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Entry 3: Spreading Out

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Namiko: Thanks and don't worry I have some ideas of how to deal with the growing population.



 Entry 3: Spreading Out



In this look at Sinatoa we see some rural spread on the island as growth slows down in the main town and people form smaller communities elsewhere on the island.

This has mainly been the case with lower income citizens wanting a more idyllic lifestyle than the shanties in the area known as Campton, leading them to move to areas where the land value isn't as much as the town of Sinato.

Mainly this has happened alongside the various bays that break up the rather rocky outline of the island, with a main settlement (in this case Jintara and Lafefayette), which are still much smaller than Sinato itself serving as the hub for the smaller settlements around them.



This is the area East of Sinato with the villages (going left to right) of Sepoda, Branton, Akatin and Jintara. As you can see Jintara is easily the largest of these and as such holds the local police, fire and medical services. The area lso has a small capacity exit and entrance to the main main road allowing access to the area via more than just the dirt roads from Sinato.



Moving to the otherside of Sinato we have the villages of (left to right again) Lafayette, Penlei and Mangwi, with Lafayette holding the areas services.

As you can see from this close up of Jintara, these villages are little more than random collections of simple houses connected by dirt roads with some shops in the centre.



These are still growing fairly quickly though, much faster than the actual town of Sinato (which has seen slow steady and planned growth) which is helping with the workforce issues we were having.

Speaking of growing, the town started having its first real issue several months ago when the entrance roundabout into town started clogging up with vehicles importing goods.



Now, on the basis that the whole point of the actual economy on Sinatoa being rather insular, importing large amount of goods isn't really what we wanted therefore we took some rather heavy handed approaches and removed a number of the factories and businesses importing the goods, instead relocating them to areas where the ground was fertile enough for them to start producing base products for the island to use.

This helped reduced the amount of traffic on the roundabout but we took the step of modifying the roundabout slightly to reduce the amount of clogging up by having dedicated entrances and exits.



Other than that the island hasn't really changed much. downtown Sinato has recently been changed slightly with the addition of a small park to try and prevent the area from becoming too cramped and provide some fun for the younger generation of Sinatoran's.



And finally for this entry we'll leave you with the first overview of the developing area of the island showing the growth of the town and the smaller villages.



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Your answer to Namiko sounds quite dangerous knowing the way you often deal with your fellow citizens :P

Nice entry. I like the different tonalities of the water in the last picture.

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