Friday Free App Rundown March 22nd – City Building Games

Friday Free App Rundown March 22nd – City Building Games

Mar 22, 2013

City building games are a good style to play when there is a lot of time to kill. Because they take a while to accumulate money, resources and other things the game cannot be played all in one sitting usually. Some of these games will run in the background and give notification when something is ready and needs to be done. This can be a distraction to some and helpful for other people. Let us know if there are other games like this we missed.

Megapolis

Like many city building games, Megapolis starts off with a small city. As the city infrastructure grows, more things need to be managed. Everything from the finances to designing new areas, airports and sea ports and more. Not only is there a need to make the city great, the neighboring cities play a role in the game too. Trading resources for theirs and teaming up with them will make things happen a little faster. Take the time and build it right or there might be some issues later on.

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Virtual City Playground

G5 ENTERTAINMENT makes some pretty fun games. Virtual City Playground is similar to others on the list because the city will start small and as it grows, so do the parts of the city that need to be managed. One thing that’s different with Virtual City Playground is there is an option to stage public events to keep the citizens happy. Happy people usually mean more growth and less crime. Keep that in mind Mr. Mayor.

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Airport City

Airport City is the same premise as the others on the list but involves making an airport from scratch. A lot of the same things apply when making an airport vs. building a city. Making sure everthing is built in a logical place as well as keeping things running smoothly. As the airport grows, more planes can be out in the air which means the airport is making more money (exotic rewards for different flights). There is money to be made at the commercial buildings like eateries. This means there is more chances to build a bigger and a better airport.

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City Island

Sometimes there is limited space but it makes sense to have a city there. In this case, this limited space is an island. Building a city on an island poses some unique design challenges. Mainly what to do when all of the space is used. Well, the answer is to build up of course. With over 85 different building types, there is sure to be a great combination to make the people happy and things moving smoothly.

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Building Tower

Okay, Building Tower is nothing like the rest of the other games on the list. Here the goal is to make a tall building. The block are dangled by a rope from a crane. Because of the wind there is a sway to the rope. The hard part is releasing the block at the right time and having the blocks line up as straight as possible so the tower doesn’t fall over as it gets taller. Easier said than done.

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World at Arms Review

World at Arms Review

Dec 13, 2012

Games where where a civilization or community is built and needs to be maintained are pretty popular. World at Arms takes a different approach to this. The goal of World at Arms is to create a powerful army able to withstand attacks from foreign countries. Ok, the idea isn’t all that new, but there are not a lot of games of this style using the American army like this.

World at Arms shows a lot of similarities to other games in the way that the buildings need to be built and troops need to be trained in order to protect the base. Even with outside forces continually try to attack and weaken the forces of the base.

There are numerous quests to go on. Some of these quests are preemptive strikes. Essentially, troops are sent to thwart potential attacks, not actual attacks. Going on these quests will go usually results in acquiring loot. Keep in mind however, going on these quests requires manpower and resources like oil. Erecting buildings also requires the use of resources. It’s a good idea to build a mess halls and oil fields as soon as possible. These are both essential to the expansion of the base. Also, the mess hall and the bar will bring in a decent amount of income. As everyone knows, without income, things can expand.

Controlling the troops while in battle is pretty straightforward. The selection is done either manually by choosing which forces should be involved in the attack. The other option is to have the troops auto deployed. The auto deployment simply picks out a mixture of troops, mechanical weapons and airstrike capabilities to try and overpower the opposing forces. On quests while the battle is going on, different obstacles could be in the way as well as the threat of incoming artillery. If something like this pops up on the screen, a simple tap on the object will destroy the opposing object.

Parts of the game require metals to be used to purchase items. These metals can also be used to speed up the building of buildings retraining of troops. While these are little harder to come by, they can be purchased through the in game purchasing system using real-world money.