SimCity Societies [Software/Game]

17 04 2008

SimCity SocietiesVarious versions of the SimCity computer ‘game’ series have been used in schools for over a decade.  Game creator Will Wright was schooled in the Montessori tradition, and his fascination with play-mixed-with-education has led to even richer gaming experiences.  Added to the original SimCity concepts of wider urban planning and management of infrastructure, this new incarnation also incorporates societal values: productivity, prosperity, creativity, spirituality, authority, and knowledge.

The genius of the SimCity games is that they allow players to experiment with a massive number of combinations and permutations of cityscapes, architectural styles, and system choices, and to then witness the evolution of their system.