June 8, 2007 by Martin

1UP.com managed to get some info and five new screenshots from SimCity Societies. Some pretty interesting – to say the least – bits are found in the article; among the most important ones are:

– For the first time Maxis is not involved in a SimCity game; they’re too busy with Spore. Instead Tilted Mill, developers of Caesar IV, got the honor.
– There will be no pipe-laying, power lines and individual building funding.
– ‘Social Energies’ is a new concept that affects how certain areas of your cities look and behave. Wealth or Obedience are two of them.
– The advisors are no more.
– No more growable buildings, you plop eveything.
– Only 15% of the buildings are available from the start, you’ll have to unlock the rest through certain actions.

Thanks to miniggy03 for posting this.

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2 Responses to “First Online Preview”

  1. #1 Dan
    June 8, 2007 at 8:05 am

    At first glance, this new information is sort of distressing; as a SimCity Junkie, I have always preferred my Sim Cities as Urban Developers with social ramifications built in, not just a social model. I suppose I won’t miss the advisers too badly… unfortunately, I believe m view towards “SimCity Societies” now has turned a bit more skeptical.

  2. #2 mapdark
    June 10, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    So basically , all that made simcity cool is removed?

    What kind of crap is that?

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