The Sims Mobile (AND)
Another mobile installment in the life simulation game series by Electronic Arts. As per tradition, The Sims Mobile focuses on simulating and shaping the lives of your virtual characters. You can choose their appearance, personality, and life goals, from career paths to hobbies. During the game, the Sims' living quarters can be modified by choosing from a wide range of furniture, decorations and accessories, as the game progresses, you unlock additional activities and locations. A certain novelty is the ability to shape the history of whole families. When your character achieves their goals and retires, you can unlock new interests and career paths for next generations. Thus e.g. the grandfather's achievements can inspire his children or grandchildren to choose a similar career path.
The Sims 3 (AND)
Simulation 18 December 2010
The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.
The Escapists (AND)
Simulation 02 March 2017
A prisoner simulator that combines features of many genres. It was developed by Mouldy Toof in cooperation with Team 17 Software. The player assumes the role of a prisoner who leads a “normal” life in one of several available penitentiary facilities. The main objective of the game is to plan a way of escaping from the prison. In addition to participating in a series of daily activities like various works, workouts, meals, walks and interactions with other prisoners, the player is also gathering seemingly useless items, looking for allies and observing his surroundings in order to find weak points of security systems. The final phase is to use the previously prepared plan and escape. The Escapist offers great freedom of acting and many ways of escaping depending on prison style (among which there is for example a military prison camp). The game offers retro pixel-art two-dimensional graphics presented from a top-down perspective.
911 Operator (AND)
Simulation December 2017
911 Operator is a game, a strategy-simulator developed by Polish studio Jutsu Games, which is a reiteration of a project which won the Indie Showcase competition held during Digital Dragons 2016. In 911 Operator you become a rescue service operator, and your job is to answer calls from people in danger. The story campaign takes place in 10 cities – you will face many different challenges; some of them amusing, some serious, some frustrating. During the game you have to give advice concerning administration of first-aid as well as choose the right number of people and equipment to send to the scene. A nice touch in the game is the fact that you can sometimes receive prank calls, which have to be recognized and ignored.
Farming Simulator 16 (AND)
Simulation 06 August 2015
Another installment of the farming simulation game series from GIANTS software. Contrary to most of the major entries in the franchise, Farming Simulator 16 was created solely with the PS Vita handheld console and mobile devices in mind. In the game, we traditionally assume the role of farm owner, and our task is to turn his possessions into a true agricultural empire. Achieving this requires us to sow and harvest, and then invest the money we’ve earned into the farm’s development as well as new vehicles and devices. The title features over 50 fully licensed agricultural machines of various type that we can personally drive while working in the field. Compared to its predecessor, the game offers new sorts of crops, but the biggest novelty is the introduction of forests, along with a pretty big set of hardware for felling and processing trees.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 (AND)
Simulation 23 July 2014
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a simulation game, in which you play as a car mechanic. The game was produced by Polish studio Red Dot Games, known from e.g. American LowRiders, Rally Poland and Need for Russia 4. In the game, you can fix several car models. There are over 70 repair scenarios, in which you have to find what's broken and take care of it. Each virtual vehicle consists of about 150 components, and to disassemble them you need specialist tools. The repair results can be tested by driving the car on a test track. Car Mechanic Simulaton 2014 features simple but pleasant 3d visuals with well-rendered car models.
Farming Simulator 18 (AND)
Simulation 06 June 2017
Another installment of an annually released farming simulator series developed by GIANTS Software. This time, however, the creators decided to develop a game exclusively for handheld devices like PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In terms of mechanics, Farming Simulator 18 highly resembles the previous installments of the series, in particular, the handheld version of Farming Simulator 16. The game sees the players running their farms in an attempt to make a profitable business out of it. To achieve this, players have to take care of a number of things, such as soil and plant cultivation, harvesting and selling the crops, and finally the successive development of the farm. Farming Simulator 18 does not lack the series’ representative feature, namely a wide range of licensed agricultural machinery of the world’s top makes, which are available for the players to utilize while working in the field.
Construction Simulator 2 (AND)
Simulation 22 March 2017
A continuation of the mobile construction simulator with strategy elements, developed by weltenbauer studio from Germany. Construction Simulator 2 takes place in a fictional state in the USA, Westside Plains. In this game we play as an owner of a company that builds roads and buildings. The game is set in an open world in which you can find 60 different errands. In the beginning of the game we start with simple tasks but as we develop our company and increase its reputation we can get more complicated but much better paid contracts. The game allows us to manually control 36 fully licensed and recreated with intricate details machines among which we can find those that are produced by such companies as Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell, STILL or ATLAS. The economic aspect, that requires players to manage their company and budget, complements the simulation elements.
The Sims FreePlay (AND)
Simulation 15 February 2012
A spin-off of the bestselling series The Sims. It is available as a free-to-play title. The Sims FreePlay was developed by Firemonkeys, a studio that specializes in mobile games. Similarly as in the main installments of the series, the main objective is to control the life of virtual characters and decide what they will do, where they will live and who will they befriend. The gameplay is based on sandbox rules, allowing the player to freely control the fate of his Sims – he can send them to work, take them to interesting places in the city, help them make friends and even make them marry someone and give birth to children. In addition to controlling the life of the Sims, the player can design their house or take care of their garden. The game is played in real-time and the only limitation of freedom is time needed to complete various actions – however, it can be shortened by using the microtransactions. Real currency can be also used for buying exclusive items and decorations.
