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 v1.66

We hope you enjoy the new features and buildings in this update.

Happy designing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
659 Ratings

659 Ratings

illxD ,

Thank you

Thank you for creating a game that is money hungry and that I actually enjoy playing and makes me feel I can make real progress with out putting money into it, this is a game I’d actually rather pay to download, and the fact that I don’t have to pay to play I might actually put money into it and keep the game for longer than a week.

Edit: after playing for an extended time. I have come to dislike a few things one being the automatic price increase after you buy any item. It makes no sense and is unrealistic. And the second thins is their price on buy gold or more money in the game isn’t as good as some of the other games.

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.


Excellent. Why I loved city build games...

I played these games a lot years ago and quit playing because they became impossible to play without buying something constantly. This is like the old games. You can opt to spend to grow faster but not spending doesn't stop the game. This is the best city build game I've played so far and I've played them all at one time or another. Great job guys!! And to top it off they don't bribe or force a positive review. I played for a couple days before the request for review popped up - and then it was appropriate rather than obnoxious.


Sphere Game Studios Ltd
118.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.


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  1. Teeny bag of money $1.99
  2. Teeny bag of gold $1.99
  3. Tiny bag of money $3.99


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