developer: Visual Entertainment and Technologies
publisher: Visual Entertainment and Technologies
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
GearCity is a complex economic strategy in which the player is at the forefront of the car manufacturing company. The title was created by an independent, one-man studio Visual Entertainment And Technologies.
In GearCity we control all aspects of a company operating in the automotive industry. The most pleasant of our duties is undoubtedly car design - we can choose the elements of the car body and decide on the components (from the engine, through the gearbox, to the suspension). This is not the end of the story, however, as we also have to choose whether we choose to install cheaper parts to keep the price of the vehicle low or whether we prefer to install more expensive components on board, thereby increasing the value of the vehicle.
It is worth mentioning that from the moment when our work leaves the drawing board, it will take a sufficient amount of time for it to reach the production lines and showrooms. We can find out whether we have succeeded or what needs to be changed by reading reviews in newspapers (which are also an indispensable source of news from the world). Sales, on the other hand, depend on a number of factors such as purchasing power, population, inflation or interest rates specific to a given region.
All this, however, is only the tip of the iceberg. Our list of duties also includes the construction of new factories and showrooms, marketing activities (like the financing of racing drivers and their teams), or even the need to react to changing fashion, as well as historical events. The latter include the panic of 1907, the First World War and the great economic crisis of 1929-1933. It is worth noting that during the war nothing stands in the way of shifting our activities to the production of equipment for the army.
It is important to keep an eye on the situation, because the competition is not sleeping; however, if you look at the situation on the stock exchange, you can find companies that are not doing well enough to be taken over by us.
GearCity has a raw visual setting, which consists mainly of user interface elements, with a large number of windows containing all kinds of reports, charts and information presented in the form of text. It is worth noting that the design of the car takes place in a simple, three-dimensional environment with simple graphics.
Expectations: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6200 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows XP