Bringing amazing graphics & dynamic content to social city building. Conquer as a General, Subvert as a Hacker or Lead as an Activist.
Are You Tired Of All Of The Cartoon-Like Social Games Out There And Want More?
Please read the full description below before playing on Facebook or site as the game is now in Beta and LIVE! (Links and Important information below while we are still in Beta)
Why we are doing a Kickstarter campaign: Our game is already 99% complete and in just a few weeks we are optimized, on the cloud, and ready to spread like wild fire. The final steps remaining to launching City Federation are:
- Finalizing Speed and Optimizing Flash
- Introducing more interactive combat like our Drone attack
- Touching up tutorials, player guidance aspects, and features
- Dividing server into multiple database servers and nodes on the Cloud to enable unlimited players coming into the game as well as speed.
- Completion of Mobile version so all can play on their cell phones
- Creating a more interactive map section with nations and provinces mapped rather than using only the current drop down menus
We are NOT a Concept, City Federation is a reality!
With this Kickstarter campaign, our goal Is to be on the Cloud, optimized, super fast and playable with new tutorials and player guidance completed by Mid-October 2012 . If this campaign is successful all rewards will be paid out in October.
For optimum performance, play City Federation on Facebook rather than our website as some features (such as adding friends) is currently not enabled outside of the Facebook application.
The Kickstarter community fits us perfectly. By taking advantage of the rewards of this campaign,you will be a part of an awesome gaming community reaping the rewards of enhanced play for possibly years to come.
What is City Federation? It is a City Building Extravaganza with Amazing Graphics, a Strategic War game as well as Knowledge Hacking and Community Organizing Thrown in To Round It Off.
City Federation Is...
1. What we believe to be The Greatest City Building game of any social game on Facebook or any other Social site complete with the best graphics bar none. Compare to ANY other social games and see how they are basically cartoons with happy smiley faces everywhere.
2. An Awesome global strategy war game for those that wish for glory and conquest as well as politics. We will be completing the interactive combat as we complete this project. The Drone attack is our first example of interactive combat. For the other attacks at the moment we use old combat videos, which we will replace as the interactive combat is completed.
3. A Trivia Game where those who have the knowledge have the power and can use that against any and all others. Just as our gamers today invest their time and minds into their world, here in CityFed your time, intelligence and community actions are quantified on many levels. You can use your knowledge to blackmail or extort others into paying you to not hack them! Just like real life where that nerd in his basement can ruin whole companies, in CityFed knowledge truly is power.
4. Community Organizing extreme, complete with protests, riots, blackmail, unions and mayhem. Whatever your interests in life, City Federation has an area you will excel in just like in real life. You create your own world in City Federation. For those who just love to socialize, most actions in the game get you community points. These points can be used to Protest, or to blackmail others to NOT protesting in their cities for profit. Which turns your social skills into an in-game City Fed dollar machine which can humble even the strongest of Empires.
Also our first interactive attack is called the Drone attack. We want to make all attacks as interactive as this one which you can see after joining by clicking the link above your interface on the right side in the game.
Currently we use combat video for all attacks other than the Drone which was just completed. We expect to have interactive combat attacks for all types, with troops and tanks and planes attacking cities in real time like the Drone attack.
Even for Hack attacks as well as Protests and Riots. All is to become more interactive which can in just a few short months make City Federation the best Social City Building game out there. We believe and think you will agree that CityFed has the best building and city graphics of any social game currently. Take a look and you decide!
This campaign will help us accomplish this in the next few months. You as one of our Kickstarting pledges will benefit more than all who follow as an insider and Founder of the Federation. See the various pledge rewards for details.
The story of the game is simple: All players begin with one city as Mayor in the United States in the year 2015, a few years after the world saw nation after nation fall. Even Revolutions in the United States, Russia and China came to pass.
The Banksters and Wall Street Cartels, along with their allies in the 'New World Order' did their damage and now the people have risen, not just in America but in nations all over the world.
We are NOT exclusively a war game; we are more a city building game than anything else . New players actually will not even see combat in our Basic interface. They need to click on a Drone mission or click "A" in interface to get our advanced features. This was done to prevent information overload, as we have added features and have been perfecting City Federation for over 14 months now. It is its own world ready for you take a piece of it and make your own. This campaign will make you as a pledging supporter one of our Founding Members with many benefits.
You can be at peace forever in your one city in the U.S. and build a business empire, make friends world wide and never worry about war. As a 'peaceful' player you can also build in thousands of cities that are independent as well as in any friend's cities. No restrictions here in CityFed like so many other city building games.
