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“Tiny Tower” lets players build, manage their own skyscrapers
By Katherine Clarke | February 06, 2012 05:30PM

From the February issue: Wannabe developers who fancy themselves the next Stephen Ross or Gary Barnett can now practice building their own city skyscrapers, thanks to a new iPhone application.

Called “Tiny Tower,” the addictive game lets players build their own high-rises — and collect rent from the “bitizens” that inhabit them — in real time. Designed by NimbleBit, a Solana Beach, Calif.–based company founded by twin brothers Ian and David Marsh, “Tiny Tower” launched in June, and was named Apple’s 2011 iPhone Game of the Year. [more]