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SimCity – Residential Robot Using Curved Roads

A new blog post on reveals just how creative or detailed you can be with the new curved roads and roads tool in the upcoming SimCity. SimCity audio engineer Dave Driggers was playing with the new tool and managed to come up with a robot shaped city, which you can see below. There is also a short interview on where the inspiration came from to create this robot city.

Stop right there — this is the city you’re looking for. Well, if you’re searching for the best representation of just how clever you can get with SimCity’s newly-added curvy road tool, that is! Audio Engineer Dave Driggers used this feature to prove that creating cities with windy roads opens up the opportunity to take your creativity to far, far away places, as evidenced by his city inspired by everyone’s favorite little companion ’bot. When Dave isn’t manipulating roads to resemble famous robots, he works on integrating the sound systems into the game as well as implementing audio-related gameplay features.

Dave’s fully functional design is just one of the many cool looking cities that the architectural artists here at Maxis have been whipping up recently thanks to weekly contests hosted by the design team. These weekly challenges encourage the team to play the game and have fun with it. Yes, folks – we do sometimes get paid to play games. We’ll be revealing more information about these contests in future blog entries, but for now, let’s learn a little more about how Dave assembled his robot-themed town.

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