You can also be the Top Knowledge Hacker (Master of Trivia that can launch Hack Attacks on those not as intelligent as you) or Even the Top Community Activist!
For those who have larger ambitions the Federation will assist you in conquering and civilizing cities all over the world in the War Regions.
Also while at peace (while game is in Beta) you can protest, use hacker attacks and create mayhem in all cities that you do not control. You can also blackmail other commanders and leaders world wide to pay you to NOT protest or riot in their cities or get hacked! This is the perfect alternative for our gamers who prefer less military oriented gaming.
- Your 'War' or own experience in City Federation can be one of the mind, or of building the greatest value and cities, or being the First Citizen having the most friends in CityFed.
- Also being added is enhanced News, with a live 'sexy' newscaster who will be announcing news daily on video in game. You too can be mentioned for all to hear of your glorious new nation or Empire. Our reporter for FNS (Federation News Service) you will see daily in the News section. An added feature to make City Federation a whole community with its own News Service. All starting right after this campaign is completed in less than 30 days.
Dictatorships will no longer be tolerated in this brave new Libertarian world. This is 2015 after all...
- Build what we think are the greatest and most magnificent cities of any social game right now ... or conquer thousands that you can build in. There are not many restrictions within the Federation.
- We are all Libertarians and not fans of politicians of any political party. To us politicians of all parties are parasites on the people. It is just the degree of parasitical infection that is the question. The game avoids current politics in the U.S.A. and focuses on the future with a simple common idea... ' Politicians are diseases'
You too can help spread freedom and justice to the world, Join the City Federation and together we can usher in a new era of freedom. Freedom from government world wide. Now is the time...
One of our pledge deals is to have us design a building for you or your own company as an appreciation for your support.
The mouse-over that all will see will be your info, your details, your phone number and website which is really free advertising that others pay games a small fortune for. As one of our Beta pledges you will have the advertisement along with our deepest appreciation.
As we grow and add members your building with your info can be built or seen by tens of thousands or maybe millions all across the U.S. and the world! Also look at our buildings! FREE ADVERTISING for possibly years to come.
Our Magnificent graphics definitely out rank the cartoon buildings of the most popular city building games. City Federation is the next evolution of gaming into more realistic looking cities, buildings and a more grown up appeal. It is also made FOR the player/user.
If you want to be a 'clicking monkey' and have to click every building every day in your start city (and with CityFed you can have thousands of cities making this impossible), then please stick to the happy smiley face monotony you see in other city building games.
- Your time is valuable to us and we simplify things and have a Business page where you can click one button and make all the money from all buildings in ALL of your cities. You can do this up to 4 times a day with some buildings I.E. bowling alleys, grocery stores, bars etc. which will give you income multiple times per day. At the moment just building a structure will by default get you the equal of 'one click' per day per building in income. The rest is up to you and your dedication to adding City Fed dollars with the 'Collect All' button on the business page.
Our Cloud experts are preparing servers such as nodes that are self-replicating and if 100,000 people join (or a million) almost instantly the servers will be set up on the cloud and City Federation will grow as players join. We can add millions of players once we are done with the cloud work and finish optimizing to make the game faster. Everyone who pledges now will be on the ground floor of the operation and City Federation world! Pledgers who take advantage of the rewards here today will have the most advantages and fun for possibly years to come.
Without optimization and the Cloud, the game is slow to load and we apologize to those of you with less than 6GB RAM but you will not be able to play until we finish optimizing and get divided into the cloud for speed.
All who pledge support will actually help us add ideas and develop with access for all members here who join us to "The Outer Senate" where all members can peacefully converse, vote on important matters and make friends as well as discuss issues that affect the global City Federation. The Outer Senate is a given to all pledge amounts and Kickstarter members here who take part in this campaign. as your input will be important to us as we create a community and expand City Federation for years to come.
You can view our first promo video on Youtube . It is also on the website as well as in the Facebook app.
It is our first Promo video by our video guru. All music on site is fully licensed and much of it is 'epic' in nature. Hey...maybe we will one day put out a movie. The game has that much content already! We are 99.99% Original Content with the remaining .01% licensed or bought by us for us like our combat videos.
All Graphics of All Buildings Are Custom made by our own Designers! A Major attraction in City Federation.
Compare our graphics to any other city building game on any social media site.
See instantly why City Federation has the potential to be huge. Our designers are ready to design additional buildings for those that support our project at various levels.
