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SimCity

a.k.a. Sim City / Micropolis

published by Maxis / Infogrames in 1989, developed by Maxis, running on Commodore 64
type: strategy, simulation, manag./econ.
series: SimCity
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.1/5

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Technical specs
display: raster
Editor notes (2)
This game was completed in 1985 (at Brøderbund) but having no real win state or lose state, Brøderbund and all major publishers (and many minor publishers) did not want to publish it. Maxis, a company with no games published at the time, agreed to publish it at the same time as their first game (so they debuted with two games). Maxis had initially turned it down as well. When Will Wright and Jeff Braun (from Maxis) met with Brøderbund to formally establish rights, Gary Carlston and Don Daglow actually played the game and were no longer disinterested. Brøderbund negotiated to become the distributor of the game. The game was always copyrighted by Will Wright but was developed with Brøderbund resources by a Brøderbund employee so implicit paperwork signed by Brøderbund was a good idea. Amiga and Macintosh versions were published first. The IBM PC version was next. And finally the original Commodore 64 version was published.
# 2018-02-15 11:41:37
The original SimCity.
# 2009-01-15 08:28:04
Authors / Staff
Will Wright
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External reviews (5) - average: 64.8% - median: 66%
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Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de391990-028/1266%
Power Playde171989-0839/10039%
The Games Machineuk261990-0179/10079%
Your Commodore 60-84uk651990-0264/10064%
Zzap!uk581990-0276/10076%
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