Magic Fuel Games, a game development studio with many former Maxis/EA developers (SimCity 2013, SimCity 4, The Sims), has announced new city simulation game which is now available exclusively on Apple Arcade.
Promising to deliver the depth of a PC game, this full game allows you to build your own city – with a focus on sustainability – on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac’s with M chips.
From playing for about an hour on both my iPhone and MacBook Air, I am really enjoying the depth of gameplay, which I am sure is possible because of the knowledge in the team of city builders. It isn’t a mobile freemium experience where you’re waiting around, it’s a full blown simulation with the complexity and challenges of that.
Be sure to check it out – all you need is an Apple Arcade subscription for £4.99 a month. We hope to bring you coverage of Cityscapes at BeyondSims in the coming days, weeks and months as we learn more!
Welcome! You are a short helicopter ride away from becoming one of the most celebrated and admired city mayors of all time.
This is Cityscapes: Sim Builder! A brand new, sustainable take on classic city building games, with all the depth of PC experiences, optimised for mobile, and brought to you by veteran sim builders.
A RICH CITY BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Cityscapes will get you thinking. As Mayor you need to make meaningful decisions and build carefully thought out systems, so as to protect the health and happiness of your citizens.
Citizens have basic needs of course – they need housing, jobs and shops, and a means to travel between them.
Distance matters – industry and road traffic create pollution. It is important to think sustainably when building transportation networks.
Citizens need utilities – power, clean water and garbage collection.
And as their Mayor, you’ll quickly need to start strategizing about policing, education, fire safety and medical care. As your citizens develop more complex needs you’ll have to plan how to provide tranquil green spaces for them to unwind in.
Have you got what it takes to make the right choices to develop a thriving metropolis?
The City Pass is a monthly event that enables you to earn exclusive parks, buildings, landmarks and other special items. You progress in the pass by completing daily and weekly tasks.
Raise your player level and unlock more cities to build in a variety of rich biomes.
Get to unlock land parcels and discover natural curiosities hidden in the landscape. You can even build famous architectural landmarks such as the Eiffel
Tower and the Statue of Liberty, giving your city indomitable style and instant attractiveness.
Stunning 3D architecture and vistas will captivate your imagination as you watch your city grow. Collect diverse building blueprints approved for your unique city and be awed by the endless design possibilities.
Meet Anne Council who runs the city challenges but beware of May Grede CEO whose middle name is ‘Sabotage’. Friendly advisors such as Paula Powers and Frankie Flint are always there to help.
And check in on your citizens who will keep you in the know with what life is like in your city. They will come to you with problems and make suggestions as to how to solve them. Be sure to listen to them, every citizen wants to feel heard.
Choice matters when building a city of the future, one that is profitable, thriving and fully sustainable. Strategize about both environmental and social sustainability; reduce waste and pollution whilst also managing business impacts, both positive and negative on your citizens. Design cities in which your citizens want to live, happy and healthy side by side and feel as proud and fulfilled as they are!