The games that follow are all based around the premise of managing a town or geographic region, by tapping, designing, completing quests or mini-games and general planning the player’s world can flourish.
A small sample of eleven year olds revealed the following favourites in ascending order of enjoyment and involvement:
First up and number six on the list, is DT (Diner Town) Zoo requiring players to build a zoo full of rainbows and unicorns. The kids enjoyed looking at the animals, but the gam’s overall aim is a little hard to grasp. In essence this is the most overtly money grabbing, Facebook style of game we came across during the test.
Generating gold to buy more animals that generate gold whilst playing a small collection of DT themed mini-games and trying to keep track of multiple goals – some of which assume social-media membership – at a time.
Continuing the theme of making a grab for dollars, the initial real-estate afforded a player is about as tight as virtual land comes, with in-game expansion a slow grind. All up Tiny Village is a good game, but mean spirited towards its potential players.
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