Amazing achievements thanks to YOU!

Dear Sparkling Society family member,

As we love to share our passion on creating awesome games together with players from all around the world, we are incredibly proud on what we have achieved together with you in 2015! With your support, help, feedback, 5 star ratings and appreciations, we have achieved amazing things!

Below we’ll share some figures that we can hardly believe to be possible for a small Indie developer that we are, with just a few enthusiasts and a lot of wonderful Sparkling Society members. Thanks to you -and in return- we can continue developing cool features and new games for you!

Facts & Figures

Here we go…in 2015:

  1. Approximately 2.5 million Sparkling Society members played our games each month
  2. Together they played for 3,284,482,014 minutes
  3. 54,741,366 hours
  4. 2,280,890 days
  5. 6249 years…!
  6. Overall 358,959,783 sessions were played by
  7. 20,528,321 Sparkling Society members!
  8. And on 31st of December we had a record breaking total of 418,963 players in one day!

Awesome, isn’t it?!!

What to expect in 2016

Based on the feedback we get from you guys, we still have a lot of things to build and go for in 2016. We have a lot of features on our list for the current games, most of them for City Island 3 and 4. Furthermore, as you may know, we already have been working for a year or so on two new game genres: a strategy battle game and a trading card game. This year, we’ll aim for those to see the daylight! And of course, we’ll conclude 2016 with City Island 5 (any ideas or requests? :)))

Stay tuned for many many more and keep your feedback, issues and more coming through the helpdesk, facebook, our brand new forum, instagram, twitter, youtube, ..!

So cheers to a great 2015 and let’s make 2016 an even better one…together!!

Marleen, Edwin & Mark

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Watch our behind the scenes & Happy New Year video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od-tBGHLvs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbpjqaKT93c

 

 

 

City Island 4 on iPad / iPhone / iPod

Dear City Island fan,

As you may have noticed, City Island 4 is not yet available in the Apple store. We are just as disappointed as you that it is not available yet for iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Apple requires an app to be approved by the Apple team before it can be published. In other words, to be able to launch City Island 4 on the 27th of December in the Apple store, we are dependent on Apple to approve and publish the game in time.  During the Xmas period, the Apple team is on holiday and before their holiday, the game unfortunately had not been approved yet. So, even though we have an awesome game ready for your iPads/iPhones/iPods, it is not yet available in the Apple store..

We really hope that, as soon as Apple returns from its holiday, City Island 4 will be approved and published very soon! We’ll let you know as soon as it is available and (where) you can download it from the Apple store!

Sorry you need to wait longer…!!

 

Best regards,

Marleen, Edwin & Mark

What’s new in City Island 4

To give you some inside information we want to let you know that City Island 4 is almost ready to be released. The gameplay remains the same as the other city building games, BUT there will be a few new aspects. During the construction of a building, scaffolding will appear around the building. When your building is completed the opening will be celebrated with balloons and cheering …Yeeuhh 😀
It will be very useful to add decoration into your city because decoration will give the surrounding buildings a happiness boost!

Beware! Your buildings need regular maintenance.

What else?

  • Cooler user interface;
  • People biking;
  • Busses and tractors on the road;
  • People walking the dog;
  • Day and night feature;
  • People with umbrellas……and…
  • A lot of surprises in each new update!

You can also enjoy the weather on our new islands with beautiful beaches and nice new parks.

Sunday 27th of December City Island 4 will be available!!!

Mark, Edwin & Marleen

*Wanna know who’s behind the City Island games?
Check it out!

*Wanna see a preview City Island 4?
Check our forum

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Behind the Scenes (video)

When everyone is still asleep….

Early in the morning, when most of you are still asleep…. in a small town in The Netherlands three people are awake. They jump on their bicycles and ride off to the office where they spend the day…developing games with passion, joy and enthusiasm. Who are they? It’s the Sparkling Society team! Together with their fans Sparkling Society tries to bring the best gaming experience for and with players around the world.

Are you curious who is behind Sparkling Society? Watch the video behind the scenes and find out:

New Forum – especially for you!

We love to you at our forum! Because we want to help you with all your questions. 😉 But also we want the community to be able to help each other…..so do you need help or you want to help others in the game?

Register at the forum and be a better Mayor for you City. There are already moderators waiting for you and your questions.

We really appreciate feedback, new ideas and we will check the forum every day!
https://www.sparklingsociety.net/forum

***How to registrate/sign up***

It’s very easy to create an account. Please follow these steps

  • Go to forum.sparklingsociety.net;
  • Click on a game you like;
  • At the right upper corner you will see the Login/Sign Up;
  • Click on Sign up and follow the steps to registrate and you will receive an email;
  • Go to your email and click on the activation link to activate your profile;

Congratulations! You are now ready to post your own topics or to reply on current messages.

