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!


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!

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!

Watch other islands

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..:)



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


City Island 3


City Island 3 – Available now!!

If you liked City Island and the early tycoon games and you like to build a lot, you will definitely love our third citybuilder game! 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…

Curious about the game?

Download City Island 3 here!

Ideas are welcome!

We decided to develop this game based on your ideas and feedback. So every time that we update the game, it could be possible that we will add an idea of yours.  Post your ideas here: City Island 3 Facebook (don’t forget to like this page)

City Island 3


New Game! Battle Empire: Roman Wars

We know you like our building games, but do you also like battle games?

Than build a Roman City and Battle to grow your Empire in our new game, Battle Empire: Roman Wars! Send troops to attack other players and build your defense to grow your empire. Are you interested in Roman and Spartan Wars? A good strategy on the
battlefield will help your army win the battles and you’ll be among the best of the elite players with a huge empire and glory!

Check out this video of Battle Empire: Roman Wars

**** Warning: the game is very addictive!! ****

Go to the Google Playstore and search for Battle Empire Roman Wars or Click here!


Battle Empire Roman Wars

City Island 2 officially launched in China

City Island 2 - China


















We are very pleased to let you know that this week City Island 2 is officially launched in China! City Island 2 is the sequel of City Island 1 and it is a very fun building game. We hope that you all enjoy this game and we always appreciate feedback. With this feedback we can improve our games.

Do you want to read more about this launching in China? Click here

Get free gold – City Island 1

Only this month (August 2014) you will recieve 1 gold when you redeem a friendcode. This is only for the game City Island 1.

How do you redeem friendcodes?

Go to you City Island 1 game, and click on the Social Button, this is the button with the 3 people on it and click on the button ‘Codes’. Here you can redeem a friendcode. When you  added this friendcode you will receive 1 gold … woooohoooo!

Do you need friendcodes? Go to our Facebook Page … click here…

Enjoy all the gold!!

Free gold


City Island: Airport 2 officially launched!!

*** Exciting news: City Island: Airport 2 officially launched!! ***

We are very excited to announce that City Island: Airport 2 is officially launched! This game is a great mix of City Island and City Island: Airport 2, with beautiful designs, very realistic with extreme level of detail. We are very proud of the result and expect you will be in the holiday mood immediately!
We hope you love the game and we hope this will bring you a lot of fun!
Thanks for your support and ratings! It really helps us doing what we love to do, creating great games that our players love

Edwin, Mark & Marleen


1000 VIPs City Island

Whoooohoooo!!  🙂
We’ve reached the 1000th VIP on the Wall of Fame for the City Island Game.

Because of this special occasion we will give you a surprise for City Island.

Giftcode: 1000vips

If you are not already a VIP on the Wall of Fame, you can become one by finishing the game and send your name and friendcode to

And thank you for playing our game 

15 million players!

In a few weeks, we will receive a milestone by welcoming our 15 millionth player, that is 15,000,000! When we started with City Island a little over 2 years ago, we never thought we would ever achieve this. We love games ourselves and we thought that we would find likewise people around the globe with our game(s), but to reach 15 million downloads in just over 2 years, we never expected it.


We are thinking of ways to celebrate this with you. We don’t like to give the player that happens to be number 15,000,000 a prize or so. Especially when you know that many players already play our games since 2012…!

We would love to hear your thoughts on how to celebrate this milestone with you! Do you have some great ideas for contests etc, let us know at



Looking for FREE gold in City Island games?

If you are looking for free gold in the City Island games, there are a few easy ways to get free gold:

  1. Browse to or follow:
    1. every week to get a FREE GIFTCODE for cash and gold. Easy?
  2. Tap on the shop menu button in a game, tap on “free” and follow the instructions. You can enjoy many free offers, but also some offers for a small payment to get lots of gold. For example, to get free gold for downloading and installing an app. Just do it, start the app once and you’ll get the gold. You can remove it from your device at any time if you don’t like the app.
  3. Tap on the “video” icon on the upper left corner of your game. You can watch hundreds of video’s and collect hundreds of gold in that way. Easy-does-it. We have players watched more than 1000 videos and earned lots and lots of cash and gold that way!

We might add new free gold features later on. If you have ideas yourself or from other games, feel free to share them!

Amazing…over 10 Million Players…

Amazing…over 10 Million Players…

Amazing…10 Million Players…

We have reached this incredible milestone a few weeks ago in January. Coming from a downloads total of zero / 0 / null on 1 January 2013, this is absolutely amazing. We thought it would be fun to look at what happened last year and is happening now…in this post you’ll find some fun statistics and a sneak preview to what is coming this year.

Looking back at our first year 2013

We started a little over a year ago, two guys from the Netherlands with a passion for gaming. Our first game, City Island, became a huge success. Today, it has been downloaded millions of times and there are still almost one million active players monthly, with 30 million plays each month (so everyone plays on average every day!). As a small “indie developer” we are really proud we have achieved this.

The “Sparkling Society” has grown immense, with over 300,000 facebook fans from all over the world. This helps us to be a real steady ‘new kid on the block’ and provides us the possibility to give the “Sparkling Society” a two-way conversation, i.e. from us to the fans, but also from the fans back to us for example on how to improve.

Some fun statistics:

  • 150 Million times were our games started in the past 6 months
  • 10.887.287 downloads worldwide (which almost equal to the total amount of people that are living in the Netherlands ;))
  • 98.1% of all player sessions are from returning players
  • 1.845.192 downloads in January 2014 alone
  • 3.000.000+ sessions in 24 hours on 26 January 2014, our busiest day (…so far ;-))
  • 6 games spread over 3 stores

What’s up for 2014?

This year will be a great year again with lots of fun coming! Below you’ll find a first on our plans for the coming year. We will be focusing on the following topics:

  1. launching our games on multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Amazon, Windows, and perhaps even Facebook)
  2. launching more city building games, both sequels and brand new games and improve the current games
  3. launching new genres of games, i.e. battle games and trading card games.
  4. bringing our games to China as well

What do you want us to do more? Puzzle games, arcade games, …? Tell us what you like!

We work really really hard to achieve this, but this would never have happened without your help! With your feedback, 5 star ratings, in-app purchases, promotions, etc we are able now to live our dream and passion to fulltime create and improve fun games for you! We hope you will keep on supporting us, so we can keep ’em coming for you 🙂



Edwin & Mark

PS follow us on to get free giftcodes to redeem in our games!



1 Million Downloads For City Island 2!

We have reached a milestone for City Island 2: ONE MILLION downloads in just 6 weeks!!!

Very popular city building game!

City Island 2


We are really proud of this achievement! This however does not mean that we will be sitting still and enjoying this success…no, we are constantly trying to improve the game (and all our other games) based on the feedback we get from our “Sparkling Society”! On top of our list of feedback is the ability to construct traffic squares, bridges etc in order have the canals, walkpaths and roads be connected and crossed properly. Great idea! Our designers are working on it right away!
Furthermore, earning gold seems to be a little too challenging in this game, so we will be introducing an exchange office in one of our next updates. So make sure to always download the latest update and don’t miss out on the fun and new features.

To stay tuned on updates and free gifts, make sure to follow our facebook pages:

If you follow the above pages, perhaps soon (tomorrow? ;-)) you will see a free giftcode to redeem in City Island 2 for 25 gold! 🙂


PS our games are often compared to other city building games. Let us know for example, do you prefer City Island 2 or Sim City?