Yes, I know, Automation has their own fictional countries, but upon playing the game, and interacting with it, I felt like something’s missing. I felt like Automation-verse, at the moment is a bit too focused on the North America, Europe and Western Asia at the moment, and I felt like the other half of the earth isn’t properly represented in the game.
And here it is, three new countries, I randomly made up just to fill that gap. Obviously, it’s just an idea came out from me, and with my limited skills on geography and what not, there’s probably some issues never heard of. Any improvements, suggestions and contributions from the community to the project are encouraged.
Also named after a Nissan electric SUV
Ariya is an island country located to the easternmost part of the map. The country is well known for it’s hills, volcanos, and exports of technological and cultural products to the globe.
Despite being the smallest of the three countries, Ariya is the wealthiest nation of them all with well-maintained, curvy, twisty roads, and excellent infrastructure. The people in the country loves premium cars, preferably smaller ones, with a focus on comfort.
The nation is also well-known for its car culture, with it’s strong tuning culture in the country. Automobile racing are also very popular in the area which comprises of things like drifting, touge, and time attacks.
Inspired by: Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore
Hirajima is the largest city of Ariya, which is located on the eastern part of the island. With a cool, ideal climate, even with chances of earthquakes and typhoons, the city is filled with people working, as well as tourists sightseeing Hirajima’s ancient temples and the modern skyscrapers, and visiting the nightlife in the city.
El Camira is a country located in the middle of the map. With the heat and the rain of hot tropics, the country is a main exporter of agricultural goods, although rapid industrialization on the recent years means that the country is starting to become more developed.
Despite this, infrastructure on the country is kinda “meh” at best, with urban areas having better maintained roads and rural areas only have access to poorly maintained ones. Small, cheap, roomy and reliable cars are the mainstay of the El Camiran market.
However, the country hosted several racing events like rallies and motorbike racing, and the popularity means that famous racers are made from such events.
Inspired by: Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta, Mumbai
Located in the western part of the country, Venharra is the result of a mega-infrastructure project imposed by the El Camiran government in the 60s. The result is that the city is filled with modern bulidings. The area is also known for its exquisite beaches filled with high-class resorts and tourists thanks to its tropical sunshine.
The largest of the three countries, Monbassa is a country known for its savannah landscape and the abundance of wild animals and resources. Despite its richness in natural resources, people are often poor due to economic issues, and some of its population are even struggling to get basic stuff like food and water.
Thanks to it’s lack of progress the roads of the country are often poorly maintained. Car purchases are often rare due to low living standards, but those who can bought cars focused on offroad capability and reliability thanks to it’s bad roads.
Car culture in Monbassa are basically a smaller affair, since most car owners there are often richer people. Auto racing are limited to smaller events, due to this.
Inspired by: Nairobi, Lagos
Located in the highlands, Furore is kind of bit weird compared to the average Monbassan city, as it has colder temps than the usual hot savannah affair. However, it is probably the richest area of the country, as the city is the economic center of Monbassa, as well as the starting point for tourists that came to the country for its safari tours and wildlife hunting and spotting.