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App description: Virtual Villagers: The Secret City is the third chapter in the award-winning Virtual Villagers series from the creators of Fish Tycoon and Virtual Families. This is the same game that became a best-selling Windows and Mac sensation!

Care for and nurture a tribe of little people by teaching them the basics of survival. Grow a small village in your iPad: your little villagers have food needs, housing needs, technologies to research and diseases to fight! As the tribe grows and prospers, the villagers become curious about the ruined city they have discovered and the secrets it holds.

The game continues to progress in true real time, even when your iPad is turned off, so dont forget to check in regularly to care for your tribe, help them gain skills and technology, and enable them to discover the secrets that lay waiting for them. How will you lead your tribe?

More about Virtual Villagers: The Secret City:

* Real-time weather! Clouds, fog, and sudden downpours that drench your tribe.
* Real-time game play, with new surprises every time you turn on the game!
* Discover who among your tribe is destined to become Chief!
* Investigate and rebuild the remains of a ruined city!
* Find new sources of food for your villagers!
* Help your villagers make a variety of unique potions from hidden herbs, many with unpredictable effects.
* Dozens of new collectibles for children to retrieve.
* Raise children who resemble their parents.
* Watch your villagers thrive, and then grow old, slow and grey.
* Help your villagers unravel the mysteries of Isola!

Virtual Villagers have been awarded with:

* Sim Game of the Year Game Tunnel
* The Zeebys Gamezebo
* Parents Choice Recommended Award
* iParenting Media Award

Recommended for people who enjoy casual sims and adventure stories like the Lost TV series and Survivor!

Visit our Official Virtual Villagers site at www.VirtualVillagers.com for instructions, strategy guides, and much more!

ImNoSuperMan's comments:
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iPhone Version Thread : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=31477
09-18-2010, 01:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 586
Does anyone know anything about this? The gameplay video wasn't all that helpful...

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09-18-2010, 10:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,079
OUT in US/Canada.
I didn't enjoy VV2: The Lost children for iphone, so I will wait for impressions.
09-19-2010, 12:25 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: 川崎、日本
Posts: 405
unfortunately, after deciding to get"hero of Kev---" I'd have to wait for impression on this one
09-19-2010, 11:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 157
After ten minutes with this app, it's clear it's a decent implementation of the game. But I can't say I'm that invested in wanting to spend more time with it, if you have a lot of time on your hands and enjoy games that require a good amount of gameplay to accomplish things, as well as enjoying a game that requires patience to achieve things, then maybe you will enjoy this.

But from my point of view, a person who loves the Sims, I have to say it's quite tedious.

iPhone 4 32GB OS.4.0.1
Currently playing: Carcassonne [5/5], Flick Football [5/5], Football Manager [5/5]
iPad 64GB OS 3.2.1
Currently playing: Chopper 2 [4/5], Mod Conflict (too short) [4/5], Osmos HD [4/5]