Pocket City

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Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Creative, Open World and Strategy

Released: July 2018. Added to this library 12 weeks ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Overview

You build your own living breathing city by creating residential, commercial, and industrial zones, as well as placing special buildings. In addition to this Sim City style play you earn points to upgrade by competing missions.

The key is planning and careful strategy so the zones meet demand. You can use charts to show the demand of each zone type. A good balance creates a good economy, increasing the player’s income. A high income allows the player to build more and expand to new areas. Power and water resources must be supplied to zones and buildings. Different power plants have different effects - some are more green than others, some are more powerful.

It’s calming and moreish in equal measure. Just one more tweak or new residential zone will make all the difference. Enjoy seeing your hard won plans come to fruition. Or not.

 
This game is good if you want to create something for visitors, learn something playing a properly great game, play old games like new, play games with learning projects or control and order things.

Commitment

Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

You can try this game in a free demo. Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

There is Pocket City Free on Android that includes adverts and doesn't include all the features of the main game. This can be used as a demo to try the game before purchase.

This game is free on Android, including any in-game purchases and without adverts, on Google Play Pass.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Accessibility

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


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