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SimCity series

Group Description

The SimCity series are the brainchild of Will Wright, initially a map editor for Raid on Bungeling Bay, his first game, but as he found out creating them was more fun the game itself, started to develop the program from a map editor towards a city simulator. The immense popularity gave starting company Maxis a huge boost, and spawned other variants with the Sim prefix, most notably The Sims Series.

Trivia

Perspective

Contrary to popular belief, the graphical perspective of SimCity 4 is actually trimetric rather than isometric, meaning none of the three visible sides of an object are equally viewable. SimCity 2000 and SimCity 3000 had dimetric perspectives, meaning the sides are equally visible, but the top is less visible. There has never been an isometric SimCity.

Trivia contributed by Zack Green
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
SimCity 42003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.88
SimCity: Terrain Editor1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, Sharp X68000Infogrames Europe SA4.07
SimCity & Populous1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInfogrames Europe SA4.18
SimCity De Luxe1993Amiga, DOSInfogrames Europe SA3.25
SimCity1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, FM Towns, Macintosh, OS/2, Palm OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Wii, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZX SpectrumBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.68
SimCity2009iPhoneEA Mobile3.20
SimCity Deluxe2010Android, iPad, iPhoneEA Mobile3.00
SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow2013Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCopter1996WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.50
Streets of SimCity1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.2.47
SimCity 3000 Unlimited2000Linux, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.79
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.99
SimCity DS2007Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.06
SimCity Societies2007WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.2.88
The Sims: Carnival - SnapCity2008WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.2.00
SimCity Societies: Destinations2008WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
SimCity Creator2008WiiElectronic Arts, Inc....
The SimCity Box2008WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
SimCity Creator2008Nintendo DSElectronic Arts, Inc....
SimCity Societies (Deluxe Edition)2008WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
SimCity (Digital Deluxe Edition)2013WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.2.31
SimCity Social2012BrowserElectronic Arts, Inc.3.60
SimCity2013Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.33
SimCity 30001999Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.73
SimCity 4: Rush Hour2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.86
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Selected Covers

SimCity iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity
SimCity 4 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity 4
SimCity DS Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity DS
SimCopter Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SimCopter
SimCity Societies Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SimCity Societies

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from SimCity
Screen Title
Screenshot from SimCity 4
Title screen.
Screenshot from SimCity DS
Main Menu
Screenshot from SimCopter
Splash Screen
Screenshot from SimCity Societies