The Role Playing Game Genre and Elements - City Building Kit for Unity
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The Role Playing Game Genre and Elements

The Role Playing Game (RPG) genre is one of the most popular genres currently known. Unity developers are no strangers to the RPG genre. But the question to RPG Unity developers quickly becomes how to include the elements of the RPG genre into their city building + Real Time Strategy (RTS) game(s)? The City-Building Kit already naturally includes various elements of the RPG genre right from the start. Most players and developers would automatically think that the RPG genre includes Dungeons & Dragon type games only. This was never really the case and the City-Building Kit also never really left anyone with that limitation.

What are these RPG elements?

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*Demo app is from the Complete Kit.
The role playing game genre and elements

Make a Game like Clash of Clans with Unity3D

Users get their own home base

Powerful City Builder Framework

  • Design Your Own Buildings
  • Gems and In-App Purchases (IAP)
  • Gold/Liquid Generators and Storage
  • Expandable with assets
Steal loot from other player's bases

PvP AI Battle Processor

  • Combat/Unit AI
  • PvE Battle Matching
  • Gold/Liquid Stealing
  • Gem Accelerated Training
Fully-prepared backend for your server to host matches

Fully-prepared Server Backend

  • Client/Server State Sync
  • Server Software
  • Create Multi-Platform Game Matches
  • Add Characters / Buildings With XML

Work on all platforms: mobile apps, desktop pc games, web browser

City Building Kit Feature Highlights

The Starter Kit

The Starter City-Building Kit

With each version of the City-Building Kit for Unity, you get different features and capabilities. Each is designed to provide many capabilities right out of the box and add more and more for each upgrade. Below is a complete list of features for the Starter Kit. Primarily, this is the basic foundation to develop your city building social game(s) like Farmville or The Simpsons Tapped Out.

Tower Defense Games

Tower Defense Games

The basics for a tower defense game is to prevent a set of mobs (creeps) that are roaming through a pre-defined path from reaching the end of the path (the base or the home). The City-Building Kit for Unity can also be used to develop games like Defenders II, Fantasy II Defense, Little Commander, and Prime World Defenders. Each game has become very popular. Each game setup can be created using the City-Building Kit. The City-Building Kit excels at allowing a developer(s) to create city building (social games) + Real Time Strategy (RTS) games like Clash of Clans, Cityville, Farmville, The Tribes, or Restaurant Story. But the limit never really stopped there. With some changes to the setup of your game(s), you now have a tower defense game(s).

Train Units

Train Units

The units of most games include army/attacking, builders, defender units, and Non Playing Characters (NPCs). The City-Building Kit for Unity includes examples you can edit to use in your own game(s). When you take a closer look at Clash of Clans, you see a wide variety of units moving around and some idle units (builders that are not working at the time). In a game like Cityville, you don’t have an actual builder but there are various NPCs and other units. Primarily, all of these units are animated. The main differences in these games are the animations used to represent each unit and what it takes to gain units.

Troops battle

Troops Battle

When it comes to battle situations, the City-Building Kit for Unity provides the two standard modes. This is Player vs. Everything (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP). Troops, army units, military, or whatever else a developer names them in their game(s) handle all battles. But the City-Building Kit provides something unique in these battles. When checking games like Clash of Clans or Throne Rush, it becomes clear very quickly that once you deploy troops, they go after everything they can at random. With the City-Building Kit, you can control your troops.

Unit 5

Unity 5

The City-Building Kit for Unity has a minimum requirement of Unity 4.5 or higher. This works fine to develop your city building + Real Time Strategy (RTS) game(s). Depending on which version of the kit you purchased, you can develop clones of games like Farmville, Restaurant Story, Clash of Clans, The Tribez, Fantasy II Defense, and/or The Simpsons Tapped Out. There’s a wide variety of mix and match possibilities in each version of the kit. However, Unity itself never planned on staying on a single version. The Unity 5 game engine is available and sure enough, the City-Building Kit is fully compatible with Unity 5.

Unity Animations

Unity Animations

Any game developer would want their game to be able to compete with games like Clash of Clans, The Simpsons Tapped Out, and/or Restaurant Story graphically. In order to do so, animations must be included. Unity comes with various tools to handle animations such as the 2DToolkit. The City-Building Kit for Unity comes with the capabilities to handle animations to be included in your game, examples to work with right out of the box, and handling for 3D animations/conversions as well. One of the nice parts to the City-Building Kit is how it handles graphics and animations as sprites. Sprites reduce the workout for storage and memory so your games load faster and take up less storage space.

