City building games

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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
Civitas Civitas.jpg June 25th, 2009 City building, Online, Kids
GenreCity building, Online, Kids
Latest release0.0.5.3
Release dateJune 25th, 2009
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava

Civitas is a city building game for kids. It is written in the Java programming language and licensed under the GPL.[1] As of 2011-07-26, the latest version of the game is 0053 released on June 25th, 2009.[2]

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++

Free Reign is a 3D city simulator written by Alexander Taylor.[3] The latest version of the game is 0.2.1 on July 29th, 2001.[4] The game is written in the C++ programming language.[5] It is licensed under the GPL.[6] It became the inspiration for the OpenCity project.

Goblin Camp Goblin-Camp.png 2012-07-15 City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game

Goblin Camp
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

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.[7]

LegacyClone LegacyClone.jpg June 11th, 2008 City building game, Economic, Online
GenreCity building game, Economic, Online
Latest release0.1.4
Release dateJune 11th, 2008
DevelopersDaou, Mr Matt, and SnapDragon
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava

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.[8] The developers are Mr Matt, Daou, and SnapDragon(real names unknown).[9]

LinCity-NG Screenshot-lincity-ng 1.0.3.png November 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009 City building game
City building games
Screenshot-lincity-ng 1.0.3.png
Screenshot of LinCity-NG's menu
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.1.2(stable), 2.0
Release dateNovember 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL/CC-BY-SA 2.0 dual licence

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.[10]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.[11] It used the SDL library.[12]

Lincity Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png August 13th, 2004
Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png
Lincity 1.12pre48
Latest release1.12.1
Release dateAugust 13th, 2004
DeveloperI J Peters
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC

Lincity is a city building simulation game. The latest stable version is Version 1.12.1, released on August 13, 2004.[13] It is originally written by I J Peters and licensed under the GPL.[14] It is written in the C programming language.[15]

Micropolis Micropolis - big city.png 2013-12-01 City building game
Micropolis - big city.png
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.6  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 1st, 2013
DeveloperDon Hopkins
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageJava

Micropolis is a free city building game that is based on the fork of the Unix port of the game SimCity.[16] The game was released under the GPLv3 by the company EA for the OLPC project.[16] It is licensed under the GPLv3.[16]

OpenCity Opencity.png October 22nd, 2009 City Simulator
City building games
GenreCity Simulator
Latest release0.0.62
Release dateOctober 22nd, 2009
DeveloperDuong-Khang Nguyen
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

OpenCity is a 3D city simulator game inspired by Free Reign and written by Duong-Khang Nguyen. It is coded in C++ and uses OpenGL and the SDL. The latest stable release of the game is version 0.0.62 released October 22nd, 2009. [17] The game is licensed under the GPL.[18]

Unknown Horizons Anno3.png 2017-02-07 RTS, Economic simulation
Unknown Horizons
GenreRTS, Economic simulation
Latest release2017.2  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 7th, 2017
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
P. languageC++, Python

Unknown Horizons, formerly known as OpenAnno, is a real-time strategy game and economic simulation game loosely based on Sunflower's Anno series.[19] 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[20].

The first public version of Unknown Horizons is version 2008.1 released on October 1st, 2008 when it was called OpenAnno.[21]. This was the last release as OpenAnno before the name was changed to Unknown Horizons[22].