If you put eyes on the iPhone X and thought, “Eh, I could do better,” then Mobile Empire might be the game for you. It’s a smartphone-maker simulation, challenging you to guide an upstart company in 2001 into a tech juggernaut over the years. You’ll design handsets starting in those early days and progress through the eras, stretching all the way up until 2035.
All the while, you’ll direct employees, maximize profits, and attempt to crush your competitors. That sounds great, although Mobile Empires comes with a caveat: Steam reviewers suggest that the original Chinese game has been haphazardly translated into English… and not all of it was translated. Luckily, Steam will let you get a refund if you play less than two hours and request it within two weeks of purchase, so keep that in mind if you find it rougher around the edges than expected.