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    I found this very interesting city builder on Google Play, and think it is worth mentioning here to my fellow Simtropians. 
    After some time playing the game I must say that it is really good and I recommend it to everyone. It is still in alpha phase, but is updated very often, with each update bringing new stuff like buildings, interface updates and mechanics updates. Also, TheoTown looks a lot like SimCity 2000.
    You can build zones (RCI), provide your citizens with water, power, education, healthcare etc. There is a lot of attention to detail, like showing pollution in your industrial zones, sparkling of the water, smoke from the chimney and more! 
    You can download the app on your smartphone and tablet here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.flowersoft.theotown.theotown
    And this is the official site (unfortunately for some, it is in German): http://www.theotown.de/forum/portal.php
    This is what the description says:
     Here are some images of the game:
    Ever wished you could build a futuristic metropolis as massive and beautiful as the mighty Coruscant in Star Wars? Then you want to check this indie project out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2029782298/dotcity DotCity is not only a city builder where kilometers high skyscrapers, flying cars and hundreds of millions of inhabitants will be the norm. It's a city builder about demography and technology, where the challenge is to survive fast population expansion from the industrial age towards the far future. It's beautiful, too. And developed by an actual mathematician from Belgium :-)  

    The genre-saving, Paradox-pleasing Cities: Skylines sold a million copies in its first month and a bit - and the best Skylines mods have helped keep its roads busy since. But Finnish developers Colossal Order want to do their bit to “prolong the lifetime” of the game with both free and paid updates - as well as moving on to their next thing.
    Once again the venerable title is deeply discounted thanks to Steam's wallet purging Summer Sales. Even if you own this -- which you do -- you might as well get it and gift it to a frriend or enemy.  This is SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition which includes the Rush Hour expansion. 
    Introducing the Simtropolis Gallery where you can upload your favourite photos and screenshots to share with the community. You'll discover all the features that the Gallery offers, but here's a brief run-down of some highlights:
    Create your own Albums by uploading a series of Images, and then select "Create Gallery"Albums you create can be embedded in your City Journal entriesCreate group Albums and invite others to contributeAnnotate your images by drawing a box and writing a commentSet any gallery image you see as your profile header image on your Simtropolis Profile page 
    Kevin Van Ord at Gamespot spends some time with the new Anno 2205 game at E3. Anno 2205 is the successor to the futuristic city-build Anno 2070. This next installment sends you a couple hundred years into the future where you're tasked with building a city on the moon. Anyone else played the Anno series of games?
    Paradox will give a Chirpie plushy to everyone who joins them on the Gamescom fan gathering. From Reddit user TotalyMoo at Paradox: "The Paradox fan gathering is a yearly event we host where PDX, and affiliates, hang out with our players and... mostly drink beer. And sometimes a lot cooler stuff. This is a snippet from this year's goodie-bag ..."
    Will Wright, renowned creator of SimCity, Sim Ants, The Sims and Spore, is back with another simulation of sorts, but this time it's not a game. Thred, which launches today on iOS in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, is best described as Facebook meets Pinterest in a mobile-only app fueled by the creativity and unusual insights of Wright's long history in game development.
    Nominations are now CLOSED!
    Thanks to everyone who contributed, with the final total standing at 289 nominations!
    The counting and validating process now begins, with the awards ceremony following shortly...
    In the meantime, check: For all the latest news & anticipation.
    It's another city building game app, but not like any other.
    You can play it both online and offline, smooth to play and fast to load. It also have some futuristic graphics.
    It's like a mini Simcity, you can see all the stats, desirability, services coverage, power, water, pollution, happiness, etc...
    To download from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sphere-Game-Studios-Designer-City/dp/B00XASNIMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431174319&sr=8-1&keywords=designercity
    To download from Slide me: http://slideme.org/fr/application/designercity
    This is what the description says:
    I started playing it a while ago and here's some screenshots:








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