Build your own city as the new mayor. Create residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Build parks and recreation spots. Respond to crime and disasters. Watch your city come alive!
No microtransactions or long wait times! Everything is unlocked and rewarded through gameplay.
Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay for iOS devices.
Note: Landscape and portrait mode can be toggled in the settings menu during gameplay, or by tapping the icon at the top right of the start screen.
Fixes lag/performance issues on iOS 15.4+
Please update your device to iOS 15.4 when it is released to fix performance problems related to WebKit present in iOS 15.0 - iOS 15.3.
Pocket City uses WebGL to render graphics. iOS 15.0 to iOS 15.3 contains a bug in WebKit causing a worse performance in WebGL. Pocket City instead used a canvas renderer for iOS 15.0 to iOS 15.3, but the performance was still sub-par. iOS 15.4 fixes the WebKit performance bug, and this update reverts Pocket City to use the WebGL renderer again. With this app update and iOS 15.4, Pocket City should be back at full performance.
Ratings and Reviews
As far as city building apps go, this one is the most immersive, breezy, and most worth it. It makes so much more sense to just offer a game for a few dollars that moves quickly and offers challenges (crime, city management, natural disasters). I would love to see some more types of trees (specifically palm trees/ cacti that you can build to improve environment), and just more building options (maybe themes that are unlocked by certain monuments?) Ex: If you unlock the pagoda, and build it, it would be awesome if it also unlocked a new theme of buildings (and trees, parks, etc.) (in a different tab so that you can select between different themes for different zones in the same city). It would also make it more appealing to build multiple cities with their own landscape (like a whole city in the desert; something you can’t rlly do now bc all the houses have grass). Maybe add more levels to unlock these theme packages, or even if you have to do in app purchases, for an app this great. I really really appreciate the ease of building “zones” rather than having to wait hours, days, or weeks for something to get built, and I feel like having themes would be a great way to offer options without there being too many randomizations on one type/size building. Also I love Sandbox mode, great for if you want to just mess around and see what works well. Great app. 10/10, have already recommended to friends.
Addictive and Mind-Blowing!
(PS: Read this before buying this game for some either spoilers, reviews, or suggestions for the developer.) First of all, this is an amazing game! It’s like SimCity but even better! SimCity says, “Not enough materials! Would you like to purchase to complete this action?” This game is NOTHING like that. $3.99? WORTH IT. No In-App purchases, no paying, none of that stuff. This a game where you can embark on a building game that is realistic and should be #1 on everything. Take that, SimCity! I know, SimCity is kind of good, despite all the paying and all that, but you should download this to get rid of your building worries. This is super addicting and you can even upgrade buildings to make them look even cooler! This is for the developer, if you read the essay I wrote for people that download and buy, thank you and have a great day!: Okay developer, we need to talk about the suggestions. 1. Maybe we can upgrade the upgraded even more. 2. We can make the police, fire department, and hospital cars go just a little bit faster to not make playing this game a little bit exciting? Last but not least, 3. Maybe make destroying rocks and mountains a little bit easier for non-sandbox modes? It is up to you to help and fix these suggestions and prove me and all the fans of this game share it to even more people! Sorry if I gave you PRESSURE!
The game you’ve been looking for
If you are a fan of SimCity / Cities Skylines and games like that - THIS is the mobile game you’ve been looking for to scratch that itch. This may be the first game I have ever reviewed on the App Store and there is one major thing causing me to do so: No micro-transactions. For what this game IS, you’d think it would be infested with them but for the price of this game you get a really great (and for someone who rarely gets hooked on mobile games), really satisfying city simulator. I’ve been waiting for one for a while, and the others out there can’t compare. I highly suggest this game AND supporting the developers who are making outstanding decisions.
One thing I have noticed that could be potential improvement - when building (a road specifically, but really when building anything), it would be nice if you had to double tap to confirm placement of an object / the start of drawing the road. I frequently find myself going to scroll to see where I’m going to draw my road - but end up drawing a road, and having to cancel and start again. Not an issue, I’ve developed a workflow for it - but this would be a usability boost useful for mobile in my opinion! Keep up the outstanding work 👍
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- Codebrew Games Inc.
- 77.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Codebrew Games
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