I've been busy the past couple of weeks but not busy enough to stop buy here and make a quick update. I had to reconstruct the entire map due to my computer crashing on me last year. I was able to recover the old map and save it.
Though, I've always been wanting a more accurate map to work on so I downloaded a brand new, more accurate map to start over on and have been actually been able to work faster in the past 3 months than I was when I first started.
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.
NYCJ Goes Big on Digg: "New York Recreated in SimCity"- 12/12/06
Thanks to Jim Squires from thebbps.com for interviewing me about the New York City Journals
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."