Just Announced: City Block Builder

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Build a glamorous empire in Los Angeles during the 1950s in tycoon management game, City Block Builder. Indie developer Tentworks Interactive has announced their first game coming to Steam later this year.

“Make your own movie theater, restaurant, bowling alley, and more!”

So far this reminds me a little of The Sims franchise crossed with the classic “The Movies” from Lionhead Studios. Check out some of the screenshots below.

City Block Builder

City Block Builder

City Block Builder

Read the official press release from Tentworks Interactive:

Bangalore, India – March 4th, 2021 – Tentworks Interactive is proud to announce that its multi-business management game, City Block Builder, will transport players to the glitz and glamour of 1950s LA when it launches on PC in 2021.

City Block Builder is a mashup of deep tycoon management games with large-scale city building elements. Set in Los Angeles during the 1950s, the game puts you in the shoes of a young, budding entrepreneur who is determined to build their own business empire. Fresh off the victory of WWII, Los Angeles is the pop culture capital of the world. With the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, designer shops, and finest cuisine money can buy, all under a canopy of clear blue skies, the City of Angels represents the “American Dream” at its most ideal.

City Block Builder is an open-world tycoon where instead of being limited to just one business type, you can erect all manner of trades from cinemas, to restaurants, to bowling alleys, jazz clubs, drive-in theaters, parlors and more. Micromanage each business down to every detail. City Block Builder encourages players to find creative solutions to complex problems. Choose how to run and customize your entire business. Select which movies play when at your theatre; decide what food goes on your menu; book bands to play at your nightclub! You have full control of each business. From its layout, to its furniture and lighting, to ensuring the entrance makes optimal use of foot traffic in your bustling borough! Setting up the L.A.’s entertainment hub has never been so immersive!

Each detail of City Block Builder is brought to life in glorious detail through hand-drawn art paying homage to the incredible culture of the era. Movies, posters, comic books, and advertisements capture the look and feel of the 1950s with their bold, technicolor palette, dapper outfits, and neat slogans. Even the foliage has been extensively researched to be accurate to the time, changing dynamically with the seasons.

This game looks brilliant. I hope to be checking this out soon, so keep your eyes open on the site for a review! Check out the teaser trailer below, let us know in the comments your thoughts on this announcement.

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