Icity now Available on Steam!

Icity now Available on Steam!

icity_capsule_main_workshopWe’ve very excited to announce that our new game Icity is now released and is available on the Steam Store!  Icity is a Flight Sim … and a City Builder; and like nuts and gum, they’re together at last.  Icity allows the player to fly specially-designed aircraft to build a city of their very own. It features a great set of flight controls which are based upon current advances in avionics. The construction is also futuristic, employing 3D printers and equipment which are currently being researched for advanced building projects.

Thanks to everyone in the hangar for all their support – now it’s time to spread the word so everyone can enjoy this great game.

 

Giant 3D Building Printers !! From Mars?

Giant 3D Building Printers !!  From Mars?

3D Office BuildingNo way!  Giant 3D printers already exist that can print-out entire buildings?  It’s true, and we think it sounds like lots of serious fun.  What better way to shake up the old housing biz than the ability to push a button and print out any quirky design that springs to mind.  Old castles, sleek Barcelona pavilions, Second Empire Munster mansions, or even rows of ricky shacks from urban slums … it’s all possible.  Yet it raises an interesting question: if anything is possible, would you make anything, or would you stick with the standard designs we already know or even those that are deemed acceptable based on market conditions and resale potential?  After all, the standard Victorian-style house is still popular, even a century after the Victorian-age ended. And aren’t neutral colours and warm whites the best for interior walls, to maximize value?

Construction has always been a balance between the freedom of imagination (or at least individual taste) and the constraints of materials (particularly their form and cost).  That’s why leading architects are masters of the materials they employ, it allows them to use materials in new ways that stretch the imagination.  And that’s why most of us live in some form of box like shape … because it’s cheaper to make straight pieces of wood.  But imagine what kind of a house, or office, you might make if you could print anything you wanted to live in.  Perhaps a giant snail shell?  Or something the shape of a crop circle?  Any ideas?  Leave your ideas and feedback below!

Oh, and no … they’re not from Mars.

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Icity – The Ice City Builders Are Here!

Icity – The Ice City Builders Are Here!

Builders Logo

The pilots in ICITY fly specially-designed aircraft to build and manage Ice City, a wealthy mining colony set in the near future.  The aircraft are inspired by advances in UAV and drone technology, yet employ pilots and mission specialists to directly control building construction, supply delivery, and passenger transport.

The aircraft featured in ICITY are designed to pickup and employ different cargo modules which are used for different tasks. They are inspired by the old Sikorsky sky cranes, by various LTA proposals, and especially by the huge potential for urban cargo delivery systems in the future.

The specialized cargo modules include a type of large 3D-printer that can be used to print new buildings, tanks for transporting the printing materials, and a passenger compartment for moving the workers. The ability to print a building is inspired by advanced research in architecture and building technology, and ties in nicely with the game’s futuristic aircraft and the vision for how cities will be built.

ICITY has now completed early development and is currently on Steam Greenlight for review by the Flight Sim community – if you would like to learn more and show your support, touchdown on the ICITY Greenlight page to vote: 

ICITY – view on Steam Greenlight >

 

 

Icity – Welcome to the Flight Line!

Icity – Welcome to the Flight Line!

Flight Line logoAfter numerous requests on our Greenlight page, the “Flight Instructors” here at Openland have posted a new trailer on the Icity game page. The video is also posted on our studio’s youtube channel [make sure to subscribe for future game trailers, and update news], and shows one of our many genre-intersecting breakthroughs; our pilot-approved start-up sequence!

Icity Now on Steam Greenlight

Icity Now on Steam Greenlight

Icity 2 800x400We’ve very excited to post out new game Icity on Steam Greenlight!  Icity is a Flight Sim … and a City Builder; and like nuts and gum, they’re together at last.  Icity allows the player to fly specially-designed aircraft to build a city of their very own. It features a great set of flight controls which are based upon current advances in avionics. The construction is also futuristic, employing 3D printers and equipment which are currently being researched for advanced building projects.

Thanks to everyone in the hangar for all their support – now it’s time to spread the word so everyone can enjoy this great game soon on Mac / PC computers.

Icity – View on Steam GreenLight >