March 13, 2012

'SimCity 2013' to Inspire Urban Planners

Nathanael Massey, Scientific American

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Any computer gamer old enough to remember floppy disks probably paid at least a fleeting visit to SimCity, the legendary franchise that let players build -- and destroy -- the metropolises of their imaginations. After passing through half a dozen incarnations in the two decades since its debut, the game is back, and its creator, Maxis Studios, says that this time, it's putting more than bricks and mortar into the mix.

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TAGGED: Resource Management, SimCity, Urban Planning