Pukika Inception

Pukika INCEPTION is a multiplayer game for mobile & VR where teams build and manage a self-sufficient city. It’s also a platform to test sustainability ideas and attend online events. The collaborative simulation will pave the way to develop software to manage real cities in a more self-sufficient way.

We have reversed engineered the systems that allow a self-sufficient city to operate. Right now, we are adapting our algorithms to the simulation as we define the game play. We are looking for investors and partners to join us in our journey.

What’s at Stake?

By the year 2100, urban population will go from 4.5 to 9 billion. Today, we are just expanding cities that use an urban model designed for cars. The result is skyscrapers for the middle-class and slums for the poor. Our development model regards inequality and environmental destruction as a matter of fact thingy.

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Why Are We Launching Pukika?

Our species is guilty of terrible wars; pollution of water, soil and air; extinction of species; destruction of ecosystems; global warming and we’re guilty of an absurd inequality that is growing every day. But we’re the same species that invented gastronomy, music, dancing, football, diving, vaccines, artificial intelligence, space travel and the pill.

We believe humans can do better than our bipolar record shows. We don’t want humans to go down in history as the species that caused an era of mass extinction, but as a species that helped life flourish on Earth and beyond.

Finding a truly sustainable path is the biggest challenge of our time. We’re launching Pukika because humans are a fantastic species, and if we put our minds together, we will come up with a development model where a modern lifestyle doesn’t mean screwing up the planet. We, Pukikans, are devoting our creativity and life to make sure humanity has a different option.

Let’s build a better future together!

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How to Become an Advanced Civilisation without Screwing up our Planet?

Self-sufficiency. Yes, despite the bad rap it gets and some failed attempts in the past, self-sufficiency represents the ultimate efficiency in human and natural resources management. We are not making a stand against free-market and globalisation. They have played their role in advancing humanity. However, it’s time to enter a new stage of civilisation and now we have the technology to build cities that can produce everything they need from their own ecosystem.

To become an advance civilisation that doesn’t kill its planet, we must create a new development path. There’s no time to point fingers, we must build the future that we want. A few centuries ago, convincing people in Europe that the earth was not flat was a gigantic task. Today, we face a similar hurdle: showing the world that it is possible to live in a different way; a world where the economy doesn’t go against nature.

Fortunately, we have technology that can assist us in showing people that it is possible. Pukika INCEPTION is a platform where together we can simulate a self-sufficient city of 3 million people. We believe building a city should not be the role of a few decision-makers. That’s why Pukika INCEPTION is a collective puzzle where “citizens” contribute their knowledge to manage resources found in the ecosystem, and they exchange ideas of how to run a modern city in a sustainable way.

A simulation for mobile and VR can show people what is possible, and most importantly, explain how it would work. Once people can visualise it, and using the data generated, we’ll be able to make an impact on the real world.

What Kind of Simulator is Pukika INCEPTION?

Pukika INCEPTION is not your usual city simulator. Here you’re building the city in a team, so you negotiate with your friends the allocation of resources found in the ecosystem. Each one of you works in a different sector (e.g. manufacturing, energy, transport, health, etc.) As a team, you have to make your city grow but respecting the ecosystem’s capacity.

Users build neighbourhoods using Pukika’s Fractal Urbanism principles—a new approach to urban planning that uses fractals to determine what gets build and where. Small changes have big impacts at the large scale, so together you test ideas of how to optimise the resources you have and to improve the quality of life for all in your city. Unlike other city building simulators, Pukika INCEPTION uses real data to link human activities to the ecosystem.

Users define both the physical aspect and the lifestyle of their avatars. By playing some mini games, they zoom in into the life of their avatars. This allows us to simulate energy consumption, transport and other behaviours that would allow us to demonstrate the feasibility of a self-sufficient city. Avatars also help users understand how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle in the real world.

Pukika’s engine will use machine learning to identify which cities are performing better, and will incorporate those practices into one central city generated in Virtual Reality: Pukika.

All users can meet in Pukika, where they can exchange ideas and attend events and workshops. Non-players can also attend city tours to see for themselves how a self-sufficient city works.