New York - Capital Region

Regional Coordinator: Diane Bertok & Greg Skiba

SimCity Design

Changes to the 2020-21 Year:

**SimCity is no longer a mandatory component of the Future City Competition.**

Please note that the following information does not pertain to the current 2020-21 year.

SimCity Computer Design (48 pts)

Students use the new SimCity software to develop a logical design of a city for the future. The city must demonstrate a well-thought out plan and be a sustaining community ideally with a population of 20,000 people. The city should also provide all residents with adequate public utility services, education, and healthcare.

Students may design their cities in any region. Another tip is to turn off random disasters. Sandbox mode is not allowed. Cheat codes are discouraged, but are not forbidden from being used to build your city.  All participants are held to a high integrity standard and will be asked to sign an Honors Statement prior to the competition. Click here for the full list of SimCity requirements or here for a summary of this year's rules.

If you have any questions regarding the requirements or how to use SimCity please direct your questions through the regional coordinator. The submittal date for the SimCity Computer City Design is Saturday, November 17th, 2019.

SimCity Documents

Documents related to the virtual city design are included below. Also, Aaron Kingery made a folder that has a compilation of documents. You can check these documents out at the following link, which includes a recording of the presentation on October 6, 2017.