Hey everyone! As some of you might already know, I have started an ambitious project called The Dunya Project. If you are familiar with "The Towne", then you will get the general idea behind it. Basically, what happens is that each player that joins controls a character, making desicions each turn such as buying land, buying goods, opening companies, etc. It is a detailed and slightly complex game with lots of pictures and numbers! The game is forever evolving, and the country of Dunya is being shaped by the collaboration of you, the characters! I am hosting the project over at SC4D, but will post the updates here as well. Please head over to The Dunya Project forums, and join up as we are looking for more participants!
GDP: $7,233,600 ($4,400 per person annually)
Labor Force: 740
Education Level: Lowest
The government’s money continues to be poured into its developments around the Police Station #1 and the Rawa’a Primary School, with the Central Mosque and the House of Christ Church scheduled for completion in 6 months, at the cost of $500,000 and $700,000, respectively. The bigger project, the Rawa’a Central Hospital, is slated to be open in about a year’s time, at the cost of $1,000,000. King Edward Ezamsi has continued to promote the hospital as the town’s most important development thus far, citing that there will be nation-wide healthcare coverage and insurance for every citizen of Dunya. The approximate cost annually for each person is not yet known, but the King has promised that it will be affordable for everyone.
The government has also thrown a little money towards the beautification and security of its Geothermal Plant and Water Pump. After a resident was caught without clearance near the pump, measures have been taken to make sure the area is sealed off to everyone but employees and people with clearances to be on the premises. The new fence has been put up along with grass and trees, making the plant truly green.
Several businesses have opened their doors the past couple of years, and the last 6 months have been no exception. With the commercial sector booming compared to the relative size of the town, competition amongst the businesses is growing, and for the first time, the economic growth has exceeded the population growth and its ability to spend, relative to each other. The commercial growth can be attributed to a growing number of businesses selling luxury products, as opposed to life necessity products, which still has huge potential that has not been realized.
The GDP grew again the past six months, with the average Dunyan making $4,400 per year. Most of the income goes towards the necessities, such as food and petrol. Foreign investment has remained minimal, and will continue to be until the country can afford to develop at least an airstrip to get people in and out of Dunya quickly. For now, the Rawa’a has a population of 1,644 and growing, with an emerging middle class that could help the GDP grow.
Here is the Dunya Information sheet for Turn Eleven!