Building Mobile Games for Android, iOS & Windows Phone

Forge of Empires

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Take control over a city and become the leader of an aspiring kingdom. Guide it through the ages, research new technologies, expand your empire and live through an epic story. Battle other players and prove your skills as king and warlord.

Rating: 4.3/5

Release Date: 21/04/2015

Type: Build Your Own City, Building Sim

Available for: iOS, Android

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Construction Simulator 2014

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Put down that pick-axe, take your hands off the controls of that heavy machinery, and would someone please ask that gentleman in the high-visibility jacket to step away from that wrecking ball!? We've got family-owned construction business to tend to - an entirely virtual one of course - that requires your unskilled hands. Be prepared to tend to the controls of a variety of construction vehicles and be at the helm of a multitude of construction-based tasks in yet another simulation of what would ordinarily be considered as mundane but would be right at home

Rating: 4.0/5

Release Date: 17/10/2014

Type: Truck Building, Civilization Building

Available for: iOS, Android

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Royal Revolt 2

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Royal Revolt II brings new momentum to the tower defense genre. For the first time, players take on both roles, attacking and defending. Get your strategy right and battle other players...

Rating: 4.4/5

Release Date: 25/02/2014

Type: Castle Building, Fort Building

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Disco Zoo

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Travel to regions around the world and collect everything from pigs to dinosaurs for your Disco Zoo. Discover hidden animals through casual puzzle play. Manage and expand your zoo to maximize earnings.

Rating: 4.4/5

Release Date: 21/02/2014

Type: Zoo Building

Available for: iOS, Android

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Township

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It seems you can't go for a train ride these days without someone playing on a city management sim. Sort of makes you feel guilty for not already owning and operating your own personal city, doesn't it? Well it should, and Township may be your only chance to own and operate anything of such magnitude, Combining some pretty standard town management features with a nifty bit of raw materials production and management as well as an admirable social aspect, Township has got something to please a wide range of audiences.

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 24/10/2013

Type: Construction, Build Your Own City

Available for: iOS, Android

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Grepolis

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Now the heroes of antiquity are entering Grepolis! Legendary and powerful heroes, such as Leonidas, Hercules, Andromeda and Helena, help your city or army with their unique powers and strengths...

Rating: 4.3/5

Release Date: 02/09/2013

Type: Build Your Own City, Building Sim

Available for: iOS, Android

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Building the China Wall

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Embark on an epic journey across the Chinese Empire and take charge of building the greatest structure known to mankind The Great Wall of China in this addictive time management game.

Rating: 4.2/5

Release Date: 02/04/2013

Type: Building Sim

Available for: iOS, Android

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Megapolis

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For all of you Sim City veterans out there, there's hope for the city-building sim yet: Megapolis is your best bet for building a city that spans hundreds of square miles on a device that's no more than a few centimetres across. Residential buildings are essential for housing the population; industrial buildings are a necessity for the industry and economy of your city; even the landscaping is in your control in a pleasantly colourful and massively detailed game that's sadly just a little bit too embroiled in the freemium world for the liking of many.

Rating: 4.2/5

Release Date: 12/12/2012

Type: Construction, Build Your Own City

Available for: iOS, Android

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Airport City

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You can't have a major city without an airport, but you can't have an airport without the thriving economy of the accompanying city: this is the premise that Airport City is based on, and it is invigorating departure from the humdrum of the average city-building game. Build an airport, manage its runways, collect planes, but not without paying equal quantities of attention to the city surrounding the airport, which you must also manage.

Rating: 4.4/5

Release Date: 10/08/2012

Type: Construction, Create an Airport

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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City Story

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What you need to know about this game is that it effectively lets you be the mayor of a relatively small and colourfully-illustrated town, taking care of economic and industrial aspects of the town while growing its population. Oh, and there's a social aspect as well. It's far from unique, and definitely not the best, but it's good for a casual mayoral romp if you've got nothing better to do.

Rating: 4.0/5

Release Date: 12/07/2012

Type: Construction, Build Your Own City

Available for: iOS

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The Sandbox

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Start from scratch with basic building blocks like stone, water and soil. Grow plants, raise mountains, generate life and gain access to advanced tools for crafting more and more complex elements.

Rating: 4.1/5

Release Date: 15/05/2012

Type: Minecraft Building, Sandbox Building

Available for: iOS, Android

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Bridge Constructor

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Explore the beautiful island nation of Camatuga and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridges you construct can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks and, more recently, super-heavy tank trucks.

