With over 16M MAU and more than 4M DAU Dragon City is Social Point’s flagship-game. In the wide variety of games offered by the Spanish developer located in Barcelona, Dragon City is their most popular RPG-Farming-Hybrid. Since the release in May 2012 the user base has grown constantly. It now ranks as the #6 on the AppStats.eu DAU leaderboards.
How to play
In Dragon City the player hatches, grows and trains dragons to fight dragons of other players. New dragons can be bought and need to be hatched in the hatchery. When hatched the dragon has to be places in a fitting habitat that the player builds beforehand. To get the dragons into fighting shape, the dragons need to be feeded to level up. Food can be harvested from farms the player builds. Reaching level four, three dragons can be taken to the battlefield. Winning increases the value of dragons and the rate they produce gold. Also the premium currency gems can be won by fighting other players. With this mechanics the player tries to level up his dragoons, breed new kinds by mixing different kinds of dragons. The collecting and training of the dragons creates a bond to these creatures and enhances the experience significantly. Together with the well balanced economic system it makes a great social game.
Dragon City succeeds in doing what many other games of this type never quit manage – making the game bearable for those who don’t pay. Playing Dragon City the player doesn’t get the impression all the interesting stuff is a week grind away. It Every day something new can be discovered or build. Only in Battles the difference can be felt significantly, since players that invest or have a big friends base playing the game tend to have the better trained dragons than regular players. Still it is possible to beat those players after a few, by adjusting the own team just for those fight. Those encounters show the good balancing and game design of Dragon City and make clear that social games can be fun without requiring payments.