Two of Ngmoco's recently announced titles have made their debut in the Canadian App Store as of yesterday afternoon - Touch Pets: Cats and We City. As with most of Ngmoco's games that are hosted over online servers, they have released these games in the limited market of Canada in order to test them out and make tweaks to the system before readying a worldwide release. During a Ngmoco media event at WWDC in June, we took a look at both Touch Pets: Cats and We City and determined them to be pretty much in line with previous Ngmoco releases. Although the apple doesn't fall too far from the proverbial freemium tree that is the Ngmoco business model, both games offer up a nice free-to-play experience in their respective forms of virtual simulation.


Touch Pets: Cats - While retaining many of the same general concepts of its canine predecessor Touch Pets: Dogs, this feline-themed virtual pet game does away with the food bowl mechanic that was the bane of many Touch Pets: Dogs players and replaces it with catnip. In Touch Pets: Cats, you can play with your kitty at any time, and the catnip merely allows you to gain coins and experience at an accelerated rate. Playing with and caring for your pet is largely similar to Touch Pets: Dogs, and there is an emphasis on collecting items to customize your living spaces. You can visit your friends houses and pets as well using the Plus+ network, and can purchase additional catnip through IAP if you choose. Further information and a discussion of Touch Pets: Cats can be found in our forums.


We City - Following in the footsteps of We Rule and We Farm, We City takes many of the same mechanics from those titles and places them in a modern metropolis setting. You'll build your city from the ground up by placing buildings, streets, grass, and other infrastructure on a starting plot of land. As your city flourishes, you'll be able to expand the area where you can build and unlock more items and buildings for your city. The main focus in We City is on industrial production, and you'll need to build factories and stores that can produce goods and services for your citizens and those of your Plus+ network friends. This process can take time, however, and if you're feeling impatient you can use in-app purchasing to buy ZAP that will speed up your rate of production. As always, a discussion of We City is taking place in our forums if you're looking for more information and player impressions.


There's not currently a set US release date for Touch Pets: Cats or We City, but both titles are free to download if you happen to have a Canadian iTunes account. For those that don't, you can most likely expect to see both titles in the US App Store sometime before the end of the year.

  • akira01

    Arf..
    Hyper casual games.
    Not good at all. Where are cool games from Ngmoco ?

  • akira01

    Arf..
    Hyper casual games.
    Not good at all. Where are cool games from Ngmoco ?

  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    Why don't my kitty cats poop out coins in real life?

  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    Why don't my kitty cats poop out coins in real life?

  • Brandon

    I find the pet games kind of disturbing...
    especially when a human is doing the animal voice :o

    • John

      You were expecting an animal to do the voice?

  • Brandon

    I find the pet games kind of disturbing...
    especially when a human is doing the animal voice :o

  • redbird

    I hate that Ngmoco releases games at different times for different regions yet still has leaderboards. Makes it impossible to catch up.

  • redbird

    I hate that Ngmoco releases games at different times for different regions yet still has leaderboards. Makes it impossible to catch up.

  • RhythmMan

    I hate ngmoco in general, had bad experiences with their freemium game structure, servers not working and customer service wasn't helpful. I won't ever play their games again. Besides, most of them are the same exact thing repackaged. For example, We Rule never got past the title screen. Ya know what their suggestion was? To delete my plusplus account and use a different username. Lose all my progress in every other game because they can't fix SH!T on their end? And when I finally did agree to deleting my account it fixed nothing. Their online games have issues, even with the new iPhone 4. I say no thanks ngmoco

  • RhythmMan

    I hate ngmoco in general, had bad experiences with their freemium game structure, servers not working and customer service wasn't helpful. I won't ever play their games again. Besides, most of them are the same exact thing repackaged. For example, We Rule never got past the title screen. Ya know what their suggestion was? To delete my plusplus account and use a different username. Lose all my progress in every other game because they can't fix SH!T on their end? And when I finally did agree to deleting my account it fixed nothing. Their online games have issues, even with the new iPhone 4. I say no thanks ngmoco

  • Ali

    I really dislike ngmoco. They started awesome with Rolando 1 + 2, but their games have been unappealing since their switch to the freemium model.

    I hope someone buys rolando 3 off them and releases it. Their shelving of that is such a poor decision.

  • Ali

    I really dislike ngmoco. They started awesome with Rolando 1 + 2, but their games have been unappealing since their switch to the freemium model.

    I hope someone buys rolando 3 off them and releases it. Their shelving of that is such a poor decision.

  • Tangent

    I have to throw my hat in the anti-ngmoco boat. Once upon a time these guys were putting out great ambitious titles that were perfectly designed for the platform. Now it's nothing but freemium facebook knockoffs.

  • Tangent

    I have to throw my hat in the anti-ngmoco boat. Once upon a time these guys were putting out great ambitious titles that were perfectly designed for the platform. Now it's nothing but freemium facebook knockoffs.

  • omg

    ngmoco is evil!

  • omg

    ngmoco is evil!

  • oliath

    SUUUUCCCKKKS
    I wish they would go back to making decent games for a fee.
    I try to like these fremium ones but they are so unreliable and laggy.
    I purchased extra stuff once and the experience was horrible.

    Never ever again ngmoco.
    That company started off so well.

  • oliath

    SUUUUCCCKKKS
    I wish they would go back to making decent games for a fee.
    I try to like these fremium ones but they are so unreliable and laggy.
    I purchased extra stuff once and the experience was horrible.

    Never ever again ngmoco.
    That company started off so well.