Three Packages Available to Download Now

$ 90 FOR HOBBYISTS
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Starter Kit
Single Game License
  • City builder only (no PvP)
  • Supports only local saves
  • Licensed for one project
  • Self-service support only
  • Missing advanced features
  • Supports Unity 5/Unity 4.5+
$ 290 FOR DEVELOPERS
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Pro Kit
Single Game License
  • Basic PvP Battle Processor
  • PvP Server Software not included
  • Limited sprite buildings and characters
  • Licensed for one commercial project
  • Works with all platforms
  • Supports Unity 5/Unity 4.5+

Full Kit Comparison Chart

 

  • What's Included:
  • Compatible with Unity 4.6
  • Compatible with Unity 5
  • Building Items Art
  • Character Art
  • Animated Sprites
  • Character Demo
  • Terrain Art
  • Terrain Art HD Sources
  • Isometric Camera Setup
  • Item Data (XML)
  • Building Construction C# Script
  • 2D Gameboard Setup + Scripting
  • Player XP
  • Gestures (e.g.Drag-and-Drop)
  • Kinetic Mobile Scrolling
  • Desktop Mouse Scrolling
  • HUD Art and Scripting
  • Game Store Menu
  • In-App Purchase Menu
  • Unit Pathfinding
  • PvP Battle Processor
  • PvP Battle Guide
  • PvP Internal Operations Console
  • PvP Groups Control
  • PvP Cheats
  • Combat Unit AI
  • Combat Defense AI
  • Single-Player Campaigns
  • Gold/Liquid Generation + Storage
  • NPC Demo (Builder Animation)
  • Client/Server State Sync
  • Server Software + Testing
  • Beginner Tutorial
  • Sound Effects
  • Multi-platform Bug Fixes
  • HD Models / PSD Source
  • Farming game art
  • Restaurant game art
  • Market research
  • NGUI/2DTK Free Coupons
  • Premium support
  • Total Kit Size
  • Included C# Scripts
  • Price

$90 Starter Kit

  • Buy Now
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  • 4000 lines
  • 16 scripts
  • $90
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$290 Pro Kit

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  • 9000 lines
  • 50 scripts
  • $290
  • Buy Now

$390 Complete Strategy Kit

  •           Buy & Download Now          
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  • 11 pieces included
  • 5 pieces included
  • supported
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  • island theme
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  • $600 worth of graphics
  • includes farming game art
  • includes restaurant game art
  • includes market research
  • up to $40 in coupons
  • premium support
  • 11000 lines of code
  • all 57 scripts included
  • $390 (save 1182 hrs)
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$ 390 INCLUDES PVP BATTLES,
SERVER SOFTWARE DEMO,
PLUS ADVANCED FEATURES!

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Compare the Kits
Complete Strategy Game Kit
Unlimited Game License
  • Advanced PvP Battle Processor with Online Player Community Server Software
    Includes server software demos and improved battles. Make mobile strategy games like Clash of Clans

  • Design Single-Player Campaigns
    Comes with instructions for a proof-of-concept campaign using the server software

  • Polished Gameplay Experience and Unity 5 support
    Kinetic gestures, desktop game mouse scrolling, PvP Chimera Debugging Console and RTS Guide

  • HD Animated Character Demo, NPC Demo, Building Sprites, Advanced Camera Controls
    Includes an additional hundred hours worth of improved scripting and controls.

  • BONUS #1: $600 worth of 3D Model/Photoshop source files + restaurant/farming game reskins
    Building, terrain, and object assets to build farm simulators like FarmVille or Diner Dash

  • BONUS #2: Premium Support, $40 in free coupons, and works with Unity/Unity Pro
    Build games for all platforms! Apple iPhone, Google Android, desktop, and Unity player web games

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it work with Unity 5? Why do I still need NGUI/2DTK?

Yes, we support Unity 5 however the UI/2D functions expanding the kit are far more advanced than Unity 5's UI/2D features currently provide. You'll need the NGUI and 2D Toolkit assets which are further developed.

Where can I get the latest copy?


Click the link at the top of this page to download the latest copy. As long as you have your license code, you will be able to download the latest dev build, upgrade your kit and get any bonuses included with our highest packages.

When do you release updates?


We've designed the kit to be compatible with future releases of Unity, NGUI, and 2DTK since we don't update often unless we discover a bug we missed during our extensive testing we did before this past release.

What if I have another question?


First check the documentation, otherwise contact us if you have a question and Santhosh or Dave and Richard will get back to you.

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