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[GameInformer] Can't Play SimCity? Civitas Has You Covered

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SimCity's continued server problems are a major source of frustration for players, but the timing couldn't be better for one indie studio.

Last week Brandon Smith launched his Kickstarter for Civitas, a 3D city-building simulation game for PC and Mac. Civitas has a funding goal of $250,000, a relatively modest sum considering the developer's ambitious plans to include real-time terraforming, mod support, and single- and multiplayer modes. Smith also stresses that the game is going to be 100-percent DRM free, allowing you to play it "whenever, wherever, and however you want." We're sure that's something SimCity fans would probably appreciate right about now.

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Kinda excited about this- I've given up on EA almost entirely at this point so this is a relief smile.gif
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Releasing the game this week might make an impact, but in another week server issues will be but a memory and a $250k budget isn't going to come anywhere close to the quality of gameplay that the new SC has. Civitas might make it to market around the same time SC is getting an expansion. They'll forever be playing catch up.
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so 23 days to get 200k, then actually make the game I wont be holding my breath for anything fully working b4 simcity 7 or 8
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when simcity servers come back online, this civitas thing will be long forgotten
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Civitas Kickstarter

Kinda excited about this- I've given up on EA almost entirely at this point so this is a relief smile.gif

I came upon this project at around the same time EA's server issues starting imploding. The only thing that's stopping me from making a pledge is how vague the team seems to be with regards to how the $250k will be spent.
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when simcity servers come back online, this civitas thing will be long forgotten
Why would anyone bother play SimCity after everything that's been going on with EA and the game?
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Why would anyone bother play SimCity after everything that's been going on with EA and the game?

Everything that's been going on with the game? The only issue is server issues, and those are being remedied.

If you don't like EA, you might as well not buy SimCity anyways whether you like the series to not.
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Why would anyone bother play SimCity after everything that's been going on with EA and the game?

Because once it's fixed people can play it, they have already spent the money and can't get a refund.
After they fix the servers, they will also be fixing the small bugs over time.
Development for Civitas hasn't even started, and you know how long that would take when it finally does? :/
They will have a long way to go
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Definitely interested in how this plays out, when/if the game gets funded and completed.
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I came upon this project at around the same time EA's server issues starting imploding. The only thing that's stopping me from making a pledge is how vague the team seems to be with regards to how the $250k will be spent.

A nice house good piss up, and a message saying sorry the project has ran out of funds and been shelved smile.gif
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