Best of All we can be completed in less than 30 days from the completion of this campaign.
There will be a link on right side above interface inviting you test the drone attacks. Tutorials are almost done and we are ready for the public. More interactive combat is to follow and this project secures the funding and completion of the project will secure the completion of the development of the game.
Our new page to be on our site late September and included in all pledge amounts is called our 'Founders of The Federation' page.
The 'experts' told us we could never compete with the big boys in social gaming. After 14 months of developing City Federation it is our hope that you will disagree with the 'experts' and instead agree with our Testers, Programmers and Designers in saying that not only have we competed but we have in fact surpassed what is available on social gaming sites.
Warning - You can play now while in Beta for free on Facebook but be advised that while we are finishing up Flash optimization and speed, City Fed pages may be slow to load.
We will spend a week optimizing our Flash. At the moment a player needs 6GB RAM and a relatively new computer to see the game well. This will only be until we optimize and spread into the cloud servers.
Our expected finish date was January of 2013. If this small campaign here at Kickstarter is successful we can be completed sometime in October of 2012, letting all of you who get any of the rewards reap the benefits of enhanced play and advantages over other players.
We are already 99% Completed And Ready To Go With a Little Kickstart from those that pledge today to complete this project!
You can one of our Founders in what may even become the Greatest Social City Building game of our time!
We pledge to continue to grow and expand the game , platform and site. While you... well just enjoy the game and know that your pledge is doing your part in casting aside the era of social games with happy smiley faces and cartoon like buildings.
You can also play on site at http://www.cityfederation.com
Please play on Facebook. Our site version has a few features such as adding friends which are not enabled but all work in the Facebook app.
We are located in New York City in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) Brooklyn - our snail mail address is:
City Federation Inc.
45 Main Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn NY 11201
Of course. Please play on Facebook though for now. Until we are out of Beta there are a few features such as adding friends that are not enabled on the site.
Pledge $4 or moreYou selected
Founding Member of The Federation - You will be listed as a Founding member of the Federation on a new page to be released in late September/First week of October (after players submit info to us to coordinate after this campaign). With links to your capital city on the Founders Page you will make friends with players worldwide and locally as they come to you and visit your capital city. Also players will see links daily in their ticker in the interface as well as in masthead on top in the Facebook game and on site. You will also have our appreciation for being a part in our launching the game. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Here all Kickstarter members will vote as well as create a community to help guide City Fed. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate'Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Early Bird Reward - All of the benefits of Founders Of The Federation Reward Above Plus... In addition a one time CityFed dollar grant totally 100,000,000 ( a $50 Value - see Facebook payments page in game) as a special offer while we are in Beta release. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' Complete with its own forum to help us improve CityFed, members in all rewards here only from Kickstarter will have access. No others forever. And of course - You will also have our appreciation for being a part in our launching the game.Estimated delivery:
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No Brainer Award - You will be listed as a Founder of The Federation (as described in Reward #1) and in addition deposited into your account will be 150,000,000 City Fed Dollars plus 3 months of our Citizens' Shield (details are on Facebook payments page which you can see by clicking the Add $ button in Facebook at top of game at http://apps.facebook.com/cityfederation/ (Total Value of over $100 without counting the ability to make friends easily from being a Founder Of The Federation. This will enable you to conquer and build hundreds of cities with beautiful near 3d graphics. In addition Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' And still of course you will also have our appreciation for being a part in our launching the game.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
Productivity Killer's Delight - This is a special reward made for those who simply love to build cities and socialize and play. Benefits: Everything listed in our No-Brainer Reward above plus: Citizen's Shield for 6 months (rather than 3) Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' Access (with others in this Reward) to alter names, as well as modify any of the thousands upon thousands of cities that are independent in the United States. There is no war in American cities, here only business empires are built but players can hack as well as protest for cash against Independent cities. As one of our pledges here you get the inside scoop in any city not controlled by a human player allowing you to move objects, shape the city and act as if they are your own. This applies only to cities all over the USA in all American provinces that are at peace. This is where a new player's first city, or capital will be located as all start cities of players are in the USA provinces. You will have access to them all as an exclusive reward for Kickstarters that will not be duplicated again and is good for as long as City Fed exists.Estimated delivery:
