The Philosophy of SimCity: An Interview With the Game's Lead Designer
Francis Tseng

Screenshot of our own SimCity (called, for reasons that made sense at the time, We Are The Champignons) after three hours of game play. In the nearly quarter-century since designer Will Wright launched the iconic urban planning computer game, SimCity , not only has the world's population become majoritatively urban for the first time in human history, but interest in cities and their design has gone mainstream.