We Rule and We Farm creator ngmoco just released a new Facebook-style city building game for the iPhone and iPad -- We City. We City puts you in charge of turning your small city into a thriving metropolis by adding homes and buildings to increase the population and filling your town's coffers by collecting rent and keeping factories busy manufacturing goods.
Like ngmoco's other games, the production values are a little more polished than the average Facebook fare -- the visuals look sharp, and the soundtrack is fresh and modern. I liked it so much, in fact, that if the theme song showed up in iTunes, I might be tempted to buy it.
Since this is a social game, this city builder has the standard social game stuff built into it. Instead of Facebook Connect, this game uses ngmoco's Plus+ network. If you have other Plus+ friends who are playing this game, then you can visit their cities to earn extra coins and see how their urban paradise stacks up against your own. If you don't have many Plus+ friends (like me), immersing yourself into the whole multiplayer experience out of this game might prove to be a little more challenging.
We City is free to download, but if you want things to move a little quicker, there's an option to spend your real-life dollars on something called 'Zap' in the game, which can be used to finish factory jobs faster and, of course, reap the benefits faster as well.
If you've played games on Facebook like Social City or the recently released City Story on iPhone -- you'll pretty much get the gist of We City. Now you have the difficult task of deciding which city-building game will best help you pass the time the next time you're standing in line, commuting or waiting for a someone at a crowded restaurant.
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