Maxis Talks SimCity Disaster Deterrents

sclepcpftleft(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – On Tuesday, game developer Maxis provided key tips to avoiding disasters in the world of SimCity whether they mean earthquakes, tornadoes or meteors.

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” commented game designer Brian Barntram via a blog post. So what’s that mean? Here’s a translation: “Don’t put all your critical services in one area,” Barntram clarified.

Lead Gameplay Scripter Guillaume Pierre chimed in, noting users should keep “at least one Bond at the ready” in an instance where the construction of an extra police or fire station is necessary. Pierre also said suggested users bulldoze building around fires – stopping the problem from spreading.

Meanwhile, Balance Designer Chris Schmidt suggested users “keep some extra water and power buildings around to try and keep the lifeblood of your city working.”

SimCity was released by EA and Maxis in March.