Fake for Real: Sim City

Van Mensvoort
November 30th 2007

sim city

At right is a picture of the city of Toronto seen from a 45-degree angle. At left is a screen shot from the computer game Sim City, in which the player's objective is to develop and maintain a city, including traffic streams, utilities, population and so on. Yes, it's just a game, but remember, the young gamers of today will grow up to be the urban planners of tomorrow.

From our Fake for Real series.

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Posted 30/11/2007 – 18:35

Sorry... my mistake Pascal. Pictures were switched. Fixed now.

Posted 30/11/2007 – 18:03

are you *sure* that the photo is on the left?
(I could believe that the right one is in-game graphics, not of the first simcity-version though :)

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