SCORING UP TO 90 POINTS
DURATION APPROXIMATELY 18-20 HOURS
DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Students use SimCity4 Deluxe software to design a virtual city that has progressed 150 years into the future and has a population of at least 50,000 residents. In this Future City Competition component students learn how cities operate and what it takes to maintain them and for them to thrive.
The video below is available on the national website and hosted on YouTube. It introduces the SimCity4 Deluxe software used to design your virtual city, and the basic requirements and tips for a successful VIRTUAL CITY.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CITY
When developing your VIRTUAL CITY remember these important things so you don't have problems and don't lose points.
SIMCITY4 DELUXE SOFTWARE
Starting in 2012-13 EA is no longer producing a MAC version of its SimCity software. There are limited MAC version CD's on the market. If you school uses a MAC based platform and you already have SimCity uploaded on your server please do not delete it. If you do not already have a version on your server please contact the Regional Coordinator, we will attempt to locate a CD to lend to to you to upload. Note that any lent CD's must be returned to Future City Georgia or you will be charged for the cost of its replacement.
Starting in 2012-13 all registered schools and organizations will be given a SimCity download 'KEY' so they can download the software onto their servers. We will no longer be distributing CD's with the software. Download 'KEYS' will activate on August 1 and will cease to be valid December 30 of the same year.
For downloads and resources for SimCity4 Deluxe click on the link below:
SIMCITY RESOURCE PAGE
The VIRTUAL CITY RUBRIC explains the scoring of this important Component of the competition. You should review it prior to getting started and cross check with it when your virtual FUTURE CITY is fleshed out.
BE A PART OF THE FUTURE! BUILD YOUR FUTURE CITY TODAY!