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  • EA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis

    by Haljackey in Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the main Maxis studio and longrunning developer behind SimCity and Spore, among other games. Though the Maxis brand will carry on, the studio that most people knew as "Maxis" is no more."Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne loca...

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  • 100 Million STEX DL: An Interview with Paeng

    by SimCoug in Feb 28, 2015 - 08:10 AM
    The question gets batted around often enough, “I’m looking for city ideas, what CJ’s should I look through?” – The answer is usually a resounding “Journey through Paengia”. With almost 250,000 views and nearly 2,200 comments (not to mention the trophy case full of Trixies), Paengia is one of the most popular City Journals on Simtropolis, and it’...

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  • 100 Million STEX DL: An Interview with madhatter106

    by SimCoug in Feb 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM
    Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea tray in the sky. Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter was quite the poet, but he probably couldn’t BAT his way out of a paper bag. Fortunately for us, madhatter106 eschews the poetry (at least as far as we know) and instead, dazzles us wit...

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  • January Member of the Month Awards

    by MOTM_inbox in Feb 23, 2015 - 10:46 PM
    This month's worthy winners are definitely very deserving of this recognition. Come on in and give them a big hand!

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  • STEX 100,000,000 Downloads Interview with Glenni

    by NMUSpidey in Feb 21, 2015 - 08:00 AM
    Our next interviewee calls Norway his home. Glenni has brought us all a taste of the world'S finest and most interesting buildings and BATs, with a list of downloads ranging from brutalist W2Ws to tunnel entrances/exits. There are design o' plenty to fit just about any playing style, so we feel confident in assuming that you probably have at lea...

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  • 100 Million STEX DL: An Interview with Heblem

    by SimCoug in Feb 18, 2015 - 09:50 AM
    Are you ready for a little heat? Our next STEX legend brings some flavors from Central Mexico to Simtropolis and his Latin American themed BATs ushered in an entirely new city building experience for players. Heblem (AKA Hableurg) was one of the founding members of the LBT (Latin American BAT Team) which has produced countless models and mods ai...

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  • STEX Reaches 100 Million Downloads!

    by Cyclone Boom in Feb 13, 2015 - 12:45 PM
    In a major milestone for Simtropolis, the STEX has now reached a grand total of 100 million downloads! Over the past 12 years, members of this community have shared and continue to share content of dazzling and diverse quality. Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement! There may be a few surprises in store over the next few weeks (all...

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  • Cities: Skylines Release Date Revealed

    by Azurespecter in Feb 10, 2015 - 12:19 PM
    March 10th, 2015Cities: Skylines Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchi...

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  • Cities XXL Now Available on Steam!

    by pcwhiz24 in Feb 05, 2015 - 04:31 PM
    Design, build, and manage the world's largest and most diverse cities in Cities XXL. Bigger and better than ever before a more powerful game engine and new interface, become the mayor of your very own sprawling metropolis.The Cities XL franchise returns with Cities XXL, now available for download and next week in stores! Cities XXL is a bigger,...

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  • December Member of the Month Awards

    by MOTM_inbox in Jan 20, 2015 - 10:54 PM
    Wrapping things up from 2014 with a couple very deserving awards. Check out who they are and give them a big cheer.

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  • IncGamers: Cities Skylines’ A Lot of New Footage trailer contains puns

    by mad_genius in Jan 08, 2015 - 04:44 AM
    Looks good so far. Don't forget to check out the petition for the japanese park building, and sign it if you want.

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  • SimCity Purists Are Understandably Upset About The Newest SimCity

    by Haljackey in Dec 28, 2014 - 05:07 PM
    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/wsiu2epnxqusw5rgztsu.jpg ExpandThe new SimCity game for iOS and Android may have a four-star user-review rating on the iTunes app store, but a glance at those reviews—and some time playing the game—make it clear that this city's got some problems.I know, I know: "Oh, it's Kotaku harumphing...

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  • Cities XXL: Teaser Trailer

    by Dirktator in Dec 11, 2014 - 10:16 AM
    The Cities XL franchise returns with Cities XXL: a bigger, better city builder pushing the city limits to the edge of your imagination, as seen in the stunning world reveal trailer. Running on a vastly improved game engine, Cities XXL offers classic and extended city-building content, including over 1000+ buildings, 70+ maps including new landsc...

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  • Origin: SimCity 2000™ Special Edition 'On The House'

    by Haljackey in Dec 09, 2014 - 05:52 PM
    This game is now free. Add it to your library, it's On the House!Now you can design any city you can imagine and SimCity 2000™ will bring it, and its resident Sims, to life.It has all the features, flexibility, art, animation, and power you need to create an environment of your dreams. Choose from a selection of bonus cities and scenarios to rul...

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  • October Member of the Month Awards

    by MOTM_inbox in Dec 02, 2014 - 12:35 AM
    A little behind on this one, but that doesn't detract from these worthy winners who have made valuable contributions to the site. Stop on by to give them a hand!

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  • Cities "XXL" Announced

    by Haljackey in Nov 14, 2014 - 10:32 PM
    We're thrilled to announced the return of the world's largest city builder, filled to the brim with new features allowing you to expand the scope of the game further than any Cities XL game before it. Introducing: Cities XXL! Create and manage enormous cities on the latest version of the 'Cities' engine with multi-core support. With a smooth FP...

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  • Cities in Motion 2 on sale at the Paradox store

    by mntoes in Nov 01, 2014 - 03:56 AM
    For those of you interested in obtaining a good deal on Cities in Motion 2 it is now on sale in the Paradox store. The UK price is £3.75 and a bargain at that price.https://www.paradoxp...ource=Forum&p=2Head on over to the store and grab it while you can.https://www.paradoxp...ource=Forum&p=2

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  • SimCity That I Used to Know

    by Haljackey in Oct 18, 2014 - 01:18 PM
    SimCity That I Used to Know On the game’s 25th birthday, a devotee talks with creator Will Wright Regardless of its precise birthday, SimCity was a hugely influential game. Popularizing a genre of “software toys” that presented players with an interactive, complex world writ little, gamers growing up in the ‘90s may remember a time when any ne...

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  • Simtropolis Challenges (New feature)

    by Toothless Stitch in Oct 13, 2014 - 01:47 PM
    The new feature of Simtropolis: Simtropolis Challenges! Check out the subforums and make sure to take part!

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  • 25 Years of Sim City: The Sim Game Sequels We'll Never See

    by Hellken in Oct 04, 2014 - 12:23 AM
    25 Years of Sim CityBy Gerald Lynch on 03 Oct 2014 at 10:00PMHappy 25th birthday to Sim City , the game that spawned a thousand imitators and kickstarted the careers of a generation of city planners. Oh, and it also inspired a little known life simulation series called The Sims . You may have heard of it. We'll skip over that.First released on...

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