Category: Simulation

Screenshot from Rockstar!

Rockstar! Simulation category

Rockstar! amps up the experience of a rock band’s rise to fame with gratuitous amounts of sex, drugs, and violence (sometimes in poor taste).

Screenshot from Roller Coaster Factory

Roller Coaster Factory Simulation category

This joyless roller coaster game doesn’t care much about the fun of building, riding, or even looking at a theme park ride.

Screenshot from SimHealth

SimHealth Educational categorySimulation category

A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.

Screenshot from SimIsle: Missions In The Rainforest

SimIsle: Missions In The Rainforest Simulation category

Everything has a visible cost in SimIsle, a tropical simulation game about the dynamics between industry, labor, and ecology. What does it mean that it contradicts its own environmentalist message?

The Crude Unit from SimRefinery.

A close look at SimRefinery Simulation category

With the SimRefinery prototype now available, let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the unfinished state of the game.

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Yoot Saito developed a surprisingly personal take on Maxis’s simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

Screenshot from Transarctica

Transarctica Simulation category

This bleak resource trading game holds onto hope and perseverance amid the cold. (Except for the slavery stuff.)

Screenshot from Wolf

Wolf Simulation category

In Manley & Associates’s game about wilderness survival and conservation, it’s tough to be a wolf.

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