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Virtual City Playground®: Building Tycoon

By G5 Entertainment

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Build the city of your dreams… and then run it!

● Build dwellings and industrial buildings.
● Manufacture a variety of retail goods and deliver them to your sleek and enticing shopping malls.
● Set up a mass transit system to transport your city dwellers to parks, cinemas, stadiums and more.
● Make your city greener and healthier by recycling garbage, planting trees, upgrading buildings and adding hospitals and fire stations.
● Reward your happy, responsible citizens by organizing truly spectacular public events for them!
● Take your city to towering new heights! Construct well-designed Apartment Towers, an Eco Skyscraper, an Airport, a Stadium, a Casino, a Hangar, an Ice Castle and even a Shuttle Launch Pad.

You can unlock additional bonuses via in-app purchase from within the game!


● Over 500 uplifting quests to tackle as you grow and enhance your city
● Nearly 200 buildings, landmarks and decorations for city beautification
● About 100 challenging achievements to earn and celebrate with your friends
● Regular FREE updates to keep you stimulated and entertained

***Did you know? Minimized games continue transporting goods, making you money while you sleep!***

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

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What's New in Version 1.20

Your dream city is buzzing with anticipation! So what significant event is going to take place next? Download this fresh update and find out!

MAJOR ATHLETIC EVENT – Your city has been selected to host the world's biggest sports competition. Develop a complete athletic village, including a biking track, beach volleyball court and sporting goods store. 
INSPIRING DECORATIONS – Erect statues of famous athletes to get everyone in the mood for greatness.  
SOLAR HOTEL – Provide green accommodations for all the teams and tourists by building an amazing Solar Hotel.
NEW QUESTS – Tackle over 28 challenging new quests to ensure your city is ready for the games to begin.
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Your favorite city builder is only getting better. Check out the latest version now!

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Customer Reviews

Great Fun!

Only downloaded it a few nights ago becuase I thought it would be fun for me and my 3 year old to play it, and I was right!! Typical free online game though, once you have used your lives you have to wait for a few hours to build them back up. You can ‘expand’ your area to build more but these expansions are expensive and use a lot of ‘diamonds’ and lives! Still great game though !


this game is just like the real world and does teach you some lessons, but the the problem is that when you get the expansions, they get quite expensive ‘-'


Lots to do, fun to play and easy to lose track of time. only down side is that expansions are expensive

Virtual City Playground®: Building Tycoon
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.20
  • Size: 372 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Deck of Diamonds£3.99
  2. Handful of Diamonds£1.49
  3. Deal of the Day£0.79
  4. Three decks of Diamonds£7.99
  5. Handful of city credits £3.99
  6. Few city credits£1.49
  7. Briefcase of Diamonds£14.99
  8. Pile of city credits£7.99
  9. Sack of city credits£14.99
  10. Heap of Diamonds£39.99