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All of the benefits described in our Productivity Killer Reward Above plus in addition to the Founders Page, Citizens Shield for 6 months rather than 3 and also direct cash infusion into your Treasury of 150,000,000. Quite a war chest to build like a maniac and impress players world wide with the greatest cities of any social game on the net. In addition you will get direct access to the next 10 War Provinces in addition to those that you begin with on the maps at start. This gives you direct access to 40,000 cities in addition to the tens of thousands you start with access to. Access to perhaps thousands of fellow City Fed Gamers all over the U.S. and the world as well. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' Throw in our appreciation for helping us complete the launch and Beta completion of the game and we all win!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or moreYou selected
Protected Status by the Federation - All of the benefits described in our No-Brainer Award Above plus in addition to the Founders Page, Citizens Shield for 6 months rather than 3 and also direct cash infusion into your Treasury of 150,000,000. In addition you will get direct access to the next 10 Provinces in addition to these that you begin with on the maps at start. This gives you direct access to 40,000 cities in addition to the tens of thousands you start with access to. Access to perhaps thousands of fellow City Fed Gamers all over the U.S. and the world as well. In addition you are 'Protected' by Federation Drones from attack for as long as you avoid attacking another human. You can attack independent cities in war zones but not humans. This can last weeks, months or even years giving your nation and cities the protection needed from any attack by other humans. As long as you do not abuse it you can focus on being the Top Entrepreneur, Top Knowledge Hacker or Top Community Activist. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' Throw in our appreciation for helping us complete the launch and Beta completion of the game and we all win!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)
Federation Security Forces Member - From time to time the Federation will give assignments (weekly) with a payout involved in CityFed dollars. Missions may be to head up a Federation army to stop an invasion, capture terrorists, capture former Banksters on the loose and more!. Consider yourself a member of the Federation Security Forces and you may at times also get missions with others if force is needed. This duty is separate from your own National or political actions. Included in this reward is 150,000,000 CityFed dollars, and access to all war provinces from this point on. As we add provinces, you get access giving you a way into most action taking place on Earth. Also Citizens Shield for 6 months ( See Facebook Add$ button on top of interface for details) Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' You are considered a defender of the Federation and will be treated well by CityFed.Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive Back Door Pass - Access to all Provinces on Earth that are war provinces for as long as you are a member of the Federation from the time you join and into the future. As more Provinces are added in war areas you get instant access, making you a power broker matched only by other Kickstarter Pledges right here in the next few weeks only. Each province has 4000 cities that you can make friends with, conquer, build in or destroy. All can be accessed from the Map page on left, which is the round button on left in interface. In Addition We give you Citizens' Shield for 6 months, listing as one of the Founders of the Federation on that public page that will link to your Capital city as well as in ticker for all members to access, PLUS 200,000,000 City Fed dollars allowing you to build cities or a powerful military force. This is a backdoor pass into all maps in all war zones no matter how fast we grow (other than Private Provinces as described in another Reward). These will remain off limits protected by Federation Drones until the leader that has the Province attacks another human leader. Value of this Reward is limitless as the advantages grow over time as City Federation grows and adds citizens and players. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate'Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)
Exclusive Back Door Pass II - All That is written in the Back Door Pass in the Pledge/Reward above this one. Last reward for this pledge amount is a brief interview with our new News reporter that all players will see when we add this feature soon after this campaign. It will be a brief 30 seconds or less spot but all members world wide will see this news video as the daily FNS ( Federation News Service) video-casts will be daily after we get out of Beta for all to see when they either click the News Section ( in Advanced Interface on right side) or they go to the landing page on our site which you can see now by going to cityfederation.com. We will be replacing that promo video there now with the daily newscasts. The daily newscast will also be linked to from the tickers within the interface to highlight so others see your interview and hear of your great cities, or nation. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' We have to limit this reward to 100 people due to the logistics involved for the phone interviews as well as editing by our film crew.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (120 left of 120)
We can have a custom building made for you. As a major benefit the mouse-over for the building will say what you want. You will see and read your on url, site, whatever you wish. Please no profanity! Anyone can have access to our site and the Facebook application including children so keep this in mind. We can create total of 40 per month with current designer doing only buildings as our graphics are intense! Delivery date is for first 40, next 40 in late November. If project is successful we will hire at least one more designer and possibly be able to create 80 buildings per month. If Project is very successful we might hire 2 more and be able to create nearly 150 per month. You will also be listed as one of the Founders of the Federation for all players to see and link to your capital city, letting you make friends world wide easily. Plus as always you will also have our appreciation for being a part in our launching the game. We will contact you at conclusion of this campaign and need a photo of any building online that you like as well as what you wish your mosue-over to say that all will see anywhere in the U.S. and the world when they build your building or mouse-over your building in any city.Estimated delivery:
