Social City Cheats & Tips: Six Easy Ways to Get Ahead

social city cheats and tips; six ways to get ahead
social city cheats and tips; six ways to get ahead

Earlier in March, Sorority Life and Mobsters creator Playdom launched a brand-new Facebook game, Social City, challenging players on the social network to build a small town into a thriving metropolis. Longtime gamers might recognize this style of game from popular PC game SimCity -- look at Social City as SimCity Lite, with the addition of (no surprise) hooks and incentives to get your friends to play along with you. These six tips will help you on your way toward creating a booming concrete jungle

1. Build factories to earn money

The primary way you'll increase your city's prosperity is through building factories and then assigning various contracts to them. There is a limit on how many factories you are able to have in your city depending on your population (more people = more factories). Each factory in turn is allowed to work on one contract at a time -- for example, you might have one factory producing prom dresses for twenty minutes and another churning out 'hit parade' CDs for a full twenty-four hours. Once the contract is completed, you'll have to come back to collect the profits (they expire after a period of time relative to how long it took to manufacture the product -- yup, just like you learned in Farmville and Cafe World), clean up the factory, then select a new contract to work on.