Metropoly will never force you to purchase something with real money just to enable you to play. We also don't want you spamming your friends just to get game benefits. We promise that if you ask your friends to join, it's because you'll really want them in town so you can interact with them, not because you'll get something from it.

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  • Our current place types are: a diner, a coffee shop, a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, a college, an art center, a pharmacy, a department store, a clothing store, a grocery store, a movie theater, a casino, a bank, an insurance company, a market, a beauty salon, a hotel, a hi-tech company, a factory, and of course, our very own beach, city hall and some apartment buildings.

    If your place of business fits with any of these general types, our "Build your own place" package will be perfect for you. If you have a different type of business that doesn't fit, we'd be happy to build a brand new building with your custom-tailored functionality, in the "Build a brand new building" package.

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  • While we really encourage creativity, any content we add to the game will have to comply with Metropoly's terms and conditions, to make sure we're not violating any laws. If we can't approve your suggested name for any reason, we'll discuss it with you to come up with an alternative

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  • Metropoly will start of as a facebook-based game. In the future, we hope to extend it to mobile devices as well.

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