The game tightens its focus on a small town, and it's laundry list of characters (most of which you'll have a hand in creating). Players will first be greeted by Bert and his grandmother, Gilda, who will show them the ropes of creating and managing a bustling small town. This includes building new businesses, sprucing up the place and, most importantly, getting to know its citizens. As you continue providing your inhabitants with more places to live, work, shop and hang out, you will learn more about their stories.
Gallery: CityVille Hometown
It sounds like CityVille Hometown plays a lot like its Facebook predecessor, and you'd be right in saying that. However, this game is not like FarmVille for iOS in that it's not an extension of the Facebook game. This is a brand new, stand-alone game--for now, as Zynga Mobile GM Justin Cinicolo hinted at to us today. Though, CityVille Hometown incorporates your existing CityVille friends to exchange resources, Energy and other gifts with. And while the game appears to take place in another locale than the city you're used to overseeing, Cinicolo told us that some CityVille favorites might make some cameos in Hometown in the future.
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