SimCity

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SimCity

(games)
Maxis Software's simulation game which lets you design and build your own city, which must be administered well if it is to thrive. Land must be zoned, transportation systems built, and police and fire protection provided. Once you've zoned some land, and provided electrical power, the simulation takes over, and simcitizens move in. If you perform your mayoral duties poorly, however, they will move out again. If you don't provide enough police, crime will rise and sims will vote with their feet. Try to save money on fire protection, and your city may burn to the ground. There is no predefined way to win the game, building the largest city you can is just one possible strategy.

SimCity runs on Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, IBM PC and Macintosh. There was also a NeWS version for Sun SPARC workstations running OpenWindows.

SimCity 2000 is an upgrade of SimCity.

SimCity

A popular educational game for kids and adults for DOS and Macintosh from Electronic Arts, Inc., Redwood City, CA (www.thesims.ea.com). The purpose is to create a city that prospers due to its well-designed infrastructure. After installing a power plant, electric lines, highways and setting up residential and commercial zones, the people automatically come and build up the city. You can influence the politics, taxation, even determine how much natural disaster befalls the citizens. It's quite amazing! SimCity was originated by Maxis, Inc., which Electronic Arts acquired in 1997.
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To date, players around the world have purchased more than eight million copies in the Sim line including SimCity Classic, SimCity 2000, SimEarth(TM), SimAnt(TM), SimFarm(TM) and SimTower(TM).
Note to Editors: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, Maxis, ORIGIN, Bullfrog, Westwood Studios, SimCity, SimCity 2000, SimCity 3000, SimEarth, SimAnt, SimFarm, SimTower, SimCity Classic and EA Store are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts.
Note to Editors: Electronic Arts, Maxis, Streets of SimCity, SimCity 2000, SimCity Classic, SimEarth, SimAnt, SimFarm and SimTower are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts or its wholly-owned subsidiaries in the U.
Sales of the console version of SimCity 2000's predecessor, SimCity Classic, almost equaled the total number sold on all computer formats.
Groups like the National Engineers Week Committee are holding national "Future City" contests using SimCity Classic software.