This is not for a game persay, just tweaking the code found in the book. I was trying to change it so that the light used in the example is more focues like a flashlight beam. I don't have access to the code used in the chapter at the moment, but can post it as soon as practicle.
The code is 3D as the author has created a camera system and is demonstarting the use of lighting by having a light follow the movement of the camera.
You state it is a game about control a group of kids who manipulate the neighbourhood socially, economicially or by force. What else can I surmise from a statement like that, that the game doesn't involving bullying or intimidation of some form or another??
In an time where bullying is not and should not be tolerated I think a game with these themes is going to send the wrong message to today's youth. How about a game where you instead control a group of kids who go around and stop others from doing these sorts of activities by helping others?