We are the SimCity dev team from Maxis. AMAA!
And that's the end of our Live Reddit session! Some of our members will continue to answer questions below but most of us are done! Thank you again for your questions and more importantly, passion! Your interest makes the long hours and sacrifice easily worth it! Check out SimCity.com for more info on SimCity and enjoy the weekend!
We are working hard putting the finishing touches on SimCity launching March 5 for PC! You can ask us almost anything and would love to talk to you about our exciting new multi-city play where you can control a region of cities that interact with each other, alone or with friends! But feel free to ask about a wide variety of topics including the true depth of our city-level simulation, or the actual scale and size of cities and regions! The new SimCity is true to the original yet completely reimagined so there’s a lot to talk about! We look forward to your hearing and answering your questions!
Kip Katsarelis (MaxisKip) - Senior Producer – Expert on all things SimCity
Ocean Quigley (MaxisOcean) – Creative Director – Overseer of all art
Guillaume Pierre (MaxisGuillaume) – Lead Gameplay Scripter – Transport and roads
Dan Kline (MaxisSparks) – Gameplay Designer – Multi-city, Regions and UI
Xin Liu (MaxisSixAM) – Software Engineer - Graphics and Rendering
Brian Bartram (Maxis_Shapeshifter) - Gameplay Designer – City simulation & design
Richard Shemaka (MaxisToast) – Software Engineer – Data layers and GlassBox Engine
When is the Beta? – Stay tuned for more details, we will be making an announcement in the near future!
What is the Heroes and Villains Set? – When you Pre-order SimCity you get superhero characters in your city for free. Plop MaxisMan Manor to instantly upgrade your crime fighting power and place Dr. Vu’s Evil Lair to let a madman loose causing chaos and anarchy in your city!