I Am Bread (AND)
Simulation 10 October 2016
Yet another joke simulation game, a genre which, contrary to any logical reasoning, keeps gaining crowds of fans. The hero of this game, developed by an independent team at Bossa Studios, is a slice of bread, and the player’s job is to take it all the way to a toaster. Gameplay mechanics in I Am Bread are pretty complex, the biggest difficulty being controlling all four corners of the toast separately. With these mechanics the “hero” can perform simple moves on any flat surface. The game is played in various rooms, and in order to get the toast to its ultimate destination you can make use of various types of house equipment, e.g. a fan, which makes for an excellent catapult. While playing, you must also supervise two essential statistics of the bread: its edibility and deliciousness. Too much dirt can make the toast completely inedible.
TruckSimulation 16 (AND)
Simulation 25 November 2015
Developed by experts at the truck simulation genre, British studio Astragon Software, TruckSim is a truck simulator that bears heavy resemblance to such PC hit series as Euro Truck Simulator or 18 Wheels of Steel. TruckSim lets you become a truck driver and own a transit company, whose job is to accept contracts and transport merchandise using company's trucks. The game is set in the Western and Central Europe. Its map covers network of actual roads and 20 well-known cities with their characteristic landmarks. On top of that, there is strategic layer that lets you set up new company branches, hire drivers, and mange your budget. The game offers elegant 3D graphics and several camera options (including inside the vehicle camera), as well as quite realistic physics, making driving each vehicle a different experience.
Bus Simulator 17 (AND)
Simulation 28 April 2017
Bus Simulator 17 is a bus-driving simulation developed by Alexandru Marusac, an experienced mobile app developer. The creator prepared a number of varied vehicles – from a school bus to an urban double-decker. We drive these, transporting people not only throughout a city but also in the mountains, on a desert, or rural areas. The game features advanced physics and destruction system, which forces us to drive carefully. Changing weather conditions and traffic also influence the driving. The production, available for Android and iOS, lets us play alone in the campaign and the Free Ride mode or with other players in the multiplayer. The above is complemented by three-dimensional graphics with carefully modeled vehicles. Bus Simulator 17 is available for free within the free-to-play business model so it features micropayments for, for example, removing advertisement displayed during the game.
The Trail: A Frontier Journey (AND)
Simulation 03 November 2016
A simplistic survival game developed by 22 Cans Studios. The game is a free-to-play title with optional microtransactions. In The Trail: A Frontier Journey, the player assumes the role of a wanderer who finally makes it to shores of the New World after a long sea journey and begins exploration. The player travels a linear trail, getting deeper and deeper into the mainland. On their way however, the protagonist must manage both the powers and resources appropriately, as well as stop in camps to have some rest. During the journey, the player gathers different items, some of which can be sold, other used to craft various objects. What's more, the game features social aspects allowing to establish one's own town which can be afterwards inhabited by other players who will collectively work on making it a better place. All of this is complemented by minimalistic, though attractive visuals in full 3D.
A sandbox space simulator developed by a lone designer, Damiano Vitulli. The action of NovaVoyager is set in a distant future, when humanity colonizes new planetary systems. Starting out, we receive our first ship and then decide whether we want to pursue a career of a mercenary, a pirate, a pioneer, or a miner. We can also combine all of these to create our own path. The fun takes place in a galaxy that teems with life, recreated in 1:1 scale on the basis of genuine astronomical data. The universe is densely filled with space bases and colonies where there is a myriad of varied quests and business opportunities. The game is characterized by impressive realism of the behavior of our ship, which can be controlled from the cockpit or in the third-person perspective. The extensive controls system also allows for manipulation of numerous onboard systems.
Battlestation: Harbinger (AND)
Simulation 12 August 2015
A turn-based exploration game with rougelike elements, created by Bugbyte, an independent Finnish studio. The player is cast into the role of a commander of a space fleet. His task is to enter an uncharted enemy star systems to investigate the situation. As the galaxy is randomly generated during each playthrough, each game offers a different experience. Battlestation: Harbinger focuses on exploration of an open world, interactions with alien races, and completing various task – from escorting duties up to clashes with enemy ships. Along with our progress in the game, we receive access to new modifications and technologies allowing us to not only upgrade our ship, but also create a small fleet. The game employs decent two-dimensional visuals.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (AND)
Simulation 05 September 2014
A simple simulator of celebrity’s life developed for mobile platforms and social networking services by the American company Glu Mobile. In the game the player assumes the role of a common saleswoman working in a clothes shop who one day suddenly meets Kim Kardashian. This becomes an opportunity for a great career for her. The future celebrity created by the player can follow one of three alternative routes: an actress, model or fashion designer and the player must take care of all aspects of her celebrity life. In Kim Kardashian: Hollywood one can encounter many more or less famous people with whom one can interact in various ways. As the popularity of the protagonist rises, she must deal with desperate fans and paparazzi. The game uses free-to-play model in which all actions cost a specific number of energy. The energy can be obtained by completing various activities in-game or by paying with real money.
Take Off: The Flight Simulator (AND)
Simulation 09 June 2016
Take Off: The Flight Simulator is a mobile flight simulator developed by Jujubee. The game is incredibly complex for a mobile production - the mechanics aren't much less rich than those available on stationary systems. The players become a beginner pilot, who slowly but steadily gathers experience and new licenses. The players have 14 planes at their disposal - each with a detailed 3D cockpit, where the game takes place. The flight mechanics are very realistic and require taking care of such factors as proper take-off and landing, or the right adjustment of height and flight direction. In Take Off: The Flight Simulator, the players can visit airports at Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, London, and many other places. The core of the game is the campaign, consisting of a set of tasks - from simple commercial flights, to rescue missions. Additionally, there is a free mode. Take Off: The Flight Simulator has very good 3D graphics.