If you liked City Island and the early tycoon games and you like to build a lot, you will definitely love our third citybuilder game! Join over 15 million City Island players and start playing City Island 3: Building Sim today!

This time you will have your own archipelago! You can unlock and build on a tourist paradise island, on a vulcano island, a swamp, a desert and more to create a city! Really cool city building allows you to construct cities, villages, compounds or a metropolis. Keep your citizens happy with beautiful decorations, and create jobs so you can earn money and gold from your happy citizens.

People in your own city will provide quests and feedback on how well you are doing! Furthermore, create a city and you can decorate your city by placing walking paths, rivers, railroads with trains, parks and hundreds more fun and beautifully designed items. If you like playing free-to-play citygames, building a virtual city on City Island 3: Building Sim is your best choice!

City Island 3: Building Sim is the sequel of two very popular City Island games with over 15 million downloads so far, also created by Sparkling Society. In this game, you will create your own story by unlocking your archipelago with islands, on each island developing your village to a tiny city and into a large metropolis. It is all about balance and being creative in this city tycoon game. You have all the power in this epic story: have hours of free fun!

- Easy to play building sim
- Build and decorate beautiful islands of your own archipelago with more than 150 unique items, be creative!
- Fun FREE to play tycoon game
- Tablet support
- HIGH QUALITY graphics
- Intuitive gameplay with challenging tasks, rewards and achievements
- Enjoy fun quests to help you create your own virtual paradise in this free-to-play citygame!
- Build and decorate a beautiful island with more than 150 unique items, be creative!
- Currencies: gold and cash
- Attract citizens with parks, trees, a railway with trains, boats, decorations and community buildings
- Collect profit from your commercial buildings
- Upgrade your city buildings
- Help your citizens build a city on this exotic island story
- Collect XP and level up to unlock a new building for construction
- Collect dozens of REWARDS while playing
- Expand your city to create more room for constructing more buildings, and progress your village to a metropolis with tall buildings
- Speed up construction / upgrade time
- Lots of adventure and quests to unlock
- Expand your city over land and sea
- Many hours of free fun
- Sim style architecture
- Fun play!

What's New

Version 2.2.9

Squashed some nasty bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings

Fun To Pass Time


I had this game on my tablet a few years ago and really enjoyed it while my mother was in the hospital. So when I got a new phone I downloaded the IOS version and still enjoy playing from time to time. The music for each island is unique and enjoyable to listen to. The only complaint I have, and why I’m giving it a 4 Star, is because the Freaky Floors island is always asking me to “download the HD music”, or whatever it is, for it. I have and apparently it either isn’t working or it’s bugged. I had the same problem on my tablet so I just tell it to not ask me for 3 days. If that could be fixed I would most certainly appreciate it. It’s not too bothersome but then I don’t get to hear that islands unique music. :(

City island 3 Fair game ??


Fun game keeps you busy BUT slow to open other islands , very expensive to buy buildings , Houses , commercial buildings , buying land to build your city is super expensive. Trying to open other islands ,again a ridiculous amount to open the marinas or the cruise terminals etc . Also when you finally get to open these places it’s takes over 100 hours for them to be opened (built ) Also I notice while playing when collecting money from my building I do not get all the money I sometimes get none ,sometimes a small amount and sometimes some of it goes to the leveling up bar. Unless you want to spend your hard earned cash (which I do not ). It’s a very slow game that will eventually bore you because you can not go forward unless you spend your hard earned real cash in a game

Developer Response


We have noted your feedback that in-game currencies and expansion in the game is a bit expensive. We will forward it to our product team and they will surely think about this in future updates.

If you have any other query, please contact our support team at

Definitely 5 Stars


This game is a blast a a great game to play in your past time. I’ve always loved building and architecture games so much and this games definitely satisfies me. They give you some pretty simple buildings and some that are just random. What’s also nice is that if you’re stuck it don’t know what to do you have a guide to help you along the way! The only thing that is bad about this game is that some of the buildings, islands, and land are just way to expensive. But other than that it’s good. There is so many more great stuff about this game so go check it out. If you do, YOU WON’T REGRET IT!


Trigames B.V.
158.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Sparkling Society
In-App Purchases
  1. 25 Gold $2.99
  2. 65 Gold $5.99
  3. 1,250,000 Cash $2.99


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