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Update #1: Recent Developments of “City of Gods: Prison Empire”

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StretchGoals!!!

 

 In short: it is a simulation + openworld classic 16BIT pixel indie game A game of prison simulation

  • Build all kinds of prison facilities and make them work!
  • Obtain various criminals to serve your purpose!  
  • Train those rookies to fill your workshop and make cash!
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A game of crime art  

Drugs and arms processing

  • Build workshops and recruit proper workers inside your prison to craft drugs and arms which we all know as highest profit goods.

 

Stealing 

  • From tiny residence to big bank! Sneak in and take anything you want! 

Vehicle stealing

  • Every car in parking lot or motorcycle by the road is available to steal! 

Robbery

  • We know that robbing a bank is already no easy task for ordinary gangsters. Then how about robbing a night club?

Gang Warfare 

  • Attack and capture rival gang's stronghold, I suggest you try this only after when you have Gatling and RPG in your storehouse. At least you have some AK47. 

Fast & Furious

  • DIY your vehicle and launch a speed duel with your opponents! 

Street Gunfight 

  • Drive your vehicles , carry your Gatling, intercept your enemies on the road and kill them all! Woo, that’s how a bloody street gunfight should be!
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International arms trade 

  • After buying or capturing at least cargo wharf, you can start your international arms trade. Expand your business to the whole world! 

Transnational drug smuggling 

  • After buying or capturing the city airport, you can purchase your own plane to carry cargos, including drugs which will drive the world crazy! 

 A game you can explore every building! 

  • You can enter every building and every household you see, of course you can choose your way to get in. 
  • You can knock the door, pry the door, or blow the door though we don’t recommend you to do this every time. 
  • You can buy some hot dogs from a stand, or spend a wonderful night with some street girls. When you see someone withdraw cash at ATM you may try to extort him from behind. 
  • Every citizen and merchant can be interacted, it’s up to you to squeeze them or send them gifts. All vehicles in the parking lot can be stolen and will appear in the garage of your prison. Pick one for a drive or sell to second-hand market for extra cash.
  • Have a cup of Americano in a coffee shop, try your luck on Texas Poke or blackjack in a casino. Play basketball shoot or whack-a-mole in the arcade for a relax and blueprint. Watch show girl in strip club and enjoy SPA in massage parlor. You may even pay a visit to aquarium or museum to find inspirations for your crime! 

 Run and rule your prison

  • During your management of the prison, feeding the prisoners is the basic. This include various issues like electricity supply and temperature regulation. Making one mistake in these basic guarantee may ruin everything. 
  • The workshops are the only places you earn your profit, so you may want to expand or rebuild them to produce top valued goods. Well, after you have the blueprint of course. 

Train your prisoners

  • You may randomly receive some felons by the gov prison system.
  • These felons are skilled “Veterans”. You may convince them to work for you and train those you think worthy to make bigger profits for you! 

 

 

Crafting 

  • Every end product from workshop requires a blueprint to unlock. 
  • Blueprints can be found in residences and buildings all over the city. 
  • Your skills will be tested to collect those blueprints. 
  • The guns you can use on your prisoner.
  • The clothing can wear on your prisoner.

 

 

Monopolize the city

  • All raw materials come from suppliers and raw material processing factory in the city. Control these resources and you can monopolize the market. 

 

International trade 

  • After buying or capturing the harbor or airport, you can purchase cargo ship or plane to sell your “goods” to the whole world! 

Rule Your Empire 

  • In this city,all gangs has under your control.Try to build your empire and rule this city! 

 

  • Pixelgangsta Studio is an independent game development studio from China, started in 2013 by Chief. We know that Chinese game developers do not have a high reputation due to large amount of rip-off. But we don’t really feel embarrassed about that, on the contrary, we believe games are the 9th art, any race, nation and civilization can make a fantastic game. So here we are, with our game of sincerity – City of God. 
  • There are 8 people in our studio, while we do not have any glorious history like other game developers, we are just a group of middle-aged men who still have childhood dreams in their hearts. We are trying to make a game which we believe is cool. Of course that’s not mean we won’t listen to others’ advice, but before we impress you, we must impress ourselves first. 
  • Beside sleeping, we are throwing all our time on the game. We know that it will take too long to finish the game with just 6 of us and we can hardly hold till then. We can not count the government support, and there is no unemployment benefits in China. So we can do nothing but press on! 

 

  • I’m a game developer who have worked in China for 16 years. A few years ago, I resigned my well paid game designing job and abandoned my shares. I was done with those uninspiring or purely commercial games. To realize my game dream of childhood, to fulfill my original intention of game design, I decided to make a game without KPI pressure and marketing restrictions, a game which can impress myself —the City of God. 
  • Right now the game is over 50% done, we’ve achieved all game functions in city. Later we will mainly focus on city contents adding and game optimization, yes, these are our main objects now and we are very confident of that. We expect to launch our first global close beta test in the 3rd quarter this year. 

To us, more funds mean: 

1. Larger city map and more streets We plan to lay over 100 streets, 1,000 buildings and 10,000 rooms to explore in Crist City. 

