Building off the success of virtual simulation games like Farmville, Playdom’s Social City lets you customize and build a city from the ground up, developing every aspect of it as if you were the mayor, city builder, and real estate tycoon all rolled into one. Players can customize the factories in their city, decide which industries to pursue, and open commercial chains like restaurants and hotels.
Many of the game elements are similar to that of Zynga’s Farmville, except the backdrop is your own city rather than a plot of farmland. The visuals of the game are quite engaging and many elements of the game are unique. Player’s efforts in the game are rewarded with game coins as well as increases in population. The game has been a huge hit, garnering almost 3 million players within the span of a few weeks. Players can check out the new game on Facebook here: http://apps.facebook.com/socialcity/?reload