The game evolved out of a program to test elevator management software.

Contributed by ymihere (110) on Jan 16, 2008. -- edit trivia

The bell sound at the end of a year is the same ring as a bell in the Charlie Chaplin movie City Lights. There it indicates the beginning of a new day.

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SimTower was one of a scant few commercial games to use WinG, a game library developed by Microsoft during the brief period between the Windows game SDK and DirectX.

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The Japanese company that made this game made a sequal "Yoot Tower." It was distributed in the United States, but by a company other than Maxis.

Contributed by Andrew Grasmeder (229) on Jul 25, 2000. -- edit trivia

This game was designed by Openbook Ltd in Japan and was originally called "Tower". Maxis has distribution rights for this game worldwide except Japan.

Contributed by Olivier Masse (450) on Oct 16, 1999. -- edit trivia