Friday, July 10, 2015

The Friday FREE GAME Feature! Ep25: eCity

Feeling nostalgic for Sim City or wanting Cities Skylines but can't afford it? Try out eCity!

If you've played the popular city simulation/management games, eCity makes you feel right at home. Choosing a map, placing objects and even the music style all feel very familiar - and there's nothing wrong with that. The UI is minimal and functional, allowing you to easily see and manage your city. The game lacks any tutorial, but includes an adequate information section that can be easily accessed.

I was somewhat surprised by the lack of transportation options. Basic roads are used for everything, with only bus stops being tacked on to those. No highways, trains, subways, etc. really limits creativity in city building. Thankfully there are several types of industry and shops you can build, and the game also includes mobile and internet infrastructure.

It's not the biggest or best game in the genre, but eCity does what it sets out to do quite well. For a free title, that's pretty good!

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