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 01/12/2011

Type: Bridge Building

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Minecraft Pocket Edition

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Minecraft is a game about making do with what you have to create something that is so much more. You get access to some tools, and more importantly, an assortment of blocks. With these you can build, create, and compose some of the most impressive things (or un-impressive things) you could ever think of. So what about Minecraft Pocket? If the original game is all about going big, what can you do when you are on the go? This mobile version of the popular desktop game tries to bring in all of the many elements present in the main game (with plenty of limitations of course), and still manages to include the survival mode for those who want to do something more than just build.

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 17/11/2011

Type: Minecraft Building, Sandbox Building

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Virtual City Playground

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It's pretty rare these days to get excited over a city-building game, but excitement was flowing like illicit cash in a corrupt organisation when the original Virtual City was released. But we're talking about the sequel here, a game that carries over the name of the original but almost none of the greatness. Sure it's an adequate city-building game involving the running a city and managing deliveriesproduction lines, but G5 Entertainment have seen dollar signs and it's pretty much ruined a good thing.

Rating: 4.4/5

Release Date: 20/10/2011

Type: Construction, Build Your Own City

Available for: iOS, Android

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My Country

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What happens when owning your own town like in Township isn't enough? How about when an the entire city you build and run in Megapolis doesn't quite fulfil your world-domination desires? The only way you can top these two feats is to run your own country, an adventure that can be facilitated by My Country for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 21/09/2011

Type: Construction, Build Your Own City

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Rock The Vegas

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Here the players will be able to create a prototype of real Las Vegas, where night is the hottest time: casinos flare with bright neon light, splendid cars rush through the dark roads and exquisite restaurants amaze even the most fastidious gourmets.

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 01/07/2011

Type: Build Your Own City, Building Sim

Available for: iOS, Android

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Fun City Building Games for Mobile

There are plenty of genres out there for you to explore through your mobile device, but few of them offer the absolute power and responsibility that the city-building genre can allow you to possess, right in the palm of your hand. Though city-building games have been around for decades, the real gem that sticks in everyone's mind is Sim City; this isn't the only option for those mad about managing entire cities however. Just a flick through the app store of your mobile device will produce a diverse list of games of this genre, but how do you know which ones are any good? Well, instead of just guessing for relying on reviews of questionable authenticity, you could start with our pick of four fun and fantastic city-building games available for your mobile device.

Pixel People

The first on the list is the magnificent Pixel People, a title that doesn't necessarily conform to any of the standards of the city building genre, yet sits quite comfortably within it due to its content. The most striking thing about this game is initially the graphics, which are heavily (and purposely) pixelated in order to evoke warm memories of a time when this is what games looked like. No matter the motivation behind the game's look, pixelation is chic at the moment, so it works in the game's favour.

The gameplay itself is also an anomaly of the genre because it's more of a puzzle game packaged into a city-building skin. The buildings are all ready to place: it's your job to mix and match the various occupations available in order to gain more citizens for your city. With extras and upgrades to earn along the way as well as various buildings to unlock, Chillingo's Pixel People is an insanely entertaining title that is all too often overlooked by many.

Airport City

Another city building game with a substantial twist up its sleeve, Airport City is a game with a more in-depth approach to city building that goes beyond simply managing a self-contained city. The game involves taking on the responsibility of running a city of course, but you also must dedicate your time to ensuring that a balance is kept between the city and its airport, which you also run with quite a bit of hands-on involvement.

From the very first hangar your purchase to eventually owning a selection of planes, this game has quite a bit of diversity to it, from building things like power stations to supply electricity to erecting businesses to earn extra money and carefully placing runways piece by piece. It's a little unfortunate that the freemium aspect of the game rears its head before long, but Airport City should still be praised for its original take on the genre.

Megapolis

Now we come to the more traditional city building title, Megapolis, whose focus is aimed solely at creating and running a city. You'll be in charge of fulfilling the game's frequently-set tasks that drive your progress throughout. Tasks include simple things like erecting certain buildings to interacting with friends and other players, expanding your city, and day-to-day running of it.

Where Megapolis deviates ever so slightly from the usual is in its quantity of buildings available, which is substantial by anyone's standards. There are up to 500 different buildings to construct including many iconic real-world structures like Big Ben. The graphics are quite impressive on top of all this, though the in-app purchases dull the excitement eventually.

Simcity Deluxe

There's no leaving out Sim City, even if it's a title that's over twenty years old. Actually, this particular one is effectively Sim City 3000 ported onto mobile, but that doesn't make the visuals any less spectacular or dazzling, or the gameplay any less legendary. Everything from taxation policy to infrastructure and even the initial blueprints are factors in your success here. Also, one shouldn't forget the brilliant natural disasters that you have to weather quite literally. SimCity Deluxe is quite simply one of the best construction games for mobile available, period.