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Build and take care of a city.

List of City building games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre city building games:



Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
OpenCity Opencity.png 2015-03-15 City building game
OpenCity
Opencity.png
GenreCity building game
Latest release0.0.6.5
Release dateMarch 15th, 2015
DeveloperDuong-Khang Nguyen
Code licenseGPL
EngineOGRE
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, OpenGL
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OpenCity is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenCity is a 3D city building game started in 2003 by Duong-Khang Nguyen, licensed under the GPL.[1]. It's coded in C++, uses the OpenGL and SDL libraries and the OGRE rendering engine. While it's similar to SimCity, it is not intended to be a direct clone.

The last stable release, 0.0.6.5, was released on March 15th, 2015.[2]

Micropolis Micropolis - big city.png 2013-12-01 City building game
Micropolis
Micropolis - big city.png
Micropolis
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.6  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 1st, 2013
DeveloperDon Hopkins
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageJava, C++, Python, Tcl
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Micropolis is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Micropolis is a free city building game that is based on the fork of the Unix port of the game SimCity.[3] The game was released under the GPLv3 by the company EA for the OLPC project.[3] It is licensed under the GPLv3.[3]

Lincity Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png 2004-07-09 City building
Lincity
Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png
Lincity 1.12pre48
Genre City building
Latest release1.13.1
Release date2004-07-09
DeveloperI J Peters
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC
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Lincity is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Lincity is a city building simulation game. The latest stable version is Version 1.12.1, released on August 13, 2004.[4] It is originally written by I J Peters and licensed under the GPL.[5] It is written in the C programming language.[6]

LegacyClone LegacyClone.jpg June 11th, 2008 City building game, Economic, Online
LegacyClone
LegacyClone.jpg
GenreCity building game, Economic, Online
Latest release0.1.4
Release dateJune 11th, 2008
DevelopersDaou, Mr Matt, and SnapDragon
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
LibrarySwing
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LegacyClone is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

LegacyClone is an online city and economic simulator. It allow players in a persistent world to play as mayors/presidents, build factories and trade goods with other players. The latest release of the game is 0.1.4 on June 11th, 2008. It is written in the Java programming language using the Swing library.[7] The developers are Mr Matt, Daou, and SnapDragon(real names unknown).[8]

LinCity-NG Lincity-ng-2.0.png November 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009 City building game
City building games
Lincity-ng-2.0.png
a city in LinCity-NG 2.0
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.1.2(stable), 2.0
Release dateNovember 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009
DeveloperGotM
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL/CC-BY-SA 2.0 dual licence
LibrarySDL
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City building games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: lincity-ng

 

Slackware logo.svg Slackware: lincity-ng 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: lincity-ng 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: lincity-ng  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-simulation/lincity-ng 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: lincity-ng 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: lincity-ng 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: lincity-ng 
Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: lincity-ng 
24px FreeBSD: lincity-ng 
24px Haiku: games-simulation/lincity_ng

LinCity-NG is a city building game that is the successor to and fork of LinCity. It is being developed by members of the Happypenguin's Game of the Month project.[9]The stable latest version of the game is 1.1.2 released on November 4, 2007. The latest unstable release is 2.0 released on January 25th, 2009.[10] It used the SDL library.[11]

Free Reign Free Reign - shot006-big.jpg July 29th, 2001 City simulator
City building games
Free Reign - shot006-big.jpg
GenreCity simulator
Latest release0.2.1
Release dateJuly 29th, 2001
DeveloperAlexander Taylor
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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City building games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Free Reign is a 3D city simulator written by Alexander Taylor.[12] The latest version of the game is 0.2.1 on July 29th, 2001.[13] The game is written in the C++ programming language.[14] It is licensed under the GPL.[15] It became the inspiration for the OpenCity project.

Unknown Horizons Anno3.png 2019-01-12 RTS, Economic simulation
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Unknown Horizons
Anno3.png
GenreRTS, Economic simulation
Latest release2019.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 12, 2019
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
EngineFIFE
P. languageC++, Python
LibrarySDL
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Unknown Horizons is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: unknown-horizons  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: unknown-horizons

Unknown Horizons, formerly known as OpenAnno, is a real-time strategy game and economic simulation game loosely based on Sunflower's Anno series.[16] The game's source code is licensed under the GPL while its own media is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license and some parts under other DFSG-compatible licenses[17].

The first public version of Unknown Horizons is version 2008.1 released on October 1st, 2008 when it was called OpenAnno.[18]. This was the last release as OpenAnno before the name was changed to Unknown Horizons[19].

Civitas Civitas.jpg 2017-05-16 City building, Online, Kids
Civitas
Civitas.jpg
GenreCity building, Online, Kids
Latest release0.2.3.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 16th, 2017
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
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Civitas is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Civitas is a city building game for kids. It is written in the Java programming language and licensed under the GPL.[20]

Goblin Camp Goblin-Camp.png 2012-07-15 City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game
Goblin Camp
Goblin-Camp.png
GenresCity building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game
Latest release0.21  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 15th, 2012
DeveloperIlkka Halila (ihalila)
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
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Goblin Camp is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Goblin Camp is a citybuilder roguelike game with economy and strategy elements released under the GPLv3. It is inspired by various and notorious games like Anno 1404, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper.[21]

Cytopia Cytopia.png 2020-04-14 City building game
Cytopia
Cytopia.png
GenreCity building game
Latest releasev0.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 14th, 2020
Code licenseGPLv3[22]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA[23]
Enginecustom
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL2
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Cytopia is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Cytopia is a free, open source city building game with a big focus on mods. It utilizes a custom, SDL2 based rendering engine written in C++. It will combine the spirit of SimCity 2000 with everything a modern 2D city building game should offer.