Build your own city, put your citizens to work, and make sure everybody is happy as you play the role of mayor in this city management simulation.
The Burbs takes the now incredibly familiar city-building aspects found in other Facebook games (Social City, CityVille, etc.) and does nothing to add any originality to the formula. Specifically, the game is so similar to Social City that I’m surprised Playdom hasn’t spoken out in protest. Read more »
As the year 2010 ends, 3-D city-building games continue to grow into a big trend on Facebook. Exhibit A, of course, is CityVille (and it’s 20 million inhabitants).
As for Exhibit B, let me present to you RamaCity, an upcoming 3D social game by Bigpoint. Read more »
City building sims are something of a fad right now, but few games follow the form to its logical conclusions so completely as Game Insight's Big Business. Want to sell that milk? You'll need a special truck for that. Want to open some new production facilities? You'll need to see if your power plant can handle it. Here is a game that focuses on both production and refinement and, to a lesser extent, on the importance of city planning. True to its name, Big Business illustrates the interconnectivity of businesses throughout a city and the hard lesson that you must spend money to make money. Oh, and it's fun, too. Read more »
CityVille is Zynga’s long-awaited entry in the city-building genre, which has proven itself amazingly durable on Facebook. Where many city-builders must be played strictly in brief bursts, CityVille actually offers enough to do that you can spend a considerably longer amount of time with it per session. In theory you can only do things until you run out of energy, but I found myself needing to wait for things to happen more often than I found myself waiting for my energy to regenerate. Read more »
As a kid, I’ll always remember the first time I encountered New York City. Driving in the back seat of the family car up Interstate 95, I recall staring at the Manhattan skyscrapers in awe as they rose over the horizon into the skyline.
Yesterday afternoon, Zynga gave me a sneak peak of its upcoming game, CityVille. It wasn’t the exact same feeling as staring at Manhattan for the first time, but it sure comes close. Read more »
The Grocery Store & City Hall are now available in the Leisure section of the store. Give your citizens somewhere to shop and a place to gather for spirited debates! Click “Read More” to view specific stats for each item.
Building Type: Leisure
Building Size: 2×2
Building Cost: 500,000 Coins
Build Reward: 2,000 XP
Build Time: 12 Hours
Leisure Points: +13,000
This article originally appeared on: Playdom
Welcome to the Social City Walkthrough on Gamezebo! Social City is a real town Simulation game created by Playdom Games and played on Facebook. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to get your best score on Social City. This guide will be updated as the game changes in addition to weekly updates located at the lower right side of the screen so be sure to check back frequently. Read more »
When it comes to Facebook games, Social City has been the biggest runaway success of 2010 so far. In little more than six weeks since its debut, the popular city-builder’s audience has grown to more than 12 million users. Looking to branch that success out, Playdom has just released an iPhone version of their smash hit. But don’t get too excited – the developers behind this app seem to think that to get the game to fit in your pocket they’d need to shrink down the gameplay too. Read more »