Economic Loop - SimCity (2013) Demo Video

This video for SimCity demonstrates how the new Glass Box engine is used to simulate the basic economic loop between residential, industrial, and commercial buildings.

Discussion

10 comments
ED0511
ED0511

Why people need to look for jobs everyday morning? It just doesn't make any sense. However, I am glad that micromanagement is back to simcity and I am looking forward to this game.

WCK619
WCK619

I could see the micromanagement of this getting really annoying. You'll have to make sure industry isn't over-producing or under-producing.

hystavito
hystavito

I realize that it might be a performance issue, but it would be cool if they could have simulated employment in a more realistic way rather than workplaces seeking out workers on a daily basis. The worker could be assigned and then be permanently tied to that workplace until/unless some other factor severed the assignment, then the workplace seeks out again to fill the empty spot. I guess it would be too much to track each resident like that, but then again I don't know enough to say that it couldn't be handled in some clever way.

VelvetKevorkian
VelvetKevorkian

So glad to see this isn't isn't gonna be just a simple rehash of the old games like Societies was. This looks really good.

mitchmacca92
mitchmacca92

I that the smoke isnt simply just an animation but it actually has a purpose of representing each time the building is creating air pollution. Or at least thats how they made it out to be.

adrianomar
adrianomar

Very intuitive, I like it a lot. Will buy this game!