Design, build and manage your town. Build a city, help it grow and evolve it into a huge metropolis.

To build a successful city you will need to attract residents to the island by building houses and skyscrapers for them to live in. They will need jobs so you will also construct commercial and industrial buildings where they can work. Build city services, leisure and community buildings, parks and decorations to keep your new residents happy and content in their new town.

Happy sims will work harder and create more income for you to spend on improving your city and building a unique skyline. Manage transportation to keep your citizens moving both day and night. Build large seaports and huge airports to increase industry and travel.

Suitable for all ages and all experience levels, Designer City is not just a city builder or city simulator, it is a city design and town creation game. You can build it anyway you want. Play as a regular city builder and design fabulous city skylines or use the inbuilt advanced analytics to optimise your city.

The more advanced city builder can apply town zoning principles, manage pollution levels, efficiently deploy city services and optimise city resources to increase city happiness and maximise city revenue. Keep it as simple as you like or be a tycoon and micromanage building your city and keeping your sims happy; the choice is yours.

Dynamic land generation ensures no two cities will ever look the same and you can manipulate the land as you progress. Want a river flowing through your city? No problem, just create one. Want to create a commercial powerhouse? No problem, zone a downtown area and build massive skyscrapers. Want to create a carbon-neutral city? No problem, use green power stations and carbon-offset with buses, trains, parks, lakes and forests.

With non-scripted game play you have the creative freedom to build your city your way. The only limitation is your imagination. Can your dream city make it to the top of the many leader boards?

Play again and again with a city reset feature and watch a new landscape dynamically generate for you. If you love city building games then this is the building game for you. Happy designing!

Note: Designer City can be played completely free and does not require an internet connection to play. Some completely optional in-game items, such as purchasing game currency, will require payment.

What’s New

Version v1.74

Many new buildings have been added.
Many buildings have been updated.
Trash is now provided in units. It is no longer required to have trash services all around your city. This gives you the freedom to place them anywhere in your city.
Many fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
666 Ratings

666 Ratings

Restcroft ,

Just download it

I have played these type of games for many years, from PC to iPad. I can’t rate Designer City enough. For a free game you simply can’t go wrong. I have LOVED playing it. I’m now at the stage I own most of the land and can decorate to my hearts content! My ‘wish list’ would be for the game to rotate, better graphics, and more rocks and path types.... I also wish I could get rid of all the chicken farms 😉 Thank you guys - I wish you every success and a healthy bank balance from this game, you deserve it.

Greenfrog1835 ,

Love it - but suggestion

This is very good game which I play everyday, the graphics are excellent, there are no glitches, it doesn’t crash. I love it but my only criticism is that without spending money it is too slow. I turn it on in a morning, look at dinner, then teatime, them night-time and can only progress when I’ve got the money to do so. That said I’ve started and then restarted 3 cities so far. It’s a great way to kill some time which let’s face it, in these times of self isolation is a Godsend.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind review and feedback.

Zpnp19 ,


I don’t normally play games, I’m more of a reader. I downloaded this for something to do when lockdown started last year. I’ve really enjoyed it and spent hours developing my city. It’s a very accessible game for someone new to gaming apps. There is so much attention to detail and the challenge/achievements tasks provide additional activities. The DC Facebook page is really useful too. My 8 year old also likes this game, although her city isn’t as good as mine :-)

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