Little Cities, the eagerly anticipated cozy VR city creator, is available now exclusively on Meta Quest and Quest 2 for just $19.99/£14.99/€19.99. Built from the ground up for VR and tailored to play beautifully on the Quest platform, Little Cities lets players create beautiful miniature cities in idyllic island settings and build them up from a humble settlements into a bustling metropolis. With an exquisitely crafted soundtrack and charming visuals, Little Cities is as much about creative play in a relaxing world as it is about strategy.
Little Cities is the debut title from UK indie studio Purple Yonder and the first to be published by nDreams under their Third-Party Publishing Initiative. The game’s charming and relaxed approach to city creation has resonated strongly with critics with Little Cities called “more than a little delightful” (Upload), “just so damn cozy” (Road to VR), and “a joy to play” (GMW3).
“It’s been an incredible journey to get Little Cities to where it is now,” said James Howard, co-founder of Purple Yonder, along with his wife, Kelly. “We started out development on the game four years ago as a passion project before fulfilling my lifelong dream of starting a games company and making Little Cities our focus. With the help of the amazing team at nDreams over the past year and the brilliant job they’ve done at building excitement for the game, it feels fantastic to get Little Cities into people’s hands. We hope everyone who plays it loves Little Cities as much as we do.”
“We’re incredibly proud of Little Cities and the work that Purple Yonder has put into creating such a cozy, engaging city creator,” said David Corless, VP of Publishing at nDreams. “We couldn’t have asked for a better first title to release under our third-party publishing arm and look forward to seeing everyone bring their Little Cities to life.”
To celebrate the game’s release, we’ve created a new, mixed reality trailer that gives a taste of the joy and charm of Little Cites.
Little Cities will continue to grow through post-launch updates, the first two of which were recently revealed. The initial update, Big Hands in Little Cities, will release in June and will let players get to grips with their cities through the addition of hand tracking support. That will be quickly followed by the arrival of new buildings and cosmetic items in July’s Pretty Little Cities update.
Little Cities is designed to be accessible to everybody and offers multiple ways to play. Players can sit in comfort, or play room-scale, moving around and leaning in to view the world they created up close. The intuitive controls make building easy, unfussy, and fun, as players relax and make their biggest creations possible.
nDreams Ltd. is a world-leading VR game developer and publisher, combining innovation with excellence. We are the team behind the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops, the free-roam VR arcade smash Far Cry: Dive Into Insanity and Fracked.
Early in 2021, we announced our Third-Party Publishing arm, which focused on looking for externally developed projects that, alongside our internally developed titles, push the boundaries of VR.
Purple Yonder is a new VR studio, based in Cambridgeshire, UK. Founded by the husband and wife team, James and Kelly Howard, Little Cities is Purple Yonder’s debut game. The studio is committed to creating captivating VR experiences, using their experience of working on AAA and indie titles to deliver compelling gameplay in VR.