From June 23 to June 29, get Virtual City free for Mac, iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
Developed and published by G5 Entertainment, the portable city simulator Virtual City will be available to download for free from June 23 to June 29. The game can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Virtual City is an in-depth city simulator with a lot of moving parts. Players have to build up houses, industrial buildings, mass-transit, parks, cinemas and a lot more in order to succeed. You’ll also need to manage the production and trade of 25 different types of goods and services.
The game is fairly large, including 50 levels in five different settings around the USA such as Montana and New York. You can also unlock different upgrades and buildings to better fit the type of city that you’ll build, whether it’s a suburb or a bustling metropolis.
Along with all the building and managing of resources, you’ll have to balance your time, income, population and the city’s happiness in order to win. To make things a bit more complicated, Virtual City introduces various political, economic, and natural crises that you’ll have to deal with.
Founded in 2001, G5 was the first Russian-founded development studio to work with Electronic Arts when they developed The Simpsons mobile game. Since then, they’ve worked with a number of blockbuster intellectual properties such as The Pirates of the Caribbean and Scarface. Their business model now revolves largely around free-to-play games, a model that accounted for 65 percent of their revenue in the first financial quarter of 2014.
G5 Entertainment has published a number of successful mobile apps, including The Secret Society and Supermarket Mania. According to their website, they publish a new game app on all major smartphone and tablet platforms every week since 2013.