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News video games 12 April 2024, 03:31

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Mix of Civilization and Cities Skylines in New City Builder. In Memoriapolis, We’ll Guide Our City Through 2,500 Years of History

Memoriapolis is coming to early access and will allow us to lead a virtual city from Ancient Times to the Age of Enlightenment.

Source: 5PM Studios.

Fans of city builders are still disconsolate after the disappointment that the premiere version of Cities: Skylines 2 turned out to be. Furthermore, even after many updates, fans make it clear what they think about the current state of the game (via Steam / Reddit). Some of them are looking for a replacement for CS2, and perhaps the new Memoriapolis will appeal to fans of Cities: Skylines - and Civilization.

The game developers have only now revealed Memoriapolis in action, despite it being announced much earlier. You can watch the trailer below.

Although describing 5PM's game as a mixture of Cities: Skylines (or another city builder) and Civilization may be considered trite, such a description isn't far from the truth. Players will be tasked with creating and expanding a city over a period of 2.5 thousand years of different epochs, from ancient times to the Enlightenment Age.

  1. Memoriapolis on Steam

Moving to the next historical periods won't simply involve adding a few technologies. Each era will introduce additional gameplay mechanics, which will open up new opportunities for the player, but will also pose new challenges. These will consider economic matters and ensuring the satisfaction of city residents, as well as politics (such as senate deliberations).

The ability to build wonders and various cultures to choose from (which will affect the gameplay) were also taken from Civilization. The devs take pride in the realistic, "organic" growth of the city, which will result in features such as the creation of roads without the player's intervention. The developers mentioned that during the development of the algorithm responsible for this system, they used the support of an experienced urban planner.

The fun will also be further diversified by actual historical events, such as the Black Death, and internal issues like strikes and unrest that will endanger the city.

This all certainly sounds promising, but it's impossible to judge Memoriapolis until players get their hands on the title. The game is set to be released in early access, with a surprisingly short duration of just 4 months. Of course, the actual time spent in Steam Early Access will depend on the community's feedback. We are still awaiting confirmation of when this version of Memoriapolis will be released on Steam.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).