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Unknown Horizons

There’s no shortage of real time strategy games, but many are simply clones of each other. Fortunately, Unknown Horizons is a notable exception. This 2D RTS game from the Unknown Horizons Development Team focuses on city building and economy, but it has a lot of extra features that make it stand out from the rest. It all starts with a small settlement, and from there you can expand into a powerful colony.

Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower is one of the most popular games for the iPhone, and understandably so. For one thing, it is very simple to learn; you build a tower and maintain it. Only minimal skills are required. Every time you play the game, you’ll progress. But there’s more to this game from Nimblebit of course. Your goal is to provide work for the Bitizens (the tower’s residents). It is like a virtual ant farm. You start with one tower and a lobby. If you go through the tutorial, you will be able to create your first floor and the production floor.

Zombie Dash

Played around with a lot of ass kicking zombies? Well, this time around fight for survival with zombies the size of Mario. Yes, these zombies are far from intimidating, but they surely are out for a kill and the their meal is none other than you. Developed by Italy Games, yes the same developer who have given Android their best Bowling and Chess game, Zombie Dash is another masterpiece on the Android market - offered for free. This is one game that is sure to hook users to their device for some casual gaming game.

Nightclub Story

All Android users, it is time to own and manage your own Nightclub and make people dance to your own tunes. Yes, with Nightclub Story, this is exactly what you get and sometimes you even get more. The game is very intuitive and is dependent on how the user decides to play the game and make his/her nightclub. Developed by TeamLava, LLC, a top developer on the Android Market. This developer has quite a few other offerings and the download numbers for each games speaks volumes about how people love the games developed by this company.

Home Design Story

Home Design Story is a simulation game where you design, build and decorate your dream house. This iPhone/iPad game gives you a great deal of control over the design and construction of a house. The brightly colored graphics and smooth flow help make this gem from TeamLava very enjoyable, all while bringing out your creativity. The key in these simulation games is the depth, and Home Design Story doesn’t disappoint. A wide array of styles is available ranging from modern to classic to deco. You can add furniture, wallpaper and flooring. You can also create beautiful gardens and patios.

Ice Age Village

Ice Age Village is the official game tie-in for Ice Age. Created by top developer Gameloft, it is an adventure game for everyone. While primarily designed to promote Ice Age, it’s actually pretty cool. The game takes place at the onset of the Ice Age (keeping in line with the films). This leads to the breakup of the continent of Pangaea. This situation means you have to find new homes for the characters (the same as those in the films).

0.A.D.

When it comes to free real time strategy games, 0AD by Wildfire Games is one of those that stand out. Although under heavy development, the game is already very playable. Like other RTS games, you have to manage resources, build an army and manage an economy. There are six civilizations: the Carthaginians, Romans, Celts, Hellenes, Persians and Iberians. Each one has strengths and weaknesses. When you play the game, the resources are displayed at the screen bottom. The mini-map is at the left. To select all units nearby, double click. You can assign units to perform tasks like building structures. Of course you can order them to attack the enemy.

Jurassic Park Builder

Jurassic Park Builder by Ludia is based upon the popular film series. If you ever wanted to build your own park with dinosaurs, this is your chance to do it for free. The game setup is similar to that of Tap Zoo and Farmville. Here you have to build a park for dinosaurs. The objective is to make money and manage the resources. The dinos make you money that have to be collected, and you than have to use the income to buy vegetables, meat and other necessities. If the animals are well taken care of, they will grow and attract more visitors.