This is a nice, simple replacement (or alternative) for many of the games I used to play on Facebook. All those farm, village, city builders which nag you for money while giving limited turns and digital image files you don't have any rights to. If you need to break the Facebook game habit, try Virtual Villages. It is available on Steam and mobile (I play on Steam).
Villagers need to be trained to complete tasks and build up their community with farming, building, healing, science, and making babies. A new villager starts independently playing as a 2 year old. Grows up to begin work at 14, is able to become a parent at 18 and then continues on until old age. They do die and are buried in cemetery plots.
Pick up villagers and drop them where you want them to perform tasks. They will try to learn, work at it and tell you "No" sometimes. Just haul them back, sometimes you have to push them several times before they accept the task. Villagers also have likes and dislikes which change how they feel about the work you set for them.
There are 5 games in the series. Games 1 to 3 are available on Steam.