G5 Entertainment Brings Virtual City Playground To iOS On August 25

San Francisco, August 17, 2011 - By popular demand and following the successful release of Virtual City and Virtual City Sandbox, G5 Entertainment today announced that it will further expand its Virtual City franchise with the release of Virtual City Playground. The game will hit iPhone and iPad August 25th, 2011. The game will be available for download for FREE.

Virtual City Playground takes the renowned gameplay of Virtual City (strategy, economic simulation, building) to a new level with the addition of new quests, awards, locations as well as brand new social elements, including Game Center Integration, Facebook challenges and an in-game currency. The game will use In-App Purchase to let players buy in-game currency (city credits and invest points). They can use this currency to unlock additional content and purchase more energy, which is necessary to build the city. It is possible to complete the game without any in-game purchases.

A little background on the franchise:

One year ago, Virtual City was released on iPhone and iPad. Since then, it has experienced tremendous success - The game is G5's biggest title to date, with three-quarters of million dollars in sales and millions of downloads across multiple platforms. Virtual City is #1 Top Grossing Game in 17 countries including major EU markets, has been in Top 10 Grossing Games in 51 countries, has been in top 5 Grossing Strategy Games in all markets.

Game Info: Virtual City Playground HD

Apple ID 447763975

Languages:

·         English

·         German

·        French

·         Italian

·         Spanish

·         Russian

·         Portuguese

·         Brazilian Portuguese

·         Japanese

·         Korean

·         Simplified Chinese

Homepage: http://www.g5e.com/games/virtual_city_playground_ipad.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se-9J2WTVPQ

Game Description:

Your favorite Virtual City gameplay is now FREE in Virtual City Playground! Make even your most ambitious dreams a reality! Build the city of your dreams... and then run it.

Game Features

· Play sandbox mode for FREE! No predefined missions

· Over 85 new optional quests

· Over 90 new buildings, landmarks, and decorations, including Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Coliseum, Sydney Opera, and many more!

· 95 new achievements to earn

· Regular FREE updates that will bring more content!

· Game Center and Facebook integration

Build dwelling houses and industrial buildings. Produce goods and deliver them to the shopping malls. Setup mass-transit system to take your citizens to places like parks, cinemas and stadiums. Make your city a better place to live by recycling garbage, adding hospitals and fire stations, planting trees, and upgrading buildings to make them more eco-friendly. Make citizens happier by launching spectacular public events. Achieve balance between key parameters of your success: Time, Income, Environment, Population, and Happiness. Note: Regular FREE updates to the game, so download and stay tuned! 

 

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