City Empires is a free
web-based city/empire simulation Mass Multiplayer Online Game
(MMO) where players act as mayor of their own growing city. After a major world
conflict, fought years before, that saw much of the world left in ruins and few
people left standing, you have been chosen by the few people that have gathered
around you to lead them into a stable and prosperous future.
buildings have been destroyed and you no longer have services like water,
electricity, health, or fire that you once took for granted. There is no longer
an education system. All major forms of trade no longer have means to support
them, as your highways, railways, seaports and airports have all been battered
and without maintenance for decades. Most serious of all, without a police
force or military support, the security of your people is entirely in yours
is up to you to start, with what few resources you have, to build your city
into a successful representation of what you feel life should be like. You will
rebuild your infrastructure and regain access to common utilities and services.
You will form your police force and assemble a military. Finally, you will
educate your people and reopen trade to other developing cities and countries across
continue to grow and prosper you will invest in improvements to your city to
generate higher incomes, renew your environment and please your people. Cities
in the upper levels of society will develop local wonders to further these benefits.
Playing the game
Your task, as mayor of your
city, is to maintain operations on a day-to-day basis. By taxing your citizens
you earn money for your city that can be spent on growth, projects and other
requirements. Be careful though, as the highest tax rate isn't necessarily
going to earn you the most money each day. Your citizens will not enjoy high
taxes, nor will they stand for a lack of services. It is your duty to ensure
your citizens are kept happy, well supplied and secure.
Building your city
You've just been appointed
mayor of your city and you have a small amount of money you will use to begin
building your city. Many mayors make initial purchases that ruin the progress
of their city, so we'll give you a hint to get started off on the right foot.
When starting your city you
need to remember that infrastructure are your blocks with which to build. More
infrastructure levels mean more people, and having more people translates into
more money for your city. As your population grows, however, you will need to
supply your citizens with adequate services and protection.
When starting your city it
is advisable to follow the tips provided when viewing your city, as it will allow you to get off to a good start
After you create your city
you will have the option of joining or creating a country. Countries offer
cities the chance to operate together under one flag. Countries are lead by
Capital Cities, who then have the option to appoint Assistant Cities to help
with duties. When joining a country it is always wise to do some research. Be
sure the country you join is a good fit for you, because on this planet not
everyone is alike. Some countries favor battle, while others may favor
diplomacy. Some may play for fun and some may play for domination. The choice
Should you choose to create
your own country, the option is available to you, however an in-game fee is
applicable to all newly created countries.
Wars are common on our
planet. After creating your city, you will begin designing your military force
in an effort to protect your citizens. Choosing between everything from
soldiers, to missiles, spies, anti-aircraft weapons, tanks, jets, helicopters
and most powerful of all, nuclear warheads can be a tough choice. Remember that
your people want to feel safe. Since all military purchases benefit your city
in different ways, make sure you choose your defenses carefully.
An additional aspect of
military battle is in naval warfare. Mayors can purchase naval bases that
further allow the purchase of naval forces including submarines, aircraft
carriers and other equipment used in naval battles.