The main objective of the eCITY project is to design, develop and validate a pedagogical methodology, supported by an online, collaborative, city-development simulation engine (Simcity like that stimulates the integration and continuous exploitation of Problem Based Learning in engineering schools but, at the same time, fostering the interest in Engineering in secondary school students. eCity is an official educational software for Greece
and Turkey
and is present in the Scientix
European Portal. The main objective of the eCity project is to design, develop and validate a PBL-oriented, online, collaborative VLE platform, based on a city-development simulation engine that stimulates the integratio

eCity alternatives

  • Banished

  • In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland.

    tags: WINE 3d-graphics city-building medieval strategy-game
    platform: Windows Steam
  • Simutrans

  • Simutrans is a freeware transportation simulator. Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship, and even air. Interconnect districts, cities, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of.

    tags: simulation-game transport-simulator
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Haiku Steam
  • Cities In Motion (series)

  • Cities in Motion (CIM) is a city-based mass transportation simulator for the PC. Players operate their own transportation company, building a public network with a variety of vehicle types, including buses, trams, and subway trains. By meeting the needs of city residents, the player tries to make as much profit as possible. Observing the changing and growing city, as well as the different types of people in it, is key to building a successful and efficient network.

    tags: Discontinued cities simulation-game transport
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Steam Discontinued
  • Stonehearth

  • Stonehearth is a game about exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Your job is to help a small group of settlers survive and carve out a place for themselves in a hostile land. You’ll need to establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.

    tags: WINE building-game city-building economic-simulation-game sandbox-game
    platform: Windows Linux Steam Amazon
  • Micropolis

  • Micropolis is a open city-building simulator game and is based on the original source code of SimCity (series) , which was donated to the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project by Electronic Arts as free and open source software under the terms of the GPLv3.

    tags: Discontinued city-builder city-building city-creation city-planning
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted Discontinued
  • Energy Tycoon

  • Build your own energy empire!

    tags: games simulation energy
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Transport Giant

  • In Transport Giant, you will have the ability to control a massive transportation infrastructure with over 130 different vehicle types.

    tags: simulation-game strategy-game transport
    platform: Windows
  • Towns

  • In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?

    tags: Discontinued city-building drm-free fantasy-game games
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Steam Discontinued
  • Train Lord

  • Train Lord is a live massive multiplayer game (MMOG) using real world data and maps. The goal is simple. Become the richest lord in the world by buying rails, stations, trains, creating rail sets and dispatching trains.

    tags: mmo trains transport
    platform: Online Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad
  • Castle Story

  • Castle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little characters called "Bricktrons".

    tags: WINE games crafting-game dwarf-fortress
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Steam
  • Deep Sea Tycoon (Series)

  • The gameplay of Deep Sea Tycoon involves choosing one of 24 different characters and creating an underwater city filled with different buildings and features, from Mermaid Palaces to Seafood Restaurants. Through the character they choose and the choices they make in their city, the player can become a ruthless oil-tycoon, or something similar, or an environmentalist.

    tags: Discontinued city-building economic-simulation-game sandbox-game simulation-game
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • Dino Island

  • In a more or less near future, scientists have managed to recreate dinosaurs. In order to fund research, government has set up dinosaur-themed amusement parks that the player will manage.

    tags: city-building city-creation city-planning economic-simulation-game sandbox-game
    platform: Windows
  • Aquapolis

  • Help the locals turn an old, abandoned village into a thriving metropolis. Build a modern underwater city with fully developed infrastructure. Educate the underwater inhabitants on every aspect of your modern technology. Seek out the remnants of lost civilization and solve the cryptic messages of an unlucky scientist.Play with your Facebook friends!

    tags: adventure-game city-builder city-building city-creation farm-simulation
    platform: Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire
  • Atlantis Underwater Tycoon

  • The player starts with a home base, and expands from there. As the city expands, a wider range of buildings and residents become available. When these new items are placed, they bring in more tourists and residents with money, and this unlocks new buildings.

    tags: business-simulation-game city-building simulation-game
    platform: Windows
  • The Kindred

  • The Kindred - a creative sandbox game set in a vibrant voxel world.

    tags: building-game city-building crafting-game exploration-game games
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Steam