I like to group things together, based on either events, district, (like the new district 10, the Brewery) or similarity(shopping and such). It gives a sort of uniformity to your surroundings. I start by placing one building, and then testing the road area around that building, and start to build on that. I never put tall buildings up in the left top corner of the town, because that limits their visibility, and also, you aren’t able to see the coin or checkmark above it when it’s ready to collect. I have a good amount of decos, so I always try to keep in mind the decos I’ll use for that section and leave some space for them.
There are some buildings that fit in between a 1×1 space, and saves room if you group them together. I have a lil Ghostbusters set up, and in that space I get to tear down and rebuild, with different event items, replacing it every so often, so you can group your favorite event there when it’s over.
Since there is water in Quaghog, I like to utilize this space as much as I can, what with the limited water real estate. That also gives you a little more road space to use, and lets you show off your fun water deco, like boats and water animals.
There is a fair amount of decos in this game, and I like to utilize them to accent the buildings, but save space by eliminating road space for for certain buildings, and cluster them together, like my mini Chinatown (above) with Hi-ya’s Dojo and rickshaw deco.
Keep in mind that when you enter your game, you go to the Griffin house, so centering your town with the Griffin house makes it easier to access the rest of your town. Another thing to remember is that the skins for the houses and buildings bring in more XP than just the plain house or building, so I keep them on the houses no matter what, the Halloween skin fetches the most.
This is one of my favorite Quahogs, I designed it for a member, and I have to say he was quite excited when I sent him this sneak peek to his future town. In this picture, I’m not done yet, I was in the process of placing decos like signs and flower beds. Some buildings can be spaced apart to make room for the extras. Even if your buildings are tightly packed, there’s always a gap or two to sneak in that special touch of your favorite statue or plant. That’s exactly what your decos can do for your town, is add that special touch and flair. A little deco goes a long way.
I’m going to end with the fun part of your park, the Entertainment district 8- the one with Stewie. This is fun to build, as you can incorporate the brightly colored buildings and deco, including the Comic-Con or Kool-Aid items if you have any. Make it bright, make it fun, place things willy-nilly (yes, I said that… what?) and add your stationary characters like the clown statue, or even Meg’s boyfriend 3000 to make it look busy. It is an amusement park after all! Placing the Seven Flags and Bob’s Funland in the water as far as you can, helps open up a little bit for more of the bright decos, and add to your happy confusion.
No matter if your town is stuffed to the gills, or meticulously designed, always remember that the goal of this game is ‘The Quest For Stuff’ and to have fun, so get Stuff! Have fun! And share your Quahogs with your friends,
You can gather design ideas that way too.
xxx Laura J. from Family Guy Share! help, redesign, tips & tricks on Facebook