App description: Have you ever thought your local area could be run better? Well, why dont we put you in charge? Run That Town is a strategy game with a twist - it lets you take control of any neighbourhood in Australia. Use real Census data to discover whos who in your area, and make decisions that will sway popular opinion in your favour. What kind of leader will you be? Will you be showered with praise, or chased out of town by an angry mob?

Play with any Australian postal area
Every game is created using real Census data, making it unique to your neighbourhood
Choose from hundreds of projects for your town - from the practical to the preposterous
Consult the locals to make popular decisions
Read about your exploits in the infamous local paper

killercow's comments:

05-20-2013, 07:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,560
I love this little gem. You get lots of statistics (real, I assume) and it's deeper than I actually thought. But the whole thing is easy to handle at the same time and cool as soon as you understand to read the statistics. Easy accessible politics, that's what we need. This app teaches you the basics in a simple way.
Btw., I nearly laughed my ass off at some newspaper articles.

The Aussies did well with this app. Nice humour included.

Oh, I am running Semaphore Park now. Completely different in trying to run Brisbane or other cities. Each area seems to have its own needs.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 05-20-2013 at 07:27 AM.
05-23-2013, 06:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Posts: 152
Hey guys, thanks so much for downloading the game! Really glad you like it. It was a partnership between us and Leo Burnett in Sydney and took us a solid 9 months to build. It was pretty epic as you can imagine with that much detail. It's pretty nuts how popular the game already is without a big marketing push. We are sitting at 15 overall in Australia right now!
Hope you have some fun with it! Feel free to hit me with any questions about the development or why ABS would do something like this.

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