Today is a very special day.
Today you become
the mayor of a small town. Your citizens have chosen you with the hope
and expectation that you have what it takes to turn the town into a
vibrant, modern metropolis with a green and sustainable future. A place
where modern technology not only leads to happiness, growth and economic
stability, but also must strike a delicate balance between humanity and
nature. By cultivating renewable energy sources, a clean environment,
you can shape the city of tomorrow and discover new pathways into a
better, cleaner world.
WHAT IS URBANIA?
Urbania is a social game designed to allow users through gamification
mechanics to play and actually discover the effects that future
technologies, ecological concepts and sustainable energy have upon their
virtual city. These are used then to build the most advanced, energy
effective, beautiful and modern environmentally cleanest cities in the
In this game you not only just manage a town - you must create the city of the future.
Every action and every building has an impact on the environment and
population. You can install clean, efficient factories, organic farms,
solar powered electric cars and use amazing technologies and fascinating
products available today or close to becoming reality in the near
Be a part of tomorrow – today!
Urbania is the first social game where the environmental issues of the
world are interconnected. Similar to our world, weather and other
natural occurrences are affected and determined by the actions of all
our players. Do you choose to power your city with cheap polluting
coal-burning power or do you opt for renewable energy sources like wind
turbines? It is up to you; you have the power to forge the most
ecofriendly city in Urbania.
Interact with your friends, buy or sell energy, trade products
that your city needs or produces. Continuously improve your city and
share your experience with others to demonstrate how much you really
HOW TO PLAY URBANIA
Despite the complex appearance of the game mechanisms within our game,
Urbania is very easy to play. Our simple tutorial will guide you through
all the game basics and in a matter of no time you will see your little
town progress into an advanced and ecofriendly city. Play and learn the
features, options and possibilities of our game at your own pace, enjoy
the relaxing chillout soundtrack and experience how good it feels to
actually make the world a better place to live in.
Urbania offers a wide variety of fantastic and futuristic designed
buildings from different categories like shops, factories, apartments,
public buildings, parks and other leisure facilities which allow you to
develop your own individual vision of the city of the future. Every
building you choose has a different impact on your city’s population,
environment and energy consumption.
Create environmental campaigns and similar initiatives in your city to
raise the productivity of your factories or to encourage your citizens
to live more healthily. Campaigns lead to a higher level of happiness
within your city and allow you to improve your ranking within the game.
Discover new inventions and amazing technologies to unlock new advances
and buildings to make your city the most sustainable and vibrant city in
Many interesting, fun and entertaining tasks, quests and challenges
await you. Solve fundamental issues by yourself or cooperate with your
friends and neighbors. Or participate in special events and win prizes
sponsored by allied companies and other business partners.
„CROWD INTELLIGENCE“ – CONTESTS
Become a part of the Urbania community, discuss strategies, weigh in on
environmental issues and take part in special events and virtual web
campaigns to let your voice be heard. Become a proactive player!
Environmental disasters and other climactic events affect us all,
especially the happiness of Urbania’s population, so your actions and
those of your neighbors matter. Remember that your decisions may affect
the environment of other players, let’s hope your environmental disaster
does not go viral!
Buy, sell and trade energy, resources and other technologies.
PLAY URBANIA FOR FUN AND A GOOD CAUSE
We will actively support environmental-friendly initiatives and donate a
percentage of Urbania’s monthly revenues to foundations or projects our
players choose to support. Every little bit helps, and we want to
actively start making a difference.
THE GOAL OF URBANIA
We live in a time of transition with many interesting developments. E.g.
in the automotive industries the era of the combustion engine is
coming to an end.
The internet changes the world so profoundly that in some countries it
changed the political landscape completely.
The desktop PC is getting out of date rapidly and is replaced by tablet
PCs and other mobile devices except for dedicated computer workers like
graphic artists and programmers.
E-Book readers spread rapidly, creating a growing audience for e-books.
And this change affects environmental technologies as well. Already a
growing portion of our energy is coming from renewable energy sources
like water, wind and solar power. The proportion of regenerative
energies is substantially higher than specialist projected at the turn
of the millennium.
If mankind is to survive on a clean and unimpaired planet with a
sustainable natural environment, these technologies are not just a fad
but a prerequisite.
Urbania wants to build on these facts in a
playful way and incidentally spread knowledge on new technologies and
solutions while people play.
WHAT CAN URBANIA ACHIEVE?
Of course, first and foremost it’ll be loads of fun to play.
It can also show that with intelligent technology it is possible to make
the world a better, cleaner and more enjoyable place. Urbania offers
insights into science, ecology, and technology while you play.
And like a seed is sown, these insights and experiences can grow from
the game and spread to the life of players. If this game succeeds in
raising the awareness for environmental issues and makes only one player
changes his habits then this game has achieved a lot.
Even a small change can make a big difference.
Join Urbania and play for a good cause! Your journey will be filled with
discovery and environmental education to help us all become better
stewards of our planet.
We are an old group of friends scattered around the world with a deep
background in gaming, web engineering, marketing, business and software
development. We all share the common vision of Urbania and would like to
be able to implement it with your valuable help.
WHY WE NEED YOU
We have all been working on our free time on this project for almost
around a year now and we have not been able to invest the desired time
we actually would like to dedicate to it! This is where you come into
the picture. If you help us reach our goal of US$ 25000, we can actually
finally invest more time into our project and really accelerate it.
Certainly we won’t be able to completely produce our vision from this
amount but you will help us to get the ball rolling.
every backers pledge no matter, how small it may be, will help us take a
big step forward towards reaching our goal and therefore we have
prepared a wide variety of great gifts to reward you for your support,
take the time to view our pledges and we hope we can convince you to
help us to create Urbania and actually be a part of a game that supports
a higher cause!
With your help we want to release Urbania in summer of 2012.
We will constantly keep you updated here and have prepared
some additional cool surprises in case the magical goal of US$ 25000 is
surpassed, don’t forget to check this page for updates!
NOTE ABOUT PLEDGING
If you back a project, you don't actually pay
anything until the END of the campaign. You can pledge any amount and
lower/raise your pledge at any time during the campaign. If we fail to
reach our funding goal, nobody pays a thing. For more info, see the
Backer's FAQ here.