by: Brian Lamacraft
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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My Country is a Facebook city building simulation game. Provide homes, businesses, industry decorations, and power to your growing city. Use contracts to make money, expand and upgrade your buildings.
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My Country Basics
My Country is another installment in a long list of city building games that have become popular on Facebook. Players build homes, businesses, provide power, decorate, and fulfill contracts to make money in the game. There’s a wide a wide variety of structures available to build in the game including holiday themed ones during those times of the year.
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My Country Homes
Homes allow your city to house more residents. You’ll find simple homes, apartments, flats, high rises, town homes, halls, villas and other dwellings for your residences. As you level up in the game, more of these become available to purchase. Homes also take electricity units so you must be sure that your city has enough power for each home you place on the game map. Overall, the selection of homes is quite good in the game so far. Homes will produce coins over time but not as much as the businesses in the game.
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My Country Businesses and Industry
To make serious cash in the game you’ll need plenty of businesses. These structures bring in sums of money for your city. Business buildings include the office, bank and motel. Industry provides more money than the standard business. With an industry structure, you can fulfill contracts. Each contract takes time to complete and the ones with more time bring in more money. Examples of industry structures include furniture mill and a candy factory. The game only allows you to build a certain number of each structure so your city won’t be a giant clone like other city building games can look like. Although you can buy more of the same structure with game cash, you buy from Facebook. Plan to have several industry buildings in your game to start raking in the cash you’ll need to expand your city and grow. Be sure to buy enough power structures when you are low on power in your city.
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There are several decorative options in the game such as trees, fountains, hedges, parks, gardens, and so on. These structures provide boosts businesses, residential, and industry buildings depending upon the decoration so it’s a good idea to plan where you want to place these. The game could have a few more of these as many players like to tinker with their cities but the selection is fine for a new game.
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You city needs power so be sure to have windmills, power plants and other power structures operational in your game. The electricity icon at the top of your screen will tell you when you need more power. You’ll start with access to basic windmills.
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The buildings in the game are all nicely modeled and you can even change the looks of them with upgrades. This will also increase the revenues produced by the building. New roofs and exteriors cost game cash to purchase. This city builder shows promise graphically but you start with a very small game area and a first expansion costs one million. There are options for sound but this isn’t implemented in the game yet.
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My Country is a promising city builder that looks great and has plenty of nice looking structures. Some options such as sound, transit, and collections aren’t available in the game yet. The game is easy to play and it won’t be long until you have a nice looking city. Expansions are expensive at one million for the first one so you won’t be growing right away.
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The game has a nice interface that isn’t confusing and it loads well. The game only takes up a half of the page but you can go full screen too. There’s a nice “office" icon where you can find gifts, read news section, get your city statistics, and see who is leading the game. There’s also less popups in My Country, which can be a problem in other titles on Facebook.
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My Country isn’t a real multiplayer game but you can visit the cities of Facebook friends and invest in up to three of their structures. This will give you experience and your friend some cash. The game does have some gifts you can send but these are quite mediocre right now with only six options available.
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My Country is a good city building game. There's enough structures in the game to keep the player interested and the need to use power adds some strategy to the game. Contracts area nice addition and also the ability to upgrade structures to give them a new look. The game play area is small to start with and the first expansion is quite expensive which is a low point.
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All images from My Country game.
Source: Article is author's own experiences with the game My Country on Facebook.