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Starting from the award winning XNA concept,
here’s what people are saying about City Rain


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What people are saying about City Rain

"....a bizarre, fantastic pixel-art styled game that combines Tetris and Sim City. I found the demo of this the freshest puzzle game I’ve played in ages."

Full review at Rock Paper Shotgun

"Two great tastes that taste great together!"

Full review at Destructoid

"... a damn near perfect envisioning of two great classic games melded into one. Despite borrowing heavily from both Tetris and SimCity, CityRain’s gameplay feels fresh."

Full review at DIY Gamer

"City Rain is a change from many of the titles out there with the themes focusing on being “Green” and having a “sustainable” living."

Full review at Got Game

"These features are rather brilliantly meshed, making for a strangely addictive experience..."

Full review at Games And Me

"Ultimately, though, what´s interesting about this game´s design, and what nobody else has talked about, is how the falling blocks somewhat highlight the chaotic and conflict-ridden nature of urban planning."

Full review at Play This Thing

"City Rain is a great concept to Mother Gaia Studio have pulled it off pretty well."

Full review at Indie Game

"’s quite simple to get to grips with and, better still, it quickly feels refreshingly’s the kind of game you play for five minutes then realise an hour or more has suddenly passed."

Full review at Resolution Magazine

"While City Rain is one big environmentalist pitch to start caring about the environment, it is also a genuinely fun and well-designed game. It’s simple enough that anyone can play but also complex enough that the hardest of the hardcore can challenge themselves to its puzzles."

Full review at Gamers Daily news

"In what truly amounts to a great amount of polish over a title that wowed audiences earlier this year as a simple student project by a Brazilian university student, City Rain took a great gaming concept and made it better thanks to improved visuals and controls, removal of an annoying announcer in favor of gentle text, and a revamped gameplay modes"

Full review from The Go