Apparently so. My little project appeared to attract interest from forumers, the blogosphere and even major news sites and magazines. I’m going to put up a section about the converge of this project from others.
(Sidenote: I was going to put it up earlier but didn’t want to seem boastful but I think it would be nice for those who are interested to see what others have to say about my New York recreation project.)
NYCJ Goes Big on Digg: "New York Recreated in SimCity"- 12/12/06
Gothamist: “The Big (Simulated) Apple”-12/12/06
A Brooklyn Life: “Brownstone Living In Sim City 4”-12/12/06,
Orlando Sentinel, SimManhattan , blogs.orlandosentinel.com-12/12/06
New York Magazine: “And Just Wait for the Atlantic Yards Expansion Pack”- 12/13/06, http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2006/12/and_just_wait_for_the_atlantic_1.html
kotaku.com: “SimCity 4 Does New York”- 12/13/06,
Gridskipper.com: “New York, Now In Simcity Form”-12/13/06,
An interview I did with Jim Squires from thebbps.com about the New York City Journals, http://www.thebbps.com/blog/2006/12/15/speaking-simlish-in-nyc-an-interview-with-elliot-hanson
USA Today, “We Built This City”- 2/6/07,
New York City Journals makes front page news at Simtropolis-5/25/07.
3/11/08- NYCJ in Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008
I got news a while ago from a reader in the UK that they saw me in the 2008 Edition of the Guinness Book of Records Gamer's Edition. I went to my local bookstore yesterday to pick up a copy and I was surprised to see my name in the SimCity section on page 200 under "Most Dedicated Player." From the book:
"Elliot Hanson has been constructing the Big Apple in SimCity for nearly four years, "one pixel at a time." He has even reconstructed tributes to major events, such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and 9/11. In his downtime, Elliot is working on re-creating San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Boston."
Thanks to my all readers and the writers of the Guinness Book of Records Gamer's Edition 2008. Be sure to pick up a copy, there's a lot of interesting facts about not just SimCity but also many different types of games.
3/21/08- NYCJ on Schmap.com
Thanks to Emma Williams, managing editor of Schmap Guides, for including my photo of Tom's Restaurant in the guide. You can view the photo at the following link:
5/23/09- NYCJ on Squidoo
Thanks to Pixelrage for his calling the project "one of the biggest SimCity projects of all time!" and for including the project in his Squidoo lens, Sim City 4: It's Not A Game, It's A Hobby