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Provincial Governor Reward - Your own Province (contains 4000 cities) somewhere in a war zone. No one will have access to your Province up until you use any city in it to attack others. You can take over all of the cities in the province and build a massive military machine all untouchable and protected by Federation Drones until you attack other human leaders. You can name the province anything you wish (please no profanity) Only those you attack can gain access. Also included is 200,000,000 City Fed Dollars as a sweetener to build quickly. Also listing in the Founders of The Federation page which will help you to add friends and allies quickly. This is a virtual Empire that you alone command and control, at least until you attack others. Citizens Shield for 6 months included as well. (see Facebook add$ button on top of interface for details) Also in addition to our appreciation for helping in launching the game if you are one of the top 20 with the most cities who opt for this Pledge amount you will be able to do a brief interview with our new newscaster about your Nation or Empire. News section will show a video with an attractive newscaster naming you and your empire and showing an interview to all members worldwide. This will begin (The Newscasts) right after the successful completion of this campaign.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (37 left of 40)
Community Organizer/Knowledge Hacker Reward - A Union or Hacker Group that is advertised to all. You choose the name and write the description. When others join and pay their dues daily a large portion will go to benefit your Treasury in the game. Your Union or Hacker group will be among the 20 of each type that all players will have the ability to join themselves without needing to be invited in by others that create their own Unions and Hacker Groups as explained on our Associates Shield page on the Facebook Credits payments page. You would be considered a Founding member of the Federation and listed on that page linked to on site and in the ticker in interface. All will have access to join your Union or Hacker Group which can make you in-game currency far faster than others. Your own description will be allowed if no profanity used and links to your Capital city also supplied, gaining you friends throughout the world after we launch. Players join Hacker Groups or Unions to lower their costs if they are attacked by Protest or Hacker attacks by players with superior Knowledge or Community points. Only those with the most community points or very high scores need not join one. Be that Community Organizer you always dreamed of being! Or Perhaps a world class Hacker with the ability to make whole Empires cringe in fear to ever facing off against you. As one of the only 20 Unions or 20 Hacker Groups that all players will have instant access to join, our new reporter will interview you and the news shown world wide on the new Federation News Service. Of course throw in our deepest appreciation for your help in launching the game on top of it all! (20 limit for Hacker Groups and 20 For Unions in the Federation totaling 40 limit for this Reward worldwide forever For Unions and Hacker Groups that all members can join at will. If that is not enough, you also have the details of our Back Door Pass as described above. One last feature of this reward is Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate'Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Have Your Own Banking Empire! In our game players can create their own banks and through their friends in Facebook or online expand their branches worldwide. As one of our Banking Leaders though, anyone will be able to build one of your banks right from their build menu which in turn makes you CityFed dollars. Only 10 private banks will be advertised directly from the interface to all who join and play City Federation. You can also lend out the money you make to others at your own rates. You can use your money in game to influence the course of history as you lend money to empires worldwide and have your hand in politics globally. All from your own computer! We will have our designer design your bank with your input by sending us a photo of one that you love. It is this bank that others will build if they choose your banking franchise for any of their cities. All making you City Fed dollars. Also you will have a vote in the Outer Senate, which is a political body that decides on the politics and policies dealing with the barbarian lands (nations not under the control of the Federation) as well as member states. Very Limited Amount for this as we need to create a different bank building for each person who takes this pledge. In addition, you are listed as one of our Founders on Founders Page and have our back door pass as described in Reward number 5. You also have a Bank Building designed according to your own designs but it must only be for a bank and not your own personal business or use as described in Reward #6 above. One last feature of this reward is Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate'Estimated delivery:
Pledge $4,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
The Inner Circle - We combine the Exclusive Backdoor Pass II with the Provincial Governor Rewards Above but total City Fed dollars advanced to your Treasury will be 300,000,000 CityFed dollars. This enables you to build a monster military as well as hundreds of cities. In addition, you will be invited to have lunch or dinner with the Founder of City Federation to discuss any ideas or business ventures within the game after it launches. Lunch or Dinner will be in New York City where our main office is. As a member of the inner circle you have the ear of the programmers and developers and the possibilities are endless. You will also have the personal email of the Founder and Cell number and of course will always have our deepest appreciation for helping us complete this project with Kickstarter. Access to Outer Senate voting and bulletin board with other Kickstarter members exclusively. Please see game details here for explanation of 'The Outer Senate' Lets make some plans together!Estimated delivery:
- (25 days)