Just a quick update about something I ran across which my readers might be interested in, Cityscape.
Cityscape is a next gen urban simulation engine which is (almost) everything many SimCity fans have been looking for. Take a look:
A demo of Cityscape is available and has a familiar feel to the SimCity series. With a UI menu, some AI, night lighting, custom content creator and city management tool it could be the next sim game.
Recreating New York in Cityscape would be amazing.
More next time. You can download the demo of Cityscape at PixeActive3d.com