The latest game in the series of Apple indie games features has just released, as the oracle foretold. Bit City [Free], the newest game by Nimblebit, is now available for your perusal. Towers are so 2012. Entire cities are 2017. This one combines elements of city builders with clickers. You build out your city with various buildings, while using the earnings to buy idle revenue generators. Also, there's that giant build button that you can mash to build new buildings as you buy more and more land.

It's an interesting take on a couple of saturated genres, but NimbleBit has done a great job at making their games feel quite different from how anyone else does them, so even if you're sick of town builders and clickers, give this one a shot. Read our preview post for more impressions, and keep an eye out for a guide on the game very soon. Who knows what the next major Apple feature will be, but Golf Zero does come out on the 14th...

  • curtisrshideler

    After acquiring enough and building enough, is there an option to run for president. Haha. πŸ˜‰

  • Will Irace

    It's a clicker, yes. But it's a Nimblebit clicker. One thing you can count on is that they won't suck you into a gameplay mechanic and then crash you into a paywall. I'm a few hours in already and very much liking this game.

  • Jerutix

    I want to like this game more, but something is missing. I think I like it better than other clickers because it doesn't require constant clicking, but it doesn't do much for me as a city builder. I'm going to keep playing with it for a while, because I trust Nimblebit.

    I think maybe it's missing some charm? I started playing Tiny Tower again from scratch last week, and there's so much life and excitement going on in that tower that makes it a joy to play - this just feels a little flat. An update that brings some extra personality (don't ask me how - I don't have a good suggestion) could really make this fantastic!

    • jati

      I see it similarly: Where are the bitizens? Graphics, sounds and mechanics are fine. But nothing really makes me smile. The buildings etc. are sometimes charming. But that's not enough for me I think. We will see...

      • monorator

        Same here πŸ™‚

  • GalDrogo

    Love the Gatchapon mechanic.

  • Paul

    It's good. But would have preferred a premium game which actually had city building in that graphic style.

  • TwinCitiesEast

    I'm working on Dusty Plains now. Seems like it's going to take a LONG time to get to the big cities. I hope my ipad holds out, I'm running it 24 hours to collect coins πŸ™‚

  • Reeeeeece

    I like the game but does anyone know how to go back to your past cities? Or can you not go back to them?