Video Games Are Better Without Characters
Francis Tseng

The real legacy of SimCity is its attempt-and failure-to make complex systems the protagonists instead of people. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > * * * Last week, as 25,000 game-industry professionals gathered in San Francisco for their industry's annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), Electronic Arts shut down SimCity creator Maxis's Emeryville studio, near Oakland.