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When SimCity got serious

When SimCity got serious

SimCity – the computer game from 1989 in which you build and manage your own city – wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. This is the fascinating story of how the surprise success with SimCity led to SimRefinery for an oil giant and SimHealth, a build-your-own-healthcare-system-and-blow-it-up simulator that made its way as far as the White House.

Published in Weekly Filet #304