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Build a city scene from a previous era
Season 3 - Challenge #14 - Monthly (44 days)

Over time, there have been many prominent civilizations. From the Greeks to the Romans and everything in between, each period has been unique. Not only changing society, but leaving behind defining buildings, monuments and structures.

In its former glory, we'd like you to create and showcase a scene from an ancient civilization, all those years ago.

You may base your image(s) on any past civilization, and the goal should be to match the authenticity of this bygone era. What were the traditions and ways of life? It doesn't have to be a perfect recreation either visually or geographically, but try to capture the mood and atmosphere during this time.

Realism and detail always helps, but a big part is to visually produce an image that is overall unique and interesting.

The winners were the top 3 ranked images, with the final rank determined by the ranking system.

In this  Monthly  challenge, rep prizes were given for the top 5 placed entries, along with points for the "Overall" and "Monthly & Custom Content" leaderboards.


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    • Haven't messed with minecraft (yet) nor SC2013... I always thought vertical zoning would be great addition to the game. 
      Hehe - they are a cool series.  Not long after getting another copy of City, I got a copy of Underground on a recommendation. 
    • I think SC2000 was the final hook, it enabled more vertical construction at least in terra-forming.
      Those look like an excellent series of books by David MacAulay to inspire engineers.   I used to lug home giant books full of glossy pictures of futuristic architecture from the library.
      The aspect of constructing architecture hasn't been directly part of the SC games, but in SC 2013 the Cities of Tomorrow expansion includes multifunctional mega-towers that the player adds levels to, so that gives the game a bit of a vertical playing field as well as horizontal, but nothing like Minecraft.
      I only recently discovered a bit more depth to the history of design tracking Leonardo Da Vinci back to an engineer of Roman antiquity named Vitruvius who wrote 'De architectura'. 
      A good example of the mega-structure concept is Diego Del Llano's H1: Hybrid Building
    • Ditto what coolsim1 said.... Where can we find those stores on here? (Nike, Converse, and Hilfiger)
    • Architecture was one of my first big interests... wound up going to TTU long ago for a year to study it, but for various reasons didn't stick with it.   Also David MacAulay's book City was one of my favourite books growing up.... I actually purchased another copy of it a few years ago as I'd loaned it out and it was never returned.
      Edit: It was actually during my days at TTU that I picked up a copy of SC2000, and the obsession began! 
    • Thanks.  It seems SimCity has been part of my computer-using time forever.   Maybe the same for you, it connected to my interest in architecture and city design back to childhood.

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