It has been 10 years since the catastrophic launch of SimCity, a game so poorly obtained that it killed the immensely fashionable metropolis builder sequence that had been working since 1989. The collapse of the sequence additionally led to layoffs at developer Maxis and finally the closure of its important studio by Digital Arts two years later. 

Just a few of these former Maxis builders wound up at Magic Gas Video games, a studio co-founded by SimCity senior producer Kip Katsarelis in 2015. And this is some extraordinarily cool information: the studio has developed a brand new metropolis builder, and it is out at present. 

The uncool information, at the least for PC avid gamers: Cityscapes: Sim Builder is a mobile-only game. In actual fact, it is an Apple Arcade unique. That is a little bit of a disgrace when you like enjoying metropolis builders on PC and are all in favour of a brand new metropolis constructing game made by a few of the expertise behind the SimCity sequence, as a result of it seems to be fairly neat:

You possibly can see some futuristic-looking buildings, monuments just like the Statue of Liberty and The Eiffel Tower, and plenty of cute, chunky automobiles filling town streets. There’s additionally a give attention to transportation networks, green areas to please your residents, and the sustainability of your rising metropolis:

“Alternative issues when constructing a metropolis of the long run, one that’s worthwhile, thriving and absolutely sustainable. Strategize about each environmental and social sustainability; cut back waste and air pollution while additionally managing enterprise impacts, each optimistic and unfavorable in your residents.”

I will most likely test it out sooner or later—I not too long ago performed a metropolis builder referred to as Pocket Metropolis 2 on my telephone and never solely is it nice however I might actually like to see a few of its options come to metropolis builders on PC. I am unsure I need to subscribe to Apple Arcade—I might actually want to purchase video games individually, and like Tyler says in his ideas about the present state of PC Game Move, it is easy to spend extra money on a month-to-month subscription than the video games themselves are value.

Some associated information, good when you do subscribe to Apple Arcade and unhealthy when you do not and do not plan to: Triband, the creators of the superb comedy golf game What the Golf? even have a brand new game out referred to as What The Automobile? and it is an Apple Arcade unique, too. I am actually hopeful we’ll finally see it on PC as a result of it seems to be simply as humorous and peculiar as the opposite “What The” video games.