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    SimCity Started As Apple Ii Games Tool


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    During a late GDC 2011 panel about Raid on Bungeling Bay, the first game Will Wright developed in 1984, he said Sim City the original, began life as a tool for placing assets into games called "Wedit". Will Wright: “Wedit eventually evolved into Sim City,” he said. “I was scrolling around the world and having a lot of fun with it. I thought I’ll just buy one of these new computers, make a game on that, and level the playing field,”

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    Unfortunately, the playing field couldn't be leveled by superb programming. Maxis was vulnerable and after the take over, EA interfered with it so much that it became just another EA title to most folks. We know better, but there are not enough of us to matter in the marketplace.

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    Dirktator

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    Couldn't agree more, sadly... :(

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