2. More prison types Besides the original abandoned military base, we will add more prison types like ruined offshore oil well and old mine under your support. These also mean more building types and more gameplay features. (Require Kickstarter funding reward to unlock)

 3. More game modes Right now the game has “Story Mode” and “Sandbox Mode”, with your assistances, we can add new game modes like “Prison Break Mode” or “Ex-survive Mode”. (Require Kickstarter funding reward to unlock) Most of all, with your assistances, our game releasing will be faster! So, please help us to complete this epic pixel game! 

 Hardcover COG Manual 

  • A well-made physical hardcover manual of “City of God: Prison Empire”. It contains all workshop instructions, workshop blueprints collections, and specific information of each special prisoner in game. Of course, you can find the city map and building instructions in this manual which is just like a business adviser to you. 

Original soundtrack CD 

  • All music pieces from COG story, street block and game ending are collected in this soundtrack CD. Including 10+ street block BGM of different styles and 2 special features. 

 Physical game pack Including

  • A COG theme 8G USB flash drive 
  • One STEAM CDKEY
  • 1 random COG theme T-shirt
  • Hardcover instruction manual
  • PDFmanualbookandoriginalsoundtrackBGM MP3 arealsointheflashdrive. 
  • Your great name will be on our ending special thanks list

Limited deluxe game pack Including

  • COG theme USB(8G)
  • Double STEAM key
  • All COG mp3 and pdfs inside USB
  • Soundtrack CD album 
  • One T-shirt and one Hoodie
  • Hardcover instruction manual
  • PGS theme key ring 
  • COG prison theme packbox. 
  • Your great name will be on our ending special thanks list

 

 Qualification for beta test 

  • You and other 199 players will be able to access to our first global beta test and experience our game in advance. Your suggestions are very important to us and you may be appreciated with more digital game CDKEY or other gifts.

Name a street 

  • You may name a street or road in Crist city and that name may appear in our game and COG theme mouse pad. 

Choose a NPC you want to role-play 

  • You may choose one NPC you want to role-play from a NPC list provided by us, the NPC will use your name and appearance. These are all functional NPCs in game like shopkeeper, gang boss etc. 
  • (Name and photograph must be provided.)

 Airship advertisement 

  • The airship advertisement is available which requires a photo. It will be shown over the Crist city all days to all players. 
  • (ads pic required)

 

 

Automobile advertisement 

  • The automobile advertisement is available which requires a photo. It will be shown on bus, truck or even advertising vehicle which shuttle in the streets. Every player may encounter a car with your advertising picture at any street. 
  • (ads pic required)

Name a building 

  • Name those buildings in Crist city! We will name those highest commercial buildings in Crist city with your names. 
  • They can be John Building, Trump Building and whatever. These large buildings may be office, shopping mall, grand hotel or casino. 

  A big shot! 

  • You are a big shot! So, your name may appear on the city airport, lake, river, wharf and administrative area. 

Intercity advertisement 

  • Intercity advertisement is available. The picture you provide will appear at the street views all over the city. Including advertisement on chain burger shop or on top of the grand hotel. Purchase these advertisement and let all citizens in Crist city know your great image! 
  • (ads pic required)

A great man of Crist!

  • Yes, we will build a statue for a great man like you. This statue will stand around the main buildings of the city. Like city hall, central park and central square. Hail to the great man! 
  • (Name and photograph must be provided.)

 

Legendary criminal! 

  • Become a legendary criminal! You can decide the criminal’s name, appearance, even his skill, hobby and character. 
  • Through live video communication with our game designers, we will create a brand new legendary criminal according to your settings. 
  • Legendary criminals play important roles in game, they may be a arms maker, drug expert, spy or assassin who’s good at firearms. 
  • (Name and photograph must be provided.)

Become a Legend!!!

  • Become a character of main story and play important part through the story line. We will custom your full length portrait in game according to your real life appearance. 
  • Your character will have his/her own dialogue, and his/her half length portrait will appear when he/she shows up in the story. Surely, if your character stays alive in the end, he/she will be back in our next game. 
  • (Name and photograph must be provided.)
 

Risks and challenges

● The Homo Ludens are always faced with risks and challenges while creating a game. In fact, making a game feels just like playing a game. More unknown challenges keep incoming as we conquer those we have met. This, however, is what I enjoy most while playing or creating a game.
● For Pixelgangsta Studio, so far we’ve solved all predictable problems quickly and effectively. But that doesn’t mean we won't be trapped by any tricky problems in the future. Actually, more unknown problems may come from technical level. To conquer them, our partner Terry will lead the charge against future technical unknowns. He has developed 20+ games during his 11 years of experience as a game programmer. Thanks to him, our game finished most basic frameworks in just half a year.
● Besides potential technical risks, financial problem always exists for indie game studio. Right now we have 8 members in our studio (2 newly joined) and my bank account can keep the studio running till the end of 2016. Even so, I made my decision last month to pledge the only real estate under my name to bank in exchange for enough funds to complete this game. Therefore, theoretically the whole studio can last until 2017. But believe me this is definitely not what I expect. I hope we can finish the game this year, and start preparation for the sequel of “City of God” next year.
● We will fully devote ourselves to the game development in near future to ensure its completion within 2016. We will give our best effort to make a masterpiece.
● In these situations, the whole Pixelgangsta Studio promises to keep you updated and informed on the game development and releasing. We are excited and proud to tell you that we are ready for all challenges ahead of us! You will see the Crist City as scheduled!

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