I'm a bit weary making these its own thread, but I'm really enjoying both.
What they are (My Colony and Antiquitas), are city building games that are on steam but mobile ports. Before that scares you away, it isn't like playing a mobile game at all but kinda like an economic simcity 4 city builder. There are no microtransactions or pay to win at all. There aren't exactly timers, though there is waiting for people to arrive from launch pads (my colony, but you can build a bunch of launch pads for faster colonists) or houses "breed" people in Antiquitas. And there is waiting to get enough resources to do stuff, and can take time to progress because of that. Definitely both are a more slow paced kind of game with building up slowly (a lot more so in Antiquitas, My Colony is a lot faster). Though the regions (Simcity 4 style and they all semi-interact) are big enough that you can have regions entirely focused on industry/resources and it speeds up as city grows)
Antiquitas (3 USD) -https://store.steampowered.com/app/935750/Antiquitas/
My Colony (5 USD) - https://store.steampowered.com/app/964130/My_Colony/
My Colony is a space colonization game, and I'm positive you can colonize other planets though I haven't reached that part so I'm not 100% sure on that. It says there is space features, so I assume so. You build pretty fast compared to Antiquitas, get huge amounts of people and even has an optional online mode. There is no battling (same with Antiquitas, no rts/strategy stuff). Antiquitas also has no multiplayer currently and not sure if there will be put in), but for My Colony its all co-op stuff helping each. In My Colony you can join federations and be part of a large player group, or one of the AI federations. And singleplayer too of course for those not wanting the online aspects.
My problem with My Colony is things seem to...not look as good as far as the city goes. Its a lot harder to make a beautiful city than Antiquitas. But it is possible, just harder for me so could be a personal issue. You consume a lot more resources, and need power, much bigger and more population buildings and things tend to get cluttered in my regions. In both games you do get regions as I said above, and its good to specialize regions to different things and that helps a lot. But My Colony is still great, and both games have a lot of neat features I haven't seen in a city builder before.
My Colony has 3 races, Humans (two factions), Draconians (evil aliens) and Zulag (insect/hive race kinda ant-based). Draconians are newest addition and haven't been fully developed yet, the creator is making a tech tree for them though.
Antiquitas is based on ancient period with Rome, Egypt and Gauls currently. Gauls being new and not fully developed yet. I suggested they add carthage at some point, as I think that be a good addition. Its much slower paced and slower to grow, more of starting with a village and slowly getting to city stage (I played a few hours and not even 100 people yet). But it is the ancient times, so things are smaller in scope than futuristic based My Colony. I like this one a lot especially because you can make such a beautiful city/village
Here is my small village in Antiquitas https://i.imgur.com/4SLv53n.jpg
My city in My Colony https://i.imgur.com/lFWZ6Mo.jpg
For the cheap price, and continual quite often updates its definitely worth it. Both games are updated a lot and to me that surprised me a lot, the creator(s) put in a lot of substantial updates without too long periods of no updates. Though some people find the lack of in-depth tutorial the game can be confusing. I figured it out easy enough though, but everyone is different in that regard. Since you got to build certain units to get new resources to unlock new buildings+research technology. It doesn't really flat out tell you what to do in that regard.