15 Building & Farming Games on iOS & Android That will Soothe You with Progress

Here are some mobile games where you can play as mayor of a city, or a farmer growing his crops!

There are games we enjoy due to the adrenaline-pumping action. There are also titles that capture our interest with a captivating story. And there are games that are just fun to play for a minute or two. Then there are the building and farming simulators— games that get us hooked with their progressive gameplay. Growing a small town or a patch of land and seeing them turn into a bustling metropolis or an abundant farm really feeds us with satisfaction, that’s why many of us just can’t stop playing!

If you’re into such games, and you prefer your phone as a handheld console, then worry not! On this list, we’ve rounded up some awesome mobile games that involve satisfying building and farming mechanics!

Stardew Valley

Android (P235) | iOS ($249)

Stardew Valley is an open-world pixel farming game that will keep you occupied not just with sowing seeds and reaping crops, but also with combat, crafting, fishing, and the construction of your farm buildings. You also get to befriend the villagers and start a family, making this farm simulator more satisfying as you progress throughout the game.

Townsmen

Android | iOS (Free)

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Townsmen has been around even before smartphones, and yet it continues to fetch players who’ll get addicted to its gameplay. You start off with a small village with the goal of turning it into a thriving medieval empire. To do so, you have to strategically place buildings, have your people fetch resources, and survive dangers by constructing defensive towers to protect your citizens.

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Fallout Shelter

Android | iOS (Free)

Here’s a strategic building game that’s post-apocalyptic but fun to play! In this game, you’re in control of an underground Vault that you have to maintain and expand to meet your dwellers’ needs for survival. Aside from survival, you can also help your dwellers live a full life despite being inside a bunker by giving them the ideal jobs and leading them to their happiness.

Pocket City

Android | iOS (Free)

Pocket City is a city-building game that lets you witness the expansion and progression of your city. As mayor, you get to build residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as parks and recreational spots. To add some spice to your gameplay, there are also wild disasters and crimes that could create chaos to your city, so be ready to rebuild are recover.

Dungeon Village

Android (P159) | iOS (P249)

Here’s a medieval fantasy adventure infused with building mechanics from Kairosoft! Grow your village by building the necessary establishments to turn it into a mecca for the strongest adventurers and summon them to defeat monsters, clear dungeons, and secure treasures for you! You can also check out more Kairosoft games if you like management and building sims.

Clash of Clans

Android | iOS (Free)

Clash of Clans is a medieval strategy game that offers exciting PvP battles. Build your village, raise troops of Barbarians, Wizards, and other types of fighters, and join clans to participate in epic Clan Wars! But don’t let your guard down, your village must also be ready from attacks!

Harvest Town

Android | iOS (Free)

Here’s another farming sim that’s similar to Stardew Valley, offering high freedom to its players. You play the character of someone who grew up on a farm and moved to the city only to grow old with regrets. You then wake up young again on the farm you missed so much, and this time, you get to live your life sowing seeds, harvesting crops, fishing, exploring caverns, and so much more.

Minecraft

Android (P360) | iOS (P349)

Minecraft is perhaps the most popular building game out there. From PC, the game has also jumped to mobile devices bringing convenient access for its creative and adventurous players anytime, anywhere. Play in Creative Mode, where your imagination can roam free as you build with unlimited resources, or pick Survival Mode where you have to mine for powerful weapons that will protect you from the world’s dangers.

Terraria

Android (P260) | iOS (P249)

Like Minecraft, Terraria is a sandbox game with a pixel side-scroller approach. Besides allowing the players to build their kingdom from the ground up, the game also offers a vast world for you to explore, which has over 20 biomes and mini-biomes, over 400 foes to fight, and so much more! If you’re into action as well as building games, then Terraria is a must-try title on mobile!

Bit City

Android | iOS (Free)

Grow your tiny town into a bustling city in this idle game with an eye-catching low-poly look. As you gain more profit, you get to upgrade your buildings, add more vehicles, and construct iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. You can even expand your domain to space!

My Time at Portia

This open-world 3D game takes you to the charming land of Portia. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game puts you in the shoes of a builder who must restore the glory of human civilization by what you do best– crafting and building! As you grow into a seasoned builder, you even get to bond with the NPCs, create a circle of friends, and find romance!

SimCity BuildIt

Android | iOS (Free)

When it comes to simulation games, EA’s The Sims franchise is one of the most popular out there. Their SimCity line, which actually preceded the Sims games, is also popular to fans, and for those wanting to play it anywhere, SimCity BuildIt is the game to pick up. Design a beautiful city, recreate famous cities like London and Tokyo, and battle against monsters and fellow Mayors to keep the peace in your city.

Tour of Neverland

Android | iOS (Free)

Tour of Neverland is an adorable 3D farming game on mobile that’s quite similar to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. The game tasks you to run your own tropical island, starting with a small plot of land and a few seeds to plant. As you progress, you can begin expanding your farm, own more buildings, and access more features. You can also play co-op online.

DomiNations

Android | iOS (Free)

Like Clash of Clans, here’s another strategic building game that involves wars against other players. Choose your nation, build an empire, and play through historic campaigns inspired by . Each of the eight nations– the Romans, British, Chinese, French, Germans, Japanese, Koreans and Greeks– have unique strengths and units you could use to your advantage to protect your nation and thrive.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Android (P815) | iOS (P749)

Harvest Moon is one of the pioneers in farming simulators. In Light of Hope, you are on a voyage to start a new life when a monsoon sinks your ship and you find yourself stuck in a harbor town that was also devastated by the storm. Now it’s up to you to rebuild the town by playing through Harvest Moon’s classic gameplay, which involves growing crops, tending to your livestock, befriending the NPCs, and so much more!

Looking for more games to play on your favorite gadgets? Check out more of our video game lists.

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