Posts Tagged ‘ My Town

My Town July 29 Update

It’s Thursday, which means new items have been added to Broken Bulb’s city building title My Town! Both of today’s additions are very kid friendly.

Players can now purchase a Daycare and a Playground Park. The Daycare features a tinker toy roof, and the playground has slides, a merry-go-round, swings, and most of the other features any good kid’s park should include.

My Town July 26 Update

My Town developer Broken Bulb added a couple of new items on Monday, right on schedule. Players can now purchase a Townhouse, and a Nuclear Power Plant. Does anyone else automatically think of Homer Simpson whenever they read those three words, or is it just us?

Broken Bulb also had some bad news, however. The company has announced that it is going to begin retiring certain My Town decorations. Players only have today and tomorrow to purchase the Space Needle, United Nations Building, Stonehenge, and Kong Tower. After Wednesday, they will be removed from the store.

Although virtually every social game developer does it, we’ve never been big fans of limited time or limited quantity offers here at SGC. In the real world, retailers have real reasons to put objects on sale, or only sell things for a few weeks. They have a finite amount of shelf space – every object needs to be physically displayed, physically stored in a wearhouse, etc. But social games have unlimited shelf space. All item scarcity is artificial – it is only there to make the virtual good seem more attractive and desirable.

Broken Bulb was one of the last to not follow this practice, prior to now.

My Town Adds Super Eco Tower

My Town developer Broken Bulb Studios only released a single building with their regular Monday update this week, but it is a doozy: the Super Eco Tower! The tower is pictured below, but the snapshot doesn’t do it justice. This thing is huge. HUGE. It probably takes up about one fourth of the amount of land players begin the game with, and is extremely tall to boot.

Players level 100 or higher can purchase the tower with coins. Lower-level players can purchase the tower for 100 Town Cash, the game’s premium currency.

My Town July 15 Update

The Circus has come to My Town! Developer Broken Bulb released an intricate Circus decoration in today’s update. Like the Amusement Park added a while back, the Circus is jam packed full of little details. We spot a stilt walker, a lion tamer, elephants, a man being shot out of a cannon, a juggler, and plenty more.

Broken Bulb also announced they updated the game’s free gifts screen with some new goodies. We don’t have a full list of what gifts are new, but we think the Grey Alien, Sledgehammer Game, and Duck Shoot game are among the new additions. If anyone has the full scoop on the new gifts leave a comment and let us know.

My Town July 12th Update

It’s Monday, so all good town planners know what that means: new My Town items! Today’s new items are: Tar Pit Museum, Laundromat, and Shark Attack water tile.

At first we figured Broken Bulb was going for a loose theme with today’s updates. Like after visiting the tar pits, a family had to wash their clothes. But the shark tossed that theory out the window.

My Town July 8th Update

My Town developer Broken Bulb released two more buildings today: Ye Olde Inn and an Animal Shelter.

Ye Olde Inn has been deliberately styled to match the previous Hobbit-style homes and other medieval buildings.

The animal shelter is a standard modern building. It only has half a roof, presumably to allow players to see some of the animals that are inside. But doesn’t this mean they are no longer sheltered? What happens when it rains? Or the town volcano erupts?

My Town July 4th Update

Most of the country had this weekend (plus Monday!) off for the July 4th holiday, but there are no vacations in the world of social games. My Town developer Broken Bulb studios released a special update on the 4th itself, and also added a few items on Monday, its normal update time.

The new items are: Liberty Bell, Space Center, Boutique, and Gateway Arch. The Liberty Bell and Space Center are limited time offers, which we believe is a first for My Town. So players that want either will need to act fast!

My Town July 1 Update

My Town developer Broken Bulb added another trio of items, today. A Russian Palace (complete with Onion Domes), a Hollywood Sign, and a Car Dealership.

Incidentally, My Town is the third game to introduce a Hollywood-style sign or lettering in the past few weeks. Playdom’s Social City and Crowdstar’s Happy Island have released similar updates. Weird!

My Town Adds Beach Buildings

My Town developer Broken Bulb used the first of their two weekly updates to add a few more beach-themed items, today. Players can now purchase a Beach Hut, and a Beach Resort.

Blueberry and Raspberry bushes were also released, but they are only available to players level 20 or higher.

My Town June 24 Update

My Town developer Broken Bulb updated on schedule yesterday afternoon. As usual, three new buildings were added. Players can now purchase a BBQ Joint, an Auto Repair Shop, and the Washington Monument.

We find it darkly comic that the BBQ restaurant’s logo is a pig wearing a bib. Well played, Broken Bulb.