Gangsters gives you the opportunity to be a gangster in a Chicago style city
of the 1920▓s. Controlling an underground organisation dealing in extortion,
illegal liquor, prostitution, violence, intimidation, gambling, gang
warfare, bribery of officials, permanent elimination of individuals and a
host of money-making activities. This is made doubly challenging by need to
simultaneously maintain a descent and honest reputation on the surface by
supporting good causes, helping the police and running legitimate
businesses. The challenge is to balance these two persona▓s to gain
influence and control over the city.
Gangsters is a highly original game that blends together three major
elements of successful strategy gaming; The aim of the game is to build your
gang and business empire to rule the city. To do this you will have to beat
three other gangs operating in the city, and avoid arrest by the
authorities. The specific win conditions balance a need to gain wealth,
honour and influence.
The game is set in a non-specific Chicago-like city in the 1920s called 'New
Temperance', which is viewed by an isometric multi-level map. This map view,
on which most of the in-game activity takes place, is contained in the main
window of a Windows 95 style environment.
The interface has all the point-click-drag-resize functionality of Windows
95, and will incorporate right-button shortcuts, toolbars, layered menu
systems and tiling windows. The graphics and icons used will reflect the
1920s period, but keep the functionality of the 1990s!
The game contains turn-based and real-time elements: man management
revolves around giving weekly orders to your gang (turn-based), whilst
business management continues every day (real-time).
After giving weekly orders to your gang you will see their resulting actions
animated on the isometric map. During this period you personally supervise
the business management