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Games where you build a city/farm/market or such without in-game purchases

12-23-2011, 05:31 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
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Games where you build a city/farm/market or such without in-game purchases

Hey, sorry I don't know what the genre is called but you get the picture. I'm looking for some cute games where you build a little world and take care of it and it's people. Most of these games seem to be heavily dependent on in-game purchases which I'm not a fan of. I'd rather pay a couple of dollars for the game and have it all so to speak.

Please drop me some ideas of games like this.

Does this genre have a name btw?
12-23-2011, 05:58 AM
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How about the kairosoft games?


or Gameloft's The Settlers?

12-23-2011, 06:04 AM
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Location: United Kingdom
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Sim City by EA

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
12-23-2011, 07:15 PM
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Anything by Kairosoft
12-27-2011, 10:32 PM
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Location: Germany
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i loved game dev. story

how about settlers or maybe civilization:revolution

battle nations is also enjoyanke without iap i think
12-27-2011, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SwedishStil View Post
Does this genre have a name btw?

Unfortunately, this genre has turned to crap on the App Store because most people prefer to play a complete trash simulation game for free than pay $1 for a good quality one.