SimEarth: The Living Planet

a.k.a. SimEarth for Windows

created and published by Maxis in 1990, running on Windows 3.1
type: simulation
genre: Biological simulation, Life simulation
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.2/5

Personal review

Guide the development of a planet and the lifeforms of it from primordial beginnings to the development and exodus of multiple intelligent species.

A large number of reviews claim there is no 'game' in this game. They are referring to the game's various open-ended modes play. These reviews ignore the scenarios mode with three levels of difficulty. Each mode has win conditions and loss conditions.

# 2017-01-25 00:57:55

Description

Take charge of an entire planet from its birth until its death--10 billion years later. Guide life from its inception as single-celled microbes to a civilization that can reach for the stars. Inspired by James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis, SimEarth simulates the Earth as a single living organism.
# 2006

Technical specs

display: raster, raster

Authors / Staff

Will Wright

External review - average: 89%

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Joystickfr341993-0189/10089%

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