@caligari Basically you start off with Homer, Lisa and Apu and you tell them to do stuff for a set amount of time and it earns XP and money.|
XP levels you up and unlocks Quest related buildings and character(who appear when you build certain buildings)
Money is used to build stuff like buildings
Buildings also give XP and Money every so long.
Most Buildings take 24Hours real time to build.
The shorter the time for a task the more efficient they are in rewards for example Lisa can read a book for 45Seconds for 1 XP and about 3$ or go to the Kwik-E-Mart for 60Min for 20XP and ~60$, but you'll be tapping like mad if you chose the shorter option
All the above is free. And I haven't paid anything yet and I've been doing it for about a month now.
There is a premium currency of Donuts which you get for a few for leveling up but not that many
With Donuts you can:
Buy premium buildings like Barney's Bowl-a-rama which unlocks Barney
Speed up things that will take time
Buy cash to purchase things faster
Currently there is a wacking day event that lets you wack snakes earning bonus's, there are premium items that spawn more snakes, also you get eggs to leave in your friends Springfields
The strange thing is I hold The Dragon Age series up as example of diversity and choice, the fact that the brothels in DA service everybody, male/female with multiple options, to remove the brothels is a step backwards for diversity IMO