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SimCity is one of the most successful video game series ever existed and for a good reason. SimCity was a groundbreaking game, to say the least, when it was published in 1989.
The concept is simple: you are the mayor of a city and you have to make it flourish. The gameplay involves building roads, residential, commercial, industrial zones, pay attention to electricity, crime, fires, etc. You can even build airports and ports. Managing the economy and keeping your citizen happy at the same time is not an easy task.
SimCity was the stroke of genius of Will Wright, the man who later designed The Sims and it spawned a lot of sequels: SimCity 2000, SimCity 3000, SimCity 4, etc. Following the success of SimCity, Maxis focused on simulations and developed other "Sim" games like SimEarth, SimFarm, SimLife.