SimCity is coming back, this time with an environmental theme. The game in which players strategically build their own online worlds complete with cities and families, has let people make fantasy decisions, usually reserved for urban planners, since 1989. The new version, due out in 2013, will allow its players to shape the world of tomorrow – for better or for worse.
The latest reiteration will give players the opportunity to make strategic choices that directly effect the environment.
Maxis Studio (the studio developing the game) Senior Vice President Lucy Bradshaw told audiences at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that the latest SimCity, “Gets under your skin; exposes you to the idea of cause and effect and that choices you make have repercussions.” Continue reading