Learn SimCity strategies with new video, featuring first gameplay footage

SimCity

By on October 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

The first in a series of strategy videos for SimCity is up, with Lead Designer Stone Librande giving us a quick tutorial for building a small casino town. It also shows us the first gameplay footage, and really highlights how the game has grown since the old days. Gone are the grid patterns, replaced with a far more intuitive system of drawing on roads and plastering zones next to them. If that particular phrasing doesn’t really sell it, check out the video and you’ll see what I mean. And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Tags:
7 comments (Leave your own)

looking awesome! however i assume that’s a beta / low settings build looks like that could run on an ipad with those graphics :P

 

Makes me want to play it, which nothing else so far has. I’ve been worried about the level of complexity needed to get something running well, but that all looks quite intuitive.

 

Cant wait for it to come out, loved the original sim city!!

 

yurtles:
I’ve been worried about the level of complexity needed to get something running well, but that all looks quite intuitive.

Me too, looks very simple to start up a city but I hope that there is still enough depth to keep the game fun and they haven’t compromised on any complex systems to cater for the casual gamers. Otherwise looks great!

 
hunterkiller

hellhole:
Cant wait for it to come out, loved the original sim city!!

Yeah same here, I enjoyed Sim City and in Sim City 200 I loved building the empire then destroying it with the disasters which was fun in itself, I wonder if they will allow us to do that in this game.

 

Could not be more keen

 
Aussielauren

Looks like we may not have to build in 8×8 blocks to get a functioning city… nice! Certainly a very natural looking system of spline roads still giving useful lots. Didn’t see any multi-level or cross-medium transit connections though.

And not having to lay seperate pipes and powerlines? OMWTFBBQ!

 
Leave a comment

You can use the following bbCode
[i], [b], [img], [quote], [url href="http://www.google.com/"]Google[/url]

Leave a Reply

PC Gaming Calendar 2014

Follow Games.on.net

Steam Group

Upcoming Games

Releasing Soon
Thief Shadowrun Returns South Park: The Stick of Truth

Community Soapbox

Recent Features
Reaper of Souls

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls reviewed: Change is a good thing

Blizzard shows that it isn't afraid to change everything

Titanfall

Titanfall: Crush your enemies under your robotic foot with these gameplay tips

Wallrunning speed boosts, room clearing strategies, and more inside.

Diablo 3 Competition

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Giveaway – The Winners!

You cannot kill Death -- unless you have sick new gear.

Betrayer

Betrayer reviewed: Run like hell from skeletons and murderous ghosts in 17th century Virginia

What's black, white and red all over? Betrayer is, and it's also an intriguing new indie horror title, as James discovers.

Streaming Radio
Radio Streams are restricted to iiNet group customers.

GreenManGaming MREC

The Regulars
The Secret World

Legal Opinion: Bait and switch… with a mankini

Not everybody is laughing following Funcom's April Fools joke on its players.

Bad at Aiming

Sitrep: Waiting in line at the FPS dole queue

Toby is so incompetent that he needs an entire new genre of games invented just to cater for him.

Amazon Fire

Friday Tech Roundup (04 April 2014): Radeon R9 295X2 specs leak

Also, the man behind the "Microsoft" phone scam has been captured and fined.

Barrett M98B

Legal Opinion: Where does your money go?

Why do games cost so much to manufacture? Because everybody wants a slice of that licensing pie.

Facebook Like Box