What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

New in version 2.0.8:
- Stability updates
- Fixed completion bug in Epilogue

App Description

"1849 ... might just be the only real city-building game on iOS" - Owen Faraday, Pocket Tactics

The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush.

Will you strike it rich and become an overnight mining magnate? Or build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?

Gameplay:

1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and keep your citizens housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

Updated with two new scenarios!
The Epilogue presents two final scenarios, taking place in the period after the gold rush, as the people of California attempted to forge a new identity in a state that went through an irreversible transformation.

Key Features of 1849:

- A campaign mode that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each city scenario presents players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.
- Sandbox mode with a procedurally-generated map for your location, based on geography (from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountains), precipitation, resource availability, and starting lot size.
- Vivid Old West towns with geography and architecture directly inspired by California’s Gold Country.
- Over 50 resources to dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as you build complex towns and cities.
- Classic city management gameplay meets modern technology in a sim tailored specifically for tablet / touch screen play.
- Developed by SomaSim, a new studio dedicated to producing deep simulation games for today’s players.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 08, 2014 Initial release
  • May 16, 2014 New version 1.0.4
  • May 17, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • May 27, 2014 New version 1.0.8
  • June 07, 2014 New version 1.0.13
  • August 30, 2014 New version 1.1.7
  • September 20, 2014 New version 1.2.2
  • October 06, 2014 New version 1.2.5
  • November 03, 2014 New version 1.2.6
  • November 04, 2014 New version 1.2.7
  • November 21, 2014 New version 1.3.0
  • January 25, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • January 30, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • February 26, 2015 New version 1.4.2
  • March 14, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • March 16, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • May 06, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • May 11, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • June 20, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • June 28, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • July 12, 2015 New version 1.5
  • July 19, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • July 25, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • August 01, 2015 New version 2.0
  • August 13, 2015 New version 2.0.8
  • September 21, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • September 29, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • December 12, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 14, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • December 26, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 28, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • February 20, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • February 22, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • December 22, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 27, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 23, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 02, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • December 09, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 30, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • January 06, 2020 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99

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