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Old 06-13-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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SimCity Societies Announced

WOO! Normally I'd paste just the important info, but seriously ALL of this is important as everything tells about some new thing in the game. Very very cool sounding.

The return of one of PC gaming's most popular series - SimCity - is here! Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that SimCity Societies is in development and is scheduled to hit retail stores this holiday season. Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well. Build an artistic city, haunted town, green city, spiritual community or most any society you want! Using the accessible, innovative and versatile city-builder, players can create their own kind of city in SimCity Societies!
"SimCity Societies allows players to create a variety of cities with the unique societies they desire," said Vice President and Studio Head of The Sims Division, Rod Humble. "There is such a variety of cities to build from in SimCity Societies - and they're all such a blast to play. Sometimes I build an aggressive police state where stragglers are dragged off to re-conditioning centers and emerge ready for work. Other times, I build a green community in the tropics, where the citizens grow their own food and have a small environmental footprint. With so many options to choose from, SimCity Societies is the most flexible city building game ever!"

Players start by choosing from a variety of more than 350 building types, each of which allows them to combine, connect and re-arrange structures freely. Players can challenge authority and experiment with what happens when citizens flagrantly disobey power in an unruly Orwellian society. Or if players are feeling happy, they can build a Fun City filled with Ferris Wheels, Gingerbread Houses and Chocolate Factories! Inspiration can come from a wide range of architectural periods ranging from the realistic to the fanciful; from the industrial age to futuristic designs, with each structure reflecting its name and nature, many offering a click-on action for fans to play upon! As each city evolves, players will be able to unlock new buildings that can help advance - or regress - their society.

SimCity Societies introduces an all-new, revolutionary feature set for players to combine buildings that will produce or consume new kinds of resources called "social energies." How you mix and match these resources - industry, wealth, obedience, knowledge, devotion, or creativity—determines the social energy of your city. Will your city be happy and creative, spiritual and knowledgeable, will it be wealthy and powerful or obedient and fearful? Its fate is in your hands! Not only will players be able to build from any or all energies, but the cities will look and behave differently depending on the energy combinations the player makes. From futuristic metropolises and fantastical haunted cities to obedient Orwellian states and devout contemplative towns - what to combine and connect is up to the creator.

The SimCity franchise is one of the most popular PC gaming franchises in history, having sold more than 17 million games worldwide to date since the SimCity launch in 1989. Subsequent base game releases include SimCity 2000 (1993), SimCity 3000 (1999) and SimCity 4 (2003).

SimCity Societies is being published by Electronic Arts and developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment. It is scheduled to be available in retails stores across North America and Europe in November 2007.

350 different buildings? Make my own haunted town? Oh its fucking ON! The developer seems to know what they're doing, having created Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile, and Caesar 4. We're definately long overdue for a new Simcity game. Didnt like the last one much, but this looks like its much more then a graphical upgrade, which is what 4 felt like to me. And pretty much 3.

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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That actually sound and look interesting!1! O.O
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Holy crap I'm interested,
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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Well I know I'm excited to try this out. I haven't played a sim city in a long ass time.
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wow I'm surprised, I usually dont like those "build your own city" things, but this looks and sounds awesome
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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I can finally uninstall SimCity 4: Rush Hour. Awesome.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:29 PM   #8
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I'm excited. Games like usually have the most replay value.

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:43 AM   #9
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Looks and sounds very nice. I'm sold.
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Fascist police state anybody?
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:55 AM   #11
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simcity 4 was too realistic, the trains never moved stuff from region to region, and it was at a weird perspective, i miss the old isometric look- it to me sucked-

dont get me wrong i built some magnificent cities- but those bloody striking doctors- the city people dont give you an inch- the assholes-

i prolly would build an orwellian city, but as long as the city doesnt overly demand too much funds then i'm happy otherwise its just a tug of war with the consuming sim populace. who are never happy.

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Fascist police state anybody?
I can second that. Maybe we can make city militia's this time to take over other cities around us.

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Video interview with the game running. Fairly interesting and you can see the game running, which looks quite nice. Sadly someone needs to slap her across the head ad tell her to speak in the microphone properly.
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I swiftly pissed my pants when Sim City 4 came out. But this one........ i'm gonna need some heavy duty boxers. Alucard, what's the name of that company that make's your's?
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