City-building games are a genre of computer game where players act as the overall planner and leader of a city. It lets you to look at the city from above and you are responsible for its growth and management. You choose the building placement and city management features like salaries, work priorities etc and the result is shown as the city develops.
If you have played SimCity, you would know what we are talking about. If you have not played a City Building Simulation game before, never mind. Just download one of these games listed below. We are sure you would enjoy!
Lincity is a free construction and management simulation game; It puts the player in control of managing every aspect of a city’s socio-economy. Players are required to build and maintain a city. They must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for residents. One can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet.
LinCity-NG is a fork of Lincity with improved graphics and new sounds. Its a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity.
Micropolis is based on the original SimCity from Electronic Arts / Maxis. It lets you to take control and nee the undisputed ruler of a sophisticated real-time City Simulation. You can become the master of existing cities such as San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, or you can create your own dream city or nightmare slum from the ground up.
In OpenCity the player builds a city by marking land as commercial, industrial or residential zones. Each of these zones depend on each other for growth. The player also required to supply the city with power and connect the different zones by constructing roads.
OpenTTD is an open source game engine for the game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Though OpenTTD duplicates the original game’s feature, it has numerous additions like canals, revised rail station construction and additional airports.
Simutrans is an open source remake of Transport Tycoon. It is a cross-platform simulation game in which the player strives to run a successful transport system by transporting goods, passengers, and mail between places.
Let us know if you have any better City Building Games that are Open Source.