This 1993 ‘SimCity’ Documentary Is 12 Minutes Of INSANITY!

Back in the year nineteen-hundred-and-ninety-three (or, 1993), Britain’s Channel 4 broadcast a four-part documentary series about video games. The third episode of the series was about SimCity — more specifically “SimCity 2000” — and even twenty years later, it’s great to see how far gaming has come, as well as seeing how this video showcased what was so monumental and amazing about early 1990s and antique PC gaming. It’s really fascinating seeing the way the documentary just blurs what’s actually possible in a video game and what they think a game could or should be doing. Plus — and it just HAS to be said — it’s interesting to see the Maxis team talk about all of the systems used in SimCity 2000, considering the fact that they worked so well in THAT game and yet completely fall apart in EA’s 2013 version of SimCity. Le Sigh…

[Thanks Motherboard!]

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