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Definition: SimCity

A popular educational game for kids and adults for DOS and Macintosh from Electronic Arts, Inc., Redwood City, CA (www.thesims.ea.com). The purpose is to create a city that prospers due to its well-designed infrastructure. After installing a power plant, electric lines, highways and setting up residential and commercial zones, the people automatically come and build up the city. You can influence the politics, taxation, even determine how much natural disaster befalls the citizens. It's quite amazing! SimCity was originated by Maxis, Inc., which Electronic Arts acquired in 1997.