02 May '11, 11pm

Sim City 3000: What can we learn from the world’s most efficient fake city?

This EXTREMELY METAL VIDEO shows the evolution of what is probably the world's most efficient Sim City: six million inhabitants and no congestion. It's got optimal population density, operates by subway alone, and has essentially beat an unbeatable game by lasting for 50,000 in-game years. The innovative gridding system that made all this possible was a year and a half in the making. Also if you go by the video, it was designed by Dethklok. It wasn't really, though -- it was designed by reportedly "normal dude" Vincent Ocasla. And he points out that there are a few down sides to building a maximally dense, maximally efficient urbanscape: It's boring. "Sims don’t need to travel long distances, because their workplace is just within walking distance. In fact they do not even need to leave their own block. Wherever they go it’s like going to the same place." Everyone's misera...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-02-what-can-we-learn-fr...

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