This sounds fucking ace. Can't wait!!
no longer top down
This game still needs a name.
Here's what it used to look like, back when it was more of a local multiplayer city simulator:
It's not much like that anymore. I've returned to my roots as I always do of making platformers (sort of). The top-down view lent itself to a more strongly simulation-esque experience and I ended up looking up stuff about urban planning and talking to people who worked in that sort of area...
The best stuff I came across was things that reminded me that people actually live in these places, so I decided I couldn't make a game about building or planning a city without anyone having to live in it, too.
So everyone lives in it, and everyone will slowly push its growth and evolution towards something better. Or worse, I guess.