Countdown to City Island 4!!

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The game is live!

Get it here: Download City Island 4

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We have great news to tell you!!! We are finalizing your big Christmas gift: a new City Island game. We have done our best to develop all your wishes such as: scaffolding,  people with umbrellas and day and night feature.

Ho Ho Ho we can’t wait to launch the new game. Are you ready for the new City Island game? Countdown with us and have a Christmas to remember!
Do you want more information about City Island 4? Stay tuned at our social media.
– Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
– Like us on Facebook
– and subscribe on our Youtube-channel.

Help & Support – Community

We work very hard to develop new games and when there are issues in the current games we always try to help you to find a solution!

One of our fans of City Island 3 was so happy that Marleen sorted out his issue in the game, that he decided to send her this very nice email:

Hi Marleen

Well for 2 whole days now I have been opening all the islands and playing the game as it should be, although I am playing it as if I’m disabling a bomb ha ha, so thank you so much for your help and in the end what looks like the solution to the problem. You are truly a lovely and amazing lady, and a wonderful ambassador for sparkling games. I have played all the city island games and enjoyed them immensely and I am looking forward to playing any new games that come up.

So thank you once again and hopefully I will not have to bother you with any problems in the future, although if it’s ok with you I pop in and say hi every now and again as I now feel as if your a friend.

Take care
Gary

Sparkling Society supports the Global Goals – Project Everyone

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. Sparkling Society supports by bringing this to attention to as many people as possible.

The more people who know about the Global Goals for sustainable development, the more successful they’ll be. If we all fight for them, our leaders will make them happen. So they need to be famous.

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They are working to get the Global Goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio station, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone.

But that won’t be enough. They need your help to share the Goals. In conversation, on e-mail, in debate, on products, at home, at work, at school – whatever it takes to Tell Everyone.

 

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Help us creating a forum

We are working on a new concept!

We want to create a Forum for all our games so there is one online platform where you can fine all the information you need to know, and you will have the opportunity to discuss about the games with other players.

We want to ask your help to create it the way you want it to be. You will be the moderator of the forum and you can decide what kind of topics you want to start.
Are you interested in being a moderator? Please send me an email: vip@sparklingsociety.net

Thanks!

Marleen

Great news! More than a million user sessions from all over the world per day

We are happy to announce that we have more than a million user sessions from all over the world, PER DAY.

We worked very hard and we enjoy the fact that you love to play our games. We collect all the feedback that you send to us and we will always try to make the game the way you want to. Our games couldn’t be that successful without the community.

So THANK YOU very much for all the effort and support to help us improve the Sparkling Society Games!

Cheers,

Mark, Marleen and Edwin

List of Sparkling Society Games:

City Island (Android), (iOS)
City Island (Premium) (Android), (iOS)
City Island: Winter Edition (Android), (iOS)
City Island: Airport (Android)
City Island: Airport 2 (Android)
City Island: Airport Asia (Android)
City Island 2 (Android), (iOS)
City Island 3 (Android), (iOS)
Battle Empire: Roman Wars (Android), (iOS)

 

 

 

City Island 3 update: watch other islands

Check it out now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_HH2dy9eTs

Today we launched a new update for City Island 3! With this update you will be able to take a look at the other cool islands of other players!

Check out the Google Play store for the Android update City Island 3

or in the App Store for the IOS update City Island 3

When you updated the game and you want to look at the other islands you need to do this:

  1.  Start the game City Island 3
  2.  Click on the leader board button
  3.  You will see a button to watch his or her island, click on that button and enjoy!

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City Island and Megapolis compared

We ran into this blogpost on City Island vs Megapolis on the blog Game versus Game. They do a comparison of the two games.

One of the key takeaways is the fact that Megapolis is a very expensive game where City Island turns out to be very good playable for free. But of course, you already knew that right? 🙂

Let us know your thoughts on the similarities and the differences of both games. If you have not played Megapolis before, don’t bother..:)

Cheers!

 

City Island 3 for iOS

Yeah! We proudly present…..City Island 3 for iOS….

City Island 3 is a whole new game of the City Island series. Any idea what Jungle Slush, Desert Shore, Rough Rocks, Gone Greenlands, Vulcano Vitus, Swampy Slopes and Lagoon Atoll can be? Perhaps island names?

…watch out for sandstorms, these could damage your houses…

Download the game here: City Island 3

 

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