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 v1.63.1

Welcome to the DC farming update. Create amazing farms in your cities and harvest the land. Boost your income or save up and exchange it for diamonds!
Land update to 160 x 160 - 3 thousand more tiles for you to build on.

Happy designing

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

rshelton452 ,

Great game

I’ve only been playing a couple days, but this is a very cool game. I do play another city-building type game so I’m moving along pretty fast & am almost to level 20 already. I would’ve given this game 5 stars except for a couple things. First is that I just expanded my city for the first time & I don’t care for how new land is added.

A little teeny strip all around the city!? Yikes. I’d MUCH rather have small patches at a time so I don’t have to move so much stuff! Perhaps there’s a way to group & move sections that I just haven’t discovered yet. And it sure costs a lot for inventory space! I spent gold & only got one space? That’s certainly different - maybe I’m missing something? It’s a huge pain constantly moving all my trees around! Maybe there are other ways to do things & I just don’t know how yet.

Hopefully I can make friends other than thru’ Facebook. In all my other games you can make friends w/o depending upon FB, tho’ you can of course use it if you want. I canceled my FB account years ago & don’t really want to go there again, but I’d like to have some DC friends, so we’ll see.

Anthonyuk12-16 ,

Pretty good game but gets “stale”

I’m not one of those people who build 1000 of the same building with 500 gold mines and 200 diamond mines so my city looks somewhat realistic. At the same time, i have run out of things to build before i have the same buildings next to one another in 4 different places. This game needs more building OF ALL zones. It has a decent amount now but it definitely needs more.
MAYBE a 4 lane road instead of just the 2 lane road as well. Obviously it doesn’t really matter, but it is called “designer city” so i’d like to design it with a few more basic options. Even a regular rail road would be kinda neat. Just something different than what is already there

Good game, just needs a little more in it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review and feedback. Designer City currently has over 700 buildings and decorations to create your city. The new update is currently pending release for iOS and contains many new buildings and features.

sebastiancolyar ,

Great, keep adding more!

I love this game as an avid (some say fanatical) sim city 3000 fan. I haven’t been able to find anything near it for my iPad mini til now, so kudos and kudos for keeping up support for it and adding content. Just two pressing asks. One, for global rankings, it would be nice to have an algorithm to see who made in app purchases and who didn’t so novices and paupers such as I can see how we rank against like pocketed folk instead of the millionaires that use they’re Amex. An amateur vs pro delineation would suffice. Tow, expressways would really spice up the large landscapes you’ve graciously allowed us to play with..... other than that, thank you for catering to the arm chair city planner in all of us... cheers

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your great review and feedback. Unfortunately the information that you would like we would not be able to supply for data protection reasons. We do however appreciate your suggestions


Sphere Game Studios Ltd
133.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Sphere Game Studios
In-App Purchases
  1. Tiny mixed bag $3.99
  2. Tiny bag of gold $3.99
  3. Large mixed bag $11.99


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