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[PC] [MAC] SimCity (2013)

Unread postby NeoKubrick » 28 Jan 2013 17:59

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What is SimCity?
SimCity is the reinvention of the flagship of city-building simulations. With this game, every choice you make you will see it affecting your city, your region and the world within the game.

What’s new in this SimCity?
SimCity delivers unprecedented depth of simulation with the new GlassBox Engine, where everything is simulated, from up to 100,000 individual Sims in a city, to every Kilowatt of power pulsing through a region of cities. The model-like world and detail of the simulation make this the most responsive and personal SimCity ever. This is also the most expansive city management game yet where multi-city gameplay across regions delivers a larger playing field. Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once each with different specializations, it’s your choice.

Your decisions now impact both your city and your region. Choose to be a good neighbor and send fire and police resources to other cities in need, or specialize in industries that create pollution and then watch as the Sims in your neighbors’ cities become sick. You can also choose to collaborate or compete with friends to build great works or earn achievements by topping the leaderboards. As a live service, the game can simulate real time updates from new challenges to new features and content.

Game Trailer:
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Unread postby icycalm » 04 Feb 2013 19:50

It's the first SimCity to feature considerable stylization, and it looks gorgeous, so I plan to give it a try. The scale and detail also look out of this world, but take that judgement with a grain of salt since the last game in the series I played properly was the first one. And here are the latest news on it:

dmr87 wrote:SimCity 5 to have in-game store

I don't know if this is a known thing but I looked through the leaked manual, page 9.

Click the banner on the main menu to enter the SimCity Store. Here, you’ll find special add-ons for sale. Select STORE to view the full list of additional game content (both free and paid) that can provide you with new gameplay possibilities ... ity-manual
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Unread postby ingolfr » 10 Feb 2013 07:45

Interview and Hands-On with Creative Director:
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Unread postby alastair » 22 Feb 2013 23:27

Video with Will Wright:
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Unread postby dinopoke » 28 Feb 2013 04:32

How Will Wright Play's The New SimCity Video:
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Unread postby icycalm » 28 Feb 2013 14:47

The opening post in this thread seems to contain everything you'd want to know about this game or links to it:

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Unread postby Heell » 02 Mar 2013 07:48 ... he-future/

SimCity cities to be expanded in the future
SimCity director Ocean Quigley has said the cities in the game will be come larger at some point, but he doesn’t know exactly when. Speaking with Inc Gamers, Quigley said the smaller-sized cities at launch were a “performance decision” and once “mainstream computers become more capable,” Maxis could “certainly make the city sizes larger.” SimCity will be available March 8.
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Unread postby alastair » 01 Jul 2013 01:14 ... n-simcity/

The Airships Set, available on Origin for $8.99, includes an "Airship Hanger" for receiving/removing tourists, a "Commuter Airship Mooring" for local metropolitan commuters, two hot air balloon parks and "Event blimps" that appear during sporting events and the like.
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Unread postby Dolt » 15 Jan 2014 13:07 ... -is-coming

Let’s get right to it.


I’ve wanted to say those words for quite some time, so my apologies that I didn’t take the time to say Happy New Year first.

Yes, Offline is coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players. When we launch it, all of your previously downloaded content will be available to you anytime, anywhere, without the need for an internet connection. We are in the late phases of wrapping up its development and while we want to get it into your hands as soon as possible, our priority is to make sure that it’s as polished as possible before we release it. So, until then… testing, testing and more testing. As one of the final steps, we’re putting Offline into the hands of some of our most hardcore players, the DevTesters. This group of volunteers is going to put Offline through its paces before we release it.

In Update 10, you can still play solo in Regions on your own, or in Multiplayer with people from around the world. What’s new is the Single Player Mode, which allows you to play the game Offline by yourself. And because your saved games in this mode are stored locally, you can save and load to your heart’s content. Our team will be delivering a follow-up blog that will outline the full details in the near future so stay tuned.

So what does this mean for the Online game? All of the benefits of being connected will remain including access to Multiplayer, the Global Market and Leaderboards. And all of your pre-existing saved cities and regions will still be accessible should you log-in to the Online game.

Bringing the game Offline means big things for our wonderful community of Modders. They can now make modifications to the game and its components without compromising the integrity of the Online game. Modding is a big part of our studio’s legacy and we’re excited to see what you guys create. Check out this thread to learn about Oppie85’s Central Train Station, which you can put into your game right now, and if you’re interested in making your own content take a look at the Modding Policy. To get you started, we will be rolling out a series of tutorials from the studio that surfaces how we’ve created some of the content that you’ve seen so far in hopes of inspiring your creativity.

So that’s it from me for the time being. Keep an eye out for more information on Offline shortly. We’ll be releasing more information on how it all works. And as always, get in touch with me on Twitter @EAGamer, I’m always eager to read your feedback.

From me, and everyone at the studio, thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to getting Offline for SimCity into your hands as soon as possible.
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