Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Have a very (Sim) Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

YouCity 3D New York Map

Here's a video of YouCity's incredible 3d map of Manhattan- all made of true 3D buildings. Looks very much like SC3000.

More next time

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cityscape in Crysis

Here's Skape 3D Map of Leicester England to give you an idea of what to expect:

Cities XL comes close to this but the level of detail shown in this video is much greater. Makes you wonder about the next gen city builder. Also, makes you wonder how AI would be integrated into the simulator. GTA IV (despite being controversial) does a good job of integrating AI with the environment as show below.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sony Tower Finally Available!

Sony Tower has made it's way into SimCity and is finally available in the downloads section. Get it while it's hot!

From Wikipedia, Sony Tower, formerly the as the AT&T Building, is a 647 feet (197 m) tall, 37-story skyscraper located at 550 Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th Street in Manhattan. It was designed by architect Philip Johnson and his partner John Burgee, and was constructed in 1984.

It became immediately controversial for its ornamental top (sometimes mocked as "Chipendale" (after the open pediments characteristic of the famous English designer's bookcases and other cabinetry), but enjoyed for its spectacular arched entranceway, measuring about seven stories in height. With these ornamental additions, the building challenged modernism's demand for stark functionalism and purely efficient design. Because of this it is considered by many critics to be a prime example of postmodern architecture.